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Canon PIXMA iP4850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1087 reviews of Canon PIXMA iP4850. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the noise.

performance, usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA iP4850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Canon PIXMA iP4850 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and noise. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reliability.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA iP4850 Colour Photo PrinterCanon PIXMA iP4850 Colour Photo Printer

May, 2018


Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Canon PIXMA iP4850 inkjet photo printer


Canon's PIXMA iP4850 is a mid-range inkjet document and photo printer. The PIXMA iP4850 has the same basic printing specifications as the Canon PIXMA ...

Low initial price for good quality A4 and 6x4in photo prints, automatic A4 plain paper duplexing

Ongoing ink costs can be high if printing photos in High quality, no card slots for direct printing

If you've got a digital camera and would like to make some 6x4in or A4 photo prints at home, the Canon PIXMA iP4850 is attractively priced. Costing only $159, it's able to produce good quality colour printouts and reasonable greyscale prints. It's not...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Canon PIXMA iP4850


Another sound single-function inkjet printer from Canon, with PictBridge, CD/DVD direct print and duplex as standard.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (

Canon Pixma iP4850 review


Speed improvements and a few extra features supplement the performance of Canon's ever-reliable single-function photo and document printer.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson, (

Canon PIXMA iP4850 review


The Canon Pixma iP4850 has the same basic printing specifications as the Canon PIXMA MG5250 multifunction, but drops scanning and copying as well as the built-in colour screen to keep costs down. It's a lot cheaper, too; at £99 it's Canon's cheapest...

The Canon PIXMA iP4850 produces detailed documents and photos, and running costs are more than reasonable if you're not exclusively printing high quality photos.

Sep, 2010

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by : David Bayon (

Canon Pixma iP4850, the fastest all-round inkjet on the market


A slight speed increase and some niche software keep it top of the pile

Mar, 2011

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High quality printer


Easy to setup and use. Good design with integrated paper cartridge - more compact than earlier Canon models..

Jan, 2012

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Very good, but useless manual


I got this mainly to print on CDs, which is does very well, but took a while to get the hang of it as the manual doesn't explain it very well. For instance, if you've been printing on paper, and then want to print on a CD, you have to close the doors,...

Nov, 2011

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Great buy


This printer like all Canon printers does a fantastic job. I like the direct print for CDs and DVDs, easy to use and easy to install.

Nov, 2011

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Just what I expected


This printer has lived up to my expectations. I did a speedy research on other reviews before buying and concur with the general verdict.: set up was easy, prints well and at reasonable speed for what I want (letters, posters, occasional photos), been...

Oct, 2011

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Better than my old Epson


I had always had an Epson printer which to be fair it was good & lasted about 6/7 years. When it stopped working i looked at other printers & this one sounded quite good & my sister reccomended it to me. So far it's doing what i need it to do & it's a...

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1.1

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:150

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper


Power consumption (standby):1.1

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.3

Sound Emission

Print noise level:46.5
Printing noise level:46.5

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 (32 / 64bit), Windows Vista (32 / 64bit), Windows XP SP2, SP3\nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:1 GHz
Minimum RAM:1024

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 11.7 x 6.02
Power supply:17
Power supply type:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Weight & Dimensions