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Canon PIXMA iP4850

Canon PIXMA iP4850
alaScore 84

885 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 885 reviews of Canon PIXMA iP4850. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the print quality and design are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

price, performance, usability, design, print quality

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Canon PIXMA iP4850 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Comments about the paper handling and print quality are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated.

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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 - Printer - colour - duplex - ink-jet - Legal, A4 - up to 11 ipm (mono) / up to 9.3 ipm (colour) - capacity: 300 sheets - USB, direCanon CLI526, PGI525, WITH CHIP for Cannon Pixma iP4850- Multipack 2 Set of 5 Canon Compatible Printer Ink Cartridges CANON PIXMA iP4850, MG5150, MG52


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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...

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Canon PIXMA iP4850


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


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Canon Pixma iP4850 review


Canon's Pixma range of single- and multi-function inkjets frequently dominates our Editor's Choice lists thanks to a well-balanced combination of speed and quality. The iP4850 provides few surprises; like the iP4700 that it replaces, this...

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

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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.

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

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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

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High quality printer


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

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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,...

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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.

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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...

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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...