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Canon Pixma iP5300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Canon Pixma iP5300. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the print quality and noise. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, usability, price, noise, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma iP5300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Pixma iP5300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Canon Pixma iP5300 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the print quality and noise. The price and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, price, noise, print quality

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon MP530 Inkjet MultiFunction PrinterCanon MP530 Inkjet MultiFunction Printer

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Pixma iP5300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon Pixma iP5300 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Genuine Canon OEM QY6-0075 (aka QY6-0067 ) Printhead for IP5300 IP4500 MP610 MP810 MX850 Inkjet PrinterGenuine Canon OEM QY6-0075 (aka QY6-0067 ) Printhead for IP5300 IP4500 MP610 MP810 MX850 Inkjet Printer

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : PC Plus (

Canon Pixma iP5300 review


The perfect compromise between four and six? Five, of course

Very quick at all printing ; Low running costs ; Impressive colour rendition

No memory card slot

A highly impressive all-rounder that's fast, economical to run and produces impressive results

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (

PC Plus review: Canon PIXMA iP5300

May, 2007

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Canon PIXMA iP5300 printer


The Canon PIXMA iP5300 is one of the third generation of PIXMA models that are pushing competitors such as HP, Lexmark and Epson to the limit in terms of their speed, print quality and versatility out of the box. Apart from the slightly frustrating...

Print quality, speed, design

Problematic installation and set up, print head alignment issues

Apart from the slightly frustrating niggles with the set up process, it is fair to say this printer produces professional quality A4 prints at a very reasonable price, output is fast and, thanks to the ChromaLife100 inks, prints will last up to...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (

CanonPixma iP5300


This four-ink laser number serves up super-fast printing of both photos and text ' and has a few handy extras besides

Rapid photo prints. CD label printer. Handles text well too

No memory card reader

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (

Canon Pixma iP5300 review


This four-ink laser number serves up super-fast printing of both photos and text – and has a few handy extras besides

Fast, fabulous photo prints and it's great for text too. What's not to like?

Sep, 2007


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Canon PIXMA iP5300 review


Cheaper inkjets may give decent print quality and acceptable speed, perhaps even a few nice features, but if you want the absolute best you're going to have to pay a bit more.

Hold on to your wallet - Canon's making you an offer you'll find hard to refuse. Fantastic quality prints at incredibly fast speeds, and it won't cost the Earth to run. either.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Larry Loh (

Canon Pixma iP5300


Canon's new top-of-the-line photo printer assures users of the most advanced technology and print quality results. But will it make a difference? We take a quick look.

Outlook The PIXMA iP5300 is certainly a big step up from the iP5200. With the introduction of new printing technology and features, it would certainly live up to its status as Canon's new flagship photo printer. This Pixma is aimed at professionals and...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Nessan Cleary (

Canon Pixma iP5300


The Macworld team take a look at a selection of colour inkjet printers offering the best for photographers and businesses alike.

Duplex printing, two separate paper trays, additional black ink, PictBridge support, it was the fastest printer in our tests

This printer would have benefited from a card reader at this price

The Canon Pixma iP5300 uses the same Fine inks as the iP2500, but it has five colours, including two blacks, all in individual ink cartridges. Resolution is 9,600 x 2,400dpi, and it certainly produced some excellent quality prints in our tests. It's...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : WDC Team (

Canon Pixma iP5300


In use, you really appreciate its speed. An A4 borderless photo shoots out in just over two minutes....

Print quality, Features, Fast, Single inks

Density of blacks, Slight yellow bias

Good print quality and fast with a slightly yellow bias

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon iP5300 : Canon Pixma iP5300


This black box can – should it be required - occupy a very small space. However the quality of images and text printed are good, so if you have a only a small space this printer could fit it.

The is 44x30x12cm when closed however add another 22cm to the last figure when paper is in the vertical tray at the rear waiting to be used. I discovered the small footprint when moving some stuff around during a reorganisation and for most of the...

May, 2007

Product Specifications

This compact and complete multifunctional provides productive color printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Get more features in one unit to cut down on your investment costs. Save on office space. Print at up to 29ppm in mono and 19ppm in color. Or print a 10x15cm borderless photo in approximately 51 seconds in Standard mode. A copy speed of up to 28cpm in mono and 19cpm in color adds to overall productivity. A Super G3 modem transmits faxes at up to 3 seconds per page. Dialing is quick and simple as 40 coded speed dials store your regular numbers. The 150-page fax memory safely stores all incoming faxes if paper or ink runs out - for printing out later. Canon's 30-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) allows easy faxing, scanning and copying of multiple-page documents. This advanced All-in-One has an integrated duplex unit for double-sided printing and features two practical paper trays as well as DVD/CD label printing. Canon's FINE technology with tiny 1pl ink droplets delivers a 9600 x2400dpi print resolution. The built-in scanner has a 1200x2400dpi resolution for crisp and clear color scans. A USB2.0 Hi-Speed interface speeds up image transfer to your PC. Print photos directly from all PictBridge compatible digital cameras and camcorders. No PC is needed. Enjoy excellent results just moments after your photos are taken. The transparent Single Ink system ensures economical operation and minimizes ink wastage. For efficient ink use, a large Pigment Black ink tank is dedicated to text based document printing, copying and faxing, whereas four dye ink tanks take care of photo printing. Canon's ChromaLife100 system of print head, inks and Canon genuine photo papers preserves your memories by producing long-lasting beautiful photos.


Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):29
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):24
Max Copying Speed B/W:28ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:19ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):1
Power consumption (standby):1 / 4
Power consumption (typical):12


Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:109
Fax memory:250
Fax resolution fine mode (Black and White):8pels/mm x 7.7line/mm
Fax resolution standard mode (black & white):8pels/mm x 3.85line/mm
Fax speed (A4):3
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity for transparencies:150
Standard input capacity:150

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm; 54 x 86mm / A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm (Wide), 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm; Credit Card (54 x 86mm)


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner/Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

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

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Fax, Scan
Auto document feeder: supported media types and capacity:30
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP1,SP2/Windows 2000 Professional SP2, SP3, SP4/Windows ME/Windows 98, 98 SE / Mac OS X v.10.2.4 - v.10.4
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.7 x 19.2 x 11.5
I/O ports:USB 2.0
Media types supported:PR-101, PP-101, PP-101D, SG-101, GP-401, GP-501, MP-101, HR-101N, CF-102, TR-301, PS-101, SW-201
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Standard media sizes:10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, 54 x 86mm

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m², 273 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Faxing:Mono faxing
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Direct printing: Yes
I/O ports:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
PictBridge: Yes


Power consumption (off):1
Power consumption (standby):1 / 4
Power consumption (typical):12

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Number of print cartridges:5


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Direct print USB / USB/USB
Max H-Resolution Color:9600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):31ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):24ppm
Max V-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Media Type:Cards / CD discs / DVD discs / Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / High resolution paper / Iron-on transfers / Matte photo paper / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Two-sided photo paper/CD discs / DVD discs / Envelopes / Photo paper / Plain paper
Output Type:Color
Print on CD/DVD: Yes
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Photo printer


Max Printing Speed B/W:29ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):29ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:19ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):19ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:9600 x 2400 dpi
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):14.8 / 29
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11.6 / 24


Type: None


Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 4800
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:MP Navigator, Easy-WebPrint (Windows), Easy-PhotoPrint, CD LabelPrint, ScanSoft OmniPage SE (OCR), NewSoft Presto! PageManger

Sound Emission

Operating acoustic emission:34


Compatible memory cards:MiniSD

System Requirements

Compatibility:TWAIN / WIA
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP1,SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP2, SP3, SP4 / Windows Millennium Edition / Windows 98, 98 Second Edition\nMac OS X v.10.2.8 - v.10.4
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:250 / 450
Minimum processor:Pentium /Celeron 300 MHz / Power PC G3, G4, G5 / Pentium II/PowerPC G3
Minimum RAM:125 / 128
Minimum system requirements:800x600, CD-ROM / CD-ROM, Internet Explorer 5.0 / Display 800x600, CD-ROM
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Technical Details

Bundled software:Windows: Easy-PhotoPrint, Easy-WebPrint, CD-LabelPrint, PhotoRecord\nMac: Easy-PhotoPrint, CD-LabelPrint
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.5 x 11.9 x 6.3
Duplex printing: Yes
DVD/CD printing: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Interface:USB 2.0
Media types supported:TR-301, PS-101, SW-201, HR-101N, MP-101, GP-501, GP-401, SG-101/SG-201, PP-101D, PP-101, PR-101
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Print technology:Inkjet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:15 / 32.4