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Canon Pixma iP5300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the paper handling and print quality are generally positive. The usability and value for money are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the noise.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Canon Pixma iP5300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 872 user reviews of Canon Pixma iP5300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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Great All-In_one


I am a small business owner and an HP man to the heart. I was looking for an ink jet all-in-one that had individual ink cartridges for each color. I was not happy with the CNET reviews I read on the HP I was considering. This Canon has everything I was...

Fast, quiet, wonderful color, duo-paper sources, built-in duplex, great software bundle

Vista users must go to Canon website for some compatible software

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Great Printer


Even with the USB cord thing, I wouldn't trade this for anything other than another Canon. Huge difference between this and any other printer I've ever used.

Pretty fast, good quality printing and scanning, ink lasts forever. It works as advertised and does a good job at it

After owning it for over a year, the usb cord sometimes is a little loose


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Nice All-in-one Canon Printer!


Only certain Canon printers have the CD printing capability, so research before you buy.

I did not buy from Newegg, but I've used it extensively at my desk at work. It prints quick. It uses separate ink tanks. The ADF feature is quicker than the standalone Xerox personal scanner that it replaced. It scans well. And I can print on CD/DVDs...

It's a little limited on the color ink tanks. My Epson has 5 different colors plus black ; the Canon has 3 plus 2 black ink cartridges

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Worked fine until it broke


With the price of ink, a full set of cartridges already goes at $50, I replaced the broken printer with a refurb. model (including ink) at moderate cost.

Nice scanner with feeder, double sided printing, cheap for what it offers (originally I only wanted a scanner)

After about 18 months, the printer suddenly (between scans with the feeder) claimed ``scanner problem'' and stopped working completely. Apparently this needs to be repaired by Canon, which (given the price of a printer and ink) is just not worth it

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Cannon should make it a little easier for us techs to set the machine up as I don't really have the time to do it for my clients. Other than that NewEgg excells in there ability for me to make a good living and Cannon excells with their good products

This is the greatest machine I have had the fortune to sell. My clients are buying them faster than I can get them in. Having a Cannon Pixma myself that I use in my business and just loved, I put one of these myself for the business and saved better...

My clients complained about the fact that there was no USB cable enclosed with the unit. I offered them a 20 ft cable fee of charge, boy was that taken as a stupid deal we don't need that long. Ha Ha

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Canon Almost Perfect


One of the best All-in-Ones on the market. There are numerois generic suppliers of good low cost ink for this printer. Large ink tanks. Two black tanks, one is extra large! Fairly easy setup. Fast printing, great quality for MFP. I can not tell the...

Same issues as with many reviewers. Fax is hard to configure, but this is not different than most of the multi-function printers. Smart chip is a nuisance, but not s show stopper. Not a great printer for Photos, but not bad either

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Cannon Printer Problem


Cannon lost my business. I hope it works for you.

Good quality printing, scanning and copying

This printer has a major problem printing or receiving a FAX when any ink cartridge is reported low of ink. Since Cannon has put a computer chip on each ink cartridge, the printer decides when ink is low, even when there is still a good amount of ink...

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nice product


great price and great product. works really good

none atm

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have to change preferences in two places before it sets as default. other than that, excellent.

excellent printing, copying, etc


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.


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

Fax Machine

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


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


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

PC Connectivity

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


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


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

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