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Canon Pixma MG 6450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1008 reviews of Canon Pixma MG 6450. 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. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good views. Many are critical about the paper handling and durability.

usability, performance, price, size, reliability

noise, durability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MG 6450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 user reviews of Canon Pixma MG 6450 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the multifunction and print quality. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the design and noise, while there are some negative comments about the paper handling and reliability.

usability, price, performance, print quality, multifunction

durability, reliability, paper handling

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MG6450 All-in-One Printer - BlackCanon PIXMA MG6450 All-in-One Printer - Black

May, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Canon PIXMA MG6450


Canon's PIXMA MG6450 is a mid-range multifunction inkjet that performs well enough, but does it offer the features to stand out?

Easy access cartridges ; Separate pigment black ink ; 75mm LCD display

Slow duplex print ; No touch-screen ; Awkward paper trays

There’s a USB socket at the back, but most customers will go for the wireless connection, as this gives direct links to mobile devices, like Android and iOS, and remote print via PIXMA Cloud Link.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Simon Handby (

Canon Pixma MG6450 review


A great inkjet MFP, although we'd have expected better paper handling for the price

May, 2014

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

Canon Pixma MG6450 review - Good for photos; expensive for mono


Canon's latest is good for photo printing, although mono documents can prove expensive

high-quality text and colour output, supports AirPrint, competitive costs for colour printing

mono text printing is expensive, small paper tray

If you’re simply looking for a general-purpose printer for use at home then the MG6450 isn’t the best choice, as the modest capacity of even its XL size pigmented black ink cartridges means that mono printing is relatively expensive. However, the XL...

Nov, 2013

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Not a bad machine

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Over the years I have used Epson, HP and Cannon. This printer replaced a previous Cannon with which I was very impressed. This model is good and does more then the previous one (printer only) however it is noisy particularly on start up, slow to get...

Sep, 2015

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Went wrong within a year

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I bought this printer to replace my old Canon Pixma which had been totally reliable for 9 or 10 years. I found it easy to set up, and producing good quality copies (though very heavy on ink). After only a few months it developed the irritating fault...

Apr, 2015

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Good print quality

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Replaced a Canon printer which had lasted about 7 years and had given good service. This one a bit disappointing considering the price. Print quality very good particularly photos. Main problem, apart from the cost of cartridges is, as Davwick as...

Dec, 2014

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Unacceptable noise

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Unbelievable noise even in quiet mode. Unusable.

Oct, 2014

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Bought this printer in July to replace my old HP. Printing was acceptable and WiFi worked well. Main problem was not picking up the paper and kept getting warning to slide out tray and push back despite changing paper and ensuring it was in correctly....

Sep, 2014

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Poor WiFi reception

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Replacing an Epson wireless printer with this one I found it was worse at picking up WiFi than the Epson, which worked fine in the same location. The printing was fine but very slow and wouldn't print photographs. In the end I found the problem was the...

Jan, 2014

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Canon PIXMA MG6450 wireless all-in-one inkjet printer


Cheap inks, good quality, Google cloud print ,

It needs restart from time to time as unable to use, paper over 80 g stuck inside when double side printing

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Maximum number of copies:99
Time to first copy (black, normal):18


Color of product:Black / Bronze / White


Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:2.95 / 3

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.1 / 0.3
Power consumption (standby):1.3

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:100
Maximum number of paper inputs:1
Maximum number of paper trays:1
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print,PIXMA Cloud Link / Apple AirPrint,PIXMA Cloud Link
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

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

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7, 8x10, A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:10, 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) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15,13x18,20x25
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Matte paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Duplex functions:Print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Pigment black, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):13
Power consumption (off):0.1 / 0.3
Power consumption (standby):1.3


Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:9.7
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:15


Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / A4 / Letter (216 x 297)
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CID / CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:MP Driver\nMy Image Garden w/ Full HD Movie Print\nQuick Menu
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Other operating systems supported:Android / Android, iOS
Windows operating systems supported:1.264 / FCC\nC-Tick: N21006\nRoHS\n / USB\nCD-ROM\nDirectX 9.0c+\n / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:42.5
Noise level (idle):42.5
Print noise level:42.5
Printing noise level:42.5
Scanning noise level:42.5


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:microSD (TransFlash), microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MiniSD, MiniSDHC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), SD, SDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MiniSDHC, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MiniSDHC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Memory slots:1

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:3072

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:11.7 / 14.1