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Canon Pixma MG5250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2538 reviews of Canon Pixma MG5250. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the control panel and size. There are some mixed opinions about the ink consumption.

performance, usability, price, design, print quality

noise, size, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MG5250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Pixma MG5250


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Canon Pixma MG5250 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the durability and multifunction. The price and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, price, multifunction, durability

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MG5250 Colour Multifunction Inkjet Photo Printer Ref MG5250Canon PIXMA MG5250 Colour Multifunction Inkjet Photo Printer Ref MG5250

Jun, 2018


Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Canon PIXMA MG5250 multifunction inkjet printer


The Canon PIXMA MG5250 is an inkjet printer that also scans, copies, prints directly from memory cards or USB sticks, and wirelessly connects to your ...

Good print quality in High quality mode, easy to use with on-screen prompts via 2.4in LCD, cheap monochrome document printing

Not the fastest document or photo printer, set up takes a while

The Canon PIXMA MG5250 is an all-in-one printer that manages to fit in almost everything a home user could want. A reasonable asking price makes it a good purchase, and ongoing costs are fine as long as you aren't printing large volumes of documents or...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Canon PIXMA MG5250 inkjet All-in-One


A pepped-up sibling for the PIXMA MG5150, this machine includes worthwhile improvements in several areas.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson, (

Canon PIXMA MG5250 review


The Canon PIXMA MG5250 inkjet multifunction is easy to set up, although the process does take some time if you're not familiar with it. You'll need to unbox the printer and remove all its protective padding and wrapping, and then install the print head...

If the black ink yield can be believed, the Canon PIXMA MG5250 is a relatively cheap printer to run. It's a strong performer in almost all other areas as well, making its £149 asking price more than reasonable.

Sep, 2010

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Canon Pixma MG5250 review


Recent years have seen Canon's Pixma machines become the byword for inkjet quality, so we were intrigued to see if the new MG5250 could continue with this trend. It's certainly a good-looking printer. As with the majority of Pixma products, it's clad...

A good all-rounder, but rival printers are better options if you favour high quality or speed over other attributes.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : adrianmorant (

Canon's MG 5250 Versatile SOHO MFD : Canon Pixma MG5250 Multi-Function Printer


For many people the single function inkjet printer is giving way to the multi-function machine that, as well as printing, copies and scans. The Canon MG 5250 is the latest such device and is targeted at those who want a SoHo (small office/home office)...

Overall, the MG5250 is a versatile MFD that produces good results and is convenient and easy to use and provides a range of facilities in a reasonably sized package. Although it has a SRP of £149, it can be found on Amazon for less than £100 which...

Apr, 2011

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Canon - PIXMA MG5250


The UK VAT rate, as we all know, has risen to 20 per cent - and that has made all of us much more cautious when buying electrical goods. However, one area that seems to be ...

If you're happy to pay the extra £30 or so, the PIXMA MG5250 improves on its cheaper sibling by adding wireless connectivity and direct-from-disk printing, while also speeding up the printing process - photo quality is excellent but black text...

Feb, 2011

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Canon Pixma MG5250


Easy to set up with a good quality detailed printed instruction book

Jan, 2013

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Canon Pixma MG5250


Easy to change ink cartridges ; Reasonable cost of replacement cartridges ; Good cartridge life

Controls on top are no longer covered when not in use and get dusty

Jan, 2013

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Canon Pixma MG5250


Good value for an outdated model

Double trays not of equal ability

Jan, 2013

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Canon Pixma MG5250


Great features for the price. After a while setting up using wireless network worked first time. Paper handling is good even with double sided

Ink looks expensive so will probably try compatibles. Looks like these are at the end of the production run so may not be available much longer

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):15
Maximum number of copies:99
Time to first copy (color, normal):15


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:2.4

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):1.6

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:300
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Standard input capacity:150 / 300


Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit 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
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Print, Scan
Color scanning: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 (32 / 64 bit) / Windows Vista (32 / 64 bit) / Windows XP SP2, SP3\nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6 / Windows XP SP2 + / Windows Vista / Windows 7\nMac OS X 10.4.11 +
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.9 x 14.5 x 6.3
Duplex (double-sided): Yes
Duplex printing: Yes
Legal: Yes
Maximum scan area (ADF):8.5 x 11.7
Network ready: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3
Other network protocols supported:TCP/IP
Power supply type:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF
Scan speed:17
Scan time:17
Scanner integrated: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless
Wireless Technology:IEEE802.11b/g/n

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4 / 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)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:3.94x5.91, 5.12x7.09, 7.87x9.84
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:copy, print / Print
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning
Security Features:Admin Password

Ports & interfaces

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


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):21
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):1.6


DVD/CD printing: Yes
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print quality (color, normal quality):9600 x 2400
Print resolution (color, normal quality):9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.3


Image formats supported:JPG
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / A0.157 / Letter (216 x 297)
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 4800
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:TWAIN, WIA
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:File, USB
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Canon Multifunctional, Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX w/ Full HD Movie Print, Canon Easy-WebPrint EX, Canon Solution Menu EX
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound Emission

Print noise level:47.5
Printing noise level:47.5


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / CF, miniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:1 GHz / 1GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:Internet Explorer 6/Safari 3+\nCD-ROM\nDisplay 1024 x 768 +

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:17.9 / 285.7