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Canon Pixma MG8120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of Canon Pixma MG8120. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the print quality and multifunction are overall positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity, while views about the durability and price are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MG8120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 user reviews of Canon Pixma MG8120 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People really like the multifunction and reliability. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the durability and price.

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77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MG8120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (4504B002)Canon PIXMA MG8120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (4504B002)

May, 2018

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Canon Pixma MG8120 Printer Review - PCWorld


You pay more for the machine but less for its ink, which is a reasonable trade-off--especially considering the plentiful features that accompany this MFP.

Sep, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Canon Pixma MG8120 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer


The Canon Pixma MG8120 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer focuses on printing high-quality photos.

High quality photos. Scans and prints directly from 35mm slides and strips of film. Ethernet and WiFi support.

No fax modem. No automatic document feeder.

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Aug, 2010

Editor's Choice!

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Canon Pixma MG8120 Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer


The paper handling is better than you might expect in a home printer, with two 150-sheet paper trays and a duplexer. But that's just as useful for a printer that concentrates on photos as for an office printer. Canon's setup instructions even suggest...

High quality photos. Scans and prints directly from 35mm slides and strips of film. Ethernet and WiFi support

No fax modem. No automatic document feeder

The Canon Pixma MG8120 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer is Canon's latest incarnation of its combination high-end home MFP and standalone home photo lab.

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Best all-in-one printer for photos, no fax


The Canon Pixma MG8120, like the model it replaces (the Pixma MP990), lacks a fax and is a photo-centric multifunction device rather than one meant for the office. Reviewers like that it can scan and copy 35mm film and slides (with an included...

Can scan and copy 35mm film, slides, excellent photo quality, 3.8-inch LCD screen, straight paper path option

No fax, bulky, slow photo printing

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi, Melissa Riofrio (

Review: Canon Pixma MG8120 multifunction printer


The Canon Pixma MG8120's control panel is a conversation piece and the machine's performance is top-notch.

The Pixma MG8120's most unusual feature is the 3.5-inch, tiltable color LCD with touch-sensitive controls integrated seamlessly into the top lid. The controls light up when they're needed and disappear when they're not. The layout closely resembles...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Sarah Meyer (

Canon Pixma MG8120 review


The entire top panel is dedicated to the control panel. Smack in the center is the adjustable 3.5 inch LCD; lift the screen by pushing the large button above it. Beneath the screen, running the entire length of the top panel is the Intelligent Touch...

Intelligent Touch System ; Quality prints ; 2-way paper feeding

Lengthy processing time ; Ink refill costs

The Canon Pixma MG8120 comes with a 1-year limited warranty with InstantExchange program

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (

Canon Pixma MG8120


Hands on with Canon's latest All-In-One printer, scanner and fax device.

The MG8120 is an interesting package for the photographer who wants an all-in-one device; it combines a document printer, photo printer and photo scanner into one. And the specifications look great: the printer and scanner are high resolution, and have...

Sep, 2010


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Canon Pixma MG8120


Overall, the Canon Pixma MG8120 is an all-in-one printer that prints, copies and scans at a relatively quick speed with high-quality results. Its price is higher than similar models' prices, especially considering the fact that it lacks a built-in fax...

This Canon Pixma model is a fast and high-quality all-in-one printer

It is a little pricier than similar models and has no built-in fax

Despite its higher price, the Canon Pixma MG8120 is an excellent all-in-one printer overall.

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Good for the first month or so


Would not buy Canon again. This is the second Canon printer that did this to me.

Easy set up and wifi connection for remote print

Black ink does not work. It uses up the color inks in black print mode. Print head gunks up after six months and needs to be carefully cleaned. This is basically to make you spend $70 every other month for ink while your black cartridge sits there unused

Jan, 2012

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Exceeded My Expectations


Highly recommend this if your priority is photo printing and scanning.

Outstanding photo print quality. Everything from installation to use has been without problems. Normal document text is adequate and sharp. Using the 35mm file scanning was better than expected also. Some negatives scan nearly as good as the original...

Should have included a fax capability and print cartridges should be larger so they would last longer

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


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


Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:3.5

Input Capacity

Number of standard paper trays:1


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP\nMacOS X v10.4.11 to v10.6.x
Dimensions (WxDxH):18.5 x 15.5 x 7.9

Output Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:10
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:copy, print
Number of print cartridges:2
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Grey, Magenta, Pigment black, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Optional connectivity:Bluetooth
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, IrDA, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN


Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12.5
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.3


Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:4800 x 9600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CCD
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Easy-PhotoPrint EX\nEasy-PhotoPrint Pro17\nEasy-WebPrint EX (Windows only)\nFull HD Movie Print\nMP Navigator EX\nSolution Menu
Drivers included: Yes


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

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions