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Canon Pixma MINI 260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the print quality and price are overall positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the durability.

usability, performance, design, price, print quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MINI 260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Canon Pixma MINI 260 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon Photo Printer PIXMA mini260

Consumer review by: review summary for Canon Pixma MINI 260


alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Canon Pixma MINI 260 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

usability, performance, design, price


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon PIXMA mini260 Photo Inkjet Printer (1444B002)

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Canon Pixma Mini260


Canon's portable printer offers excellent controls and better print quality than competing models.

Easy to use, quick printing Built-in carrying handle

Prints tend to be pale, Needs adapter for xD-Picture Card

Excellent controls make it easy to use, but prints could use more saturation.


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Canon Pixma mini260


Measuring 3.3 by 8.9 by 8.9 inches (HWD), the mini260 looks like an oversized CD player. At 4.8 pounds and with a built-in handle, it's easy enough to carry around. Add the optional battery ($79.99 direct), which weights a little under a pound, and you...

Good speed. Prints from computers, memory cards, and cameras. Optional Bluetooth adapter. Optional battery

Prints scratch easily from casual handling

The Canon Pixma mini260 delivers reasonably high-quality photos along with good speed, but photos are less durable than they should be.

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Canon PIXMA mini260 photo inkjet printer


The Canon Pixma mini260 produced the best four-by-six borderless photos of all the portable printers we tested. Though it lacks a few desirable features, this straightforward printer does its job well.

Produces high-quality, attractive prints

Faint scratches on prints ; No black-and-white option ; No built-in xD picture card support

The mini260 prints best on several different types of Canon photo paper including matte, glossy, and pro varieties. Canon offers a $28 package that includes 100 sheets of its glossy 4-by-6 photo paper and a three-color cartridge, for a cost per print...

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Canon PIXMA mini260


Canon focuses in on ease-of-use, style and image quality with its Canon PIXMA mini260 inkjet photo printer. Offering a range of solutions that meet virtually every picture-taker's needs, Canon's PIXMA mini260 lets people print wedding photos while at...

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Canon PIXMA mini 260 review


Canon's new inkjet postcard printer is stylish

p>Excellent print quality Versatile connectivity</p

p>Running costs could be pricey</p

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PC Plus review: Canon PIXMA mini 260


Funky and fast, the Canon PIXMA mini 260 is top quality

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Canon Pixma mini 260


This is not a SELPHY but a Pixma but it only prints 15x10cm images. It looks rather like a projector or a fan heater of a few years ago – rather than a printer, however the images it produces are good.

The is 22.5x22x7.5cm and weights 2.2kilos. It is white with gun metal blue sides. A carry handle pulls out from the back allowing it to be easily moved but this is a mains only unit so the power brick and lead need to come with you.

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Canon PIXMA Mini 260


Wrapped in its smooth and shiny white plastic shell, Canon's new PIXMA mini 260 looks very much like a postcard printer for the iPod generation.

Attractive deisgn

Slightly high cost per print

An excellent photo printer, even if the attractive price isn't taken into account

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Canon Pixma Mini260


These little 4x6 printers are rather neat. You can print out a photo relatively quickly and hand it to someone moments after taking it. Sadly the ink is still horribly overpriced. Other than that, they work nicely. The black on canon's printers always...

it works well, prints quickly

the black is still weird, even with this iteration

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Canon Pixma Mini260


this would be great if it could print an 8x10, but the 5x8 picture are really nice. Ink can be a bit expensive, but it's very convenient having the lcd screen and being able to print from home. Nice printer, not sure if the price per print beats the...

nice quality

can't print larger then 5x8


Product Specifications

With its crystal clear 6.3cm TFT screen and Easy-Scroll Wheel, the PIXMA mini260 makes PC-free photo printing easier than ever before. View, select, edit and print digital photos at a touch. Simply spin the Easy-Scroll Wheel to select printing options on the screen. Enhance photos automatically and achieve expert results effortlessly. Print perfect photos directly from popular memory cards and PictBridge compatible cameras and camcorders, without connecting to a PC. Also print photos directly from mobile camera phones via the IrDA interface, PictBridge port or an optional Bluetooth Unit. Produce beautiful color prints with high contrast, smooth gradations and excellent image detail. A superior 9600 x 2400dpi print resolution is achieved using Canon's FINE print head in combination with microscopic 1pl ink droplets. A wide range of Canon photo papers are supported for printing vibrant color photos with a satin or glossy finish. Print a photo lab quality 10x15cm borderless photo in approximately 59 seconds in Standard mode. Simply plug into the PictBridge port and print direct from your camera. Even enjoy fast borderless photo printing on convenient credit card size or fun photo stickers. Canon's ChromaLife100 system delivers beautiful photographs with enhanced durability up to 100 years to preserve your memories. By using the FINE print head, genuine Canon inks and genuine Canon photo papers, the system provides you with long-lasting, beautiful photos. This compact mini photo printer has a smart, stunning design. Take it anywhere with ease, using the convenient carrying handle. Or store it upright in the smallest spaces. To use the printer, simply set it flat and open up the adjustable tilting screen and paper trays. An optional battery pack and Bluetooth Unit provide truly portable printing. A USB port offers flexibility for connection to your PC or laptop, so you can store digital photos. Both Windows and Mac systems are supported.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: 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


Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Interface:Infrared / USB
Max H-Resolution Color:9600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):3.9 in x 7 in/4 in x 8 in
Max Printing Speed:1prints/min
Max V-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Media Type:Cards / Photo paper / Photo stickers/Glossy photo paper / Matte photo paper / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Semi-gloss photo paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:20sheets
Type:Compact photo printer


Installed Size:42KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP