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Canon Pixma MINI 260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Canon Pixma MINI 260. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and noise. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the durability, and there are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, performance, design, noise, size


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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Canon Pixma mini260


The Canon Pixma mini260 delivers fast, high-quality photos printed from computers, memory cards, cameras, and more.

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

Prints scratch easily from casual handling.

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Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (

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.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Brian Chen (

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...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (

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...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Canon PIXMA mini 260 review


Canon's new inkjet postcard printer is stylish

Excellent print quality ; Versatile connectivity

Running costs could be pricey

In short, it's the best postcard printer we've ever seen

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (

PC Plus review: Canon PIXMA mini 260


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

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : paul_smart (

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.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (

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

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Canon PIXMA Mini260


Beautifully designed controls make printing snapshots on the $200 (as of 11/3/2006) Canon Pixma Mini260 both easy and fun. With its cream-colored plastic and built-in carrying handle, it looks a bit like a 1970s portable radio. The lid folds up to act...

Great Prints Excellent speed Innovative Navigation wheel Compact Easy to use OK editing features

Does not support tiff printing from a compact flash card No individual color saturation/brightnes

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon Pixma Mini 260


A fantastic little ultra portable printer at photo lab quality, incredibly easy to use. Its the envy of my friends and family.

It seems to print slower than the manual implies but its still pretty fast.

Apr, 2008

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



Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:230400

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1.7
Power consumption (typical):13

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:20

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm (Wide), Credit Card (54 x 86mm) / 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm,54 x 86mm


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Paper Handling

Maximum print area:100 x 150 mm
Maximum print size:100 x 150 mm
Media weight (tray 1):270 g/m²
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Photo paper

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes


Power consumption (standby):1.7
Power consumption (typical):13

Print Quality

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Number of print cartridges:1


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

Sound Emission

Acoustic pressure emissions:38

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:-Windows XP SP1, SP2/Windows 2000 Professional SP2, SP3, SP4\n-Mac OS X v.10.2.8 - v.10.4 / -Windows XP SP1,SP2/Windows 2000 Professional SP2, SP3, SP4\n-Mac OS X v.10.2.8 - v.10.4
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:400
Minimum processor:Pentium II 300 MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:-Windows XP, 2000 Professional\n-Internet Explorer 5.0-6.x\n-400 MB HD\n-CD-ROM\n-800x600 / -Windows XP, 2000 Professional\n-Internet Explorer 5.0-6.x\n-CD-ROM\n-800x600
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:-Mac OS X v.10.2.8\n-Safari\n-Intel PowerPC G3, G4, G5\n-128 MB RAM\n-250 MB HD\n-CD-ROM\n-800x600 / -Mac OS X v.10.2.8\n-Safari\n-Intel processor PowerPC G3, G4, G5\n-128 MB RAM\n-250 MB HD\n-CD-ROM\n-800x600
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

Technical Details

Acoustic pressure emissions:38
Bundled software:Easy-PhotoPrint
Compatible memory cards:Microdrive
Dimensions (WxDxH):8.9 x 8.86 x 3.23
Infrared data port: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0, Bluetooth 1.2, IrDA 1.2 / USB 2.0, Bluetooth 1.2, IrDA 1.2, Direct Print Port
Media types supported:Photo Paper Pro (PR-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (PP-101), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-101/SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper (GP-401), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), Photo Stickers (PS-101)
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Print head:Fine
Print technology:Inkjet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4.85 / 77.6