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Canon Pixma MP270

alaTest has collected and analyzed 531 reviews of Canon Pixma MP270. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The performance and usability also get good reviews. There are some negative views about the control panel and reliability.

price, usability, performance, size, design

noise, reliability, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MP270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Pixma MP270


alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP270 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Comments about the paper handling and design are overall positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but the control panel and reliability get critical views. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

price, usability, performance, design, paper handling

noise, reliability, control panel

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP270 Multifunction Printer (Print, Scan, Copy)Canon PIXMA MP270 Multifunction Printer (Print, Scan, Copy)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Pixma MP270


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP270 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 are impressed by the size and reliability. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the noise.

price, usability, performance, reliability, size


75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP270 Inkjet Photo All-in-One (3744B002)Canon PIXMA MP270 Inkjet Photo All-in-One (3744B002)

Jun, 2018

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Canon PIXMA MP270 Photo All-In-One Printer


If you're in the market for a home or light office use all-in-one, the Canon PIXMA MP270 makes a very good choice. You can pay less for the same features, or get more features at the same price, but you won't get the same speed or resolution. In...

4800 x 1200 dpi print resolution2400 x 1200 scan resolution8.4 ipm black, 4.8 ipm color4" x 6" borderless color photo in 45 seconds

Lacks network connection, card reader

The Canon PIXMA MP270 is a new all-in-one inkjet photo/document printer...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Canon PIXMA MP270 inkjet multifunction


This low-budget Canon multifunction printer is simple to set up and prints reasonable quality pictures from your digital camera

Quick and simple set up over USB, reasonable scan quality, low price for included features

Not fast to print text or images at high quality settings, display can be confusing without reading the manual

Canon's PIXMA MP270 certainly doesn't offer the best print quality available on the market, but for its $79 price tag you get a well-built product with a reasonable scanner and decent if unspectacular photo printing abilities. It's not fast, but for...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Canon PIXMA MP270 - All-in-One Inkjet Printer


This all-in-one printer with scanner is as cheap as they come.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson, <a title="" (

Canon PIXMA MP270 review


With a price tag of £59 — to throw that into perspective, it's hardly more expensive than buying two full replacement ink cartridges — it's surprisingly fully featured, offering scanning, photocopying and, of course, printing. Shop around online and...

The Canon PIXMA MP270 isn't going to win any speed or printing quality awards, but it is very attractively priced. The inclusion of reasonable scanning quality makes this printer a no-brainer — if you predominantly print documents and photos where...

Apr, 2010

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Canon - PIXMA MP270 All-in-One printer


The competition for the most efficient and affordable All-in-One printer shows no sign of cooling down, with Canon releasing the latest in its PIXMA multifunction range for less than £60. In fact, we discovered prices significantly ...

Although you may find yourself getting through the ink cartridges relatively quickly, both the quality of the prints and the speed of operation were impressive and, for the price, the PIXMA MP270 would be an excellent choice for a low-yield All-in-One.

Mar, 2010

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The price is right. I wanted a decent all in one printer for light use and this item meets my needs all the way around ; I'm happy with the purchase ; It's a nice compact size and the system software seems user friendly and works well

The only negative I come up with at this point is that it is a noisy machine. It goes through a lot of noisy resetting during start up and after finishing a print job etc. .... If that is at all a concern for your needs, then don't buy this printer

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Overall good printer


Just really wishing this had the same power saving capabilities of the cheap canon

prints good pictures. good document print speed. Overall a good printer for the price

my el cheapo canon had the ability to turn itself on when you sent something to the printer and turn off after a set amount of time. Kind of makes me wonder why this one doesn't. It's a great feature for a networked printer

Oct, 2010

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Very satisfied with the printer with low price


Although this is photo all-in-one printer, I use it for just daily uses and not yet checked on printing pictures. Some sample printing papers were included with inks - one color and one black, but I just used regular letter size paper to print. It has...

I have not yet seen one yet

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

Great for the price


A nice all-in-one printer, especially for the price of ~$45. It arrived two days after the day I ordered it. It scans and prints well. The photo printing function prints clear pictures on the sample glossy photo paper that was included (5 sheets). I...

It did not come with a USB cable, which is necessary to connect to your desktop/laptop

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

Great Deal


I really enjoy this printer very much. It's easy to use, works great for my small business and general use. Quick copy & scan features with email options, fast printing and it's economical cost make the MP270 a great value. I haven't really worked with...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Affordable and versatile, the PIXMA MP270 combines high quality printing, scanning and copying. Ideal for document, web and photolab-quality printing, it's perfect for first-time users, students and families - particularly those who require the added versatility of camera direct printing. Canon supports the industry-wide ISO standard for measuring print and copy speeds. This makes it easy to select the right PIXMA for you based on real document print speeds. The PIXMA MP270 offers ISO ESAT speeds of 8.4ipm for mono documents and 4.8ipm for color. Compact and stylish, the PIXMA MP270 has a convenient self-opening paper tray that automatically opens to collect prints and copies.


First Copy Out Time Color:37sec
Time to first copy (color, normal):37

Dimensions & Weight



Display Resolution:1024 x 768

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.2

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:100
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

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 Vista, Vista SP1 / Windows XP SP2, SP3 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.7 x 13.2 x 6.1
Power supply type:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Scanner integrated: Yes

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes: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 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15,13x18,20x25
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Economical printing: Yes
Number of print cartridges:2
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):10
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.2


DVD/CD printing: No
Max Printing Speed B/W:8.4ipm
Max Printing Speed Color:4.8ipm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.4
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):4.8


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:1200 x 2400
Scan drivers:TWAIN, WIA
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX / Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Canon Easy-WebPrint EX
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business 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

Sound Emission

Print noise level:45
Printing noise level:45


Card reader integrated: No

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:1GHz
Minimum RAM:512

Weight & Dimensions