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Canon Pixma MP280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 793 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the print quality and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the connectivity, while there are some critical reviews about the control panel.

value for money, performance, usability, design, print quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MP280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Buyer Beware!!!


Do not buy any Canon products! This product comes without a USB cable cord that you need to use this printer! I find it unbelievable that a company like Canon can't put a 8-10 dollar cord in with their products. What a joke.

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Canon Pixma MP280


At just $70 (as of August 20, 2010), the Canon Pixma MP280 color inkjet multifunction printer (print/copy/scan) is priced to tempt budget-minded users. It offers impressive output quality, but its minimal features and higher-than-average ink costs mean...

Low purchase price ; Exceptional text and image output

Black ink is expensive ; Control panel can be hard to understand

The no-frills MP280 multifunction printer may fall short on features, but its speed and print quality are as good as you'll find on pricier models.

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Canon Pixma MP280 Photo All-in-One Printer


The MP280 sticks to the basic all-in-one functions (printing, copying, and scanning). Its connectivity is limited to a wired USB connection to a computer, and it lacks any ports for printing from (or scanning to) other sources—memory cards, USB keys,...

Only $70. Good photo printing speed for its price. Solid output quality, especially for text and graphics. HD Photo Print

Connectivity limited to USB. Can?t print from memory cards, PictBridge-enabled cameras, or USB thumb drives. Rudimentary display

For $70, you get in the Canon Pixma MP280 Photo All-in-One Printer a basic MFP that will produce decent output at a good speed for its price.


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Review: Canon Pixma MP280 multifunction printer


Canon Pixma MP280 color inkjet multifunction printer is priced to tempt budget-minded users.

The Pixma MP280's speed is middling. On a PC, plain-text pages averaged 5.6 pages per minute, and photos came out at 1.5 ppm. Its text speed was identical on a Mac, but the higher-resolution photo we used in that test understandably took longer....

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Canon Pixma MP280


The MP280 delivers quality photo and document printing at a very low price, but it lacks some features that small offices may consider essential.

Excellent output; inexpensive; easy to use

No wireless networking; no document feeder; ink cost higher than average

Again, this is a nice budget machine with exceptional output quality for the price. But its lack of convenience and time-saving features, primarily wireless networking, document feeder, and fax, makes us think twice whether its low price really is a...

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Short Life!


Do not buy this product unless you buy extra Warranty!

Great colors when printing, easy to handle and fast! Easy installation in computer Great scanning and copy! Self off when not in use! Good price

Consumes ink very quickly (both color and black), paper jams easily, poor warranty, instruction for troubleshooting are confusing

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Amazon review summary for Canon Pixma MP280


alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP280 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

value for money, performance, usability, multifunction, print quality

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

This summary is based on the product: Canon MP280 All-in-one Printer (4498B030)

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It\'s OK


Easy to install, but after that I encountered difficulties.

Compact Design","Easy To Setup","Great Print Quality

Noisy","Slow Operation

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Awesome Canon Printer!!!


I hate HP with a passion!!!

Looks great quality wise! Very easy installation and functions very well

None as of yet

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Nice little printer


Works fast, fairly quick install, no issues what so ever. Nice price as well

No card reader built in, but my computer does so who needs this to =)

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Canon PIXMA MP280 8.4 ipm 4800 x 1200 dpi InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer


Overall a very nice printer for everyday use.

Rear paper feed ; Small footprint ; Simple 2-ink cartridge system ; Quick overall print speed

Scan speed a bit slower than a dedicated scanner