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Canon Pixma MP280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 977 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the print quality and design are overall positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity and reliability, and the control panel and noise get less positive opinions.

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

noise, control panel

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Pixma MP280

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 168 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, noise, performance, size

connectivity

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP280 All-In-One Colour Photo Printer (Print, Copy and Scan)Canon PIXMA MP280 or MP282 (Machines Identical) All-In-One Colour Photo Printer (Print, Copy and Scan)-No inkjets includedCanon Ink Pack for Pixma MP280 - Black/Colour

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Pixma MP280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP280 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, performance, design, multifunction

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP280 Inkjet Photo All-In-One (4498B002)Canon MP280 All-in-one Printer (4498B030)

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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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Canon PIXMA MP280 multifunction inkjet

 

At just $79, the Canon Pixma MP280 color inkjet multifunction printer (print/copy/scan) is priced to tempt budget-minded users. It offers impressive o...

Low purchase price, exceptional text and image output

Black ink is expensive, control panel can be hard to understand

The no-frills Canon Pixma 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

 

Despite its very different model number, this machine is basically a PIXMA MP495 with the wireless transceiver removed.

The cartridges are what Canon calls a hybrid system, in that the black cartridge uses pigmented ink, for denser, quicker-drying text pages, while the tri-colour cartridge uses dye inks for brighter colours in photos.

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Canon Pixma MP280 review

 

Available in September 2010, the Canon Pixma MP280 offers impressive output quality, but its minimal features and higher-than-average ink costs mean that only low-volume users need apply.

The Canon Pixma MP280 has a price to please students or other monetarily challenged shoppers - and it produces output worth showing around. Just don't expect much from the features, or the ink pricing.

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Canon PIXMA MP280

 

My latest look at a Canon multifunction device took in the company's budget entry model.

Although you would not want to use Fast mode for important documents, the print quality would be fine for editing purposes. Standard mode could be used for many tasks while High Quality could be reserved for really important correspondence

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Canon MP280 All In One

 

This is an inkjet unit that is unlikely to be any smaller if it was only a printer. Yes, the scanner is only a flatbed, but I doubt anyone would use an inkjet to scan dozens of pages as the cost per page would make it uneconomic.

The rear paper tray will take around 100 sheets and the output tray (opens automatically) can store around half that figure

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Canon - PIXMA MP280

 

It was only about nine months ago that we looked at the predecessor of the Canon PIXMA MP280 - the MP270 - and were genuinely impressed with the performance, features and quality of that extremely economical ...

The Canon PIXMA MP280 retains much of the appearance and many of the features of its predecessor, yet while it has increased print speeds overall, it has abandoned any PictBridge capability and shown a disappointing decline in photo quality.

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