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Canon Pixma MP280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1215 reviews of Canon Pixma MP280. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and design. The performance and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the size and reliability, and there are some negative comments about the control panel and connectivity.

price, usability, performance, design, multifunction

noise, paper handling, connectivity, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Pixma MP280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 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 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas the connectivity and paper handling get less positive views.

price, usability, performance, design, size

noise, paper handling, 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 All-In-One Colour Photo Printer (Print, Copy and Scan)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Pixma MP280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 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 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and multifunction. The performance and usability also get good comments, whereas reviews about the size and durability are different. There are some critical opinions about the paper handling and connectivity.

price, usability, performance, multifunction, design

noise, connectivity, paper handling

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon MP280 Wireless Photo Printer, Scanner and Copier with 5-sheets PP-201 Paper (4498B030)Canon MP280 Wireless Photo Printer, Scanner and Copier with 5-sheets PP-201 Paper (4498B030)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon Pixma MP280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP280 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. There are some negative opinions about the usability.

usability

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

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Canon Pixma MP280 Photo All-In-One Printer

 

The Canon Pixma MP280 Photo All-in-One Printer produces decent-quality output at a respectable speed and a cut-rate price.

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.

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Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

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.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi, Melissa Riofrio (macworld.com)

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....

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: William Harrel (computershopper.com)

Canon Pixma MP280 Review and Ratings

 

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

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PIXMA MP280 multifunction inkjet

 

The no-frills MP280 multifunction inkjet may fall short on features, but its speed and print quality are solid

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.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PIXMA MP280

 

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

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio, pcworld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

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.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

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

May, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

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

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):37
Maximum number of copies:20 / 99
Time to first copy (black, normal):37
Time to first copy (color, normal):37

Display

Display:LCD / LED
Display number of lines:7
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):10

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:100

Networking

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

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
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 (32 / 64 bit), Windows Vista (32 / 64 bit), Windows XP SP2, SP3 \nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6 / Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Vista (32 and 64 bit), XP SP2, SP3\nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)\nWindows Vista (32/64-bit)\nWindows XP SP2, SP3\nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6 / Windows 7, Vista, XP\nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6 / Windows: XP SP2 or later / Windows Vista / Windows 7\nMac: OS X 10.4.11 or later (USB 2.0)
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.7 x 13.2 x 6.02
Media size (tray 1):A4, B5, A5
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:PowerPC G5/G4/G3, Intel Core\nSafari 3+\nCD-ROM\nVGA 1024x768
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Print head:PG-510, CL-511
Scan speed:15
Standard media sizes:10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm
Supported media weight(s):64 - 105
Two-sided printing media:Y
Weight:12.1

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7 / A4, A5, Legal, Letter / A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:10, DL / 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 / Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15,13x18,20x25 / 4x6,5x7 / 4x6,5x7,8x10
Recommended media weight:105
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Matte paper, Plain paper / Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Plain paper / Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105
Standard tray media weight (imperial):64 - 105

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:No / Print
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:N
Number of print cartridges:2
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):10
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):0.8

Printing

DVD/CD printing: No
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print quality (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print resolution (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.4
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):4.8
Warm-up time:1

Scanning

Image formats supported:JPG
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / A4 / Letter (216 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24 / 48
Output colour depth:24 / 48
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Bundled software:MP Navigator EX (OCR & PDF file creation), Easy-PhotoPrint EX + Full HD Movie Print function, Easy-WebPrint EX & Solution Menu EX
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Sound Emission

Print noise level:45.5
Printing noise level:45.5

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:300 MHz / Intel Pentium III / Intel/PowerPC G5, G4, G3
Minimum RAM:1024 / 128
Minimum system requirements:1024 x 768 / IE 6.0+\nCD-ROM\nVGA 1024x768

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:12.1 / 194