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Canon Pixma MP490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and print quality. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the paper handling.

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

paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MP490 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 290 reviews)

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Canon Pixma MP490

 

Canon's Pixma MP490 color inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) has a superlow price ($100 at this writing) and a simple-to-use design that should appeal to home and student users. If you print a lot, however, look elsewhere, as its ink costs are high.

Inexpensive; excellent documentation ; Simple, intuitive control panel

Garish skin tones; expensive black ink ; Poor paper tray design

It's a surprisingly decent machine for the price, but its high black ink costs are the tradeoff.

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Canon PIXMA MP490 Photo All-In-One Printer

 

Canons home printer range is vast and the aim appears to be to provide an option for every situation. The added benefit of the Canon PIXMA MP490 over other units is the LCD preview screen and memory card slot, whilst still offering the USB connectivity...

4800 x 1200 DPIMemory Card SlotPhoto Preview screenUser friendly software

No network capability

Canons PIXMA MP490 is an all-in-one multifunction printer with additional..

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Great Printer for Average user

 

Really an exceptional buy for the medium user, student, at home use. It's quiet and good looking as well.

EASY... I mean mullet proof installation, "IF" you read and follow their instructions ; Printing, Scanning and copying are good quality, fast and easy ; MAIN Pro... only needs 2 print cartridges! The 560 needs 5

Can't even think of anything

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Great Printer for Average user

 

Really an exceptional buy for the medium user, student, at home use. It's quiet and good looking as well. It may not have all the bells and whistles of the top end, but hey really how often do you really need them? The cost of the cartridges is...

EASY... I mean mullet proof installation, "IF" you read and follow their instructions ; Printing, Scanning and copying are good quality, fast and easy ; MAIN Pro... only needs 2 print cartridges! The 560 needs 5

Can't even think of anything

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Great Printer for Average user

 

Really an exceptional buy for the medium user, student, at home use. It's quiet and good looking as well. It may not have all the bells and whistles of the top end, but hey really how often do you really need them? The cost of the cartridges is...

EASY... I mean mullet proof installation, "IF" you read and follow their instructions ; Printing, Scanning and copying are good quality, fast and easy ; MAIN Pro... only needs 2 print cartridges! The 560 needs 5

Can't even think of anything

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Canon Pixma MP490

 

A good buy

Fast and Reliable

Printer Quickly Runs out of Ink

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Great photo quality

 

Prints quietly and effectively. Just took it out of box and set it up. Printed a few photo's on photo quality paper. You could never tell that I did not bring it to a photo lab. Have yet to test scanner and copier

What's not to like about a 3 in 1 color printer for $48.00

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Amazon review summary for Canon Pixma MP490

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP490 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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

noise, connectivity

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon PIXMA MP490 Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3745B002)

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Canon PIXMA MP490 Photo All-In-One Printer

 

This all-in-one replaced an HP with the same footprint and supposedly the same features. The Canon, however, is much easier to use once features beyond basic printing are engaged. Scanning? So much easier, particularly for multi-page documents and...

print quality, design, size & weight, Easy Installation/Good Instructions, compatibility, speed, value for money, easy to use

noisy

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Great price for basic 3 function printer

 

Scanning is a bit difficult. Easy to set up and good copies.

Accurate Colors","Easy Setup","Great Contrast","Reliable","Scanning complicted","Sharp Tones & Colors

Difficultto scan","Pricey Ink Replacement

Product Specifications

Do you need a compact, high-quality, stylish and versatile printer that will print great borderless photos, documents and more? The PIXMA MP490 delivers 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi, 2pl and the PG-210 Black and CL-211 Color FINE ink cartridge system for superb overall print quality. Another key component the PIXMA MP490 prides itself on is ease of use so you can conveniently get the photo lab quality you want. The Auto Photo Fix II software is built right into the machine and automatically corrects your images while easy viewing and editing can be done right on the 1.8" LCD. Plus, its QuickStart feature gives you faster access to printer operations once the product is on. If you want to start scanning, Auto Scan Mode automatically recognizes the type of original you are scanning and saves it with the appropriate settings. Need some copies? No problem. Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology enables your copies to maintain the integrity of the original whether a document or photo, copy-after-copy. Don't forget, for added versatility enjoy computer-free photo printing options via compatible memory cards.

Copying

Max Copying Speed B/W:1.6ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:1.62ppm/1.6ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.1in
Height:6.1in
Weight:13lbs
Width:17.5in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:MP490
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Office Machine

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

PC Connectivity

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

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:8.4ppm / 8.4ipm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):8.4ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:4.8ppm / 4.8ipm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):4.8ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
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