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Canon PIXMA MP520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 469 reviews of Canon PIXMA MP520. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and noise. The price and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA MP520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PIXMA MP520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MP520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and noise are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the print quality.

usability, performance, price, noise, reliability

print quality

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Pixma MP 520, Single Ink Photo All-in-One Printer (3-in-1) with Easy-Scroll Wheel and colour TFT screen - (2 Pin European Plugs)Canon PIXMA MP520Canon MP520 PIXMA Multifunction Inkjet Photo Printer Colour 20ppm Mono 30ppm 4800x1200dpi Ref 2178B008AA

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PIXMA MP520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MP520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and paper handling. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the noise and reliability.

performance, usability, price, paper handling, multifunction

reliability, noise

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon Pixma MP520 Photo All-On-One Inkjet Printer (2178B002)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (cnet.com)

Canon Pixma MP520 review: Canon Pixma MP520

 

The Canon Pixma MP520 is the 2007 refresh of last year's Pixma MP510 . The price and most features remain the same, but the MP520's specs showed speed improvements. This didn't quite pan out in our tests, though, which showed mostly comparable speeds....

Great print quality; decent print speeds; two input sources; memory card slots and PictBridge port; manual control of photo edits.

PictBridge port doesn't support storage devices; slowish scan speeds; control panel doesn't offer an easy way to transfer images from a memory card to your PC.

The Canon Pixma MP520 doesn't offer all the bells and whistles found on other budget all-in-ones, but it's a solid device that does the basics right while delivering best-in-class quality.

Sep, 2007
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Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Canon PIXMA MP520 review

 

Inexpensive and simple, the MP520 manages to tick most of the right boxes

Crisp pictures ; Quick ; Inexpensive to buy and run

Lacklustre photo prints

Quality documents but poor photos

Mar, 2008

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Pixma MP520 review

 

The PIXMA MP520 has a smart-looking chassis with panels that can be opened to reveal its controls, a 2 inch colour display, and memory card slots.

Pay now, save later. Brilliant prints and scans make it a winner.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (cnet.com.au)

Canon Pixma MP520

 

The Canon Pixma MP520 doesn't offer all the bells and whistles found on other budget all-in-ones, but it's a solid device that does the basics right while delivering best-in-class quality.

Great print quality ; Decent print speeds ; Two input sources ; Memory card slots and PictBridge port ; Manual control of photo edits

PictBridge port doesn't support storage devices ; Slowish scan speeds ; Control panel doesn't offer an easy way to transfer images from memory card to PC

Canon offers a standard one-year warranty for the Pixma MP520. E-mail support is available 24-7 via a Web-based form. Canon's standard online support options include downloadable drivers and software, manuals, and FAQs.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

Canon Pixma MP520

 

Fast, great quality prints at a decent price - the only real competition for the other Canon.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

Canon PIXMA MP520

 

Throw in a scroll-wheel on an inkjet Photo MFD and you have a Canon PIXMA MP520.

Good print quality, memory card slots, decent looks

Below average speeds, no fax

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew Gould (techsmart.co.za)

Canon Pixma MP520

 

The MP520 produces a superb borderless 4\

The MP520 offers two input sources, the standard rear input, that holds up to 150 sheets of paper, and a front input that accepts A4, for everyday printing. It supports printing directly from ­memory cards and you can preview your prints on the colour...

Apr, 2008

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

Canon Pixma MP520

 

Fast, great quality prints at a decent price – the only real competition for the other Canon

The major difference is in the number of cartridges. While the MP610 has separate pigment and dye-based blacks, the MP520 sticks to the pigmented one. This means text is just as thick, solid and legible, but the MP520 can’t quite match the quality of...

Consumer review by: DaOtter (newegg.com)

Perfect

 

I purchased the open box version with the express purpose of printing my own wedding invitations, and not only did it not have a problem with the non-standard paper size, but they look BEAUTIFUL. Printed over 130, and the ink isn't even at half on any...

Great photo-quality prints, cheaper than other equivalent printers, doesn't hog ink (which is cheaper than other brands, also). High quality prints don't bleed or smear

Duplex printing would be nice on this model, but I certainly don't need it

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: MagJim (newegg.com)

Fast, Economical

 

I own an MP830, MP610 (my fav), and now this MP520. Each has varied feature sets. All share CLI-8 & PGI-5 individual ink catridges. This is very important; saves money and a lot of hassles trying to keep enough of the right cartridge in stock at home.

Fast at this price. Works well shared on a network. Really nice print quality. Copies are simple and not much effort. Terrific printer for high school student and family. And quite a deal from Newegg

No duplex printing, but not a deal breaker

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Looking for a high-performance all-in-one? This versatile machine produces a superb borderless 4" x 6" photo in only about 46 seconds, and the Auto-Image Fix feature helps to enhance your results. You can print photos directly from compatible memory cards and preview images in high resolution on the 2" TFT display. Or, print right from a camera, DV camcorder or camera phone. Copies will be truer to your originals, and scans of photos and even thick notebooks will be clear and complete. The unique Easy-Scroll Wheel simplifies operation, and the dual paper trays let you store both plain and photo paper.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Copying Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:20ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.9in
Height:6.8in
Weight:16.5lbs
Width:17.9in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:MP520/MP520 Everyday
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

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

PC Connectivity

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

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
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