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Canon PIXMA MP520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 519 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the control panel and size.

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

size, control panel

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PIXMA MP520

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, performance, multifunction, noise

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon PIXMA MP520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MP520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, paper handling, print quality, design

value for money, reliability

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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...

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

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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...

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"Versatile colour printer for personal and office use"

 

Powerful product for multifunction printer ever..find the solution for printer problem at: http://www.printerclinic.com

This is one of premium canon printer

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Defective LCD flex cable and Canon's poor response."

 

After 1 year, the LCD went blank due to a def... 

none worth noting

After 1 year, the LCD flex cable went bad. A year later, the new one went bad. Repair would cost $70. Canon's Loyalty Program offered replacement MP560 at a 15% discount. Can buy new MP560 from Amazon.com for much less. Loyalty Program is worthless

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"Defective LCD flex cable and Canon's poor response."

 

After 1 year, the LCD went blank due to a defective LCD flex cable. Had it replaced under warrantee. Then the replacement LCD flex cable went bad after only a year. The repair would cost $70. I emailed Canon's Tech Support about the recurring problem...

none worth noting

After 1 year, the LCD flex cable went bad. A year later, the new one went bad. Repair would cost $70. Canon's Loyalty Program offered replacement MP560 at a 15% discount. Can buy new MP560 from Amazon.com for much less. Loyalty Program is worthless.

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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