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Canon Pixma MP540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 436 reviews of Canon Pixma MP540. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the print quality and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MP540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Pixma MP540

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP540 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the noise and print quality are overall positive. The performance and price are also appreciated.

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33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon - PIXMA MP540 - Multifunction ( printer copier scanner ) - colour - ink-jet - copying (up to): 24 ppm (mono) 16 ppm (colour) - printing (up to):Canon - PIXMA MP540 - Multifunction ( printer copier scanner ) - colour - ink-jet - copying (up to): 24 ppm (mono) 16 ppm (colour) - printing (up to):

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Brennan (pocket-lint.com)

Canon Pixma MP540 all-in-one printer

 

The Canon MP540 offers a lot for the money. It's an all-in-one device, which has the usual print, copy and scan functionality. In addition there are two paper trays and a digital memory card reader with a PictBridge port for direct photo printing. Five...

Great photo and general print quality, price

A bit slow, mono scan quality not great

We were really impressed by the Canon with its only weakness being a poor mono copy performance. The build quality of the Canon Pixma MP540 is superb and it has everything you could want from a cheaper all-in-one. The photo output from the Canon is...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Robin Morris (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon Pixma MP540

 

Those with an eye on image quality would do well to opt for the Canon Pixma MP540, a multifunctional inkjet photo printer.

User-friendly, high quality

Not as fast as we'd like

Slick, very user-friendly and high in quality, the Canon Pixma MP540 is on the whole a superb printer. It’s perhaps not quite as fast as we’d like but, otherwise, it’s a very good model.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Pixma MP540 review

 

A cheap yet well-specified all-in-one that produces excellent results with the minimum of fuss, the MP540 is a great all-rounder

Aug, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PIXMA MP540 - Inkjet All-in-One

 

Canon's affordable inkjet printers have always been among the best and the MP540 is no different.

There aren't many all-in-one printers at under £75 which do as good a job as the MP540 and none which offer twin paper sources as standard and output quality as high as from this machine. It may not have a couple of the bells and whistles of the MP620,...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Pixma MP540 review

 

Nobody with an interest in the multifunction inkjet printer market can fail to be impressed at how many models are available for considerably less than the £50 mark. But, in all honesty, many of these products flatter to deceive. After all, what's the...

Slick, very user-friendly and high in quality, the Canon Pixma MP540 is on the whole a superb printer. It’s perhaps not quite as fast as we’d like but, otherwise, it’s a very good model.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - PIXMA MP540

 

Canon's range of all-in-one printers is roughly divided into two markets. The PIXMA MX range is intended for the small and home office markets, while the PIXMA MP range is aimed more at the photo enthusiast. ...

The PIXMA MP540 is an excellent all-in-one for the money. At not much more than entry-level price, it has several features - such as the colour LCD display, the twin paper sources and individual ink cartridges - that you wouldn't expect to see. Given...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Brennan (talktalk.co.uk)

Canon Pixma MP540

 

Top quality prints, scans and copies The Canon MP540 is a multifunction device with an impressive specification. It has two paper trays and a memory card reader, a screen on which to ...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Brennan (macuser.co.uk)

Canon Pixma MP540

 

The Canon Pixma MP540 offers a lot in terms of specification. It's an all-in-one device that has the usual print, copy and scan capability, as well as two paper trays and a variety of digital memory card slots for direct printing. In addition, the...

We were really impressed with the Pixma MP540; it marries a great range of features with a very competitive price, without cutting any corners. Print quality is very good and both scan and copy features perform well. At its suggested price point of 99...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Robin Morris, (macworld.co.uk)

Pixma MP540 review

 

If you're after a multifunction printer that makes an impressive job of printing, you need to look no further than the Canon Pixma MP540

Quality build, easy access to features, faithful results

Not as fast as some printers

Slick, very user-friendly and high in quality, the Canon Pixma MP540 is on the whole a superb printer at a great price. It’s perhaps not quite as fast as we’d like but, otherwise, it’s a very good model.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon Pixma MP540 All In One

 

It is mainly silver but sad to say still unlikely to pass the lounge police, this is a neat and tidy All In One unit and little bigger than a standalone printer. It features the recently introduced idea of a built in tray underneath for documents and...

When closed the Canon Pixma MP540 measures 44x35.5x15cm, the depth increases to 59.5cm when both the front receiving tray and the rear photo paper tray are opened the height goes up to 30cm. To the right of the landscape scanner cover is a separate...

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):16 / 24
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):16
Maximum number of copies:99

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:1.97

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.5 / 0.8
Power consumption (standby):2.4
Power consumption (typical):17

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:150
Standard input capacity:150

Networking

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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
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, Fax, Scan / Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:TWAIN/WIA(Windows XP/Windows Vista) / Windows Vista (32bit, 64bit) / Windows XP SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5 / Windows Vista (32bit, 64bit) / XP SP2 / 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5 / Windows Vista/XP SP2/2000 Pro SP4,\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.7 x 14.4 x 6.18
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Print speed, color photo (10 x 15 cm, QuickPrint):41
Standard media sizes:10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm
Supported media weight(s):64/105
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Envelopes sizes: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)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):105 / 64 - 105 / 64 - 105 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy
Faxing:Color / N
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Power

Power consumption (average operating):-, 17 / 17
Power consumption (off):0.5 / 0.8
Power consumption (standby):2.4

Printing

Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print quality (color, normal quality):9600 x 2400
Print resolution (color, normal quality):9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12.8 / 26 / 7.3
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):10.5 / 17 / 5.5

Scanning

Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 4800
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Bundled software:Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX

Sound Emission

Print noise level:43
Printing noise level:43

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / Microdrive, SD, SDHC, xD

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:17.2 / 275.1