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alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 reviews of CANON PIXMA MP550. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The usability and price also get good opinions, but the durability and noise get negative views.

performance, price, usability, design, reliability

noise, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the CANON PIXMA MP550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of CANON PIXMA MP550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The noise and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, noise, design, print quality

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Canon PIXMA MP550 inkjet multifunction printer


Canon's mid-range PIXMA office and photo printer handles both text and full-colour images well

Good quality photo prints, fast image scanning

Small colour screen not good for reviewing photos

Canon's PIXMA MP550 is a well-designed inkjet multifunction printer with only a few flaws. The button layout can be confusing and you might find the small screen a little frustrating, but it is a competent scanner and printer.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson, <a title="" (

Canon PIXMA MP550 review


It's more than twice as expensive as the entry-level PIXMA MP270, which also includes scanning and copying abilities. However, the Canon PIXMA MP550 offers noticeably superior photo printing, a better scanner and a more intuitive (yet still imperfect)...

The Canon PIXMA MP550 is a capable printer and scanner. Its control system may take a little bit of effort to master, but the pictures it produces are detailed and vibrant. Text is printed without problems at reasonable speed — it will handle regular...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : D-Photo (

Canon Pixma MP550 – Review – 32


Canons stylish new MP550 doesn't have the same level of features as other printers we've tested. For starters, there's no wireless connectivity (for that you'll need the dearer MP560), and it also lacks the fax function of the HP. Not that many people...

Inexpensive ; Excellent print quality and detail

No inbuilt wireless ; Flimsy build

Even considering this, it was a super result, and bearing in mind the all-rounder abilities of the MP550 — it is a home office device, after all — the printer certainly made an impression (no pun intended).

Jan, 2010

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Canon Pixma MP550


Simple to use even for someone who is not very computer literate

It is slow to start up

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):2
Maximum number of copies:99
PC free copying: Yes


Color of product:Black, White


Display Diagonal:2

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.9

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:150


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Supported network protocols (IPv4):Bluetooth 2.0

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, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Win Vista, XP, 2000 Pro\nMac 10.3.9 - 10.5 / Windows Vista, Vista SP1 / Windows XP SP2, SP3 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.8 x 14.5 x 6.3
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC 100-240V, 50/60H
Scan unit hard disk: No
Web-based management: No

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Envelopes sizes:10, 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):64 - 105 g/m² / 64 - 300 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Finishing option: No
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):14
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.9


Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.2
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):6


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


Bundled software:Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX / Canon MP Navigator EX, \nCanon Easy-PhotoPrint EX, \nCanon Easy-WebPrint EX

Sound Emission

Print noise level:44.5
Printing noise level:44.5


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

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:800
Minimum processor:1GHz
Minimum RAM:512

Weight & Dimensions