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Canon Pixma MP640

alaTest has collected and analyzed 840 reviews of Canon Pixma MP640. 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. Reviewers really like the design and print quality. The price and performance also get good opinions.

usability, performance, price, print quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MP640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Pixma MP640


alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP640 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the design and noise. The price and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, price, noise, design

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP640 Network Ready Premium All-In-One Photo PrinterCanon PIXMA MP640 Network Ready Premium All-In-One Photo Printer

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Pixma MP640


alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP640 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Comments about the noise and print quality are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

usability, price, performance, print quality, noise

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP640 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3748B002)Canon PIXMA MP640 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3748B002)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : MIKE PASINI (

Canon PIXMA MP640 All-in-One Device


Canon PIXMA MP640 -- Faster But Still AffordableBy MIKE PASINIEditorThe Imaging Resource Digital Photography NewsletterReview Date: January 2010It's just a little bigger than the MP620 we called "quite a deal" in our review a year ago, but Canon claims...

Our review of the MP620 complained that it lacked film scanning, high fidelity printing and duplex printing. The MP640 brings duplex printing to the entry-level multifunction PIXMA printer but there's still no film scanning. We're less concerned than...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Sarah Meyer (

Canon Pixma MP640 review


When in use with the rear tray open, the output tray extended, and the control panel flipped up, the Pixma MP640's dimensions are approximately 18 x 25 x 12 inches. Factor in the scanner lid when opened and the space needed for the printer is about 18...

Excellent image quality ; Ease of use ; Low energy consumption

Print pauses during jobs ; Can't print documents from USB

Canon supplies compatible with the MP640 are also available through the Canon Direct Store. Each dye-based tank retails for $12.99; the pigment-based tank is $14.99. The 4-color value pack retails for $47.99 while the three cartridge pigment-based...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (

Canon PIXMA MP640 inkjet multifunction


Canon's hero multifunction gains Ethernet, Wi-Fi and a bigger LCD

Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, easy to use, great print quality, can print photos directly from USB flash drives

Can't print documents from flash drives, some print quality issues with small text, compatibility issues with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Canon's PIXMA MP640 inkjet multifunction offers network connectivity, a sizeable colour LCD and USB flash drive support. It's not a fast printer, but you can expect the same excellent print quality you get from other Canon inkjets.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Canon PIXMA MP640


This all-in-one inkjet offers a scanner, CD/DVD printer, a CompactFlash reader and Wi-Fi networking for less than £130.

Dec, 2011


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Canon Pixma MP640 review


Canon's feature-packed Pixma MP640 has both wired and wireless networking, memory card slots, a CD-printing tray, two 150-sheet paper trays and an automatic duplexer.

This feature-packed multifunction device delivers on all fronts, and is an excellent choice for families with multiple PCs.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : mfereday (

A Duplex All-in-One : Canon PIXMA MP640


Currently occupying a portion of my available workspace is the Canon PIXMA MP640. This is an All-in-One device that offers print, scan and copy capabilities while giving you a choice of USB or 802.11bg WLAN connectivity when connecting to your computer...

Sitting on top of the printer module is the flatbed scanner element of this All-in-One. This is an A4 4800 dpi scanner with guide lines being provided to help when positioning different sizes of documents on the scanner. Working in conjunction with the...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Anthony Caruana (

Lab Test: Canon Pixma MP640


Installation was straightforward using Snow Leopard's default drivers although we did encounter one hassle. Our test system had Parallels installed and the network connections it established interfered with printer detection of the network. Once we...

Easy setup; excellent print quality

No sheet feeder option

Scanning over a network connection was straightforward using Image Capture and Preview. It’s also possible to initiate scanning at the MP640 and then direct the output to a computer on the network, although this required installation of Canon’s...

May, 2010

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Canon Pixma MP640


This high-end wireless Canon printer lets you print photos straight from a memory card, camera or mobile phone without having to fiddle with a PC. It has Wi-Fi, Ethernet connectivity for use with wired Internet connections, Bluetooth and a print...

The MP640 is by no means perfect, but that's forgiveable considering just how high it's aiming. Like most Pixmas, however, it does all the important things well, and does nothing badly, which is a good start. If you can justify spending this much on a...

May, 2010

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Canon's Pixma MP640 boasts picture perfect printing


The best Canon home all-in-one yet, with flawless quality and an impressive feature list.

Nov, 2009

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Fantastic Printer


In order to print Cd/DVD's you need to update the firmware and buy a CD tray from the net.

Outstanding service from Newegg (as usual). This printer does everything. Top feed, cassette feed, Prints CD/DVD's (after firmware update), duplex print. It's fast to scan and fast printing

Ink cartriges are a little on the small side but I have a chip resetter and will be refilling so that doesn't matter much

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Ideal for advanced users, the premium PIXMA MP640 integrates seamlessly into your home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Share superb photolab-quality printing, copying and scanning with the whole family. Canon supports the industry-wide ISO standard for measuring print and copy speeds. This makes it easy to select the right PIXMA for you based on real document print speeds. The PIXMA MP640 offers ISO ESAT speeds of 9.2ipm for mono documents and 8.1ipm for color.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2
N-in-1 function (N=):2

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:3

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.6
Power consumption (standby):1.3

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:150
Standard input capacity:150


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Supported network protocols (IPv4):IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE802.3(10BASE-T), 10/100Mbps
Wi-Fi: Yes

Office Machine

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

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
Recommended 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:Windows Vista, Vista SP1 / Windows XP SP2, SP3 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.7 x 14.5 x 6.93
Ink drop:1/9600"
Input capacity (tray 2):150
Media size (tray 1):A4, B5, A5, LTR, 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm
Network ready: Yes
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Print head:Fine
Standard input trays:2
Supported media weight(s):64 - 300
Two-sided printing media:A4, B5, A5, LTR
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11g/IEEE802.11b)

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4 / A4, Letter
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) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Labels, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:IrDA / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

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


Power consumption (average operating):14
Power consumption (off):0.6
Power consumption (standby):1.3


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
DVD/CD printing: Yes
Max Printing Speed B/W:9.2ipm
Max Printing Speed Color:8.1ipm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:9600 x 2400 dpi
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.2
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.1


Gray scale levels:16
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:4800 x 9600
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


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

Sound Emission

Print noise level:47
Printing noise level:47


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

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:750
Minimum processor:300MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:Internet Explorer 6+ / Safari\nCD-ROM \nXGA 1024x768

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:19.4 / 310.4