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Canon PIXMA MP990

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and value for money. The print quality and performance also get good comments. Many are negative about the ink consumption and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA MP990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless All-In-One Photo Printer


The MP990 delivers all of the features that were in the MP980 and adds a few extras along with faster speed and improved text quality. It prints, scans, copies, and e-mails—launching an e-mail message on your PC and adding the scanned document as an...

High-quality photos. Scans and prints directly from 35mm slides and strips of film. Ethernet and WiFi support

No fax modem. No automatic document feeder

The Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer can serve equally well as a home MFP or a standalone home photo lab.

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Canon PIXMA MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer


This multifunctional printer is every photographer's dream, basically because it features a film-to-print system that allows you to produce your own prints from negatives. Even if you are the unsophisticated consumer, you will appreciate the incredible...

One of the best-valued photo printers for the priceMultiple technologies and formats supportedSpectacular photo print (9600dpi) and scan quality (4800dpi)Supports wireless b/g and Ethernet networking

Lacks fax feature and consistent printing performance

If you're in the market for a multifunctional printer, then consider the...

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Canon Pixma MP990 Review


Canon Pixma MP990 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Canon Pixma MP990 and comparisons to other Multifunction Printers

Can scan and copy 35 mm film; Great photo quality; 3.8-inch LCD screen; Straight paper path option

No fax; Bulky; Slow photo printing; Can't have wired and wireless networking at the same time


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Canon Pixma MP990 review


The MP990 features a 4800 dpi high-resolution CCD scanner with a detachable film adapter. Lift the scanner lid and pop open the top to access the 35mm film scanner. Users can also scan to network, scan to memory, and correct gutter shadows automatically

Excellent photo quality ; Film scan adapter ; Large 3.8 LCD, Easy Scroll Wheel ; Great compact design

Document “preparing ; Half prints

I never noticed once the MP990 using more than 20 W of power when performing any function

Editor's Choice!

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Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer


This all-in-one is a significant improvement over previous Pixmas, shining where it really counts: excellent text and image quality. It is perfect for SOHO users who demand quality and speed.

Excellent-quality photos, text; versatile interfaces; outstanding LCD panel; dual paper feeders; built-in duplexer

Inconsistent print speeds; no automatic document feeder (ADF)

With a bevy of improvements and innovations, as well as easier installation and better-than-ever text and photo quality, the Canon Pixma MP990 is top of its class

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One of the best printers I have used in a long time


Would buy this printer again more then fits my bill for doing photos

It reproduce one of the best photo, great scanning reproduction it matches my flatbed scanner I have, Print speed is faster then my old HP

Size It is a large printer so allow space, but no other cons

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Incredible all-in-one for this price range beats HP


I have always had HP printers, but did not like last one I got. So I looked at very many. Glad I got this Canon. For about $175 it is great. Quick set up, can download directly to storage devices without using computer, easy to use pop-up controls....

Pictures are incredible, set up was pretty easy wi-fi just took a few minutes, very intuitive controls, lots of software with it, door opens automatically when starting to print so keeps dust out, plus it's cool

I have no cons at this time

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Amazon review summary for Canon PIXMA MP990


alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MP990 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon PIXMA MP990 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3749B002)

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Amazing feature, great performance


I bought this product on the black Friday deals section. (Paid $99 shipped). I've owned previous Canon printers and knew the great print quality would be there. However, I was skepital about the ink usage reading some of the other reviewers comments....

Features ; Ease of use ; Included film scanner (which I guess goes with features) ; Very Low noise when printing scanning ; Wireless works amazing, even at far end of house ; Included software is easy to use and very in depth ; Included documentation...

No sheet bed scanner (for when I'm scanning a 10 pg doc) ; Size (not horribly massive, but it is quite large)

Product Specifications

The PIXMA MP990 is the ultimate wireless all-in-one photo printer. You'll experience peak performance once it's taken out of the box and hooked-up. This unmatched quality begins with a built-in Wi-Fi capability that lets you print wirelessly from anywhere around the house. You can also connect to a wired network if you choose via built-in Ethernet. Built-in auto duplex printing helps you keep it green by automatically printing on both sides of the paper, which can help reduce your paper cost by 50%.


Automatic Duplexing: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

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

PC Connectivity

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


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Printing Speed B/W:11.9ipm
Max Printing Speed Color:9.1ipm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:9600 x 2400 dpi