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Canon PIXMA MX860

alaTest has collected and analyzed 606 reviews of Canon PIXMA MX860. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the multifunction and reliability. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the ink consumption.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Canon PIXMA MX860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MX860 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the multifunction and reliability. The performance and usability also get good reviews.

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

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Canon Pixma MX860 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer


The Canon Pixma MX860 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer combines reasonably high quality output with lots of functions.

Reasonably high quality output. Prints, scans, and faxes over network. Standalone copier and fax.

Relatively slow. Cumbersome network setup.

Photo output was among the best I've seen from an ink jet AIO. Every photo in our tests qualified as true photo quality—at least equal to, and in many cases better than, what you'd expect from your local drug store.—Next: The Good, The Bad, and The...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Justin Yu (

Canon Pixma MX860 review


Take the minimalist design of the Canon Pixma MX330 , add the functionality of the Canon Pixma MX7600 , finish it off with built-in Wi-Fi, and you've got the Canon Pixma MX860. It's the only printer in the series that offers wireless while still...

Large 2.5-inch LCD; built-in memory card reader; stylish design; robust software suite; fast output.

Output quality can use improvement.

The Canon Pixma MX860's auto-document feeder, large LCD screen, and quick print speeds are sure to increase your productivity, but it also includes plenty of software to nourish your creative interests. At $199, this multifunctional printer earns our...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (

Canon Pixma MX860


Canon's Pixma MX860 color inkjet multifunction printer is a nicely equipped, moderately priced ($200 as of May 5, 2009) machine that would serve a small office well. Its older cousin, the Canon Pixma MX700, is faster and a little cheaper, but has fewer...

Roomy paper trays; fast, capable scanner ; Automatic duplexer; Wi-Fi connectivity

Average to slow print speeds ; Printed photos suffer on plain paper

You get nice print quality plus Wi-Fi and automatic duplexing, but speed is just average overall.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (

Canon Pixma MX860 Office All-in-One Printer


It's not the most compact wireless all-in-one, but Canon's print quality and quiet performance make it a winner.

Excellent photo quality ; Relatively quiet ; Competitive ink cartridge pricing

Relatively complicated setup and UI ; Staid design ; Mediocre speeds

If you can live with the Canon Pixma MX860’s conservative, bulky design and slightly complicated setup, you’ll find it offers decent document printing speeds over Wi-Fi, as well as the best quality of any If you can live with the Canon Pixma MX860’s...

Jul, 2009

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Canon PIXMA MX860 Wireless Office All-In-One


Though the Canon PIXMA MX860 is a capable multifunction centre for the home office, its usage for color photography is limited, with some pictures appearing grainy unless ramped up to its highest resolution, which will effectively run your ink dry very...

250 page fax memoryValue for money multifunction centreNetwork scanning

Color photos slightly grainyClear some desk space

The Canon PIXMA MX860 combines intelligent use of wireless connectivity...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta (

Canon Pixma MX860 Multifunction Color Inkjet Printer Review and Ratings


This somewhat pedestrian multifunction printer is easy to use and has all the right functions and features, but it's a painfully slow performer and can be tedious to set up.

Versatile interfaces ; Very easy to use ; Dual paper feeders ; Built-in duplexer

Slow performance ; Annoying setup ; Limited-capacity ink cartridges

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (

Canon PIXMA MX860 multifunction printer


A somewhat slow Canon inkjet multifunction printer that offers Ethernet, Wi-Fi and automatic duplex.

Comprehensive connectivity, good colour quality, commendable scan detail, automatic duplex

Slow print speeds, paltry media capacity

It prints slowly and doesn't have the largest paper trays, but Canon's PIXMA MX860 inkjet multifunction printer offers a lot of features for its price. It also offers excellent print quality.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Scott Ewart (

Canon Pixma MX860 review


Scan, print both sides and fax. We put the MX860 through its paces to see if Canon has got it picture perfect…

Has a plethora of features ; Double-sided scanning and printing ; Prints from data cards

Can be confusing to use

More features than you can shake a stick at, but it's a shame it's not easier to use

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (

Canon Pixma MX860 review


This boxy, silver unit harbours a multitude of features. The Canon Pixma MX860 offers two 150-sheet inputs: a bottom cassette exclusively for plain paper, and a universal, rear vertical tray. The rear tray's panels are prone to rattling and they...

The Canon Pixma MX860 supplies a wide array of features for an affordable price. But it's not fast.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Alan Stonebridge (

Canon Pixma MX860 review


The Pixma MX860 is Canon's latest high-end A4 business inkjet, with a strong (and long) list of features to appeal to small businesses that need high-quality prints and scans.

The MX860 packs in plenty of features and does its job well, but its paper tray makes it unsuitable for heavy-duty use.

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Get ready for the power you'll need to bring your home office to the next level. This wireless wonder lets you print from any room in your home and boasts incredible 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi with 1pl and a 5 individual ink tank system. A built-in, fully integrated 35-sheet Auto Document Feeder means fast copying or scanning of your originals so you can tend to other tasks while the printer is at work. Its built-in Auto Duplex Printing prints two-sided documents without having to manually flip the pages. Additionally, various security features like password-protected PDF's means you can feel safe about the creation and distribution of your most confidential files. A Super G3 High-speed Fax along with networkable Ethernet means every aspect of your business can run as efficiently as possible. Thanks to Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology your copies will maintain the integrity of the original while you produce remarkable scans with 4800 dpi. With computer-less printing capabilities via compatible memory cards, PictBridge and optional Bluetooth can easily be viewed and edited directly on the 2.5" LCD. Its versatile feature set also makes for a top-of-the-line photo lab so all of your printing needs are met in one machine that can virtually fit anywhere, whether you're on a PC or Mac.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):6.8
First Copy Out Time Color:27sec
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):4
N-in-1 function (N=):4
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):27

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:2.5
Touch screen: No
Touch sensitive screen: No

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):1.6
Power consumption (standby):4.1
Power consumption (typical):21

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:100
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:250
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Maximum input capacity:150
Standard input capacity:150


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Office Machine

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 35
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Compatible ink types, supplies:PGI-520BK, CLI-521BK, CLI-521C, CLI-521M, CLI-521Y
Compatible operating systems:Win Vista, XP, 2000\nMac X v.10.3.9, v.10.4, v10.5 / Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000\nMac OS X v. 10.3.9, v10.4, v10.5x / Windows Vista, Vista SP1 Windows XP SP2, SP3, Windows 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9, v.10.4, v10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.3 x 17.2 x 8.9
Modem Type:Super G3
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5 / B5, B6
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
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter / Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes / Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper

PC Connectivity

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


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:copy, print / Copy, Print, Scan
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

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


Power consumption (average operating):21
Power consumption (off):1.6
Power consumption (standby):4.1


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Printing Speed B/W:8.4ppm / 8.4ipm
Max Printing Speed Color:5.6ppm / 5.6ipm
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):35 / 5.6
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.4


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 14
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 4800
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Easy-PhotoPrint EX\nMP Navigator EX
Drivers included: Yes

Sound Emission

Print noise level:43.5
Printing noise level:43.5


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSDHC, miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / CF, microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD, SDHC, xD

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:Pentium 1 GHz
Minimum RAM:512

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:26 / 416.2