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Canon Pixma MX870

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1451 reviews of Canon Pixma MX870. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and multifunction. The price and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MX870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 958 user reviews of Canon Pixma MX870 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the multifunction and print quality are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the reliability.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer (4206B002)Canon PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer (4206B002)

May, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Canon Pixma MX870 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer


The Canon Pixma MX870 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer is strong on output quality and features.

Prints, scans, copies, faxes. Ethernet and WiFi. Automatic document feeder. High-quality photos.

Relatively slow, particularly for business applications.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Justin Yu (

Canon Pixma MX870 review


If you take the minimalist design of the Canon Pixma MX330 , add the functionality of the Pixma MX7600 , and throw in built-in Wi-Fi, you'll end up with the Canon Pixma MX870. It offers wireless networking while still maintaining all the features you...

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

Output speed prone to intermittent lags.

Like Canon's other printers in its Pixma MX-series, the stylish MX870 has versatile features, including a handy scroll wheel and an ample 2.5-inch LCD, to help you get the job done. We recommend the Canon Pixma MX870 as a do-it-all device with an...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (

Canon Pixma MX870


For $200 (as of May 26, 2010), the Canon Pixma MX870 color inkjet multifunction printer offers a lot of features and performance for the money, especially for small-office or home-office users. Its ink prices are good, too.

300-sheet paper capacity ; Low ink costs ; Automatic duplexer

Scanner cover doesn't telescope

This well-balanced MFP offers excellent output, good performance, and low ink costs, making it well suited for a small office or a busy family.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (

Canon Pixma MX870 Printer Review


If you take the minimalist design of the Canon Pixma MX330, add the functionality of the Pixma MX7600, and throw in built-in Wi-Fi, you'll end up with the Canon Pixma ...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by (

Canon PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer


If you're in the market for an office machine that can boost productivity and stand up to heavy use, the Canon PIXMA MX870 definitely deserves to be on your short list. It's a fast, full-featured all-in-one available at a reasonable price. And the...

9600 x 4800 dpi print resolution4800 x 2400 scan resolution9.4 ipm black, 6.1 ipm color printing speeds2.5 inch color LCD display35 page automatic document feeder

The Canon PIXMA MX870 is a new all-in-one wireless office quality...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (

Best multifunction printer


The Canon Pixma MX870 is a full-featured fax-equipped MFP that is ideal for a home office. Despite its low price, it is packed with features including automatic duplexing, an automatic document feeder (35 pages) and wireless networking. Its paper...

High paper capacity for the price, auto-duplexing, 35-sheet ADF, 2.5-inch color LCD

On the slow side, some concerns about color accuracy

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi, Melissa Riofrio (

Review: Canon Pixma MX870 multifunction device


Well-balanced multifunction printer performs well and offers inexpensive ink.

One of several new inkjet MFPs introduced by Canon in recent months, the silver (with black accents) Pixma MX870 is both sporty and simple in design. Big buttons on the front control panel let you bring up its major functions (copying, faxing,...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta (

Canon Pixma MX870 Review and Ratings


This big all-in-one inkjet is easy to use and has lots of features attractive to small-office users, but it offers little that the competition doesn't.

Very easy to use ; Dual paper feeders ; Built-in scanning/printing duplexers

Slow performance ; Print, image quality could be better

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Sarah Meyer (

Canon Pixma MX870 review


It might also be the largest Canon Pixma printer I've reviewed (not including the professional series) with the approximate dimensions of 19 x 17 x 9 inches in storage mode although still more compact than any multifunction laser print on the market today

Quality prints ; MP Navigator scan software ; Useful office features

Processing slowed down print speeds ; Uneven single document scans

There is a 1-yr limited warranty with Canon's Instant Exchange program and toll-free technical phone support

Feb, 2010


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Canon Pixma MX870


All-in-one printers are a must-have for today's home office, and they can offer a surplus of handy features for the casual user as well. If you are looking for advanced features such as printing, faxing and scanning, with more options and capabilities...

The Canon Pixma MX870 offers excellent print quality

You'll go through black ink cartridges quickly

It burns through black ink fast, but it produces gorgeous prints.

Product Specifications

Bring the ultimate wireless printing solution to your home or small office. The PIXMA MX870 Wireless Home Office All-In-One lets you print from any room in your home and boasts incredible 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi with tiny 1pl ink droplets 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 2-sided documents without having to manually flip the pages and can reduce your paper consumption by 50%. Combine both of those and you can automatically copy two sided documents without having to flip any paper manually at all. Additionally, various security features like password protected PDF's let you feel safe about creating and distributing your most confidential files. Super G3 High-speed Fax and networkable Ethernet ensure efficient communication and thanks to Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology, your copies will maintain the integrity of the original while you produce remarkable scans at 4800 dpi. This versatile Wireless Office All-In-One also prints photo lab quality pictures. So, utilize 2 Paper Paths to easily select printing documents on plain paper and pictures on photo paper without having to load one paper at a time. Speaking of photos, take full advantage of Canon's fantastic Wi-Fi printing technology and print your photos wirelessly from compatible iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod touch devices with the Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone App, available for free on the app store. Enjoy additional computer-less printing capabilities via compatible memory cards, PictBridge and optional Bluetooth while images are easily viewed on a 2.5" LCD. Whether you're running your business on a PC or Mac, the PIXMA MX870 meets all of your printing needs in one machine and can fit virtually anywhere!


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):4.3
Max Copying Speed Color:4.3ppm
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:2.5

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.9
Power consumption (standby):3.4
Power consumption (typical):22


Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax memory:250
Fax resolution fine mode (Black and White):8 x 7.7
Fax resolution standard mode (black & white):8 x 3.85
Fax resolution superfine mode (black & white):300 x 300 dpi
Fax speed (A4):3
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:300
Number of standard paper trays:2
Standard input capacity:150


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: 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
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
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Compatible products:PGI-520BK, CLI-521BK, CLI-521C, CLI-521M, CLI-521Y, PT-101, PR-201, PP-201, SG-201, GP-501, MP-101, PS-101, TR-301, BU-30
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.3 x 17.2 x 8.9
Duplex supported media size:A4, B5, A5, Letter
Fax resolution (photo):200 x 200 dpi
Ink drop:1pl
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Power supply type:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Standard media sizes (duplex, metric):A4, B5, A5, Letter
Technical features:ChromaLife100+
Wireless Technology:WiFi

Paper Handling

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

PC Connectivity

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


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Faxing:Colour faxing
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning
Security Features:WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP64/128bit

Ports & interfaces

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


Power consumption (average operating):22
Power consumption (off):0.9
Power consumption (standby):3.4


DVD/CD printing: No
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):9.4ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):6.1ppm
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):9.4
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):6.1


Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Easy-WebPrint EX Downloader, Speed Dial Utility, Auto Photo Fix II
Drivers included: Yes

Sound Emission

Print noise level:44
Printing noise level:44


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDHC

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:300 MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:Internet Explorer 6 + / Safari

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:26 / 416.2