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Canon S600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Canon S600. 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. People are impressed by the size and design. The print quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the noise and price get negative opinions.

performance, usability, print quality, design, size

price, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon S600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Littman (



A reasonable price tag, modest ink costs, and quick text printing make the Canon S600 a good choice for the home office.

Nov, 2001

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Canon S600 Color Bubble Jet


Crisp text and graphics--and slow speeds--suit the Canon S600 to home users.

Somewhat slow print speeds keep the S600 out of the small office; it fits best in the home, with a moderate $149 price and reasonable ink costs.

May, 2001

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Canon S600 Color Printer


With such an impressive combination of price and performance, you may be tempted to purchase several Canon S600 Color Bubble Jet printers ($200 street) rather than network a more expensive printer in your small office or home office. The S600 is a...

Expert review by : David B. Brooks (

Canon S600 Bubble Jet Printer


Not everyone with a camera needs or wants a dedicated photo printer, but more and more computer users with cameras could use a good letter-size printer that also makes good photographic prints.

Nov, 2001

Product Specifications

Like water racing down a mountain, the effortless speed of the S600 is a natural wonder. The S600 Color Bubble Jet Printer offers incredible speed, outstanding quality, and a host of advanced features that make this printer the perfect choice for your home or home office. Plus, it's simple to operate and quiet, so using it is a true pleasure. And because it features both USB and parallel ports, it's the ideal companion to any compatible Mac or PC. Get superior results at home with the S600 printer. Print everything from letters and flyers to Web pages and invitations at up to 15 ppm in black and 10 ppm in color. It even outputs full-color 8" x 10" photo prints in about 90 seconds on plain paper! And it does it all without compromising quality. At 2400 x 1200 dpi in color (38% higher than 2880 x 720 dpi), output is crisp and colors are brilliant. Plus, Canon's Advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology further refines color, precision and detail for breathtaking photo printing. The S600 printer uses the exclusive Canon Think Tank System. This intelligent ink-management system features four separate ink tanks - one for each color. When one color runs out, you replace just that tank rather than the entire cartridge, helping you eliminate ink waste. The Canon Think Tank System also features a unique low-ink sensor that alerts you with an on-screen message when ink levels are low. So you can drop in a tank before running out of ink unexpectedly in the middle of your print job.

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (off):1.5
Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):33


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon S

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100




Type: None


Type: None

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
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:10
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Banner, Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Plain paper, Transparencies

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Standard interfaces:Parallel, USB 1.1
Wi-Fi: No


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (off):1.5
Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):33

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:4
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):15ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Banners / Coated paper / Envelopes / Glossy photo greeting cards / Glossy photo paper / High-gloss film / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Personal printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):15
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):10


Installed Size:62KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:E-ion

Sound Emission

Noise Level:39

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Technical Details

Color of product:Grey, White
Internal RAM:62
RAM capacity:62

Weight & Dimensions