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Canon S900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 reviews of Canon S900. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the noise and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size. The paper handling and durability get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon S900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon S900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 user reviews of Canon S900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the noise and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Reviews about the paper handling and durability are different. Many are critical about the size.

performance, usability, price, design, noise

size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon S900 Photo Inkjet PrinterCanon S900 Photo Inkjet Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Photo: Canon S900 Color Bubble Jet

 

A combination of the fastest speed, a nearly top quality score, and a midrange price make the Canon S900 Color Bubble Jet Printer our clear Editors' Choice. It looks and operates like a regular ink jet but prints superb photographs.

Nov, 2002

Expert review by: (steves-digicams.com)

Canon S9000

 

It's a wide-format photo printer for your desktop that enables you to print photos that rival those from professional labs, from 4" x 6" up to 13" x 19". All at incredible speeds - would you believe just over four minutes to print a 13x19" print? How...

The S9000 is compatible with USB-equipped Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, XP PCs or Macintosh OS9.x, OS X computers, sorry no parallel port connection, only USB

Aug, 2002

Expert review by: (steves-digicams.com)

Canon S900

 

The S900 employs a sophisticated print head with 3,072 nozzles for faster printing and much greater detail. Advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology™ combines cutting-edge achievements in ink-droplet size, accurate ink application, consistent droplet...

The S900 is compatible with USB-equipped Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, XP PCs or Macintosh OS9.x, OS X computers, sorry no parallel port connection, only USB

Mar, 2002

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Canon S900 Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer

 

Although the Canon S900 Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer ($400 street) is suitable for printing a lot more than photographs, its mix of superb output quality and fast speed for photos is its most impressive feature. And that makes it a particularly good...

Expert review by: (luminous-landscape.com)

Canon S9000

 

Since the advent of photo-quality inkjet printing in the mid-1990s Epson has been the market leader. During the late 90's and early into the new century Epson has been prolific in introducing a broad range of high-quality photo printers. They also have...

Expert review by: (zdnet.com.au)

Canon S900 -- Too fast, too pricey

 

The Canon S900 colour photo printer is one of the new, flagship inkjets in Canon's 2002 fleet, and it has the styling to prove it.

Feb, 2002

Expert review by: (dpnow.com)

Canon S900

 

Consumer review by: Soren (shopzilla.com)

Cannon S9000 - GREAT PRINTER if you can still find one!

 

Great Quality-Large Paper Capable-6 separate ink cartrides

none so far!

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: elsinore (shopzilla.com)

Good but not great...

 

Great print quality; easy to set up and use

Uses up ink too quickly; not great matte prints

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: Eddie (shopzilla.com)

GREAT MACHINE

 

This machine is awesome! Quiet, fast, crisp, and very clear

none

Dec, 2003

Product Specifications

The S900 Photo Printer from Canon delivers truly amazing quality at unheard-of speeds, right out of the box. Push the print button and, in just about 37 seconds, you'll have a spectacular 4" x 6" borderless print rivaling those you get from a professional photo lab - in your hands. In approximately 60 seconds, you can produce incredible 8.5" x 11" photo prints just as easily. When printed on Canon Photo Paper Pro, photos retain their brilliance and vibrancy for approximately 25 years. Technological innovation makes the S900 photo printer one of the highest-performing photo printers available. The sophisticated printhead features 3, 072 nozzles - double that of previous models in this range - making it possible to print faster and with greater detail. Plus, Canon's advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology combines cutting-edge achievements in ink droplet size, accurate ink application, consistent droplet quality and ink composition. The result is superior 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution, up to 49 gradation levels, reduced graininess and breathtaking detail and color reproduction. The S900 Photo Printer features the Canon Think Tank System. Six individual ink tanks, one for each color, make it easy to replace just the color that runs out, rather than the entire cartridge. Plus, a unique optical low-ink sensor warns you with an on-screen message when an ink tank is low, giving you plenty of time to replace the tank before it runs out.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6in/13.1in
Height:7.3in/7.7in
Weight:12.8lbs/17.6lbs
Width:17.4in/22.6in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:France/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:900/9000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon S

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:100
Standard input capacity:100

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:A3+, A3, Ledger+, Ledger, B4, A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 4" x 6" & custom size / A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 4"x 6" & custom size

Media Weight

Media weights by paper path:64 to 105 g/m2 and supported Canon special media up to 245 g/m2

Memory

Buffer Size:80

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Gray

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Paper Handling

Paper handling:auto sheet feeder

Print Quality

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 1200

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Color printing technology:Bubble Jet ink-on-demand with advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology
Compatible ink types, supplies:BCI-6Bk Black Ink Tank, BCI-6C Cyan Ink Tank, BCI-6M Magenta Ink Tank, BCI-6Y Yellow Ink Tank, BCI-6PC Photo Cyan Ink Tank, BCI-6PM Photo Magenta Ink Tank
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:4

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in) / Ledger B Size (11 in x 17 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Super B (13 in x 19 in) / A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):6ppm/7ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):6ppm/7ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Banners / Coated paper / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Greeting cards / High-gloss film / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Banners / Envelopes / Glossy photo cards / Glossy photo film / Glossy photo paper / High-gloss photo film / Iron-on transfers / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Banners / Envelopes / Glossy photo cards / Glossy photo paper / High resolution paper / High-gloss photo film / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Banners / Envelopes / Glossy photo cards / Glossy photo paper / High-gloss photo film / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Plain paper / Iron-on transfers / Photo paper / Glossy photo paper / Banners / High-gloss photo film / Glossy photo cards / High resolution paper
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Not available
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Personal printer

Printing

PPM color:6 / 7
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):6 / 7
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):6 / 7
Resolution color:2400 x 1200

RAM

Installed Size:80KB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/ME/XP/2000/Mac OS 8.6 - 9.x/Mac OS X / Windows 98/ME/XP/2000/Mac OS 8.6 - 9.x/MacOS X
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:Windows 98: 486, 16 MB RAM, 15 MB free HD space, CD-ROM drive, USB interface, VGA display. Windows Millennium Edition:Pentium 150 MHz or greater, 32 MB RAM, 15 MB free HD space, CD-ROM drive, USB interface, VGA display.Windows XP Professional or Home Edition:Pentium 300 MHz or greater, 128 MB RAM, 25 MB free HD space, CD-ROM drive, USB interface, SVGA display. Windows 2000: Pentium 133 MHz or greater, 32 MB RAM for Professional, 64 MB RAM for Server, 25 MB free HD space, CD-ROM drive, USB interface, VGA display.
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Mac OS 8.6 - 9.x: Macintosh with USB, 12 MB available RAM, 30 MB free HD space. Mac OS X: Macintosh with USB, 128 MB or more installed RAM, 100 MB free HD space. / Mac OS 8.6 - 9.x: Macintosh with USB, 12 MB available RAM, 30 MB free HD space.Mac OS X:Macintosh with USB, 128 MB or more installed RAM, 100 MB free HD space.
OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Apple MacOS X / MacOS 9 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Microsoft Windows XP

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.4 x 12.6 x 7.28 / 22.6 x 13.1 x 7.72
Networking features:N
Printer management:ICM v 2.0, ColorSync 2.5 or later, Exif 2.2 (via Easy-PhotoPrint) / ICM v2.0, ColorSync 2.5 or later, Exif 2.2 (via Easy-PhotoPrint)
Type:colour - ink-jet