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Canon PIXMA MX515

alaTest has collected and analyzed 371 reviews of Canon PIXMA MX515. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the multifunction and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas the paper handling and reliability get negative opinions.

performance, usability, price, design, multifunction

noise, reliability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA MX515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MX515 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the design and print quality. The performance and price also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and noise.

usability, price, performance, print quality, design

noise, reliability

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Pixma MX515, 4 in 1 Printer, All-In-One Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)" Colour black, weight 10kgCanon Pixma MX515, 4 in 1 Printer, All-In-One Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)" Colour black, weight 10kg

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Canon PIXMA MX515


The PIXMA MX515 is a good looking all-in-one, but with poor performance in some areas.

Easy-maintenance cartridges ; AirPrint and WiFi Direct capabilities ; Easy set-up paper tray

Single, 100-sheet main paper tray ; Very slow duplex print ; Some inaccurate display info

Software support includes AirPrint and WiFi Direct connection for smartphones and tablets. These are both technologies which can detect and make direct connection between device and printer, without the need for a convoluted path through the Internet....

May, 2012

Expert review by : Simon Handby (

Canon PIXMA MX515 review


A stylish MFP with a comprehensive specification, but print costs are relatively high

May, 2012

Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Canon Pixma MX515 review


The Canon Pixma MX515 is a multifunction colour inkjet printer with good connectivity and reasonable running costs.

The Canon Pixma MX515 isn’t particularly easy to obtain at the time of going to press. The reliable MX515 worked well across our tests, and comes with some very nice features and good connectivity, although we weren’t too impressed with the text...

May, 2012

Expert review by : mfereday (

Canon PIXMA MX515


Recently I have been spending time picking up printed documents from the floor. To find out more about the device forcing me to carry out this task, read on.

With its lacquered black casing, the Canon PIXMA MX515 is an All-in-One device that offers print, scan, fax and copy facilities with an ADF feature that has a 30-page capacity. There is a choice of standalone USB or either wired or wireless network...

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4
Time to first copy (color, normal):21


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:Y
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.4

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):0.4 / 1.7


Auto-redialing: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:20
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR / MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax memory:50
Fax resolution:300 x 300
Fax resolution (black & white):300 x 300
Fax Speed:3
Fax transmission speed:3
Group dial:19
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:30
Paper input type:Manual, Paper tray
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

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, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color faxing: Yes
Color scanning: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):18 x 15.2 x 7.87
Duplex (double-sided): Yes
Languages support:31.6 x 19.4 x 3.9
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Plug and Play: Yes
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF
Scanner integrated: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:10, 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 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15,13x18,20x25
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105


All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:copy, print / No / Print
Faxing:Colour faxing
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Optional connectivity:Bluetooth
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB 2.0 / Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):18
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):0.4 / 1.7


Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.7
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):5.5


Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:JPG
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:A4 (210 x 297) / Legal (216 x 356)
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, Fax, File, OCR, USB
Scan type:ADF / Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:ADF / Flatbed & ADF


Bundled software:Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX¹, Easy-WebPrint EX, Canon Speed Dial Utility, Canon Solution Menu EX
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Print noise level:42
Printing noise level:42


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Carbon, Metallic / Face tracking, Selective Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:300 / 300MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:1024 x 768, CD-ROM, Internet Explorer 6, Safari 3

Weight & Dimensions