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Canon Pixma MX420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 reviews of Canon Pixma MX420. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good opinions. The control panel and noise get critical comments, while there are some mixed views about the connectivity.

usability, price, performance, reliability, design

noise, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MX420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Pixma MX420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Canon Pixma MX420 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and noise. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the price.

print quality, performance, usability, noise, reliability

price

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MX420 All-In-One Wi-Fi Colour Photo Print (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)Canon PIXMA MX420 All-In-One Wi-Fi Colour Photo Print (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Pixma MX420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Canon Pixma MX420 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The performance and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the connectivity and control panel.

usability, price, performance, reliability, design

noise, paper handling, control panel, connectivity

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Pixma MX420 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer (4789B018)Canon Pixma MX420 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer (4789B018)

Apr, 2018

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

Canon Pixma MX420

 

The Canon Pixma MX420 lies in that tricky-to-shop-in, midpriced range of color inkjet multifunction printers. Costing just $150 (as of April 6, 2011), it offers print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities, but certain missing features limit it to...

Automatic document feeder ; Easy-to-use design

Duplexing is manual and PC-only ; Expensive black ink

Fax capabilities come cheaply in the MX420, but meager paper handling and costly black ink limit this model to low-volume use.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Canon Pixma MX420 Wireless Inkjet Office All-in-One

 

The Canon Pixma MX420 Wireless Inkjet Office All-in-One provides a solid set of features for a home or micro office, or dual use as a household and home-office MFP.

Good feature set. Fax and ADF. Ethernet and WiFi connectivity.

Relatively slow for the price. Mediocre output quality.

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Feb, 2011

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

Review: Canon Pixma MX420 printer offers fax on the cheap

 

Fax capabilities come cheaply in the MX420, but meager paper handling and costly black ink limit this model to low-volume use.

Setup on the Windows platform was easy. USB, ethernet, and Wi-Fi connectivity are available. The only hitch occurred during Mac installation, which presented us with two separate entries in the Add Printer dialog box: one listed as Bonjour-connected...

Apr, 2011

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by : Redmond Grybauskas (computershopper.com)

Canon Pixma MX420

 

Budget office all-in-one (AIO) printers, especially inkjet-based ones, are adding so much functionality these days that it's increasingly hard to typecast them as limited-use machines. In its update to the Pixma MX340, Canon has added some unexpected...

Excellent print quality ; Quick photo-printing speeds ; Automatic document feeder

Noisy ; Slow document-printing times ; Single color cartridge

This inkjet all-in-one will work for budget-minded small offices that can afford to sacrifice a bit of speed to get top-quality printing and a stuffed feature set.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PIXMA MX420

 

A trimmed down version of Canon's small office all-in-ones, matched by a suitably trimmed down price. Can it still better the competition?

Integrated ADF gives smart look, Easy-to-use, large-screen LCD, Wireless connection

No duplex print, Single tray for plain and photo paper, Above average running costs

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Simon Handby (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PIXMA MX420 review

 

While the MX420's mono print costs are disappointing, it's otherwise a good value MFP that's well suited for the home office.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Jon L Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Pixma MX420 review

 

The Canon Pixma MX420 lies in that tricky-to-shop-in, midpriced range of colour inkjet multifunction printers. Costing just £129, it offers print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities, but certain missing features limit it to low-volume small or home...

For light use in a home office, the Canon Pixma MX420 is a decent buy - especially if you stick with draft mode most of the time. But it remains a feature or two shy of multifunction perfection. If you want more features and speed, or better ink costs,...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Simon Williams (smarthouse.com.au)

Canon Pixma MX420

 

Canon's latest wireless all-in-one Pixma printer trims the fat off the bigger multi-function centres with its sleek package, but is the asking price too high for this mid-range photo printer?

Integrated ADF gives smart look; Easy-to-use, large-screen LCD; Wireless connection

No duplex print; Single tray for plain and photo paper; Above average running costs

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (macworld.com.au)

Canon Pixma MX420

 

The Canon Pixma MX420 lies in that tricky-to-shop-in, mid-priced range of colour inkjet multifunction printers. Costing just £129, it offers print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities, but certain missing features limit it to low-volume small or home ...

Automatic document feeder; Easy-to-use design

Duplexing is manual and PC-only; Expensive black ink

For light use in a home office, the Canon Pixma MX420 is a decent buy – especially if you stick with draft mode most of the time. But it remains a feature or two shy of multifunction perfection. If you want more features and speed, or better ink...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Just What Was Needed

 

My parents have the big brother to this printer, but I didn't want to spend as much. After using both theirs and mine, I think this is a fantastic value. Great color prints, fast, wireless, and convenient. I don't fax often, but at this price, why not...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):3.4
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 2400
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
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):23

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display:Y
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.4 / 2.5 / 6.2

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):2.2
Power consumption (typical):14

Fax

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
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:100

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP
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 / Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Print
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6 / Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP\nMac OS X v10.4.11\nMac OS X v10.6.x / Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP\nMac OS X v10.4.11 - v10.6.x
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):18 x 16.3 x 7.8 / 18.1 x 16.4 x 7.8
Ink drop:2 pl
Languages support:31.6 x 19.4 x 3.9
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Scan time:14
Supported media weight(s):64 - 300
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7 / A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:10, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / 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:4x6,5x7 / 4x6,5x7,8x10
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, High resolution paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 300

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:No / Print
Faxing:Colour faxing / Mono faxing
Number of print cartridges:2
Print technology:Inkjet / Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
Optional connectivity:Bluetooth / Ethernet, Wireless LAN
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):14
Power consumption (standby):2.2

Printing

Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print resolution (black, normal quality):4800 x 1200 / 600 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.7
Print speed (color photo, best quality):5
Print speed (color photo, normal quality):8.7
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):5
Warm-up time:42

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Image formats supported:JPG
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 14 / A4 (210 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, OCR, USB / E-mail, USB
Scan type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF

Software

Bundled software:- MP Navigator EX\n- Easy-PhotoPrint EX\n- Easy-WebPrint\n- Speed ​​Dial Utility\n- Solution Menu EX / Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM\nMX420 Printer Driver\nEasy-PhotoPrint EX\nEasy-WebPrint EX\nMP Navigator EX\nSolution Menu
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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:45.2
Printing noise level:45.2

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSD (TransFlash), microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo Mark 2, SDHC, SxS, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), microSDHC, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:300 MHz
Minimum RAM:128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.4
Height:7.8
Weight:19.3 / 19.4 / 308.8 / 310.4
Width:18.1