Canon Pixma MX870 reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

12 customer reviews

This printer is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
Canon Pixma MX870: A4 Inkjet printer with LCD Display function and Ethernet. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Frequent home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A good quality printer from Canon for 2010, with easy to use functions and syncs very well with my iMac, running OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Bad points:
A rather large unit, though probably no larger than any other multifunctional printer.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use very good-wifi very easy to set up no complications
Robust, with clear instructions, in my opinion best all-in one- fax, scanner and printer all work extremely well-inks reasonable too.
Bad points:
Printer slightly slower than some but prints better than other faster machines.
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser Graphics or photo printing

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Very slow
Overall rating 4.0
Print quality 7.0
Compatibility 7.0
Speed 2.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Feb 2011

Simon, Haywards Heath Frequent home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A good quality wireless printer, scanner, copier and fax all in one, very convenient. It saves on desk space.
Bad points:
Fax machine persistently cuts in on phone calls, cutting off the caller at the other end. Also, it takes a long time to set itself up again when it has been idle for a while, which can be very annoying if you want to print something off quickly.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Almost everything, I wanted a printer with all the features this one claimed and have not been disaappointed.
Bad points:
I would call this section 'less than good', not bad. The buyer needs to be aware this is not a small printer and work out where to put it before buying! I have found the instructions for setting up wireless connection less than clear so have it set up via USB for now.
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2011

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Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Extra functions LCD Display
Photo printing Dedicated
Connections WiFi
Connections Ethernet
Connections Bluetooth
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A4
Memory card slot Yes
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 5
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 6.1
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 9.4
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 2400
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 9600
Height in cm 22.6
Width in cm 49.1
Depth in cm 43.7
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2010-03-15

Also known as: PIXMA MX870, Canon MX870

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Manufacturer's Description

Productive All-In-One with Wi-Fi, Memory card slots and 6.2cm TFT display

Share 4-in-1 functionality without limits

Print, Scan, Copy and Fax from virtually anywhere in the office or home with Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity. This network ready All-in-One makes sharing content across a local network easy – without clumsy connecting cables.

Fast faxing. Save faxes, save paper.

Take advantage of fast, 33.6kbps Super G3 faxing. Incoming faxes can be saved to internal memory and then be saved to a memory card or USB key – so you can view and archive them without the need to print every one.

High speed document handling

Automatically Scan, Copy or Fax large double-sided documents fast and efficiently. The built-in, 35-sheet Duplex Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) handles it all easily. Scan and save to ‘compact pdf’ ensures a small file size, ideal for saving or e-mailing. With auto duplex, 2-way paper feeding and a self-opening tray, it all ensures versatility and ease of use.

Minimise ink wastage, cut costs

5 Single Ink tanks (PGI-520BK, CLI-521BK/C/M/Y) save on ink wastage and on running costs – as each ink tank is separately replaceable.

Exceptional photolab-quality

Canon’s FINE technology, with 1pl ink droplets, delivers 9600×2400dpi print resolution for amazingly detailed colour photos and images. A spectacular 10×15cm photo is produced in approximately 39 seconds.*

6.2cm colour TFT display

View and manipulate photos easily, without a PC, via memory card slots and the practical 6.2cm colour TFT display.

Realistic document print speeds

Canon supports the industry-wide ISO standard for measuring print and copy speeds. This makes it easy to select the right PIXMA for you based on real print performance. The PIXMA MX870 offers fast ISO ESAT speeds of 9.4ipm for mono documents and 6.1ipm for colour.

Intuitive software

Auto Document Fix software delivers superb and easy-to-read scans even for colour documents combining text and images. Auto Photo Fix II corrects a wide range of common photo faults and optimises photo image quality.

Long lasting, beautiful photos

The ChromaLife100+ system** provides long lasting, beautiful photos. The combination of the PIXMA MX870, original Canon inks and certain genuine Canon photo papers preserves memories for a lifetime.


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