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Canon PIXMA MG5150 review

Reasonably priced yet feature-packed, the MG5150 ticks nearly all the right boxes

Simple but effective, the MG5150 is a worthy newcomer to Canon's growing range of five-ink all-in-one printers. The onboard control system for direct printing is particularly intuitive, running costs are reasonable, and print quality is very good for both document and photo printing.

We liked

Refreshingly neat and compact for an all-in-one printer, the MG5150 has the refinement of dual input trays, ideal for stocking plain paper for document printing and photo paper, without the need to keep swapping them over in a single tray.

Auto duplex adds to the printer's green credentials, making it easy to cut down on paper usage for multi-page document output.

Scanning and printing quality are both very impressive, and the standalone control interface for direct printing is intuitive and speedy.

We disliked

Unlike most of Canon's all-in-one printers, including the older MP560, there's no wireless connectivity, which is a pain for printing from laptops. Unlike the Canon MP640, there's also no facility for printing directly onto compatible CDs and DVDs and the MG5150 takes about twice as long to print photos.

Verdict

If you don't need Wi-Fi printing or the ability to print onto CDs or DVDs, the MG5150 offers a great deal for the money. It's ideal as both a document printer and for photo output, and the standalone controls are wonderfully intuitive.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed39 Second
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity300 sheets
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
ISO Color Print Speed (ipm)6.1
ISO Mono Print Speed (ipm)9.7
Product FamilyPIXMA MG
Maximum Print Resolution9600 x 2400 dpi
Brand NameCanon
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Media SizeA4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, DL Envelope, Com10 Envelope, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, Com10 Envelope - 105 mm x 241 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Optical Resolution1200 dpi
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Number of Input Trays Supported2
Maximum Input Media Capacity300 sheets
Height160 mm
Width455 mm
Depth368 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Envelope, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Matte Paper, High Resolution Paper, T-shirt Transfer, Photo Sticker
Product SeriesMG
Colour Depth48-bit
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelMG5150
Product NamePIXMA MG5150 Multifunction Printer
Product LinePIXMA
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size6 cm (2.4")
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part Number4501B008
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

PIXMA MG5150 is an advanced, feature-rich All-In-One with 5 Single Inks, Auto Duplex print and 2-way paper feeding. Get to the function you need more quickly with Quick Operation & 6.0cm TFT display.

Number of Copies99
Platform SupportedMac, PC
Package Contents
  • PIXMA MG5150 Multifunction Printer
  • Software CD
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)7.80 kg