Canon PIXMA MG6150 review

A practically perfect Wi-Fi all-in-one printer

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The beautifully designed MG6150 looks wonderfully sleek with an almost complete absence of buttons. Instead, the top cover also acts as a neat touch panel and icons become illuminated only when they're active, which also makes the printer very intuitive in stand-alone use. The feast of all-in-one extras here includes direct photo printing and photocopying, along with USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity.

We liked

Print speeds are really impressive and much quicker than Canon's slightly downmarket MG5150. While the printer offers superb document quality, it really comes into its own with photo printing. Colour is just as sumptuous as Canon's MG5150 and iP4850 printers, and the black-and-white photo output is the best we've seen from any A4 printer.

Build-wise, the new touch-panel controls add elegance and simplicity to the MG6150. What's more, the wide-ranging media card slots include compatibility with CompactFlash cards. This is often omitted in the latest all-in-one printers, but it's still a necessity for many D-SLR camera users.

We disliked

There's almost nothing to dislike about the MG6150. Sure, it doesn't have stand-alone fax facilities built in, but this isn't a printer geared towards small business use. It's a little on the chunky side too, measuring 470 x 368 x 173mm (W x D x H), but this isn't above average for an all-in-one printer.

Verdict

Barely any more expensive than the outgoing Canon MP640, the MG6150 crams in an extra grey cartridge for fabulous fidelity in monochrome photo printing and a much more elegant touch panel interface, but still offers auto duplex double-sided printing, direct printing onto discs and wide-ranging connectivity options. It's a cracker.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed20 Second
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity300 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
ISO Color Print Speed (ipm)9.3
ISO Mono Print Speed (ipm)12.5
Product FamilyPIXMA
Maximum Print Resolution9600 x 2400 dpi
Brand NameCanon
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingAutomatic
Media SizeA4, A5, B5, Legal, Letter, DL Envelope, Com10 Envelope, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, 101.60 mm x 152.40 mm, 127 mm x 177.80 mm, 203.20 mm x 254 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, Com10 Envelope - 105 mm x 241 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Optical Resolution4800 dpi
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
EthernetYes
InfraredYes
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Number of Input Trays Supported2
Maximum Input Media Capacity300 sheets
Height173 mm
Width470 mm
Depth368 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, High Resolution Paper, Photo Paper, T-shirt Transfer, Envelope, CD/DVD, Photo Sticker, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Matte Paper
Colour Depth48-bit
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelMG6150
Product NamePIXMA MG6150 Multifunction Printer
Product LinePIXMA
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size7.5 cm (3")
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part NumberMG6150
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The PIXMA MG6150 is an advanced wireless solution to producing outstanding prints, copies and scans. Maximum print resolution of 9600dpi combined with microscopic dots of a minimum size of 1pl and 6 efficient individual ink tanks ensure lab quality photos

Number of Copies99
Platform SupportedMac, PC
Package Contents
  • PIXMA MG6150 Multifunction Printer
  • Setup CD-ROM
  • 6 x Individual Ink Tanks
  • Print Head
  • Warranty Card
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)9.20 kg