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Canon PIXMA MP620 ReviewCanon pixma mp620

Reviewer: Tim Benson
Printer Type: All-in-One, Inkjet         
Overall Rating: 3/5   

For under $150 this is a true multifunction printer which performs not only text and photo prints but can also scan, read flash memory cards, connect wirelessly either with WiFi, Bluetooth or a even a cell phone. TheMP620 holds 150 sheets in the input tray, which is located below the printer and a second tray is available at the back of the printer. The second tray can be used to load glossy photo sheets or more paper.

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The output tray is quite a show and will open automatically upon printing.
The warm up time is minimal – the MP620 can start printing seconds after it’s switched on. However it sometimes performs a head clean automatically, though this done only when needed and not on every print.

The MP620 control display is in the form of a 2.5inch colour LCD touch screen which is hidden out of view under a flip panel on top of the printer. The touch screen is complimented with buttons directly below the screen. The main buttons are two function buttons and below them is a four way navigator with an OK push button which has a scroll wheel around it.The scroll wheel can be accidently used when using the four way navigator, as they are so close together. This can be annoying, but soon get used to it and have to be more careful.

There is two copy buttons which allows the user to either increase or decrease the number of copies which are needed. At first glance the buttons seem to be a bit overwhelming, but after using them they are appreciated and make tasks much easier to complete.
The card reader is hidden away behind a plastic flap, which can be a little difficult to get too if you have big hands – but it can be done.


The scanner on this model is quite impressive, in fact the copy was better than the original. In this case I copied a green slip, which was - well a carbon copy. The writing was hard to read, and not very legible. Though after passing it through the scanner it made the text really stand out, and basically dropped the background. Quite impressive!

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As for scanning photos, again we where very impressed. The skin tones were an exact match, the people’s hair and eye lashes where of perfect contrast and all with remarkable clarity.
Ok so it scans great – what about the prints? With one-picoliter droplets and 9600x2400 dpi, the MP620 makes exceptional prints from four dye inks: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The colour prints are very nicely rendered, natural looking and clear.

As expected the text prints where again exceptional with crisp smooth characters with perfect sharp rounding and no signs of jagged edges when inspected under a 5x magnifier even with the more complicated fonts.
Speed wise this machine produces 7.6ppm of plain text and 2.2ppm with photos or complex graphics.


Canon PIXMA MP620 Specifications

Print Speed (up to)
Color Photo: 4" x 6" borderless photo: approximately 41 seconds6
Black: Up to 26 ppm (as fast as 2.3 seconds per page)6
Color: Up to 17 ppm (approximately 3.6 seconds per page)6
Number of Nozzles
Black: 320
Color: 2,048
Total:2,368

Print Resolution (up to)
Black: 600 x 600 dpi5
Color: 9600 x 2400 dpi5
Output Tray Capacity
Letter, Legal, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", U.S. #10 Envelopes
Automatic Sheet Feeder
150 Page

Copier Copy Speed (up to)
Black: Up to 24 cpm (as fast as 2.5 seconds per page)6
Color: Up to 16 cpm (as fast as 3.8 seconds per page)6
Reductions Enlargement
25% - 400%

Copy Features
4 in 1 / 2 in 1, AE (Auto Exposure / Intensity Copy), Borderless, Face Brightener/ Fading Correction, Fit-to-Page, Image Repeat, Intensity, Manual Color Adjustment, Masking Copy, Multiple Copy (1-99 pages), Preset Copy Ratios, Photo Reprint, Trimming Copy, Zoom.

Scanner Element
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Max. Resolutions
Optical: 2400 x 4800 dpi
Interpolated: 19,200 x 19,200 dpi
Auto Scan Mode, Gutter Shadow Correction, Network Scan,Push Scan, Scan to

Memory
48-bit internal/24-bit external
Max. Document Size
Flatbed: 8.5" x 11.7"
Photo Card Support Media
SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™ MultiMedia CardCard,® (v4.1), MultiMediaCard® Plus (v.4.1),miniSD™ Card, miniSDHC™ Card, RS-MMC™ microSD™ microSDHC™ Card, Compact Flash® Card, Microdrive®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro™ Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick Micro™ , xD-Picture Card™, xD-Picture Card® (Type M), xD-Picture Card® (Type H) 2

General Specifications Other Features
Auto Photo Fix, Borderless Printing9, Calendar Print, Document Printing, ID Photo Print, Photo Index Sheet, Photo Printing, Template Print

OS Compatibility
Windows Vista®, Windows XP/2000 and Mac OS®X v. 10.3.9 to 10.5x11

S   tandard Interface
Wireless LAN interface (IEEE 802.11b/g)1, Bluetooth® v2.04 (Optional), Card Slots (See Memory Card Support), Ethernet, PictBridge (Cable not included), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Software Included
Included in box: CD-ROM including Printer Driver, Setup Software and User's Guide, Easy-PhotoPrint EX, MP Navigator EX, Solution Menu

Dimension (W x D x H)
14.5" x 17.7" x 6.9"

Weight
18.7 lbs.

Warranty
Toll-free technical phone support plus 1-year limited warranty with InstantExchange program12
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