* Review of the best according to the editors of ecdfburma.org. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, is not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Revision Ecdfburma has repeatedly reviewed the multifunctional devices from various well-known manufacturers. We are talking about combined units that combine at the same time three main functions: a printer, a scanner, a copier (or in common people - a “copier”). Today we will pay attention to this kind of office equipment produced by the world famous Japanese corporation Canon. Our experts included five models in the rating, among which everyone can find the best option for functionality and cost.
When selecting recommended models, our experts were not limited to printing technology and color. Only the highest rating of the aggregate characteristics of the device in its class was put at the forefront. Therefore, in this review you will see black and white and color, laser and inkjet MFPs.
Rating of the best Canon MFPs
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best Canon MFPs||1||Canon imageRUNNER 2520||60 350 ₽|
|2||Canon i-sensys mf734cdw||24 995 ₽|
|3||Canon i-sensys mf3010||16 350 ₽|
|4||Canon PIXMA G3411||11 435 ₽|
|5||Canon PIXMA TS5040||4 335 ₽|
Canon imageRUNNER 2520
Let's start with the real "monster" - and in size, and in performance, and in format (A3) and in cost. The only nuance that moves this MFP away from full perfection is its strictly black and white color print profile. The technology is laser.
The linear dimensions of the MFPs are 565x689x771 mm, and the net weight is 50.5 kg. Needs power supply up to 1542 watts for maximum load. Partly a large 5.7 ”LCD screen can be used for control. The dimensions, weight, large format and large capacity of the trays (more on this below) obliged developers to design the MFP housing for placement on the floor.
In printer mode, the MFP is capable of printing with technical quality up to 1200x1200 dpi and a speed per minute of 20 prints for A4 and 15 for A3. It takes 30 seconds to warm up after switching on. Duplex is activated on the fly. Looking ahead, we say that some modifications of this model may contain a separate technical device for 2-sided media delivery - this must be specified at the point of sale.
Unlike many MFPs, in the characteristics of which the designation “A3” is proudly flaunted, this model is also capable of scanning in such a large format. Accordingly, it can be easily used as a large format copier. In this mode, the prints will have an extreme technical quality of 600x600 dpi. Copy speed is exactly the same as print speed: 20 copies per minute for A4 and 15 for A3. The first copy is issued after 6.4 s. The scale can be changed within the range of 25 to 400 percent.
The capacity of the automatic paper feed tank is quite impressive - 2 thousand sheets, but it is recommended to load a capacity of no more than 350 sheets. The manual feed slot is designed for 100 sheets. Limit on the "severity" of the paper: from 64 to 128 grams per square meter.
From the technical, namely electronic side, the device is controlled by a Canon Custom brand processor with a core frequency of 400 MHz. RAM installed 256 MB. The connection options are pretty conservative - only USB and Ethernet through the RJ-45 port.
Features of the software part of the MFP: no PostScript support; There are drivers for Windows, Linux, Mac OS.
- high performance;
- twain support;
- good service;
- sound quality;
- reliability and reliability;
- no cartridge - just a toner bottle.
- no PostScript support; can be installed, but expensive.
Canon i-sensys mf734cdw
The second number in our rating is already a much more compact and twice cheaper model, but providing color laser printing. The limitation that affected the size of the device and the price is only in the size of the media - maximum A4.
The linear dimensions of the device are 471x460x469 mm, and the net weight is 26.5 kg. It requires up to 1400 watts of power for operation, in an inactive state - no more than 17.7 watts. Noise guaranteed by the manufacturer must not exceed a threshold of 63 dB. A five-inch color LCD screen on the control panel can be used to display statuses and modes and partial control.
This MFP is designed for table-level placement. Estimated productivity corresponds to the conditional 50 thousand copies in 30 days. This is approximately the size of an average office.
Full color is formed on the basis of a standard four-color model - cartridges are separate for each base color. Any color cartridge holds approximately 2300 pages of toner. Black is slightly less voluminous - at 2200 pages.
In printer mode, this MFP provides technical quality at 600x600 dpi for color and monochrome mode. At the same time, the speed of operation is calculated at 27 copies per minute, no difference in color with automatic duplex. The first image is displayed after 8.30 c in color and 8.60 c in monochrom. It takes 13 seconds to warm up after switching on.
The scanner in this MFP is a widespread flatbed type. It is capable of scanning images up to a maximum size of 216x297 mm (full A4) with a depth of perception of shades of 24 bits, and in the gray scale - 256 shades. In terms of resolution, the scanner has two modes - standard and improved. In the first, the granularity is 600x600 dpi, in the second - 9600x9600 dpi.
Separately, it is worth paying attention to the important advantage of this particular model - the system of automatic feeding of originals, due to which scanning and copying are often performed with minimal operator intervention and quickly enough. So, the auto-feeder is two-sided here, its capacity is 50 sheets. Using auto-feed, the scanning speed will be up to 27 two-sided color images per minute of maximum format or up to 47 black and white with the same parameters. Supports "transparent" sending by e-mail. Compatible with WIA and TWAIN standards.
In copier mode, the device provides technical quality at the level of 600x600 dpi in any color and speed up to 27 prints in 60 seconds of maximum format. The first copy will be returned after 9.8 s. The scale can be changed from 25 to 400 percent in increments of 1 percent.
The maximum capacity of the auto-feed media tank is 850 sheets, the optimal load is 300 sheets. Output slot holds up to 150 sheets. The manual feed is designed for a maximum of 50 sheets. Paper can be used with a weight of 50 to 200 grams per square meter.
The electronic and hardware part of the MFP has the following characteristics: processor / memory - 800 MHz and 1 GB, respectively; there is a fax function with a memory of 512 images with a maximum resolution of 400x400 dpi; connection via USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi; there is AirPrint and PostScript; direct printing possible; built-in web interface; driver package is provided for operating systems Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS.
- high quality prints;
- cartridge included;
- general ergonomics;
- convenient and intuitive controls;
- great resource.
- Often you need to buy some components - you must definitely specify the equipment at the point of sale.
Canon i-sensys mf3010
The third number in our ranking is even more compact, quite affordable, but at the same time a very multifunctional model of MFPs from Canon. An important difference from the previous model is only monochrome black and white laser printing. The maximum print and scan format is the same - A4.
The linear dimensions of the MFP are 372x254x276 mm, the net weight is 8.2 kg. It requires up to 960 watts of power in active operation and no more than 1.4 watts in standby. According to the manufacturer, in active work, it produces noise no higher than 65 dB, while in standby mode the noise is also quite noticeable - up to 43 dB. Designed for placement on a table / nightstand. Made in a strict, stylish and original design in a case made of high-quality matte plastic in black.
The estimated performance of this MFP is significantly behind the previous examples - about 8 thousand copies in 30 days, which automatically puts it in the category of "for personal use".
In printer mode, the technical quality of the produced image reaches 1200x600 dpi, and the speed of prints per minute is up to 18. Issue of the first print after 7.80 s. It takes 10 seconds to warm up after switching on. The estimated resource of a standard toner cartridge corresponds to the conditional 1600 pages. There is a built-in toner saving mode.
A flatbed scanner with a contact sensor reads the source with a color depth of 24 bits, and in the gray scale mode - 256 shades. Scan resolution is 600x1200 dpi standard, but there is also an improved reading quality mode - 9600x9600 dpi. There is compatibility with the WIA and TWAIN standards, supports the direct sending of images by e-mail directly from the device.
In copier mode, the MFP provides technical image quality at 600x600 dpi at a speed of up to 18 prints in 60 seconds. The first copy comes out after 12 seconds. The scale can be adjusted within the range of 50 to 200 percent.
The system for supplying originals and issuing prints is organized as follows: a media auto-loading reservoir with a capacity of 150 sheets, an output slot - 100 sheets. The paper weight for correct operation without chewing and tearing should be between 60 and 163 grams per square meter.
The electronics and interface of this model are very concise, if not poor. Only 64 MB of memory is installed, which is more or less acceptable, but connection is possible only via USB. PostScript, as expected, is also not supported. "Native" drivers allow you to install the MFP on Windows, MacOS or Linux.
- stylish, original design;
- simplicity and reliability;
- noisy even in sleep mode.
Canon PIXMA G3411
The next model in the ranking of the best Canon MFPs according to Ecdfburma is a distinctly "home" color model with inkjet thermal printing technology. The format, expectedly the most common, is A4.
The dimensions of this pretty “combine” are 445x163x330 mm, and the net weight is 6.3 kg. Electricity consumption is incommensurably less than any of the above laser options - only 11 watts in operation and “almost nothing” - 1.2 watts in idle time. Noise in the work is estimated by the manufacturer as not more than 53.5 dB. There is even a compact liquid crystal display on the control panel to display statuses. It implies, of course, a desktop installation.
Immediately emphasize the main advantage of this MFP is the amazing image detail in color printing mode - 4800x1200 dpi. There is also a separate mode for printing borderless photos. The speed of work (not at maximum speeds) reaches 8.80 monochrome A4 prints per minute or 5 color. One 10x15 cm photograph with appropriate quality is printed in a minute.
Another “trick” of this MFP is scanning with an increased depth of color perception. A flatbed scanner with a contact sensor reads in 48-bit color. In the gray scale mode, everything is standard - 256 shades. Resolution - 600x1200 dpi. The scan speed of a full A4 page is 19 seconds, and it doesn’t matter in color or gray scale.
In copier mode, the device processes up to 20 originals per cycle. The paper auto reservoir is designed for 100 sheets. For correct operation without failures you need paper of at least 64 and not more than 275 grams per square meter.
Decent provision of the device with consumables deserves separate words. So, the resource of any color cartridge for loading with ink corresponds to the conditional 7 thousand pages, the black cartridge is slightly less - 6 thousand copies. In addition to all of the above, the system includes an uninterrupted ink supply system (CISS).
You can connect to the printer not only via USB, but also via Wi-Fi, which many users note as an important advantage. Drivers are provided for the operating systems Windows, iOS, Android. PostScript is not supported.
- wireless connection;
- rich colors due to pigment ink;
- high depth of perception of color when scanning;
- high resolution printing and photo printing;
- wireless connection.
- numerous complaints about the incomprehensibility of the user manual.
Canon PIXMA TS5040
And finally, the cheapest, simplest, but most enjoyable, and workable Canon MFP in Ecdfburma. This is also an A4 color inkjet, like the previous model, but only with the piezoelectric principle of ink application.
The dimensions of the MFP are 375x126x315 mm, the net weight is 5.5 kg. Weight and dimensions do not leave options for accommodation - desktop. In operation, the MFP consumes almost as much energy as the previous model - 12 watts in operation and 1.6 watts in idle. The declared working noise is not higher than 44 dB. The control panel is equipped with an unexpectedly large, in the context of the overall dimensions of the MFP, LCD screen - 3 inches.
Like the previous model, this MFP is capable of printing borderless photos, provides high detail at the level of 4800x1200 dpi in any color mode. Printing speed is up to 12.6 A4 prints per minute (monochrome) and up to 9 (color). 10x15 cm color photo prints 39 seconds.
The scanning module parameters in this model are even better than the previous ones. So, the depth of color perception is the same 48 bits, but the resolution is much higher - 1200x2400 dpi. Speed - 10 scanned originals per minute, regardless of color mode. Compatible with TWAIN.
In the copy machine mode, the MFP produces technical quality at a level of up to 1200x1200 dpi in any color. The scale can be adjusted from 25 to 400 percent in increments of 1 percent. In one cycle, the copier processes 99 originals. The paper auto-feed slot is rated for 100 sheets. Correct work requires paper with a density of at least 64 and not more than 300 grams per square meter.
An important point in this MFP is that as many as five cartridges participate in printing: one of the two blacks contains pigment ink. The resource of any color cartridge is quite limited - up to 345 copies, black - up to 1795.
Useful additional functions of this model: AirPrint support, there is a slot for memory cards, there is no compatibility with PostScript. The official driver package is designed for operating systems Windows, Mac OS, iOS.
- compact and lightweight;
- five cartridges - juicy black color due to separate pigment ink;
- high quality and depth of perception of color when scanning;
- relatively large LCD.
- limited resource of color cartridges.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.