• Inexpensive; excellent documentation
  • Simple, intuitive control panel


  • Garish skin tones; expensive black ink
  • Poor paper tray design

At A Glance

It's a surprisingly decent machine for the price, but its high black ink costs are the tradeoff.

Manufacturer’s Description

Compact and stylish multifunction photo printer with 1.8 LCD & memory card slots. PIXMA MP490 prides itself on is ease of use so you can conveniently get the photo lab quality you want. The new Auto Photo Fix II software is built right into the machine and automatically corrects your images while easy viewing and editing can be done right on the 1.8 LCD.

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