Pros

  • Dual paper trays, built-in duplexer
  • Produces dark text with crisp edges

Cons

  • Lacks faxing and an ADF
  • No film-scanning

At A Glance

Dual paper trays, a built-in duplexer, and strong text and photos make the MP500 good value even without fax capability.

Manufacturer’s Description

With the versatile PIXMA MP500 Photo Multifunction Printer on your desktop, you'll ask yourself how you ever got along without it. This amazing machine delivers an impressive resolution of up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi, for remarkable detail and clarity.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.cusa.canon.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 0579B002
General Information
UPC Code 829160902418
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Memory stick
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Copy quality Very good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 6.4   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 9.09
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Superior
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 20.01
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 42.55
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 6.93
Line Art Output Quality Good
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.4
Color Photo (secs) 18.63
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 7.08
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 51.28
Color Output Quality Good
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 48.79
One-Page Copy (secs) 13.9
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Very Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 6.71
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 10.72
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 6.74
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 56.59
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 6.62
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 94.04
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 56.59
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Color Photo, Normal Settings 18.63
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.1
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 86.01
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.1
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 17.84
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 82.68