Pros

  • Stunning 3.6-inch color LCD screen
  • Supports film scanning

Cons

  • Lacks faxing and an ADF
  • Scan quality could be more consistent

At A Glance

The MP950 has a nice 3.6-inch LCD and great paper handling, and delivers quality text and photos. Scan results were mixed.

Manufacturer’s Description

If you are looking for the ultimate in Print-Copy-Scan performance, this is your machine. The PIXMA MP950 Photo Multifunction Printer produces an amazing resolution of up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi, for remarkable detail and clarity. To achieve this, Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) uses a next-generation 3584-nozzle print head that ejects precise, consistent droplets as small as 1 picoliter.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.cusa.canon.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 0585B002
General Information
UPC Code 882780035225
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Memory stick
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO

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 8.4   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 8.12
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Superior
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 19.9
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 41.57
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 8.41
Line Art Output Quality Fair
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.4
Color Photo (secs) 21.04
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 8.85
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 72.45
Color Output Quality Very Good
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 36.65
One-Page Copy (secs) 13.63
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Very Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 8.36
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Very Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 14.92
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 8.18
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 46.71
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 8.09
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 71.01
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 46.71
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Fair
Color Photo, Normal Settings 21.04
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.3
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 84.95
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.3
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 12.7
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 341.89