Pros

  • Top-notch performance across the board
  • Includes fax and duplex ADF capabilities

Cons

  • No Wi-Fi or ethernet networking options

At A Glance

The fast-performing Pixma MP830 includes fax and duplex ADF capabilities, and produces top-notch prints, copies, and scans.

Manufacturer’s Description

The PIXMA MP830 can print up to 30 ppm (29 cpm) in black and up to 24 ppm in color (24cpm), and a 4" x 6" borderless print takes about 36 seconds. The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface enables the fastest image transfers and scanning speeds possible today. Plus, with direct photo printing, just connect to any PictBridge compatible digital camera or DV camcorder, and print. You can even download images directly off of CompactFlash, Micro Drive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick Pro, SD and MultiMedia Cards. Plus, select the images on the extra-large 2.5" LCD color viewer.The unit's ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system - four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink - produces exceptional photos, along with laser-quality text. Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) uses a high-performance 3,584-nozzle print head that ejects precise and consistent droplets as small as 1 picoliter. With that, you get outstanding resolutions up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi and clear, detailed images.This high-end office All-In-One does it all. The auto duplex Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) can read both sides of a 2 sided document, letting you copy or scan a 2 sided original without having to flip it over by hand! The ADF can hold 35 pages of originals at one time, making it much easier to copy, scan or fax multi-page documents. And when combined with the unit's dual paper trays, the ADF gives you the capability for high-capacity copying, even of 2 sided originals. The AE (Auto Exposure) Copy

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 0583B002
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 51851159089
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 203 x 203 dpi
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Copy quality Very good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 8.2   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 8.09
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 34.59
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 5.13
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 73.12
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Very Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 5.15
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 222.48
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.9
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 5.16
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 35.59
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 5.39
Color Photo, Normal Settings 15.78
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 5.25
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 32.29
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.9
Line Art Output Quality Good
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 32.29
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 46.85
Color Output Quality Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 7.39
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 73.45
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Very Good
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
One-Page Copy (secs) 14.19
Color Photo (secs) 15.78
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 17.06
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 5.25
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.9