Pros

  • Razor-sharp text; fast scans and copies
  • Color LCD; autoduplexing included

Cons

  • High purchase price; slow print speeds
  • Pale colors and overly pink fleshtones

At A Glance

The high price gets you some nice copy and scan capabilities but falls short on printing power.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Canon Color imageCLASS MF8450C sets new standards for business photo quality results and speed in the workplace. Its enhanced performance capabilities allow your small business or work group to compete in today's fast paced business environment. The innovative 3.5 inch color panel incorporates a TFT display, as well as a user friendly menu, and the Easy Scroll Wheel provides effortless control over any project.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.cusa.canon.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2233B001AA
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 39281049583
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 13.2   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 28.49
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 12.15
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 32.47
Color Output Quality Fair
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Superior
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 10.44
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 29.04
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 29.71
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 6.14
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 58.89
Sports Action Shot (secs) 29.71
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 6.33
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 15.33
One-Page Webpage (secs) 28.84
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.1
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 35.95
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 5.68
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.0
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.1
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 5.78
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.6
Line Art Output Quality Superior

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