Canon Pixma MG3120 Review: First Look

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Canon introduced three budget friendly photo inkjet printers last fall – the Pixma MG4120, Pixma MG3120 and the Pixma MG2120 featuring Canon’s new easy loading FastFront ink system and front loading paper trays.

We reviewed the Pixma MG4120 earlier this year so now we’ve turned out attention to the Pixma MG3120. The Pixma MG3120 offers print, scan and copy functionality as well as automatic duplexing and wireless connectivity.

Want to know more? Read our hands-on first look to get build, design, specs, pricing and availability information and find out what sets the Pixma MG3120 apart physically from the other photo AIOs in its lineup!

Build & Design

The Pixma MG3120 is designed to replace the Pixma MP495 in the photo AIO family. Physically, the two are very similar with a glossy black exterior, simple control panel and nearly identical dimensions: 18 x 12 x 6-inches in nonuse for the Pixma MG3120 and 18 x 13 x 6-inches in nonuse for the Pixma MP495.

The main difference is that Canon has employed the FastFront technology, forgoing the rear flip tray and inner cartridge access of the Pixma MP495 for the front loading paper tray and front loading ink cartridge system.

The Pixma MG3120 features an 8.5 x 11.7-inch glass flatbed with a scan resolution up to 1200 x 2400 dpi. Other scan offerings include: Auto Document Fix, Auto Scan Mode, Gutter Shadow Correction and Wireless Scanning.

To the left of the scanner, you’ll find the basic control panel with a 7-segment LED setup for alerting users to ink status and selecting paper type, number of copies and more. There are five quick keys including scan, setup, stop/reset, black start and color start.

As we mentioned, you’ll need to flip open the front panel to access the 100-sheet paper tray, output tray or ink cartridges. To replace ink cartridges, you’ll actually have to pull down a second panel to access the two Canon 240 and 241 ink cartridges.

You’ll find all connections on the back of the Pixma MG3120. Users can setup the Pixma MG3120 over a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 or Wi-Fi connection.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon Pixma MG3120 Wireless Photo All-in-One is available now through Canon or authorized vendors for the suggested retail price of $79.99.

Supplies and accessories are also available through Canon. A combo set of extra large PG-240XL and CL-241XL ink cartridges (also includes photo paper) will cost $49.99 while a set of double extra large PG-240XXL and extra large CL-241XL ink cartridges will cost $67.98.

The Canon Pixma MG3120 comes with a 1-year limited warranty with the InstantExchange program.

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