Canon unveiled the next generation of the Pixma MG series – the Pixma MG8220 and Pixma MG6220 – in late August and I was interested to see how these new printers might have improved beyond the new name.
Today, we’ll be taking a look at the flagship Pixma MG8220 Wireless Photo All-in-One. It offers many of the same features we first saw on the Pixma MG8120: identical print speeds and print resolution, Intelligent Touch system with 3.5-inch LCD, two-way paper feeding, automatic duplexing and built-in wireless connectivity.
So what’s different this time around? Canon tweaked the design slightly, added a CD/DVD/Blu-ray tray and jumped on board with cloud printing with the Pixma Cloud Link feature.
See all of our photos of the Pixma MG8220 as well as read about the new design, specs and pricing information and then make sure to come back to read our full review!
BUILD AND DESIGN
The Canon PIXMA MG8220 shares the same design and dimensions – approximately 16 x 19 x 8 inches in nonuse – as the previous generation MG8120 but Canon has used a matte finish on the new model as opposed to the old glossy finish and I have to say I prefer it. Not only was it easier to take pictures of in our photo lab but it also cuts down on pesky fingerprints, smudges and dust.
The Pixma MG8220 sticks with the Intelligent Touch system and adjustable 3.5-inch LCD. For those unfamiliar, the Intelligent Touch features backlit touch sensitive buttons operating through electric currents as opposed to the push of a finger (fight the overwhelming desire to physically press the backlit buttons). For Canon users in the know, the Easy Scroll Wheel has now been adopted into a touch sensitive scroll wheel.
Lift the top panel to access the 48-bit flatbed scanner with film adapter unit built in to the lid. Users can scan or copy documents and photos up to 8.5 x 11.7 inches in size at a maximum optical resolution of 4800 x 4800 dpi.
Pull the front panel down (the familiar Canon logo marks the spot) and you’ve got a makeshift output tray. And this is also where the CD/DVD/Blu-ray feature has been added. Grab the separate tray with CD and pull open the cover (marked with a white arrow) and insert the tray.