Canon Pixma MP495 review

by Sarah Meyer Reads (23,478)
Editor's Rating
6.50

TG Ratings Breakdown

    • Service & Support
    • 5
    • Print Quality
    • 6
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 6
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 6.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Overview

  • Pros

    • Ease of use
    • Low initial cost
    • Wireless connectivity
  • Cons

    • Less vibrant photo color
    • Color document pause

The Canon Pixma MP495 Wireless Photo All-in-One was one of eight new photo printers released this summer. Like all the new printers, the MP495 experienced the Pixma makeover; a compact, sleek black design with silver accents and featuring Canon’s latest technologies including HD Movie Print, an Easy Photo Print app for Android, enhanced photo software that connects directly to Flickr and the Easy Web Print.

More importantly, the 3-in-1 Pixma MP495 is a budget friendly model priced at less than $100 while offering high resolution photos in 46 seconds with a 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi, built-in wireless connectivity, and Energy Star efficiency.

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PIXMA MP495 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 3-in-1 device: print, scan and copy
  • Print speeds: up to 8.8 ipm in black, 5.0 ipm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
  • Full HD Movie Print
  • Rear tray capacity: 100 sheets
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Energy Star certified
  • 1-year limited warranty with Instant Exchange program

BUILD AND DESIGN
As previously mentioned, the Pixma MP495 features a new design: a glossy black exterior with silver accents and a Canon logo on the front panel. The Pixma MP495 is also more compact then previous generations with storage dimensions of 18 x 13 x 6 inches (W x D x H) and a total weight just over 12 lbs.

The 24-bit external flatbed scanner is found under the top lid bearing a small Pixma logo in the middle. The Pixma MP495 can scan documents up to 8.5 x 11.7 inches and features Canon’s Gutter Shadow Correction.

To the right of the scanner resides the 10-button control panel. Since the MP495 is a budget friendly model, there is no LCD panel or Easy Scroll Wheel (common to the Pixma lineup).

Pull open the output tray and lift up below the scanner to access the inside of the Pixma MP495 and install the ink cartridges. Canon provides two cartridges: the CL-211 dye-based color cartridge and the PG-210 pigment-based black ink cartridge. Canon also sells high capacity cartridges for the MP495: the CL-211 XL color cartridge and the PG-210 XL black cartridge.

There is no paper cassette but the 100-sheet rear tray is compatible with a variety of media including: Legal copy paper, U.S. #10 envelopes, 4×6 photo paper, 8.5 x 11 inch Fine Art paper, etc.

All connections are found on the back of the Pixma MP495. Canon does offer built-in wireless connectivity on this model.


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