Canon Pixma MP620 All-In-One Photo Printer review

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  • Pros

    • Crisp, vibrant photos up to 8x10's
    • Easy setup, intuitive menus
    • Reasonably priced

  • Cons

    • Difficult to switch network
    • Outside panel smudges
    • Rear paper tray is flimsy, awkward

The Canon Pixma MP620 is an all-in-one inkjet photo printer so its safe to say without even reading the review that it’s a busy little machine.  It’s packed with a scanner, copier, two paper trays, a built-in card reader and wireless network capability and decent print speeds for $150.  Seems too good to be true. 

That’s why I was so delighted to get this printer in for review last month; I couldn’t wait to see if the Canon Pixma MP620 was all that it claimed to be, especially after the positive review we gave the MP970 a few months back.


• Inkjet 3-in-1 printer (print, copy, scan)
• 2.5” TFT display
• Print speed up to 26 ppm (black), 17 ppm (color)
• Print resolution: up to 9600 x 2400 dpi
• 150 page paper tray capacity 
• Copy speed up to 24 ppm (black), 16 ppm (color)
• Scanner resolution:  2400 x 4800 dpi (optical), 19,200 x 19,200 dpi (interpolated)
• Compatible with Memory Stick, SD and xD card
• Includes auto photo fix, borderless printing, photo index sheet
• Wireless LAN, Bluetooth v 2.0, Ethernet, USB 2.0 connectivity

The Basics

The Canon PIXMA MP620 all-in-one is actually a small printer at approx. 18 lbs.  Its dimensions are 14.5″ x 17.7″ x 6.9″ (when not in use) so it doesn’t take up a gross amount of space like some multifunction printers.

It’s a pretty modern looking exterior mostly done in silver with black edging and a black control panel.  I found that the black edging/paneling was easily smudged and I couldn’t keep fingerprints off of it.  All of the paper trays fold into the printer to keep it compact when not in use.  There are two main paper trays: a front loading tray for regular paper and a rear tray that pops up for photo paper. 

The front loading tray can hold up to 150 pages of paper and the rear photo tray can hold up to 20 4×6-inch sheets of photo paper. 

Above the front tray, the MP620 folds out a third tray where the finished prints appear. On the right side of that, there is another small compartment that has three different sized memory card slots. 

The MP620 is compatible with SD Memory Card, SDHC, Micro SD, MultiMedia Card (v4.1), MultiMediaCard Plus (v.4.1), RS-MMC, Compact Flash Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card (Type M) and xD-Picture Card (Type H).  It can also be used with mini memory cards but you’ll need an adapter.

There is also a PictBridge port below the memory card slots.

The pop-up 2.5” LCD and control panel is located on top of the MP620.  The control panel consists of 16 buttons.  They are labeled: power, navigation, home, back, four arrow keys, OK/enter, two option keys, copies plus, copies negative, black, color and stop.

If you left the top up, you’ll find the scanner/copier area.   Its dimensions are approx. 8 ½ x 12 inches. 

If you lift the scanner/copier area, you’ll find yourself looking at the inside of the machine.  This is where you load the five individual ink cartridges in the beginning of set-up and when you need to change an empty cartridge.

The power cord is connected on the back left side.  If you plan on connecting the MP620 to your network or personal computer through a wired connection, the USB port is located on the back right side.



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