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Canon Pixma MP270

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 reviews of Canon Pixma MP270. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the multifunction and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback. The control panel and reliability get critical reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

price, performance, usability, design, multifunction

noise, reliability, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MP270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon Pixma MP270


alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP270 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the paper handling and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the control panel and reliability.

price, usability, performance, design, paper handling

noise, reliability, control panel

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP270 Multifunction Printer (Print, Scan, Copy)Canon PIXMA MP270 Multifunction Printer (Print, Scan, Copy)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon Pixma MP270


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP270 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the size and reliability. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the noise.

price, usability, performance, reliability, size


75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP270 Inkjet Photo All-in-One (3744B002)Canon PIXMA MP270 Inkjet Photo All-in-One (3744B002)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Canon PIXMA MP270 - All-in-One Inkjet Printer


This all-in-one printer with scanner is as cheap as they come.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson, <a title="" (

Canon PIXMA MP270 review


With a price tag of £59 — to throw that into perspective, it's hardly more expensive than buying two full replacement ink cartridges — it's surprisingly fully featured, offering scanning, photocopying and, of course, printing. Shop around online and...

The Canon PIXMA MP270 isn't going to win any speed or printing quality awards, but it is very attractively priced. The inclusion of reasonable scanning quality makes this printer a no-brainer — if you predominantly print documents and photos where...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (

Canon - PIXMA MP270 All-in-One printer


The competition for the most efficient and affordable All-in-One printer shows no sign of cooling down, with Canon releasing the latest in its PIXMA multifunction range for less than £60. In fact, we discovered prices significantly ...

Although you may find yourself getting through the ink cartridges relatively quickly, both the quality of the prints and the speed of operation were impressive and, for the price, the PIXMA MP270 would be an excellent choice for a low-yield All-in-One.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Canon PIXMA MP270 inkjet multifunction


This low-budget Canon multifunction printer is simple to set up and prints reasonable quality pictures from your digital camera

Quick and simple set up over USB, reasonable scan quality, low price for included features

Not fast to print text or images at high quality settings, display can be confusing without reading the manual

Canon's PIXMA MP270 certainly doesn't offer the best print quality available on the market, but for its $79 price tag you get a well-built product with a reasonable scanner and decent if unspectacular photo printing abilities. It's not fast, but for...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (

Canon PIXMA MP270 Photo All-In-One Printer


If you're in the market for a home or light office use all-in-one, the Canon PIXMA MP270 makes a very good choice. You can pay less for the same features, or get more features at the same price, but you won't get the same speed or resolution. In...

4800 x 1200 dpi print resolution2400 x 1200 scan resolution8.4 ipm black, 4.8 ipm color4" x 6" borderless color photo in 45 seconds

Lacks network connection, card reader

The Canon PIXMA MP270 is a new all-in-one inkjet photo/document printer...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: ken (

Canon Pixma MP270 All-In-One Printer


as above

none as yet

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: julia (

Canon Pixma MP270 All-In-One Printer


really good value for money as I got it half price and its so quiet and very easy to install


Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Frances (

Canon Pixma MP270 All-In-One Printer


Easy to operate, compact, reliable

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Canon Pixma MP270 All-In-One Printer


nice quality print for this price

takes a lot of time to start printing for certain file formats

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Johnny666 (

Good entry level multifuntion printer.


This printer/scanner is the bottom end of the Canon Pixma multifunctional range. Where it differs from it's bigger brothers, is that it's designed to be cheap and used with a computer, rather than on it's own with a camera (though it does have a USB...

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Affordable and versatile, the PIXMA MP270 combines high quality printing, scanning and copying. Ideal for document, web and photolab-quality printing, it's perfect for first-time users, students and families - particularly those who require the added versatility of camera direct printing. Canon supports the industry-wide ISO standard for measuring print and copy speeds. This makes it easy to select the right PIXMA for you based on real document print speeds. The PIXMA MP270 offers ISO ESAT speeds of 8.4ipm for mono documents and 4.8ipm for color. Compact and stylish, the PIXMA MP270 has a convenient self-opening paper tray that automatically opens to collect prints and copies.


Time to first copy (colour, normal):37

Dimensions & Weight



Display Resolution:1024 x 768

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Input capacity

Maximum input capacity:100
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Colour
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

All-in-one functions:copy, print, scan / Copy, Scan
Colour all-in-one functions:copy, print, scan / print, scan
Colour scanning: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista, Vista SP1 / Windows XP SP2, SP3 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):450 x 335 x 155
Power supply type:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Scanner integrated: Yes

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:legal, letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15,13x18,20x25
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Colour / Mono
Digital sender: No
Duplex functions: No
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing: No
Number of print cartridges:2
Print Technology:Inkjet

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):10
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power Consumption (Standby):1.2


DVD/CD printing: No
Max Printing Speed B/W:8.4ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):8.4ppm
Max Printing Speed Colour:4.8ppm
Max Printing Speed Colour (ppm):4.8ppm
Max Resolution Colour:4800 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.4
Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter):4.8


Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan drivers:TWAIN, WIA
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX / Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Canon Easy-WebPrint EX
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound emission

Printing noise level:45


Card reader integrated: No

System requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:1GHz
Minimum RAM:512

Weight & Dimensions