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Canon Pixma MP495

Canon Pixma MP495
alaScore 87

964 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 964 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and print quality are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good reviews. Many are critical about the paper handling. Opinions are divided on the build quality.

value for money, usability, performance, print quality, design

paper handling

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MP495 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Canon Pixma MP495 review


There's a growing range of printers and all-in-ones for budget or casual users, and Canon has always had a healthy selection of models that won't break the bank. It's newest range includes the MP495 - retailing for £79, it's currently available from a...

Good quality document output, nicely designed, built-in wireless

Photo prints and scans are quite poor, limited connectivity

The MP495 is a available for a very reasonable price and provided document printing is more important that high-quality photo output, is a nice choice for the budget-conscious consumer

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Canon PIXMA MP495


A good entry-level all-in-one, but with no memory card slots or camera connection. It does have Wi-Fi, though.

Good value ; Decent speed ; Not the cheapest running costs around

No memory card slot or PictBridge ; Some quality niggles with image printing

Wireless installation is more confused than some, as the setup program only refers to USB or network connections and only mentions wireless when you’re a way down the network route. You have to use the wireless setup cable as a temporary connection and...

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Canon PIXMA MP495 review


The Canon Pixma MP495 colour inkjet multifunction printer handles printing, copying, and scanning, and currently it costs just a little more than its cousin, the Canon Pixma MP280.

Although its high black-ink costs will eventually negate your initial savings, that's only with heavy use â€" something the Canon Pixma MP495 isn't designed for. What it does deliver is outstanding output quality for the price.


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Canon - PIXMA MP495


The new Canon PIXMA MP495 is a very smart-looking machine in what is increasingly becoming the chic shade of the moment - shiny piano black. It's a very compact all-in-one offering print, copy and scan functions, ...

Although this is one of the cheapest multifunction printers on the market, offering good print speeds, satisfactory print quality and the bonus of Wi-Fi connectivity, the absence of a decent LCD screen, PictBridge port or memory card slots makes it...

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Canon Pixma MP495


A squat black box, this will be unlikely to pass the lounge police – unless they are goth – but it can be used wirelessly, however for those with no fashion taste – like me – I am only interested in quality of printing, copying and scanning.

I used this both via USB and by Wi-Fi and found no real speed difference, the unit overall is reasonably quiet in operation

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Canon PIXMA MP495


We find out whether Canon’s new model improves on last year’s MP490 The all-black, slightly rounded, glossy case of the Canon Pixma MP495 is neat and functional and the combined ...

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Amazon review summary for Canon Pixma MP495


alaTest has collected and analysed 132 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP495 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

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

This summary is based on the product: Canon PIXMA MP495 All-In-One Wi-Fi Colour Photo Printer (Print, Copy and Scan)

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Quick & easy set up


Excellent value and performance from a inexpensive printer. Really easy to set up which was a breath of fresh air!

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Very very easy wireless setup


Very good little printer with very good quality printing and scanning. Best of all was the ease of setting it up to multiple devices wireless around the house including the iPhone. Very very good value as well...

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Great All-Rounder


This printer has been an amazing buy, excellent value and quality. Easy to set up too

Product Specifications


Network Connection: No


Reduction/Enlargment Ratio:25-400


Fax: No


Dimensions (WxHxD) (in):17.8x6x13.2 in
Weight (lb):12.2 lb


Duplex Printing: No
Max Printing Resolution:4800x1200 dpi
Max Writing Speed (black):8.8 ppm
Max Writing Speed (colour):5 ppm
Number of Ink Cartridges:5


Product name:Pixma MP495

Product properties

Colour Printer: Yes
CPU Speed:300 MHz
Printer Format:Various size pages
WLAN Standard:802.11b/g/n


Colour Depth:48 bit
Optical Resolution:1200x2400 dpi
Scanner Type:Flatbed