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Canon PIXMA MG8250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews of Canon PIXMA MG8250. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good opinions, whereas the paper handling and noise get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA MG8250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MG8250 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Original Genuine Ink Cartridges for Pixma MG6150 / MG6250 / MG8150 / MG8250 Printers - Multicoloured (Pack of 6)Canon Original Genuine Ink Cartridges for Pixma MG6150 / MG6250 / MG8150 / MG8250 Printers - Multicoloured (Pack of 6)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Canon PIXMA MG8250


The PIXMA MG8250 is Canon's new top-of-the-range photo all-in-one, with all the extras and a beautiful makeover.

Beautifully implemented touch panel, Superb five-ink photo prints, Twin paper trays

Improved, but still slow, duplex print, No high capacity cartridges, Comparatively high running costs

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Canon All-in-One MG8250 : Canon Pixma MG8250


The Canon Pixma MG8250 is a sleek black unit that will look good in any office. I fear however it will need to be discretely placed in most homes unless the ‘lounge police' are of Goff persuasion. It is a lovely six ink offering that prints, scans and...

When closed it is 44.5x38x18cm, double the last figure the height if you have A4 paper in the rear photo printing recess. Add 11cm to the middle figure the depth when the paper output tray opens automatically for printing. The overall weight is...

May, 2012

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Canon Pixma MG8250 Printer Review


We review the new Canon Pixma MG8250 Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer with built in film scanner, wi-fi, ethernet connection and cloud printing.

Works standalone; Easy to use; Good screen and controls; Includes film scanner (upto 4800dpi); Wireless, Ethernet connections

Unclear paper orientation guide for rear paper feed

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Sally (

Brilliant printer but the last to scan negatives and slides


This printer does it all. It prints from PC, IOS and Android devices. It produces excellent printing results whether it's a photo or document. It scans everything including old slides and negatives. Ours gets a real work out, we use it constantly in...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Mike (

Will not purchase a Canon again


When all ink tanks are full the operation of this device is acceptable at best, not good but acceptable. It is slow to start printing, takes about 30-45 seconds to start from off position (printing 1 sided B&W only not photo quality prints). The...

Quality of the colour prints was high

Slow, expensive, Scanner and B&W prints difficult to operate if you do not have colour ink.

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4
Time to first copy (colour, normal):14


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:8.79 / 8.89
Touchscreen: Yes

Input capacity

Maximum input capacity:300
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Standard input capacity:300


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK / WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPS
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

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

Other features

All-in-one functions:copy, print, scan
Colour all-in-one functions:copy, print, scan
Colour scanning: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 (32 & 64bit), Windows Vista (32 & 64bit), Windows XP SP2, SP3\nMac OS X v10.4.11 - 10.7 / Windows 7 (32 /64bit), Windows Vista (32/64bit), Windows XP SP2, SP3\nMac OS X v10.4.11 - 10.7
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):470 x 396 x 199
Duplex (double-sided): Yes
Legal: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF
Scan time:7
Scanner integrated: Yes

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4 / A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:10, 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)
Non-ISO print media sizes:legal, letter / Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15,13x18 / 10x15,13x18,20x25
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105 / 64 - 300


Digital sender: No
Duplex functions:copy, print
Faxing: No
Number of print cartridges:6
Print Technology:Inkjet
Printing colours:Black, Cyan, Grey, Magenta, Yellow
Security Features:Admin Password

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Optional connectivity:Bluetooth
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):25
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power Consumption (Standby):3.2


DVD/CD printing: Yes
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print resolution (colour, normal quality):9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12.5
Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.3


Document formats supported:PDF
Film scanning: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:A4 (210 x 297) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297)
Optical scanning resolution:4800 х 4800
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:TWAIN, WIA
Scan speed (black):8.5
Scan technology:CCD
Scan to:File, USB / USB
Scan type:Flatbed


Bundled software:MP Navigator EX, Easy-PhotoPrint EX w/ HD Movie Print, Easy-PhotoPrint Pro, Easy-WebPrint EX, Solution Menu EX w/ CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise 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 / Yes

Sound emission

Printing noise level:46.5


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MMCmicro, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD

System requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:1 GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:Internet Explorer 6/Safari 3+\nCD-ROM\nDisplay 1024 x 768 + / Windows 7: 1GHz+ CPU, 1GB RAM (32bit) / 2GB RAM (64bit)\nWindows Vista (32 & 64 bit): 1GHz+ CPU, 512MB RAM\nWindows XP SP2, SP3: 300MHz+ CPU, 128MB RAM\nMac OS X v10.6: Intel Processor, 1GB RAM\nMac OS X v10.5: Intel, PowerPC Processor (G4, G5, 867MHz+)\nMac OS X v10.4.11: Intel, PowerPC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:36.9 / 39.6
Height :19.9