Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S300 / Digital IXUS 300 / IXY 300
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Great for a college student
8 September 2007
Summary: This printer takes up a small amt of space, prints text very well, color printing is good also. It isn't fast,and it makes some noise, but these things aren't important to someone who has music playing while they work on the computer. We've had it just a month but it seems very economical. It uses BCI-24 ink cartridges which are cheap to buy & last a good amount of printing time.
Summary: This is a WONDERFUL, discontinued Canon home printer. It's compact, prints well with decent speed and clarity. Useful for printing documents and can even print photos ok, depending on what use you have in mind for photo printing. If you don't need Epson quality, then this printer will more than do the job. The MOST important advantage of this printer is the cost of replacement cartridges. IMO, that is the reason Canon stopped making it.
Summary: Overall this is a very good inexpensive ink jet printer. The image quality, black and white or color, plain paper or photo paper, is outstanding. It's fairly fast and fairly quiet. My only real complaint with it is that it goes through ink like crazy. More specifically though, the small ink cartridges tend to dry out rapidly once opened. If you don't do a lot of printing, you will be replacing the cartridges very often (per page).
Summary: I've had this Canon S300 for about two months. It works quickly and well. The set up was easy. I found a reconditioned unit for [fairly inexpensive] which definitely made a difference. Nothing obviously missing or short of new. The black ink seems to go pretty quickly but compared to the Epson I had been using the Canon cartridges are really inexpensive.
Best Price/Performance value among sub $100 printers
JazzMann "Jazz-Wine-Sun", Amazon
12 June 2002
Summary: After comparing HP/Epson/Canon & read countless reveiws, I bought this printer since it is the best all-around printer in the current market...my general impression after months of using this printer are as follow: Pros: 1)small footprint 2) I've used this printer to print a lot photos taken by a 2MP digital camera on glossy photo papers & the result are simply amazing which rivals the lab processing photo.
Summary: I've owned a Canon S300 printer for the past six months, and I've been very pleased overall with it. It prints high quality black and white text and SUPERB photographic images. The first time I printed a photo on this printer, using glossy paper, I thought I was looking at a conventional print created from 35mm film. The resolution is exceptionally high, color is accurate and there is no pixellation.
Summary: First I must say that I'm an iMac user(OSX) and I was looking for a printer with a small "Footprint " since space is important to me.I'm not heavy on printing but I do run a small business from home. I must say I'm impressed with this printer.Print quality over all is very good and it IS fast in both color + black and white.The communication speed could be a bit faster(thats why I only give 4stars)but that just might be MY iMac's thing.Over all I'm HAPPY with it and it's...
Summary: This is a good printer no doubt about it. The speed is superb for the price and the quality is excellent. The reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the amount of time the thing spends "cleaning its print heads and capping the ink tanks" which is what tech support tells me all the whirring and clicking is all about. When you turn it on it will spend 20-30 seconds whirring and clicking.
Summary: This printer is capable of outstanding performance. I have printed photos on Office Depot Premium High Gloss Photo Paper and gotten PERFECT PRINTS. My only objection to this printer is the small size of the ink tanks. They do not last long. I have shopped around and found BestBuy the cheapest place to buy new cartridges.
very nice printer- but needed new ink after ~100 pages.
Elleyne Beals, Amazon
31 December 2001
Summary: setup was easy. print beautiful, quick. price great. after having lexmark printers, i shopped with regard to replacement ink prices. canon replacement ink prices seemed reasonable. after purchase, i saw the ink tanks were tiny (9ml black, 5mlx3 color). my old lexmark tanks don't indicate volume, but they look to be 3 times larger than the canon. with the lexmark, i was getting 6 months(about 1000 pages) of printing.