Summary: While the Pixma MP610 All-in-One Printer does a fine job at scanning and printing photos as well as documents with graphics, it was at times frustratingly difficult to use, despite some real conveniences (like the very handy scroll wheel). Other all-in-ones at the same price did as good a job and were simpler to use.
Pros: Large pop-up LCD screen, Compact design, Fast scanning and printing, Bluetooth printing (optional)
Summary: This is a rather squashed looking grey unit, but it does have some surprises, it is an All In One unit, it can print direct onto CD’s and DVD’s and while on printing, in custom mode you get close to 30PPM.
Excerpt: The Canon Pixma MP610 is practically identical to last year's highly praised MP600 multifunction printer copier scanner, except in one crucial respect. Canon has responded to criticism of the MP600's scanning capabilities by adding a Dual Gamut Processing Technology scanning engine and increasing the scanning resolution to 4,800dpi, up from last year's 2,400dpi.
Conclusion: Canon's MP610 prints better colour documents than the MP520, but while the MP610 has an additional black photo cartridge, the cheaper MFP produced better photos. The MP610 is the only device here with a built-in duplexer, which is valuable if you want to create two-sided documents easily. Print costs are the same as those of the MP520, and the MP610 is £40 more expensive to buy, so it's worth the extra money only if you really need a duplexer.