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: With a load of features, cheap consumables and an intuitive menu system, the PIXMA MP610 is possibly the best value multifunction on the market. Its print quality may have some flaws when compared to its bigger brother, the MP970, but its scanning quality and lower price tag more than make up for this.
Pros: Cheap consumables, great scanning quality, decent printing quality
Cons: No Ethernet, print quality not as good as the MP970
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.