Summary: I replaced an Epson R600 All-in-One 'Photo' printer with the Cannon MP780 and I have not been disappointed with the result. This Cannon can print just as fast as the Epson. The picture quality is not noticably different and that has been my number one criteria for a photo printer, excellent. The fact that the Cannon has a paper tray frees up the back slot for feeding photo paper, a very nice arrangement.
full featured and you can refill w/o any chip reset wor
2 August 2008
Summary: It has an old engine, but with some of the newer Canon compatible inks and an inventory of print heads .. these may very well continue to deliver competitive service for years to come. I notice the prices for used machines .. have really maintained their value. Some used ones sell for HIGHER than their original purchase price. Go figure.
Solid printer, very good software and print quality
10 December 2007
Summary: Bought this printer two years ago due to its print/scan/fax/copy capability. Didn't think I'd print many pictures (for home office use) but it sure does come in handy at times. The newer printers from Canon have a microchip embedded in them, to make it harder to use generic (i.e. refilled) inks. This model doesn't require special Canon ink, I use a quality generic for $3/tank (or so) and have had good results.
Summary: This ALL-IN-ONE is built like a tank, not like the plastic toys from the competitors. You can use the third party ink which is very cheap. Most important, it ink jet does not clog up and get plugged up after a few weeks of inactivity. Simply the best.
Summary: Thou it has no memory card readers, it is ultra quiet and a bit better designed than the 730. Generic INK use is the major reason to have it and the 830 breaks far to often (per a Canon authorized repair center)