Summary: The Canon Pixma MP980 multifunction printer, copier, and scanner are a step up from its predecessor, but the print quality isn't up to standard and it doesn't perform as quickly as the competition. The HP Photosmart Premium Fax all-in-one is a less expensive alternative that adds value with a fax machine and faster, higher quality output.
Pros: Space-saving design; robust software; interactive LCD menu; dual-paper feeds; fast graphics and photo prints; auto-duplexer included.
Cons: Poor print quality; expensive; no fax machine; flimsy paper cassette; slow text output speed; unreliable wireless performance; unique gray ink can be hard to find.
Excerpt: For its price, the Canon Pixma MP980 could be better in some ways, but it is, at least, progressive. The control panel (integrated into the Canon Pixma MP980's scanner lid) is innovatively designed. Taking a cue from Apple's iPod, it features a scrollwheel that you push to rotate through menu items shown on the large, tiltable, 3.5in colour LCD.
Excerpt: One of the driving factors in this type of device is the ability to handle the odd scanning job that you might have. The MP980 can turn out a quick scan of photos or documents, and work as a photocopy machine with multiple copies in black & white or color.
Summary: Another quality inkjet AIO (All In One) from Canon . When closed it looks like a grey box with a black trim round the top edge. However lift the small lid at the front and a large TFT is revealed together with the buttons to control it.
Summary: The Canon Pixma MP980 multifunction printer, copier, and scanner is a step up from its predecessor, but the print quality isn't up to standard and it doesn't perform as quickly as the competition.
Pros: Space-saving design, Robust software, Interactive LCD menu, Dual-paper feeds, Fast graphics and photo prints, Auto-duplexer included
Cons: Poor print quality, Expensive, No fax machine, Flimsy paper cassette, Slow text output speed, Unreliable wireless performance, Unique grey ink can be hard to find
Excerpt: Several of Canon's range of all-in-one printers are designed for home and semi-pro photographers, and with the Pixma MP980, the company is further tailoring to this market by improving the black-and-white print quality of the machine. Its immediate predecessor, the MP970, used seven inks, adding a separate pigmented black for text, and photo cyan and photo magenta to its CMYK core for improved colour photos.