Conclusion: The Canon PIXMA iP3000 is the rare photo printer that boasts high speed for everything—photos, graphics, and text. Output quality varies from just short of good for graphics to just short of excellent for photos, which makes the iP3000 a good choice as an all-purpose printer.
Pros: Fast performance for both photos and business applications. Direct printing from PictBridge cameras. Duplex printing. Two input paper trays.
Cons: No memory card slots. Graphics output quality is a bit below par at default settings.
Summary: Although the PIXMA's initial price is low, ink costs are steep. Overall this is a well-designed printer with high print quality, although our speed tests show it to be a good deal slower than Canon claims.
Pros: Low price, high quality printing of text and photos