Summary: It has now been nearly one year since I bought this printer; what a great time to now write a review! Easy setup; no hassles. Image Software from Canon is OK, but not great. However the printer drivers are better. Relatively simple printer management (ie. settings).
Summary: I previously owned another Canon printer...same price range. The ink cartridges seemed bigger. That makes sense as that is where Canon makes the bucks,(selling ink not printers) thus smaller amounts of ink in cartridges. (at least in this case).
Summary: Okay, I've owned this printer for six months, time to review: After years and years of printing with an HP812C, whew! It was a pretty nice printer in its time, reliable and all that, but the speed and and print quality of a modern inkjet like this one is refreshing.
Summary: I am an advanced novice. Setup was a snap. If you can read and follow the easy steps a novice will not have any problems installing this printer. The quality of the B/W print is excellent and the color print is perfect.
Summary: Just replaced an HP printer that gave me nothing but fits with this nifty economical Canon printer. My only beef is that the printed instructions show stuff that is not part of this printer. Software was easy to load and worked first time.
Summary: Word of warning for those running linux. I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 and am having trouble getting this to work. I'm currently working on the ubuntu forums to find a solution. i'll update this review if i get it to work. UPDATE: you can get linux drivers off of the canon europe website. . .
Summary: I bought this printer to replace my Canon iP4000 which I liked a lot; it died, and considering the price of a new printer, I figured I'd just replace it rather than try to have it fixed. Features of the iP4820 show that they improved on the iP4000 nicely. Be aware that the iP4820 isn't wireless.
Summary: I like everything except the price of the ink. I will only use Canon ink as I have had trouble in the past using "compatible" inks. The print quality is good...but, again...the ink is expensive. At least the tanks are separate so you don't have to throw out a whole cartridge if one color runs out.
Summary: I needed a simple printer without the "bells and whistles" so I bought this for only $79.00 from Adorama Camera Inc as a replacement for my Canon iP4000 that went on the blink after 5 yrs of good service. So far I am quite pleased with its performance.
Summary: The price point for this printer is outstanding for the quality of the prints it produces. I've paid 2-3x for a photo printer that doesn't print as well as this one. For a sub $100 photo printer, you can't go wrong here. I use this printer for photographs ONLY.