This Canon PIXMA inkjet printer can produce great photos
Good Gear Guide.au
23 December 2010
Summary: If you've got a digital camera and would like to make some 6x4in or A4 photo prints at home, the Canon PIXMA iP4850 is attractively priced. Costing only $159, it's able to produce good quality colour printouts and reasonable greyscale prints. It's not especially fast and it uses a lot of ink to print photos using the highest quality setting, but its low initial cost makes it a good value proposition.
Pros: Low initial price for good quality A4 and 6x4in photo prints, automatic A4 plain paper duplexing
Cons: Ongoing ink costs can be high if printing photos in High quality, no card slots for direct printing
Summary: Canon's new super-fast printer builds on the runaway success of the iP4700
Pros: Compact, lightweight but immaculately put together and solidly built, Superb quality for both photos and documents, Dual full-sized A4 cassette and rear tray paper feeders, Auto duplex and direct printing onto CDs and DVDs, Super-fast printing with absolute precision
Cons: No Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity, Lacks all-in-one extras like a scanner, Running costs are slightly higher than with some of Canon's older printers, such as the iP4500, No memory card slots so direct photo printing relies solely on the PictBridge interface, No radical advancements over the older iP4700
Excerpt: Canon's Pixma range of single- and multi-function inkjets frequently dominates our Editor's Choice lists thanks to a well-balanced combination of speed and quality. The iP4850 provides few surprises; like the iP4700 that it replaces, this single-function printer has a great range of features that make it a capable printer of photos, plain paper documents and more.