Summary: If you are an occasionnal user like me this moddel is not for you after only eighteen months some of the colours have stopped working, aparently blocked and no ammount of maintenance would clear it
Summary: I needed a replacement for my Canon Pixma ip5200 and was recommended to buy the ip4950. OK the print quality is about the same but the amount of faffing about before it prints anything is soul-destroying. It clicks and ticks then more clicks and more ticks. It goes on for ever. Just when it goes quiet and I think "this is it, it's going to print at last" it goes into another cycle of clicks and ticks. Life is too short for this carry-on.
Summary: I bought the Pixma iP4950 to replace my trusty, and trusted, iP4500 which finally started to fail. Even now, after years of use, it still prints text perfectly but it is failing in the photo printing dept. On the strength of my experience with the iP4500 it appeared to be, in modern parlance, 'a no-brainer' choosing its successor, the iP4950. However, I was mistaken! I should have taken more notice of other reviewers opinions. I should have researched more fully.
Summary: First of all, the quality of prints from ths model is good. I had a iP4000 for years and loved it. This model prints photos just as good. However, the move to reduce the capacity of the ink cartridges is a backward step. They just don't last very long, and it is so frustrating to run out of ink so quickly, and to purchase comparatively expensive replacement ink, that I am already seriously looking at other models, and their respective ink capacities, even though I have...
Summary: Good printer overall but please be aware if one of the ink tanks runs out this will NOT PRINT anything - not even greyscale pages. Very inconvenient - unless you happen to be selling thimblefulls of ink at £10 a time.
4 years since my last Canon printer... and the product has moved backwards.
21 February 2012
Summary: I purchased the ip4950 a few weeks ago now, and to be honest, I can't say a massive amount positive about it. Ok, the print quality is still better that you would get with most other printers (Epson for example) and I expect the reliability will be also. But that's where the benefits end. My previous printer, an iP4500, the predecessor to this printer from 4-5 years ago, finally gave up on me due to a broken printhead or some other issue.
Good stuff at the cheap, but beware of third parties
G Force 7 "Prudence", Amazon
11 February 2012
Summary: This dedicated colour printer should have scored 5 stars if the cost of ink and the mis-selling of third parties on the Amazon marketplace have not conived to ruin a great printer. Set up and running is so easy you wonder if you have forgotten something. The quality is just keeping to Canon's tradition and still same with my now retired ip5300 save for its duplex capability. Unfortunately, the ink replacement cost is the sore point.
Summary: Print quality is excellent compared to the Canon i865 it replaced. Seems to be using alot more ink than the previous printer though. I'm already looking at a laser solution as its getting expensive replacing the cartidges so frequently
Summary: Tout bon après déballage. Facile à déballer, facile à installer. Dommage que ce genre de matériel dure de moins en moins longtemps mais il est vrai que chez Canon les prix baissent. Comparez les prix de ce genre d'imprimante aujourd'hui et il y a 5 ans...