Summary: I bought this printer because I wanted to print good quality photos at home. I already have an all-in-one for the everyday stuff so black and white text printing was not a concern. I have only used it a few times so far but am very happy with the quality and ease of use. The colors are very good and I do not have to go out to get photos printed at the store anymore. It is great for family gatherings and parties, guests can leave with photos from the event.
Summary: I really like this printer, and I'm glad I picked it from the competition. If you use the included software, the photos print just like they look on your computer screen and are excellent quality in terms of color and resolution. (If you print from photoshop or some other program, you may have to spend time adjusting the colors of your files to get them to print correctly.) Also, the ink cartridges are ~$14 each and you need refills rather frequently.
Summary: I bought it to replace my wife's S820 printer. Not pleased that I had to ditch her collection of S800 cartridges and buy Pixma cartridges. Way too many cartridges out there. She says it works perfectly and she likes the print. I'm using up her old S800 cartridges in my S820, an old one, which I created by cannibalizing two printers for parts. When the cartridges are gone, I'll ditch it and get my own Pixma. The printers are cheap. The ink is expensive.
Summary: This is a great printer that make sharp pictures of almost any size. The colors and clarity rival professional developing. The printer is also very versitile with direct printing from memory cards with an large LCD, printing from the camera, or printing from a computer (how I use it. The included photo manipulation software is very basic and cannot come close to some of the good computer based programs available).
Summary: I bought this printer a few months back as a replacement for my Canon i860 that has been a workhorse. I was attracted by the direct printing from memory cards, as well as the additional photo color cartridges for better prints. I had been eyeballing this printer from the time it was released to retailers. I have rather mixed feelings about this printer, but I think the easiest way to describe it is by listing the positives and negatives. Positive: 1.