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: Great quality pictures and prints. Lots of options with software too. But the ink?...Expensive and very hard to find. Be sure to have at least 3 black and 2 sets of colors when you have this printer. It will use it.
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: Once you decide on the quality of printer you like, one of the first things to do is check on the ink cartridges. Replacement cartridges can run into big bucks, especially if the printer only takes 2 tanks and you have to replace the entire color one even if only one of the colors run out. This printer uses multiple tanks, which is good, BUT I could find no generic/compatible cartridges available for it yet.
Summary: Just bought this printer tonight as a replacement for my Canon I950 which died on me recently. I am resigned to the fact that every couple of years you have to upgrade your printer either due to failure or new introduced features. I had compared this printer with the HP8250 and feel quite comfortable with my choice of the Canon. Setup: Flawlessly, exactly as described in quick setup guide.
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.
Summary: First of all, these consumer reviews are the best and twice now have helped me to either rectify a bad purchase decision or make the right decision first time. So thanks to all who take the time to contribute. This printer is EXCELLENT in almost every respect. The quality of the printed images is unbelievable - even on 'standard' output. It far exceeds the quality of the Epson RX500 we were using previously. Its FAST.