Conclusion: Have had our printer for about 3 months. Blue tooth connectivity works well. Print quality is good. Speed is ok. Ink runs out faster than I would like. If you plan to get this to print pictures- look for another printer. The back feed tray that is supposed to hold picture paper doesn't work well at all. When you do finally get it to recognize the adjusted feed tray you have to deal with file feed errors. For what we paid I wish we could return it and get something else.
Conclusion: While the specifications list a galaxy of compatible picture cards, Footnote 7 mentions a "special adapter" allegedly "sold separately." In truth there is no currently made adapter that will permit the use of xD format picture cards. While a few such cards (xD to CF) may still be found on dealers' shelves, their prices are about half the price of the current street price of this printer. If you want to print from xD cards, look elsewhere.
Pros: Easy Setup, Sharp Tones & Colors, prints cds and dvds
Cons: Large Footprint, Heavy/Bulky, High Ink Consumption, poor documentation
Summary: I feel terrible because I did a ton of research, and I was dead set on this printer. Now I can't let my husband know that I really don't like it (and I think he's afraid to tell me how much he doesn't like it!). I haven't owned a printer in years, but my 1994 HP printer could run circles around this thing. It's super slow, especially just to warm up. It takes forever before it will even begin to print something after you request it.
Summary: I didn't have any trouble setting up this printer although it did take a while. It took a while not because it was confusing but because several of the steps took 4 or 5 minutes for the printer to perform some sort of calibration or adjustment. I had no trouble setting up the wireless access. It worked right away without any issues and my computer was able to find the printer on the network immediately.
Does everything really well, but the ink use is highway robbery
18 December 2012
Summary: This printer has worked really well for us so far. We use it on our network with wifi and have had zero issues since assigning it a static IP. It prints quality text and photographs and we really have no issue with the output. However, there are a few problems with this printer that make me loathe to recommend it. First off, I can't believe how long it takes to be ready to print from a cold-start. No ink jet should need this much time, but it sure does.
Summary: Has anyone had any problems with drawing paper from front cassette? I checked the menu settings and its set to use cassette, but always tries to pull from the additional paper feeder tray at the back, which is supposed to be for non-letter and A4 sizes. I've reached out to Canon support... @waiting. Update: Canon support contacted me back within 24 hours. In short, the defaults in the drivers and software are a little kooky.
Nice printer ruined by slow 1st print and excessive ink usage.
M. DELIA, Amazon
18 September 2012
Summary: My usage is mainly web page printouts, Word documents and an occassional photo. I even use economy (fast) b&w printing on just about everything other than photos. I started using my 8220 around August 1, printed 3 photos and I am already replacing all the cartridges today Sept 18. I also noticed that the cartridges are no longer see-through. Why?! So I am relying on the software to determine how much ink is left.
Conclusion: I bought this printer yesterday and it took forever to install as the instructions are very bad. I bought it mainly to scan old negatives and there are absolutely no instructions either with the printer or online that I can find that instruct me on how to do it. If the sales woman did not show me where the negative holder was I probably would not have found it as again there are no instructions I could find.
Pros: Compact Design, fast print speed
Cons: Difficult to use, Difficult Setup, bad or no instructions