Summary: First of all I'd like to advise people to be careful what they're reading in these reviews. Take them with a grain of salt! Comments regarding lack of fax capability, can't connect to their home WiFi, and can't find the 35mm slide adapter are from people who either didn't bother to read the product description or didn't bother to read the instructions. This really makes it difficult for those of us who are trying to find an unbiased product review.
You can't go wrong with the Canon PIXMA MG8220, it's one fine machine!!
10 January 2014
Summary: I bought this printer based on other Canon printers I have owned. This is the best one yet. All functions operate perfectly and print quality is outstanding. The scanner function has many options for types of files and allows you to choose on the flip up screen. Very easy to set up and operate. I have Windows 8 and Canon has the drivers needed on their website for easy download. Canon has a fine reputation for quality products and this printer is no exception.
Summary: Bought this printer to replace an Epson that I had for just over a year. The printhead of the Epson got clogged and I wasn't able to clear it. So far this appears to be one of the best printers I've owned - pictures are excellant - its very easy to use and works fast.
Summary: Setting up the printer was easy. Had the printer connected to Wi-Fi in minutes. Prints superb borderless pictures. Had other Canon printers in the past and they worked well until they were outdated.
Summary: After reading the primary listed review on this unit, I felt compelled to write this. Criminal ink usage? I don't see that at all and mine stays turned on all the time. The gauges still register full with the original ink cartridges after a month of usage. This is an incredible all around printer. It's priced at a very affordable level (considering it's capabilities) and offers every possible function I could want in a photo printer.
Summary: My printers don't necessarily get a tremendous amount of use. I'm a freelance web developer with clients scattered across the globe, so much of my work is shared online. Still i do need one. In the past i have primarily used Epson printers and been pleased, but when my 7 year old printer died, the reviews on this Canon Pixma MG8220 intrigued me and it had the features i needed, so i decided to give it a try. I'm glad i did.
Summary: I'm retired, don't do a lot of printing but what I have been doing is a lot of scanning, it does a great job and the fact that it can scan 35 negatives and turn them into pictures is wonderful, digitizing them and my slides, printing from my tablet and phone. It's not what I would have wanted in an office but I can''t imagine a better one for an old guy like me trying to put my life in a format the kids and grandkids might pay attention to.
Summary: The first thing I did once it was hooked up is scanned a 30 year old negative. Fantastic! The only thing more I could wish for is someone to make a full 8.5x11 lit cover, so I could scan large format negatives and contact sheets.There was no paper manual, but the CD-ROM contains one that is MORE than adequate and very easy to use. Print quality was better than I expected after reading some of the reviews. I am very happy so far.