Canon ImageClass MF8050, Pixma MP560 and Selphy CP790

Canon U.S.A. recently introduced new models that should go on sale by September. These new models include the ImageClass MF8050Cn and MF8350Cdn all-in-one color laser printers, the Pixma MP560 and MP490 all-in-one inkjets and the Selphy CP790 dye-sub printer.

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The Canon ImageClass MF8050Cn ($499 list) and the MF8350Cdn ($699 list) all-in-one multifunction color laser printers appear to be targeted toward the small office/home office with color printing needs. Like many newer printers these two models feature both a USB 2.0 connection and an Ethernet port. The MF8350Cdn is faster, as you might expect. Both seem to support both copying, duplex printing and faxing but the press release is a bit slack on the specifics. As I get more details I’ll fill these in or post a full review.

The Canon Pixma MP560 ($149.99 list) is an all-in-one multifunction color inkjet printer intended primarily for the home photo printing market. It uses the 5 individual ink tank system, supports duplex printing and works with PictBridge-compatible digital cameras. It has the standard USB port plus Wi-Fi 802.11b and g protocols. I think they should have added in the ‘n’ protocol as well to differentiate themselves from competitors in the same price range. The Canon Pixma MP490 ($99 list) looks like a stripped down, entry level model. It’s unclear from the press release what features this printer has, aside from a 4 tank printing system, but I’ll be filling these in as I get them.

The Canon Selphy CP790 (list $179.99) is dye-sub compact photo printer. This printer is a bright green and comes with a whimsical plastic bucket to carry the printer and accessories. It features the ability, with the addition of an $80 battery pack, to go completely portable. It will be interesting to see how long that battery pack lasts in the field while printing. It looks like this printer is intended for teen and young adult market, although it seems a bit on the pricey side for that in the current economic climate.

According to the press release from Canon, all of these new printers will work with PCs, including Vista and Windows 7, and Mac. They’re also supposed to be ‘green’ if that’s a concern for you.

Based on what I’ve seen from other Canon printers the MF8050Cn, MF8350Cdn, MP560, MP490 and CP790 should be good printers. I’m looking forward to testing them out sometime in the next few months. When I do, look for my full review of these printers.


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Comment by Best CSS Gallery
2009-07-08 03:07:56

Your reviews are always so informative

Comment by bobjones
2009-07-08 23:34:58

So i guess you don’t see the end of the paper trail any time soon?

Comment by Sarah Dramen
2009-07-09 01:48:45

Can printers realistically BE green? Any printer uses paper.. and for paper, we have to cut down millions of trees. I suppose the printer itself could be green, but then you have to factor in the methods of production and the costs involved

Comment by used tires
2009-10-03 01:20:32

@Sarah, I say yes that printers can be green, they can be green by cutting down on their consumption of ink, and small things like that. I think the whole going green movement is to cut down on the carbon foot print, and anything that does that, is considered going green, but I could be wrong.

Till then,


Comment by SSD Drives
2009-07-14 23:55:41

I’m not sure if this is the same Canon printer, but buyer beware: I heard this one had problems working with a Mac!

Comment by Andrew Croft
2009-07-18 08:56:18

Switch to Kodak, cheaper ink. I have had cannon for years but have got fed up with the ink prices. As well as that I used a cheaper ink which came up as an error message because cannon do not like you to use other brands, now I cant get rid of the message but brought a kodak instead which is great.

Comment by london hotels
2009-07-24 08:03:10

Your reviews are the best! You have nicely described whole things here.

Comment by Love Graphics
2009-08-21 01:40:30

I have been looking for a canon printer since all my cameras and camcorders are canon, so I will definitely check this.

Comment by Organizare Nunta
2009-08-23 15:03:08

Thank you for the post. Again i found out some new posibilities. keep it up…

Comment by Idiot Proof Diet
2009-10-03 12:51:00

I have Cannon printer working on Mac pretty well… and I didn’t faced any problem so far as its been 6 months.

Anyways this ImageClass MF8050Cn looks pretty cool and of quality.

Thanks for the review pal.

Comment by Guy Movie Review
2009-10-22 13:54:47

I have a Canon photo printer that I purchased as part of a bundle along with a dslr. It delivers by offering superb pictures, but I thought the set-up time was a little long, and it takes quite a while to print at high quality. Thanks for reviewing these others.

Comment by ATV Auction
2009-10-27 16:10:37

I’ve always wanted to get a really good camera and a quality color laser printer. These days everyone has a digital camera, but few people still print their photos. Having a good printer would definitely solve that.

Comment by Ignacio Neil
2009-11-13 23:30:37

Good to know that this variant is GREEN. Cannon surely have made an initiative to bring green side to the printer.

Comment by oyun
2010-01-27 16:46:32

I think the whole going green movement is to cut down on the carbon foot print, and anything that does that, is considered going green, but I could be wrong.

2010-02-01 04:40:45

All knows Cannon know for best quality and features, Taken step to make Green surely get success, hoping for good review for new menu of Cannon in printers.

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