Canon Pixma MG5250 Review

(Ink Jet Printer (A4))
Pixma MG 5250

Above average (B) 10 reviews 10/2011
259 opinions (Above average)
Product specification:
  • Type: Multifunction Device, Colour …
  • Print technology: Inkjet printer
  • Special Functions: Duplex …
  • Internet access: WLAN
  • Paper Format: A4, B5
  • Number of cartridges: 5 … more information

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Digital SLR User
Magazine 11/2011
20 products tested
without final score

Digital SLR User were impressed that images could be printed from an HD movie frame, and the Canon MG5250 is also able to print duplex (double-sided). The software that comes with the machine makes it possible to use a computer to amending and improve pictures, such as removing red-eye, and this printer is both Mac and PC compatible.

PC Plus
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

When PC Plus considered the low price of Canon's all-in-one Pixma MG5250, they couldn't help but be impressed by the features on board, particularly wireless connectivity. The fact that it uses separate colour cartridges means running costs are lower and colour print quality is great. Scanning is good too, and overall, it's a very attractive proposition for amateur photographers.

Single test
4.5 out of 5 points

Value for money: 4 out of 5 points

After having a look at the Canon Pixma MG5250, reviewers at GadgetSpeak determined that this is a versatile machine that not only provides acceptable results, but is also easy to use. They said that they were pleased with its selection of facilities and compact, space-saving design, while they also noted that photocopies turned out well and black text prints were adequately crisp.

IT Reviews
Single test
Without final score

Compared to its more budget-minded sibling the MG5150, the Pixma MG5250 not only adds direct-from-disk printing and Wi-Fi connectivity to the mix, but also faster print speeds, says IT Reviews. However, though it turns out fantastic results for photos, its black text output is merely adequate at best, which reviewers say is a real let-down.

Register Hardware
Single test

Register Hardware inform us that the Canon Pixma MG-5250 Wi-Fi all-in-one inkjet printer is a duplex machine that prints photos, scans and copies, with Wi-Fi even from an iPhone. They say it would be ideal as a family machine but it uses a lot of ink. They do note that the ink is reasonably priced though, as is the printer itself.

Single test
8 out of 10 points

Value for money: 8 out of 10 points

While TrustedReviews gave this all-in-one printer high marks for both print speed and quality, it also offered sharp criticism of the machine's outward design, particularly how easily it becomes scratched and smudged. Fortunately, other features seem to make up for this issue, such as the ease of changing ink cartridges and an above-average application bundle.

PC Advisor
Single test
4.5 out of 5 stars

The Canon PIXMA MG5250 was, based on testing by PC Advisor, believed to be a reasonably inexpensive printer to operate, yielding about 469 prints per photo/colour cartridge on average. The reviewer also complimented the printer for its impressive performance in nearly every area that was examined, meaning they strongly recommended this model at the current price point.

Expert Reviews
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

Nothing in the MG5250 is impressive enough to make it stand out from its competitors, but it does a good job without really excelling at anything. Expert Reviews liked its styling, photo printing quality and detailed scans, but printing speeds, text and graphics gave mixed results. In the end, its toughest competition comes from other Canon printers.

Computer Bild
Magazine 23/2010
“satisfactory” (2.60)

Value for money: “favourably priced”

“Likes: good photo printing quality; fast printing speed; network connection (WLAN); second paper tray (A4); prints CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays; duplex printing. Dislikes: expensive colour and photo prints.”

Magazine 21/2010
Without final score

“The ink costs for the latest good all-rounder from Canon, the Pixma MG5250, are more expensive than for its predecessor.”

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