Canon Pixma MP610 – Affordable Home All-in-One Printer
The Canon Pixma MP610 is an affordable all-in-one color printer for the
home. Its capabilities include scanning, copying and of course
printing. It provides a high degree of quality for a multifunction
machine at this price, and it’s easy to set up and use so that even if
you’ve never owned an all-in-one machine you’ll be able to find your
way around the controls easily.
Top Features of the Pixma MP610
Because the MP610 is designed as a home unit, it includes plenty of
features that make it particularly easy to use. One of these is the
Easy Scroll Wheel, which comes in handy if you want to print directly
from a camera or memory card without going via a PC.
The 2.5 inch display screen is another useful feature, which again
makes it easy to print the images you want without the aid of a
computer. The design of the printer is fairly intuitive – the screen
folds up from the top of the printer and the controls are contained
within this folding panel.
In terms of the prints this machine produces, the quality is good in
comparison to some similarly priced all-in-one machines but nothing to
brag about. The unit includes a print head with 4,608 nozzles, which
allows for extreme accuracy and detail in printing. The printer can
achieve color resolutions up to 9,600 by 4,800 dots per inch, which is
a huge improvement over the earlier MP600.
The machine also features duplex printing, which is fairly rare in a
printer at this price. Other features include easy switching between
print speeds, with a "Fast" mode for when you need to churn out prints
quickly – although bear in mind that "Fast" prints will be of lower
Downsides of the Pixma MP610 Printer
One of the drawbacks of this machine relates to its double-sided
printing capability. While it’s a plus to have the duplexing
capability, actually using it becomes a hassle when you realize how
long it actually takes this machine to produce double-sided documents.
Still, it’s a great deal to have the duplex function included at this
price, but if double-sided printing will be a regular activity for you,
perhaps look at other models which are designed for fast duplexing.
In terms of the cost of ownership, the MP610 is also a little on the
expensive side when it comes to black printing. However, the machine
makes up for this with its good economy when it comes to color prints.
Consumer Response to the Canon Pixma MP610
Overall this printer has received general praise from most of its
users, but it doesn’t stand out as being a particularly mind-blowing
deal. In other words, the general consensus is that it does what it
says it will do reasonably well – but it’s not a stand out performer in
any of its functions.
One common complaint about the machine is its bulk. Its somewhat larger
than many competing machines with similar functions, so be prepared to
clear some extra desk space for it.