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Canon PIXMA IP4850 Review

October 5th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Canon, the leader in the photo quality printers, comes up with lot of innovative and cost effective printers that makes them take the lead in the competitive area. The latest printer from Canon – Pixma IP4850, bears the looks of its predecessor, Pixma iP4700. There are, however, few design and internal improvements not visible in external looks.

The Canon PIXMA IP4850 has a new ink system in place which is lot more different from its predecessor Pixma iP4700. The IP4850 has 5 different pigmentes colors of ink, along with the dye based ink for the black color. A separate dye based ink gives different effect for the text content and the bitmaps. PIXMA IP4850 has the ability to print back to back by using the optical disc which in turn uses the supplier tray.

The new Canon PIXMA IP4850 printer prints documents faster than its predecessor Pixma iP4700. While the PIXMA IP4700 could print 8.8 ppm for black and white content and at 5.8 ppm for the colored contents, the PIXMA IP4850 prints at the speed of 10.5 ppm for gray scare content and 6.1 ppm for the colored contents with multi color graphics.

Another exciting feature of PIXMA IP4850 is its ability to print a High Definition video content. The IP4850 allows you to print snaps of any of High Definition video taken from any of your digital camera.

The printer also has a USB interface that allows you to take the prints of documents or pictures present on the USB media. The feature is handy and quick, if you want to take a quick print from your USB stick. You may like to note that it does not has a socket for the memory cards ( MMC or SD), which would have been handy, as , many cameras store pictures on the MMC or SD cards.

A quick price check reveal that the printer is available at £73.43 at amazon at the time of writing. This makes this printer one of the cheapest camera available for its the set of features it provides.

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  1. Sheena
    November 12th, 2010 at 03:51 | #1

    I bought this as a replacement for my ip4300. While the quality is much the same (very good, slow on high-quality prints), the ink cartridges are smaller & cost almost as much. The CLI-8- range of colour inks had 13ml and cost, in the shop I go to, 15.99. The new cartridges hold 9ml and cost 14.99. This means an increase of 35.4% in cost of ink. When I contacted Canon I was told I should have researched the product before buying it. I did research it but I didn’t see this mentioned anywhere online.