Canon PIXMA MG8120

Canon PIXMA MG8120 is a Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer features Maximum 9600 x 2400 color dpi for exceptional photo quality; Superior optical scanning resolution of 4800 dpi; Auto Duplex Print, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing12, Calendar Print, Document Printing, Full HD Movie Print1, Grayscale Printing, ID Photo Print, smartphone Photo Printing, Photo Index Sheet, Photo Direct Print (Memory Card/Camera/USB Flash Memory), Photo Printing, Template Print, Wireless Printing; 4 in 1 / 2 in 1, Auto Duplex Copy, Auto Exposure/Intensity Copy, Face Brightener/Fading Correction, Film Copy, Fit-to-Page, Gutter Shadow Correction Copy, Image Repeat, Intensity, Manual Color Adjustment, Masking Copy, Multiple Copy: 1-99 Pages, Photo Reprint, Preset Copy Ratios, Trimming Copy, Zoom; Intelligent Touch System, Wi-Fi LED, 2-Way Paper Feeding, 3.5″ LCD, Auto Sheet Feeder, D.C.G.P.T, FAU, Scroll Wheel, Ethernet, Self- Opening Paper Output Tray, Quick Access UI, Quick Start. The Canon PIXMA MG8120 measures 18.5″ W x 15.5″D x 7.9″ H and weighs 23.6 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon PIXMA MG8120 Reviews

Printercomparison reviews the Canon PIXMA MG8120 and writes;
“The Pixma MG8120 printed 8.5 x 11 inch prints in about a minute while it took less than thirty seconds to print 4×6 images (the fastest time was 22 seconds). The best part was even at those speeds, the Pixma MG8120 still manages to print quality images. The balloon image below is nearly identical to the Pixma MP990, which we gave an editor’s choice award last year.. The resolution was good and the colors bold. The black and white images were really good too, thanks to the addition of a gray ink cartridge.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMag reviews the Canon PIXMA MG8120 and writes;
“Even better, the fast speed for photos goes hand in hand with high-quality output. In addition to our standard suite of photos printed from a computer, I tested the MG8120 with several other sources, including film, a USB key, and a photographic print, and got high-quality prints in every case. Even black-and-white photos offered suitably neutral tones, instead of showing the slight tints that are so common with inkjets.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Computershopper reviews the Canon PIXMA MG8120 and writes;
“Our printed photos looked even better. Colors were richly saturated, with no smearing, and the contrast range was wide and even. If you use premium glossy photo paper, the results will be comparable or superior to the prints you receive from a typical online print service. When we scanned an 8.5×11-inch photo and printed the results to premium glossy photo paper, the copied photo looked almost as good as the original.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Canon PIXMA MG8120 User Reviews

Gorgeous Printer; Time Consuming to Set Up, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This is a gorgeous looking printer with a sleek black color and a flip up LED panel with a clear bright display.. The printing seems fast compared to my older printers. Initial settings do not print the best quality, so if you want good color printing on plain paper, you have to make a change to “high quality” instead of the default “regular” quality. Photo printing with photo paper produces excellent quality prints. Another big plus to this printer is that it comes with plenty of really good documentation, so if you read the manual and follow the easy step-by-step instructions, you’ll have it set up with no difficulty.” – by David L Hutchins

Classy and excellent product, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I have used this very little so far, but the results are perfect. I can’t see any flaws, and the set up was simple enough if you take your time and follow the instructions. You must install the print head and the ink cartridges. You get an LED light when you have done it correctly. It took several minutes to install the software for wireless and you get a window that shows all the options available. You can print, you can scan, or you can copy and buttons follow your selection of the use you require.” – by Duane Sparks

Features & Specifications

Canon PIXMA MG8120 Features

Canon PIXMA MG8120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One

Ultimate Wireless1 Photo All-In-One Featuring the Intelligent Touch System, Gray Ink and a 3.5″ LCD

* All-new Intelligent Touch System allows you to effortlessly operate your machine with gorgeous touch sensitive buttons
* Superior optical scanning resolution of 4800 dpi2 with included Film Adapter Unit to scan film and slides
* All new Full HD Movie Print software turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with your compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot cameras into beautiful prints3
* Professional color adjustment feature with the included Easy-PhotoPrint Pro software
* Maximum 9600 x 2400 color dpi4 for exceptional photo quality
* Keep it eco-conscious: Built-in 2-sided printing helps the environment and cuts your paper usage by up to 50%

The PIXMA MG8120 possesses superior quality, functionality and versatility combined with beautiful design. The amazing feature set begins with an all-new interface that turns the top of your printer into a sleek, ultra-responsive touch panel. The Intelligent Touch System provides light-guided direction with gorgeous touch sensitive controls so only the buttons you need light up. Your fingers will realize fluid, effortless operation where once you choose your function you’re one step away from imaging brilliance.

For the first time in home photo printing you can print still photographs from your captured HD movies with your new PIXMA printer. Full HD Movie Print3 turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot cameras into beautiful photo prints. Built-in Wi-Fi1 lets you easily print and scan wirelessly with the added ability to print your photos from compatible iPhone, iPod touch and AndroidTM devices5 Produce true photo lab quality prints at home with a maximum print resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi4 and six individual ink tanks including a gray ink for professional color and black & white photos. Its superior 9600dpi2 high-resolution CCD scanner includes a Film Adapter Unit to easily scan 35mm film and slides. Plus, the White LED eliminates warm-up time for document and photo scanning while Auto Document Fix delivers beautiful, easy-to-view scans by advanced image analysis and area-by-area data correction, automatically.

Join the Generation Green initiative with Built-in Auto Duplex Printing which allows you to automatically print on both sides of the paper and can help reduce your paper usage by up to 50%. Plus, you can enjoy previewing and editing images on a 3.5″ Color LCD and print a beautiful, borderless 4″ x 6″ image in approx. 20 seconds12. Don’t feel like using a computer? No problem. Just insert a compatible memory card9 into the built in card slot, select images on the LCD display, and print! Thanks to a PictBridge connection you can also print photos directly from your compatible digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone15, and even via Bluetooth with the optional BU-30 wireless Bluetooth14 unit.


Extraordinary Resolution:
Realize the power of 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi4 firing with 1pl. Benefit? Incredible quality and detail in both your business documents and photos.

Print Beautiful, Borderless Photos Fast:
Print a borderless, 4″ x 6″ photo in approximately 20 seconds12.

High Performance Six Individual Ink Tank System:
This 6-color ink system consists of five dye-based inks including a dedicated gray ink tank for professional-looking black & white and color photos. A pigment-based black ink produces exceptionally crisp, laser-quality text. Plus, only replace the color ink tank that runs out.

Intelligent Touch System:
This all-new button navigation system allows you to effortlessly operate your machine with gorgeous touch sensitive controls.

Built-In Auto Duplex Printing:
Automatically print on both sides of the page without the hassle of turning it over manually. This saves you time, helps the environment and can cut your paper usage by up to 50%.

3.5″ LCD:
Easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. No downloading needed, just pick your pic and print!

Auto Document Fix:
The all-new Auto Document Fix delivers beautiful, easy-to-view scans by advanced image analysis and area-by-area data correction, automatically. So, your document text can be darkened with pronounced edges for clear, sharp text that’s easy to read, and pictures will maintain color tone and contrast.

Quick Start:
Powering up your printer is now faster than ever. After pressing the power button you can begin inputting commands in mere seconds. So, full operation is possible in a much shorter time.

Beautiful & Borderless:
Print photo lab quality from 4″ x 6″ up to 8.5″ x 11.”

Full HD Movie Print:
The all new Full HD Movie Print software turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with your compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot cameras into beautiful prints.

Scroll Wheel:
Easily and quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.

Auto Photo Fix II:
This built-in technology automatically categorizes your images into one of five types – Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery – then applies optimal image and multi-zone exposure correction. So, unexposed areas of the photo will be optimized, area by area and faces that are backlit and under-exposed will automatically be brightened with correct color cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.

Auto Scan Mode:
Automatically recognizes the type of original being scanned, then scans and saves with the suitable settings.

2-Way Paper Feeding:
To add to your options this feature lets you load paper from the front cassette or rear tray so whether your office or photo lab is open, you’re ready to print!

Built-In Wireless:
Print or scan wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer around the house.

Built-In Ethernet:
This wired LAN interface lets you connect to a home or office network, with connected computers sharing the power of this versatile machine, each being able to display the printer’s status at any moment.

Hi-Speed USB:
Plug the cable into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.

Smart Phone Printing:
Take full advantage of Canon’s fantastic Wi-Fi printing technology to unlock, print and share your stored images right on the spot. Print your photos wirelessly from compatible iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices.

Memory Cards9 / USB10 / PictBridge17 & Optional Bluetooth14:
Don’t feel like using a computer? No problem. Just insert a compatible memory card into the built in card slot, select images on the LCD display, and print! Thanks to a PictBridge connection you can also print photos directly from your digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone. Plus, you can print from the optional BU-30 wireless Bluetooth unit.

Fast Document Printing:
Print black and white, and color documents in the official print speed measure (images per minute) for one, four page Excel document, one, four page Word document and one, four page PDF document.

Easy-WebPrint EX:
Print what you want off the web, easily. Easy-WebPrintEX allows you to create your own layout, take different sections of different websites and put them all on one page. Move, resize and trim your clips, insert notes and edit text, make it a portrait or landscape, print up to 3 columns on a page and even save the layout as a PDF file.

This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon inks and select genuine Canon photo papers for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album16.

Optical Scanning Resolution:
Produces high quality, 4800 x 9600 dpi scans for incredible image detail.

Stay True To The Original:
This built-in technology automatically optimizes your copy quality based on the type of original you’re copying.

Film Scanning:
The built-in film adapter unit allows you to eaily scan in slides and negatives.

* Windows® 7,Windows Vista®, Windows XP/200019
* Mac OS® X v. 10.4.11 to 10.6.x19

* PIXMA MG8120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One
* Document Kit: Cross Sell Sheet, Getting Started, Important Information Sheet, Networking Troubleshooting Guide, Safety Environment Information, Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM, Warranty Card
* Ink Tanks: PGI-225 Pigment Black, CLI-226 (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black/Gray)
* Power Cord
* Print Head
* Sample Media (PP-201 4″ x 6″/3 Sheets)

1. Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
2. Film scanning resolution is 4800 x 9600. Reflective scanning resolution is 4800 x 4800.
3. “Full HD Movie Print” is available from ‘MOV’ movie files created by Canon digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later, or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later.
4. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
5. Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App Store, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app available for free in the Android Market. Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPod touch and Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later.
6. Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP only. Not included on installation CD. Requires Internet connection during installation. Internet Explorer 6 SP1 or later is needed.
7. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
8. Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi- gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
9. Compatible memory cards include SDTM Memory Card, SDHCTM, MultiMediaCard,® MultiMediaCard® Plus, CompactFlash® Card, Microdrive,® Memory Stick,® Memory Stick PRO,TM Memory Stick DuoTM and Memory Stick PRO Duo.TM The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSDTM Card, miniSDHCTM, microSDTM Card, microSDHC,TM RS-MMC,TM Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card,® xD-Picture Card® (Type M), and xD-Picture Card® (Type H).
10. USB flash memory with security enabled may not be used. Requires an extension cable if cannot be attached.
11. ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. Copy speed is the average of FCOT, ISO/ IEC 24735 Annex D. ADF copy speed is the average of ESAT in General Performance Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24735, excluding time to copy the first set. See for additional details.
12. Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See for additional details.
13. For network users, Auto Scan Mode is only available when scanning at a computer using MP Navigator EX software and selecting the 1-click feature then “save to PC”.
14. Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth v2.0 technology and optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the device and software version used. Operating distance is approx. 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance.
15. Requires mobile phone or other device with IrDA port positioned no more than 7.9 inches from the printer.
16. Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions, and environmental factors. See for additional details.
17. Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
18. Easy-PhotoPrint Pro is available as a plug-in.
19. System requirements vary by application.
20. Warranty programs are subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See for details.

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