Canon Pixma MP830

Canon Pixma MP830 is a All-In-One Inkjet Printer features Print Speed (up to) 4″ x 6″ borderless photo: approx. 36 sec; Black:Up to 30 ppm; Color:Up to 24 ppm; Print Resolution (Up to)Black:600 x 600 dpi, Color:9600 x 2400 dpi; Copy Speed (up to) Black: 29 cpm, Color: 24 cpm; Max. Scaner Resolutions Optical:2400 x 4800 dpi; Max. Document Size Print: 8.5″ x 11″; Modem Speed 33.6 Kbps; USB 2.0 Hi-Speed. The Canon Pixma MP830 measures 19.7″ W x 19.2″ D x 11.5″ H and weighs 32.3 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon Pixma MP830 Reviews

PCWorld reviews the Canon Pixma MP830 and writes;
“On the other hand, the MP830 gained points for terrific performance times in our lab tests. The MP830’s speeds of 2.9 pages per minute for graphics on plain paper and 1.9 ppm for a letter-size photo printed on photo paper are the quickest of any model in our current inkjet multifunction printers chart (as of 5/5/06). In text printing, the MP830 achieved a rapid 8.2 ppm, bettered only by the MP950’s mark of 8.4 ppm.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Creativepro reviews the Canon Pixma MP830 and writes;
“Print quality is very good for basic document printing. Text is sharp and clear. But as you would expect from a four-color printer, photo printing is less than optimal. With its four-color engine, the MP830’s photo prints are weak on reds and blues, and overall are weak in saturation and contrast. Portfolio and sample work aren’t possible with this printer.”
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ITreviews reviews the Canon Pixma MP830 and writes;
“Print quality is generally good, with sharp black text and smoothly coloured graphics. Photo prints come out well rendered, with natural blending from shade to shade, but again, duplex pages are not up to the standard of single-sided prints. The costs of the ink cartridges and Canon glossy photo paper give page costs of 2.4p and 36p for 5 percent black and 20 percent colour pages, respectively. The black print rate is reasonable, but the colour cost is on the high side.”
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Trustedreviews reviews the Canon Pixma MP830 and writes;
“When it comes to the quality of the prints, regular text comes out clear and dense and solid graphics are just that, solid and with no signs of banding. Photos also come out well, with good colours and fine detail. The only blot on the landscape is those duplex prints, again. Text looks thin and a bit ragged and on closer examination, ink is not evenly distributed and the paper nap shows through.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCMag reviews the Canon Pixma MP830 and writes;
“Text quality is a bit of a mixed bag. Using a highly stylized test font with thick strokes, letters tended to merge even at 12 points, but for fonts you’re more likely to use in an office setting, quality is among the best I’ve seen from an ink jet. More than half of our test fonts were easily readable at 5 points, with several even readable at a tiny 4 points.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Reviews.cnet reviews the Canon Pixma MP830 and writes;
“The Canon Pixma MP830 was impressively speedy for an inkjet printer. It printed black text at an impressive 7.7ppm and a PowerPoint presentation file at 3.03ppm. It was quick on photo printing, too: it generated 4×6 photos at a rate of 1.83ppm. (We used to test photo printing speed by printing 8×10 photos; the MP830 was the first printer we’ve tested using the 4×6 format, so we can’t make direct comparisons of printing times with older reviewed units.) Scanning, though, was where this printer really impressed us: it completed a black-and-white scan at a rate of 11.61ppm and a color scan at a rate of 10.75ppm.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Canon Pixma MP830 User Reviews

Perfect home office printer
“Talk about precision. I had used the photo paper printing tray option, and the pictures came out above the quality of what I had ever expected. After all, I had been let down with the others so much, that I never thought a photo could be this good from a printer…. Better yet, without even using expensive ‘photo ink’, which now seems somewhat unnecessary..” – by Robert J. La Fraugh
Rating: ★★★★★

Works perfect for small office/home use
“Pictures look great, text is very good, graphics are good – the upper and lower paper feeders are nice to have, I can use one for regular paper and the other for envelopes or pictures without having to change all of the time – the adjustable angled display I actually use so when sitting down I can just tilt the screen and see what I am doing – all in all a nice purchase” – by H. Price
Rating: ★★★★☆

Excellent Purchase and lowest price I could find
“The printer printing in auto duplex mode is nice because you can save on paper in the long term. The rear feed works well with matte type photo paper which is to thick for the bottom feed. The bottom feed is nice for regular paper. All in All this is an excellent printer scanner fax. Works great and the software is top notch. Five stars for Canon on this one, good design and excellent features.” – by Michael J. Landers
Rating: ★★★★★

Does it ALL
“Yes, it really does it all and does it well. Have been sending and receiving faxes, printing in Color/B&W, Multi page printing, double sided printing and scanning, ALL with great results. This product has worked flawlessly now for over a year.” – by D. Soibelman
Rating: ★★★★★

Doesn’t eat as much ink as expected
“Before I bought this, I read all the reviews about how much ink it drinks. I was prepared for the worst. What I have discovered is that the low ink warning goes off very early. I can usually squeeze another month of routine printing out of the toner cartridge before it’s completely out. Now I don’t change the cartridge until I get the message that its completely out of ink. It’s not the most ink conserving printer I’ve ever had, but it’s not as bad as I expected it to be.” – by embeth
Rating: ★★★★★

“Used this printer for almost a year, and it is superb. According to one reviewer, they have cheapened up the scanner in the MP850, its successor, so I got perhaps the last one in town. It is reliable, reasonable on ink, fast, and does just about everything. The extra 830 I have will remain sealed until I run this one into the GROUND. “ – by Nobleman
Rating: ★★★★★

Thanks Canon for a Good Workhorse
“The copy, scan and fax functions on this machine work better than the other three types I have used. No complaint on these functions… if you want a printer that offers you different qualities of printing, if you want photo printing better than I’ve had from many great labs, and if you use fax, copy, or scan functions, buy this machine and enjoy your work.” – by Barrie W. Bracken
Rating: ★★★★★


Canon Pixma MP830 Brochure & User Guide

Canon Pixma MP830 User Guide
Canon Pixma MP830 User Guide

Features & Specifications

Canon Pixma MP830 Features

The Canon PIXMA MP830 Office All-In-One Printer: A Print-Copy-Scan-Fax powerhouse
The ultra-versatile Canon PIXMA MP830 Office All-in-One does it all–print, scan, copy and fax—making it an ideal all-in-one for either your home or a small office.

Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) Print Technology
Building on the success of the PIXMA MP780, the PIXMA MP830 takes printing to the next level producing amazing print resolutions of up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi1. This means prints of your vacation photos you make at home with your PIXMA MP 830 will be superbly detailed and extremely clear. To achieve this high print quality, Canon uses Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE). FINE is a next-generation 3,584-nozzle print head that ejects precise, consistent droplets as small as 1 picoliter, creating smooth, virtually grain-free images. Combined with Canon’s ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system (four dye based inks and a pigment-based black-ink) this latest technology produces life like photos along with laser-quality text.

With the large 2.5″ LCD color viewer and easy control panel, you can evaluate and enhance images from your compatible memory card2 before printing. Or, you can bypass your computer and print directly from your PictBridge ready digital camera or DV camcorder. You can print a 4″ x 6″ photo-lab quality borderless print in up to 36 seconds.3

Advanced copying
The auto duplex Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) can read both sides of a two-sided document. This feature saves you time by letting you copy or scan a two-sided original without having to flip it over by hand. The ADF can hold up to 35 pages of originals at one time, making it much easier to copy, scan, or fax multi-page documents. When combined with the MP830’s dual paper trays, the ADF gives you the capability for high-capacity copying–even of two sided originals. The AE (Auto Exposure) Copy feature automatically optimizes reproduction quality based on the type of original you’re duplicating.

Scanning and Faxing The PIXMA MP830’s high-resolution charge-coupled device (CCD) scan technology enables you to produce exceptional 2400-dpi scans, with vibrant 48-bit color depth. Another great feature of the PIXMA MP830 multifunction is its faxing capabilities. You can achieve up to 33.6 kbps (Super G3) fax speed in color and black and white4. This gives you a transmission speeds of up to 3 seconds per page in black and white, and 1 minute 20 seconds in color. Plus, the MP830s expanded memory lets you store 100 speed dial codes, receive up to 250 incoming pages, and store 6 one-touch dials.

What’s in the box
PIXMA MP830 Office All-In-One, PIXMA MP830 Print Head, Ink Tanks: PGI-5BK Pigment Black, CLI-8 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow), Power Cord, Telephone Line Cable, Easy Setup Instructions, Documentation Kit, Canon Photo Paper Pro for Borderless Printing 4″ x 6″ Sample Pack

1 Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
2 Compatible memory cards include CompactFlash®, Microdrive®, SmartMedia®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro™, SD Card™ and MultimediaCard™, xD-Picture Card™, Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick Duo Pro™ and miniSD Card™ requires an additional adapter which must be purchased separately.
3 PPM print speeds are based on the highest speed printer driver mode. Photo print speeds are based on the default mode driver setting using Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy paper. Print speeds will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. CPM copy speeds based on fast mode setting using plain paper. Copy speeds may vary based on document complexity, copy mode, page coverage and number of copies.
4 The Public Switched Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 28.8 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T V.34 guidelines.

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