A couple of years back when the PIXMA MP640 was released, demand was so high that Canon had trouble keeping up. Spurred on by some exceptional reviews and Canon's reputation for producing excellent multifunction printers, buyers were snapping them up quicker than the factories could make them.
This time around, Canon has released four new PIXMA printers, ranging from the entry-level MX375 to the feature-rich MX515 and MG4150. The MX375 can print, copy, scan and fax and includes a 30-page document feeder – not too bad for a printer priced around the £50 mark. Other features are fairly basic, although the Super G3 fax lets you send faxes via a PC without the need to print them first.
Moving up the range, the MX435 gives you a few little extras like WiFi printing, Apple AirPrint, USB Scan and direct print from compatible smartphones and cameras via PictBridge. In addition, the MX515 comes with a colour touch screen, Ethernet connection, built-in duplex unit and memory card slots to give maximum functionality. The MG4150 lacks a fax and Ethernet connection but makes your life easier in other ways as it's Google Cloud Print ready straight out of the box and lets you print from virtually anywhere with a compatible tablet PC or smartphone.
The new PIXMAs will be available to purchase soon and, once they are, we'd recommend getting your order in early as these cracking little machines will almost certainly be flying out of the door.
by Anthony Morgan