High Quality and Great Value
I chose the PIXMA MG5320 because Canon products tend to be known for their high quality. I have owned the MG5320 for over a year and it has exceeded my expectations for ease of use and quality. Prior to purchasing this particular printer, I had the same version, minus the wireless connection. I recommend the wireless version because you can easily print from anywhere in the house. The scanner/copier does a nice job matching colors of pictures during printing, and when scanning and importing images to the computer for editing. I use photo editing software, and the images scanned in with this printer are better and more detailed than other printers I have used. The unit is compact and sturdy when not in use. When you print something, the door where the paper comes out automatically opens, which is a nice feature. I would recommend the MG5320 to anyone, even if you are only looking for a quality printer. The scanner and copier are like icing on the cake, and you are sure to use them at some point.
Cons: I was slightly inconvenienced today while trying to set it up to print from a new computer. It didn’t automatically download the printer drivers so I will have to do this manually. It would be nice if the drivers installed automatically, but I am not even sure that this is an issue with the printer. I have an older version of Windows installed on here so maybe the drivers would download automatically on a newer computer.
February 12, 2014
Mostly fine equipment
I've been satisfied with speed, color quality, use of ink, and general operation. However in less than a year the printer will has stopped printing using the red . I have tried three cartridges, and reinstalled the software with no results
February 6, 2014
I loved this printer. The photo quality was awesome, easy installation, and I pretty much had a man crush on it, until the cartridge feed stuck and it kept telling me to contact support. I had this in a box for over a year until my original printer went down. I then programmed this one, and it was amazing. Now it's useless and I'm back to researching printers.
January 27, 2014
Don't use as network printer.
So far as I can tell, this printer has wifi connectivity simply as a novelty. If you expect to print using anything but a USB cable, don't buy. It mysteriously falls off the network every few days leaving you to twiddle the silly dial to once again, re-enter your passphrase. Then turn everything on and off a few times and re-install all the drivers in your computers for good measure. Then it may start working for another 2 or 3 days. As a printer, it's not bad. Quick and quiet, high quality prints. As a network priinter? You'd be better off just putting the box it came in on your desk and trying to print using that.
January 20, 2014
Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g/n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App StoreSM, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app available for free in the Android Market. Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPod touch and Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later.
Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™, MultiMediaCard® , MultiMediaCard® Plus, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD™ Card, miniSDHCTM, microSD™ Card, microSDHC™, RS-MMC™ and Memory Stick Micro.
USB flash memory with security enabled may not be used. Requires an extension cable if cannot be attached.
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.
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 www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional details.
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. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
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 www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100plus for additional details.
Full HD Movie Print allows printing from HD or Full HD "MOV" movie files created by Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Print quality is determined by video resolution. Function does not upscale video resolution. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later, or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later.
Easy-WebPrint EX requires Internet Explorer 7 or 8 for Windows, Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista SP2 (or later) or Windows 7, or Safari 4.0 - 5.0 for Mac OS X v.10.5 - 10.6.x
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".
Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
Subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Picasa Web Albums, depending on the service the consumer is using.
Printer firmware update may be necessary for AirPrint function. Certain exception may apply. AirPrint functionality requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base Station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
To access CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM from a qualifying Canon printer, all of the software that came with the printer and the full set of compatible genuine Canon ink tanks must be properly installed.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.