Canon Pixma MP490

  • Canon Pixma MP490
Based on 9 scores, 11 reviews available
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  • Inexpensive; excellent documentation, Simple, intuitive control panel.
  • Small, lightweight, Great photo prints, Easy to set up


  • Garish skin tones; expensive black ink, Poor paper tray design
  • Not so fast, Lacks automatic document feeder and paper input tray

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld on 80

It's a surprisingly decent machine for the price, but its high black ink costs are the tradeoff....

By IT Reviews on

If your home printing needs are modest and you can afford to spend more on ink than some of its rivals, then the Canon PIXMA MP490 produces relatively good quality images for very little outlay. Canon - PIXMA MP490 price Buy Canon PIXMA MP490...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Canon's large, showy all-in-ones have made quite a name for themselves over the past few years, but mainly in the £100-£200 price band. At the cheaper end, a few corners have had to be cut, particularly with LCD displays, but the...

By GadgetSpeak on 80

This is a reasonably priced four ink (two cartridge) All In One unit. However it is really designed for light use simply because of the small size of the ink cartridges. Output quality is good the only drawback is the ink...

By Electronicsme on 68

Canons home printer range is vast and the aim appears to be to provide an option for every situation. The added benefit of the Canon PIXMA MP490 over other units is the LCD preview screen and memory card slot, whilst still offering the USB...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

Not quite a bargain bin printer, Canon’s PIXMA MP490 inkjet multifunction is still a decent impulse buy. It provides decent quality photo and document printing and an easy-to-use interface....

By Trusted Reviews on 90

If you're buying an entry-level all-in-one, you might expect a lot lower spec than when buying in the mid or high price ranges, but in many cases the core functions, like printing and scanning, will be much the same from machine to machine and...

By PC Advisor on 70

The £79 price range of the Canon Pixma MP490 MFP means tradeoffs. The high ink costs are bearable if you print infrequently; otherwise, look for a model with lower-cost inks (and a higher purchase price), such as HP's OfficeJet 6500 Wireless....

By on 70

For under a hundred bucks, the Canon Pixma MP490 printer is a decent buy. Like many other printers in this price range, it lacks some advanced features such as an automatic document feeder, an automatic duplexer, and wireless support. Of course youll...

International Review By Smartson on

Canon Pixma MP490 är inte speciellt snabb och har inga utmärkande särdrag men den har lågt pris och gör sitt jobb...

International Review By BitCity on 76

Pixma MP490 è una stampante multifunzione con tecnologia a getto d'inchiostro che pone particolare attenzione alla stampa fotografica. La tecnologia di stampa è, come detto, a getto d'inchiostro quadricromia. Sono presenti una...