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Canon Pixma MG5250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2538 reviews of Canon Pixma MG5250. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the print quality and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the ink consumption, and many are less positive about the control panel and size.

performance, usability, price, design, print quality

noise, size, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MG5250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Canon Pixma MG5250 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the durability and multifunction are generally positive. The price and performance also get good comments.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MG5250 Colour Multifunction Inkjet Photo Printer Ref MG5250Canon PIXMA MG5250 Colour Multifunction Inkjet Photo Printer Ref MG5250

May, 2018


Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Canon PIXMA MG5250 multifunction inkjet printer


The Canon PIXMA MG5250 is an inkjet printer that also scans, copies, prints directly from memory cards or USB sticks, and wirelessly connects to your ...

Good print quality in High quality mode, easy to use with on-screen prompts via 2.4in LCD, cheap monochrome document printing

Not the fastest document or photo printer, set up takes a while

The Canon PIXMA MG5250 is an all-in-one printer that manages to fit in almost everything a home user could want. A reasonable asking price makes it a good purchase, and ongoing costs are fine as long as you aren't printing large volumes of documents or...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


Network Connection: No


Copy speed (normal quality, colour, A4):15
Maximum number of copies:99
Reduction/Enlargment Ratio:25-400


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y


Fax: No

Input capacity

Standard input capacity:150


Dimensions (WxHxD):45.5x16x36.8 cm
Dimensions (WxHxD) (in):17.9x6.2x14.4 in
Weight:8.1 kg
Weight (lb):17.8 lb


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

All-in-one functions:Copy, Scan
Colour all-in-one functions:copy, print, scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 (32 / 64 bit) / Windows Vista (32 / 64 bit) / Windows XP SP2, SP3\nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):455 x 368 x 160
Power supply type:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Scan speed:17
Wireless Technology:IEEE802.11b/g/n

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, Letter
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:legal, letter
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper


Digital sender: No
Duplex functions:print
Faxing: No
Print Technology:Inkjet

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (average operating):21
Power Consumption (Standby):1.6


Duplex Printing: Yes
Max Printing Resolution:9600x2400 dpi
Max Writing Speed (black):11 ppm
Max Writing Speed (colour):9.3 ppm
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Number of Ink Cartridges:5
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11
Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.3


Product name:Pixma MG5250

Product properties

Colour Printer: Yes
CPU Speed:300 MHz
Loudness:48 dB
Memory card reader: Yes
Memory Cards Supported:CompactFlash, Secure Digital, SDHC, mini SD, micro SD, mini SDHC, micro SDHC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Micro, MultiMedia Card, MultiMedia Card Plus, RS-MMC, MMCmobile Card, xD-PictureCard, xD-PictureCard Type M, xD-PictureCard Type H, Microdrive
Printer Format:Various size pages
Standard paper capacity:300 sheets
WLAN Standard:802.11b/g/n


Power consumption:21 W


Colour Depth:48 bit
Optical Resolution:2400x4800 dpi
Scanable Area:A4
Scanner Type:Flatbed
TWAIN compliant: Yes


Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:216 x 297
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound emission

Printing noise level:47.5


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, miniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC

System requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:1 GHz
Minimum RAM:1024

Weight & Dimensions

Height :16