Printer Type: All-in-One|Color Inkjet
: Number of User Reviews: 23
Reviewed by: baronski from OR on Apr 20, 2005
Experience: 1 Month
Strengths: Competitive price; compact footprint; high-quality scanning and photo output; multi-card readers; useful ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5 pic utility
Weaknesses: No PictBridge; scan software
Summary: (Edited May 17th by baronski) For quick photo printing, the lack of a PictBridge port is offset by the built-in card readers. In-camera features may not be accessible, but the MP130 itself provides similar function. Instead of connecting a wire from the camera, you plug in the card. (Some other units have PictBridge, but no card readers.)
The User's Guide and Software Guide are fairly basic, and viewed in a WEBbrowser. There is an index, at the bottom of the 'topics' left-hand frame, but I found it to be less useful than standardized HELP - with SEARCH - that is available in many programs. The maintenance section was comprehensive.
I was not impressed with MPNavigator - the more sophisticated of the two scan utilities supplied. It is less full featured than PaperPort, which was bundled with a stand-alone scanner purchased here five-years ago. Perhaps this is to be expected, as the MP130 is a 3-in-1 box - with some compromises.
Copying and printing are competent. Color prints can be borderless, as can text - with special EFFECTS to print monochrome, simulate a hand-drawn illustration, or insert a background image. There are extensive size and layout options. My PC can FAX a scanned document, so lack of that feature was not a consideration.
How long ink will last, and how costly remains to be seen. Tank prices seem reasonable, but I did not research capacity. Consumer Reports rates a similar Pixma product a top choice - one of the fastest printers tested, at a low per-page cost for both text and color, and high in print quality.
The MP130 likely employs similar technology.
All in all, a nifty box for the occasional user like myself - for under $100. At the time of sale, a $50 rebate was offered if purchased with a Canon camera.
No glitches from WEB merchant NewEgg. Confirmation, invoice and tracking link were e-mailed. Arrival came two days after ordering, via FedEx Saver.
Reviewed by: strifllel from CA on May 15, 2005
Strengths: Price, Flash Card slot, Quality for Price
Weaknesses: No Fax, Scanning/Copying is not as good as I want, hard to open lid
Summary: Nowadays having a printer is pretty useful, especially one that can do copies on papers/books etc on the spot. And since I copy quite often the copying function is quite a big plus for this printer. Though I notice the quality of the copies doesn't resemble the original as well as I want them to be (as there are some lights spots when producing the output copy.) Also the SD card slot saves me time I don't have to use my camera cable anymore to read from SD Cards. (and I do not have a card reader)
Overall this is a nice printer, not ideal, but for the price it's pretty good, and it definitely gets the job done.
Reviewed by: SilverB18C1 from CA on May 13, 2005
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: Great quality, price and value. The photos look awesome, and the black printing is very fast.
Weaknesses: The only downside is the small ink tanks, but they are cheap so having a few on hand doesn't hurt.
Summary: This multifunction printer is small and compact. Great price after rebate.
Very easy to setup. The scanner quality is way beyond i imagined. it just comes very handy if you can make color copy at home. only problem, this printer doesn't come with USB cable.
Reviewed by: jen05 from NJ on May 13, 2005
Experience: 2 Weeks
Strengths: It has slots for digital-camera memory cards, pretty good printing quality, fast print speed. The scan function is also easy to use.
Weaknesses: Sometime it scans slow, and ink drains fast.
Summary: Purchase this for home use for photo printing, scanning purchases. This printer does not take much space and it is quiet, gives pretty good printing quality and the speed is as fast as 18ppm for black and 13ppm for color pages. It can read photos directly from the camera memory card. The print resolution is 4800 x 1200 color dpi, and can scan 1200 x 2400 dpi with 48-bit color depth. As long as my usage, I am very satisfied with it.
Reviewed by: mingma from NY on May 13, 2005
Experience: 20 Days
Strengths: sharp image! fast print! Good.
Summary: Agree with qweshy!!!Very good all-in-one for the price with rebates [$99-$20 (off $100 coupon)-$25 (OD rebate)-$50 (camera/PC purcase rebate)]. I need to work with the photo scan and photo print to compare with my 3yr. old epson 740i and Acer usb scanner set-up. I did a full page photo print of a 400k camera image file and it came out with good colors but not stunning clarity. I like the fact that the machine is small and can do copies without turning on the computer. Definitely quieter than the 740i and Acer scanner. Nice software bundle and fairly easy setup. The output tray must be down when printing if you forget the print will still come out the machine and won't jam the printer, nice.
Reviewed by: lazybummm from CA on May 12, 2005
Experience: 15 Days
Strengths: Very inexpensive, the invalueable all in one functioning. Prints Scans Copies. Made by trustworhty company, did I mention its inexpensive after rebates?
Weaknesses: Scanner does not do grayscale very well, black & white and color seems to be ok. Printer makes lots of funny noises before it prints...it sounds like its got a fan or something.
Summary: Overall, at the price of less than most scanners on the market and it prints and copies, I'd say this is a pretty good buy, and would probably buy again, as long as it is this cheap. But I'm sure the more expensive models are better.
Reviewed by: benventura on May 12, 2005
Experience: 4 Days
Strengths: Compact, fast copy, quiet print, easy setup, software bundle
Weaknesses: awkward input paper tray, hard to read lcd, ok photo print, machine color, no fax
Summary: Very good all-in-one for the price with rebates [$99-$20 (off $100 coupon)-$25 (OD rebate)-$50 (camera/PC purcase rebate)]. I need to work with the photo scan and photo print to compare with my 3yr. old epson 740i and Acer usb scanner set-up. I did a full page photo print of a 400k camera image file and it came out with good colors but not stunning clarity. I like the fact that the machine is small and can do copies without turning on the computer. Definitely quieter than the 740i and Acer scanner. Nice software bundle and fairly easy setup. The output tray must be down when printing if you forget the print will still come out the machine and won't jam the printer, nice.
Reviewed by: qweshy from CA on May 11, 2005
Experience: 5 Days
Strengths: Good, inexpensive all in one solution
Weaknesses: Small ink cart, so-so scanning results, lack of middle/high end features
Summary: (Edited May 11th by qweshy) I recently purchased this printer at my local vendor for around 50 dollars after rebates. The price is right, but what about the printer itself? Since the mp130 is targeted toward light users, it isn't really loaded with features. It lacks individual red cyan yellow ink carts. The black and white scanning/copying is subpar. The paper loading tray is flimsy. And there is a lack of a color lcd screen to do your direct-from-flashmemory printing. So why should you consider buying the mp130? It's cheap, and it's cheap to replace the ink (not like most other brands). If you need an all in one printer that can get satisfactory results, this one's not a bad solution. Avoid it if you need frills.
Reviewed by: peedir from CA on May 10, 2005
Experience: 5 Days
Strengths: Cost effective; Compact footprint; High-quality scanning and photo output; Multi-card readers
Weaknesses: No PictBridge; No fax.
Summary: Great printer for the money! Even at the price it comes with a card ready and ready to print without being connected to a computer. The printer is not that heavy but it is a bit bulky. Other than the size it is a good printer.
Reviewed by: yewm2004 from IN on May 10, 2005
Experience: 8 Days
Strengths: Good design, high print and scanner quality
Weaknesses: A little bulky
Summary: This canon printer is easy to install and also easy to use. The all in one machine functions awesome, although there is no fax function. The replacement cartilage is cheap and it makes this printer saving money. I did not have more to say and just want to recommend this product to those who want to buy a good quality, low cost printer, especially AIO. I love this printer overall.
Reviewed by: erichuang from NJ on May 10, 2005
Experience: 3 Days
Strengths: Good price. Easy to setup.
Weaknesses: No fax.
Summary: This is a budget all-in-one. Even so, it still equipped with card reader and I can make photo prints without my computer. The document feeder is helpful but is on the cheap side.
Reviewed by: lijipeso1 from UT on May 9, 2005
Experience: 4 Weeks
Strengths: Elegant, well designed, and most importantly, ink is affordable.
Weaknesses: No auto sheet feeder! No fax!
Summary: (Edited May 09th by lijipeso1) Canon printers consistently beat out the competition in independent tests for print quality. Their items are elegant, well designed, and their ink is affordable. We all know the razor and blade scheme: sell the printer below cost and make it up with pricey cartridges. Canon, however, saves you a lot of money by including the print head with the printer and not on each cartridge. Because of this, genuine Canon cartridges can be had for around $12, while 3rd party cartridges, which many claim work just as well, can be found for as low as $2.
Auto sheet feeder: The mp130 and mp760 do NOT have an auto sheet feeder, which is very useful when doing a lot of scanning or faxing.
The mp130 has a tiny footprint for a multifunction printer, and weighs 14 pounds.
If you want a great price on an excellent printer and don't need a fax: MP130 .
Reviewed by: pnalluri from CA on May 9, 2005
Experience: 15 Days
Strengths: It's good all-in-one printer compared to crappy HP all-in-ones.
Weaknesses: Little bit heavy compared to other all-in-ones. Expense wise it's Ok.
Summary: In-expensive and it's a good all-in-one printer compared to crappy HP all-in-ones.Little bit heavy compared to other all-in-ones. Easy to use and the printer cost also ok.
Reviewed by: nhacviet on May 7, 2005
Experience: 1 Days
Strengths: This AIO is low cost. Printing is fast and excellent quality.
Weaknesses: No fax
Summary: An AIO without fax is really a minus. With this and no individual cartridge that could cost more in the long run. I really like to see AIO with individual cartridge which is still very expensive. No double-sided printing which is standard in most of Pixma printers.
Overall this AIO is ok for light user. For office setting you need a better model.
Reviewed by: li48122 from MI on May 7, 2005
Experience: 2 Days
Strengths: good quality and price investment
Weaknesses: mediocre performance
Summary: This machine uses canon's ink only and not quite compatible with other mixed brands. My lexmark printer can basically accept all ink brand once its OEM ink catridge is used up. This canon will only accept its only brand.
The quality of pictures is OK, as expected from the price you paid.
Would recommend to people who just need so-so product, higher end users should consider some higher end products.
Reviewed by: rex_zhang2002 from NJ on May 7, 2005
Experience: 7 Days