Canon - PIXMA MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer - Black

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Easily print documents from your compatible smartphone or tablet with this Canon PIXMA MX492 all-in-one printer, which features wireless networking and is compatible with AirPrint and Google Cloud Print for a simple mobile-print solution.

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Overview

What's Included


  • PIXMA MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer
  • 2 FINE cartridges
  • Power cord, phone line cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2937 out of 3271)

Energy Ratings


Features


Prints up to 8.8 ISO ipm* in black, up to 4.4 ISO ipm* in color

To generate documents quickly.

4-in-1 functionality

Prints, copies, scans and faxes for convenience.

Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Provides speedy data transfer over a wireless connection.

Color resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi

To produce clear, vibrant images. Up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution for crisp monochromatic prints.

Accepts a variety of paper sizes

Including 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter, legal and U.S. #10 envelopes for flexible use.

Compatible with AirPrint and Google Cloud Print

For simple printing from your smartphone or tablet.

Copies up to 8.8 ipm* in black, up to 3.6 ipm* in color

So you can easily perform copy jobs.

Copy resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi in color, up to 600 x 600 dpi in black

For clean, crisp copies.

Flatbed/ADF scanner with up to 600 x 1200 resolution

Accurately reproduces your documents.

High-speed fax

With 33.6 Kbps modem to meet your office needs.

Integrated automatic document feeder

Offers practical functionality.

High-speed USB port

Facilitates connection to your computer.

*Print speeds vary with use. See manufacturer for info on print speeds.


Overall customer rating

4.3
90%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheap, Functional, but not "Great"

    Posted
    Billyjoeray
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a pretty standard printer, although I am not really impressed with any of the features. They are all mostly "there" but they just kind of suck in comparison to printers I have used in the past. I had need of a small all-in-one printer and while this one doesn't take up a lot of desk space, it is somewhat inconvenient to use. The main pro of this printer is the rock bottom price and the small desktop footprint. The print quality seems to be pretty decent too. There are some cons that made me wish that I had spent some more on a nicer printer though: In order to scan, you have to use the proprietary software, otherwise it doesn't seem to be able to "find" your computer on the network. This software is obnoxious and the default setting is to start with your computer, which can slow down your startup. While you can disable that, you will have to start the software before you can scan anything, which is annoying. It does not do automatic 2-sided printing, either. You have to manually reinsert the print job in the correct orientation to print on the opposite side, which is very old-school and inconvenient. Also, the interface on the printer, while functional, is really clunky and unpleasant to use. I kind of regret being so cheap and buying this printer instead of a higher quality one. I don't think I would recommend this printer even if you only use it very rarely. It will make every time you DO use it extremely unpleasant.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great affordable all in one

    Posted
    Despacito
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My previous HP All-in-one finally broke down after a decade plus of faithful service. Honestly I don't use a printer that often but when I need it its mostly for scanning something and having a copy like for kids homework sheets etc. After researching the landscape for an affordable all-in-one I discovered the Canon and I am happy to report it has met and even exceeded my expectations. The killer feature in this machine is the network print capability (which I did not have in my previous printer) . Setup was super easy and smooth by downloading a Canon app on my iPhone. In fact I just plugged the printer in the Study/Office and setup the printer from the Kitchen table using my phone and it all worked in the first try and I was even able to print a photo from my phone directly to the printer as a test copy. Wow , just wow. One little thing I found out about this printer is it goes through a cleaning cycle every time you turn it off/on and that wastes a lot of ink. Now I have decided to just leave it running so I have a printer ready to go at all times. My 10 year old also loves it because he can print without my assistance in having to plug a usb cable etc. Overall this is a very useful addition to the house. I would certainly recommend this all in one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    sollyp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This printer is great! I bought it for school and for what you pay for, you're getting an awful lot of printer. You can print, scan, copy, and fax. You can do everything wireless via WiFi. You do need to download the app on your phone in order to do so which isn't too hard but can be a bit of a pain. Inputting the password into the printer takes a bit of figuring out...I do believe that they could have made this process a bit easier or made the instructions more specific. Another knock I think is that the printer can only hold 20 sheets at a time. It isn't a huge problem for me but if you were thinking about printing 200 pages, then it could take a bit of effort. You can set up Google Cloud printing so you can print over a tablet or smartphone or a Chromebook! You also have the wired option although I did not receive a cable in the box. For double-sided printing, you need to manually do it. The software instructs you how to (by flipping the page) but it would have been nice if you wouldn't have to manually flip every page. For 50 bucks though, I think you get a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great MacOS and Windows Software!

    Posted
    thoughtfulbuyer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this because it was one of the least expensive "all-in-ones" (printer/scanner/copier/fax machine). It replaced a similarly-priced Epson that advertised identical features but turned out to be missing a key feature: fax driver software. (It was necessary to print documents and then feed and fax them manually. Choosing fax as the destination, from the MacOS or Windows print command, was not possible.) Not only does the Canon come with fax drivers for Windows and MacOS, but all of the client software is top-quality! In particular, scan-to-computer jobs are very convenient to set up. Three gripes: 1. The line and phone jacks are designed in such a way that it's difficult to press the lever of an RJ-11 connector to unplug a phone cable. 2. The power port on the device is a polarized figure-8 (C7-P). A replacement power cable, or a longer one, is harder to find and costs more than the uniquitous non-polarized version. 3. The printer can serve as a WiFi hotspot, to which computers and mobile devices can connect directly, to print. In the hands of an amateur, this feature poses a major security risk. Turn it off, and print using AirPrint, regular network printer drivers, etc.!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Annoying Software Setup, but Operates Well

    Posted
    BigSky
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've only had this a couple of weeks, but so far is performing well. I'm a light user (might print a few pages every couple of weeks), so Best Buy associate thought this model would be sufficient for my needs. The software setup on the first computer was far more complicated and time consuming than necessary. Once initial setup was complete, however, adding the printer wirelessly on the 2nd and 3rd computers was quick and easy (initial PC connection was also wireless). The hardware portion of the setup was very easy and printer operation, once annoying setup was complete, was also simple. Display is clear and options straightforward. I won't be using the fax features, so can't speak to that, but scanning and printing are fairly quick and print quality is a bit better than expected for this price point. I'm hoping Canon proves more durable as I bought this to replace an HP that broke down just a couple of weeks after the 2-year warranty expired. I'm also still using the OEM printer ink, so not sure how often I'll have to replace or what the maintenance costs will prove to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very difficult to setup for wifi scan

    Posted
    Robert
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this printer when my epson wf2540 broke. The mx942 is very difficult to setup and has misleading info on the box. The box says it has scan to cloud options, it doesn't. It will scan to a computer via usb or on the same wifi network. If that computer has the canon scan software installed, and it's firewall is configured correctly. If that computer is setup to sync folders to the cloud then you can set up scanner software to scan to those folders and then the computer will send to the cloud. This is fine for me because I have an always on computer in my house for automated stuff. The wf2540 would scan directly to several cloud services without a computer, so this is what I was expecting for the canon. The menus are not very clear for setup, and the screen is difficult to read sometimes. The speed and quality are decent. In the end it works well enough now that I've got it setup that I'm not going to bother returning it. But I could see it being very difficult if not impossible for some people to setup the wireless scanning stuff. Wireless printing worked right away on all my macs.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality.

    Posted
    Cass
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Pros- printer easy to set up. Love how quick it prints and the quality of it. Prints and connected to wireless and wired devices painlessly. Phone, laptop, etc. Cons-fax set up takes a bit of patience. After the set up it's easy. It's not that quiet, not the loudest either but there might be a quiet setting. Setting up to fax last minute made me to want to throw it. Tip don't set it up right before you need to send a fax now. Take the time to go thru all of the install and there's some helpful videos online to guide you thru it. Get the software package from the website. The CDs didn't do me much good other than drivers or getting stuck due to mine being a 64 bit OS. I really do love this one tho, despite the fax hair pulling. It's much better than their older version of this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Printer for Home Use

    Posted
    Dawg50
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had an older version of this printer (different model number) and it died after a little over 3 years of average use at home. I don't use printers at home much to justify a top of the line printer so I was looking again for a low price printer. I had no complaints when I used the older model, so I looked at his one first and then compared it to others in the same general price range. All those models tended to have the same ratings as this one but were a little higher in price. This model ranked better than the others in print quality. The only thing I would have liked with a new printer was automatic front and back printing, but models with that feature were significantly higher in price, which I could not justify with as little as I need that feature. The only reason I did not give this printer a 5 star rating is that I have only used it about a half dozen times since I bought it about a month and a half ago. I have been very pleased with the print quality so far and it was not difficult to set up on my home wifi network since Canon refers you to several YouTube videos online. They were much more helpful than the CD and the manual that comes with the printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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