Canon Pixma MX492 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Canon Pixma MX492

Canon Pixma MX492
$49.99 View deals
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Review by Sophia 0 0
  • Small
  • Cheap
  • App connectivity
  • Slow all around speed
  • Lack of display features
Canon Pixma MX492 At the lower end of the printing range is the Canon Pixma MX492. For those of you who want to print documents cheaply, without taking up too much desk space, and without having to scratch your head du... Read full review
Review by Azanta Rezwana 0 0
  • Space-saving small printer fits about anywhere in your home, office or dorm
  • Ultra welcoming wireless printing option as no driver needed
  • AirPrint and Google Cloud compatible with great quality printing
  • One app(free canon app) can do...
  • Paper will not feed straight all the time, It goes through sideways and jams
  • Setup is more unnecessarily complicated than any other printer
  • Double-sided printing missing
  • Silent printing is not so totally...
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  • The space-saving small printer fits about anywhere in your home, office or dorm.
  • Air Print: Print wirelessly and effortlessly from your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch --no drivers needed!
  • Print and scan photos or documents from your mobile device using the free Canon PRINT app
  • Save time with the fully integrated Auto Document Feeder
  • We are here for you with 100% US-based Service & Support. Please refer the User Manual before use.
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Print Speed Print speed measures how many pages a printer can print in one minute—in pages per minute, or PPM. This is a manufacturer reported number, so keep in mind that it’s in their best interest to report th ... Show more
3.6 ppm in mono/3.6 ppm in color
Resolution Resolution, measured in maximum Dots Per Inch or dpi, indicates the relative quality of the print you receive. The more dpi, the sharper the print and the better the quality. Dots per inch quite liter ... Show more
4800 x 1200 dpi
Duty Cycle Duty cycle measures the maximum number of pages a device can print per month. It can range from 5,000 pages for low end, personal printers to 100,000 or more for high-tech office printers. If you prin ... Show more
75,000 pages
Auto-Duplex Printing Duplex printing refers to the printer’s ability to print on both sides of a sheet of paper, or double-sided. When a printer is auto-duplex capable, it can print double-sided automatically. Manual dupl ... Show more
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) The automatic document feeder, or ADF, is a tray that automatically feeds paper into the printer usually for scanning, copying, and sometimes faxing (if the printer has the fax feature). Once a job is ... Show more
20 sheets maximum
Paper Handling Not all printers can handle all sizes of paper. If you plan to print photos, envelopes, labels, or other variations from the typical 8.5x11" letter paper, you’ll need a printer that has settings to su ... Show more
  • 4 in x 6 in
  • 5 in x 7 in
  • 8.5 in x 11 in
Paper Types Not all printers can handle all types of paper. To print with different paper weights and styles, such as glossy photo paper or thicker card stock, your printer must have settings that support that pa ... Show more
  • Plain Paper
  • Inkjet Paper
  • Recycled Paper
Number of Trays How many paper trays does the printer have?
20 sheets
Paper Tray Capacity Paper tray capacity indicates the maximum number of sheets of paper that fit in the tray or document feeder. The main tray will likely hold the most paper; the printer may also have one or more backup ... Show more
100 sheets
Scan, Fax, and Photocopy

The four main functions of printers are: printing, scanning, photocopying, and faxing. Either your device will be print only, print/scan/copy, or an all-in-one printer that does printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. Note that scanning and copying almost always come together, since the hardware for these features overlaps significantly. Generally speaking, all-in-one printers are larger, so those with space constraints may find this to be an inconvenience. Additionally, printers with a fax feature are typically more expensive. It would be wise to only consider this feature if you plan to fax often. If not, you’ll be satisfied with a print/scan/copy device.

Scanning Does this printer include a scanner?
What Kind of Scanner If the printer comes with scanning capabilities, there are two possible methods to scan documents: on a flatbed scanner or through a feeder. A flatbed scanner is a sheet of glass on top of the scanner ... Show more
Both flatbed and feeder
Scanner Features Do you plan to scan documents, and if so, what do you want to do with your scan? Scan to email allows you to scan a document and email it to yourself or someone else. Scan to image or PDF allows you t ... Show more
Auto Scan Mode9, Network Scan, Push Scan, PDF Password Security, Push Scan, Send to Cloud
Photocopying Can this printer be used as a photocopier?
Faxing Does this printer include the ability to send/receive faxes?
Network Connectivity Network printers can be wired or wireless. A printer with a wired network connection uses an Ethernet cord that connects directly to your router. A wireless printer connects to your home or office Wi- ... Show more
Wifi Direct Wi-Fi direct allows your Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, computer, or tablet, to connect to your printer without using a wireless router or network. You can connect to your printer dir ... Show more
Cable Connectivity Outside of Wi-Fi, there are a number of ways a device can connect to a printer. If the printer is not wireless, you’ll have to connect to your printer via USB cable. Some people prefer using the wired ... Show more
USB Cable
Print from Mobile You may also be able to print directly from your smartphone or tablet through features like AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, or from a brand-specific mobile app like Brother’s iPrint&Scan app. If you ... Show more
  • AirPrint
  • Borderless Printing
  • Document Printing
  • Full HD Movie Print
  • Special Filters
  • Google Cloud Print
  • Photo Printing
  • PIXMA Printing Solutions
  • Quiet Mode
  • Wireless Printing
Bluetooth Bluetooth is an alternative to Wi-Fi as a way to connect your printer to your computer, phone, or other device wirelessly. Some printers have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, though most printers are ... Show more
Print Directly from Media Printing directly from media, such as a memory card, USB hard drive, slides, or negatives, allows you to skip the middleman and print documents or images without uploading them to a computer first.   ... Show more
Memory card
35mm Film If you are an avid photographer using film cameras, being able to print directly from film is advantageous. Also, being able to upload your film photos to a computer keeps a copy of them safer in the ... Show more
Optical Drive Print If you are creating a CD or DVD, you likely want to create a customized cover for it. Being able to stick a disc in the drive and have a cover directly on it is useful. However this a fairly niche fea ... Show more

Printers with an LCD screen/display give you the option to control some settings directly on the printer, such as a one-touch print, scan, copy, or fax. You may also be able to adjust print quality, preview the print job, and/or view connection settings. Some screens are programmed to offer setup instructions for easy installation. For those who are not particularly tech savvy, this could be helpful.

LCD Screen Display Does the printer have an LCD display screen to preview the print job and settings?
Touch Screen Commands Does the printer feature a touch screen for easy command input?
Software Platform(s)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Mac OS X 10.1 Puma
  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
PictBridge If photos are one of your main print jobs, you may have a camera that is PictBridge compliant. PictBridge is built-in software that allows you to print directly from your camera. The camera is connect ... Show more
Cartridge Model The ink cartridge for an inkjet printer is the component that contains the ink that is deposited onto the page when printing. Different brands, as well as different printers within each brand, will us ... Show more
CL-244 CLR, CL-246 Color, CL-246XL Color, PG-243 BLK, PG-245 Black, PG-245/CL-246 XL Combo, PG-245XL Black
Ink Service An alternative to buying brand new ink cartridges is using an ink refill service, which is much better for the environment. Some brands offer their own ink service, such as Epson Ecotank or HP Instant ... Show more
Ink Refills and Cartridges available for replacement/refill.
Physical Features

13 lbs
12 inches x 1.4 ft x 7.5 inches
Portability If you need to print on-the-go, such as at a tradeshow or while traveling, you’ll need a printer that is considered portable. These smaller, typically battery-powered devices are easy to carry and wor ... Show more
Other Info
Power Consumption For the energy conscious, or those looking to cut down their power bill, the amount of power your printer consumes may be a concern to you. At different stages, such as in standby mode, while actively ... Show more
  • 0.3 watts sleep mode
  • 0.9 watts standby mode
  • 7 watts operation mode
Release Date
5 Jan 2015
1-Year Limited Warranty
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Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
100 / 100

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Key features
  • Space-saving small printer
  • Air Print
  • Fully integrated Auto Document Feeder
  • Mobile or Tablet Printing
  • Google Cloud Print Compatible

Canon Pixma MX492 is a top selling option at the bottom of the price range. It's a #1 bestseller in inkjet printers category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Canon Pixma TS9020 or Canon Pixma MG2920 .

Canon Pixma MX492 was released in 2015. There are dozens of newer inkjet printers on the market. Show newer Inkjet Printers

Canon Pixma MX492 is $100 cheaper than the average inkjet printer ($149.99).

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Questions about Canon Pixma MX492

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This is for home use, but I'd like something to grow into. Best value for the dollar is always good! What will the 922 do that the 492 will not, or visa versa? Your thoughts?
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I don't have wifi or dsl or satellite internet at home. We only have internet on our phones. I want to be able to print things off of my phone occasionally. Which printer will work well for me? Would I have to save anything I want to print and then Bluetooth it? Would a wireless printer have any benefit? Which budget printer is the best fit?
Related: HP Envy 5540, Canon Pixma MX492, Inkjet Printers | Submitted by Jessie 136 days ago

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which canon wireless printer is compatable with the samsung tablet?
Related: Canon MX922, Canon Pixma MX492, Inkjet Printers | Submitted by anonymous 168 days ago

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The price difference is 10 dollars, which one is better and more economical
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Which one offers the best quality in color picture? Will be using with edible ink, for jellos and cakes.
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Trying to get printer to set up to print statements and etc.. Can not get it to print it says to save as.. need to print out statements etc. I get print out saying not connected to printer. what a mess. It will print a message how to set uo but to no avail'Help
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What is the maximum g/m2 or maximum paper basis-weight that these printers can support?
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