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Canon Pixma iP100 iP100 Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available.

Our Verdict

You get first-rate photos, almost effortless editing and easy portability with this printer.

For

  • This comes with handy Auto Image Fix capabilities.

Against

  • There are no user discussion forums on the company website.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: This printer opened from the back.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: This printer opened from the back.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: This printer is sleek and compact.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: This printer is sleek and compact.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: The printer attached to a camera.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: The printer attached to a camera.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: You can use the Auto Image Fix to improve pictures.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: You can use the Auto Image Fix to improve pictures.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: A side view.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: A side view.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: This printer uses color ink cartridges.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: This printer uses color ink cartridges.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: You also can print in black and white with this printer.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: You also can print in black and white with this printer.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: You can buy ink cartridges in bulk.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: You can buy ink cartridges in bulk.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: The printer opened from the front.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: The printer opened from the front.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: This printer works nicely anywhere.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: This printer works nicely anywhere.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: This well-designed printer works well and looks attractive.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: This well-designed printer works well and looks attractive.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: It is easy to open the printer fully.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: It is easy to open the printer fully.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: Your pictures come out crisp and clear.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: Your pictures come out crisp and clear.
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Canon Pixma iP100 image: This portable printer can even be used in a car.

Canon Pixma iP100 image: This portable printer can even be used in a car.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

The sleek and sophisticated Canon Pixma iP100 is an appealing photo printer that you can take wherever you travel to create top-quality photo prints with excellent color resolution. This appealing silver printer is lightweight and compact, yet it produces visually stunning photos.

Among this printer's many benefits are its Auto Image Fix capabilities, which can adjust underexposed or too-dark photos so they look considerably better, resulting in print reproductions that are far more true to the scene or people who were photographed.

You get sparkling and clear color resolution of 9600 x 2499 dpi (dots per inch) with this photo printer. The black and white resolution is a healthy 600 x 600 dpi.

The print speeds for this photo printer are quite good. Black and white print speed is about 9.0 ipm (inches per minute) and color is about 5.9 ipm. Canon states that a 4 x 6 photo can be printed in approximately 50 seconds.

You also get a generous choice of paper sizes. They include credit card size, which is 2.1 x 3.39 inches, as well as 4 x 6 inches, 4 x 8 inches, 5 x 7 inches and 8 x 10 inches. This printer can handle paper that is letter size and legal size, and it can print on No. 10 envelopes as well. You also can create photo stickers with the Canon Pixma iP100. The paper tray can hold 50 sheets of paper.

You can use a computer to print your pictures if you want, but you are by no means limited to that option with this photo printer. This printer can interface with PictBridge, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, IrDA, Bluetooth v2.0 and EDR4. With the Canon Pixma iP100, you have the flexibility to print straight from your camera or cell phone. You also can print wirelessly from PCs and camera phones.

If you want, you can buy an extra car adaptor and rechargeable battery kit so you can take your Canon iP100 on the road and keep printing photos as long as you would like. This small but versatile printer can easily turn out high-quality prints while resting on the seat of a car, poolside at a vacation spot or in the comfortable hotel room of a business traveler.

If you botch a picture as far as exposure or somehow end up snapping the shutter under less than ideal conditions, you do not need to worry about how your prints will turn out with this photo printer. This printer will not turn you into a professional nor will it work miracles, but its Auto Fix capability can help enormously as far as improving photos that were taken in subpar conditions.

The Auto Fix will place your photo into one of five categories: portrait, scenery, night scenery, snapshot with scenery and snapshot with night scenery. It will then make significant changes to improve the quality of the photo print you would like. The brightness, the color and the contrast all can be enhanced with this versatile and user-friendly device. In some cases, you do not need to do anything at all. On its own, the printer will adjust backlit and under-exposed faces and also ensure that the skin tones depicted match the people you have photographed.

You can have fun with this printer, too, when it comes to things like crafts. You can put it to work making greeting cards, helping with scrapbooking projects and even creating three-dimensional paper projects.

This photo printer is ENERGY STAR qualified. In addition, Canon operates a recycling program for its products, although you do pay a small fee to get your devices recycled. The company’s Energy Green program helps reduce ink and paper consumption through the design of the company’s products, avoids using hazardous materials in creating the items it manufacturers and employs recycled plastic in its power supply castings.

For all its useful qualities, this printer is a small and tidy package that you can easily stick into a tote bag, backpack, briefcase or even a large purse just before you hit the road. It weighs in at 4.4 pounds. It stands 2.4 inches high, is 12.7 inches wide and is 7.2 inches deep.

You get a pleasantly wide range of help and support options that can assist you should you run into any troubles while using this printer. If you have a question, you can always seek answers from the FAQs section on the company website. You also get email and toll-free phone support so you can interact with a company representative if you have a problem that you cannot solve on your own. You get a limited one-year warranty when you buy this photo printer.

Along with those help and support options, the Canon Pixma iP100 also offers a handy user manual, and the company provides an online resource and learning center with a variety of articles and tutorials that can give you guidance in such things as picking out the correct paper, learning how to make creative projects with the printer and printing photos from an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device. You can download the easy-to-use photo print app, and it is free. A few quick taps of your finger and you can not only take a color photo, but also get it printed wirelessly in almost no time.

Unfortunately, there are a few things missing in the help and support area. For example, you do not have access to any user discussion forums or blogs, which often can provide helpful information and answers to solve any particular printer dilemmas. Another drawback: The company does not provide live chat, which is an exceptionally useful tool if you need assistance fast.

For portability and great quality photos, this device is hard to beat. You get excellent color resolution, a great selection of paper sizes and quite good customer help and support with the Canon Pixma iP100, making it a good choice for the busy business person, world traveler or simply the all-around photo buff.