Face-Off: Pixma MG5450 vs Pixma MG5350

Canon Pixma MG5450
Canon Pixma MG5450
Store Available Price £ P&P
Argos.co.uk 34.99 +3.95 See offer  
amazon.co.uk - 123.00 - See offer  

Canon Pixma MG5350
Store Available Price £ P&P
Currys - 69.99 - See offer  
PC World - 69.99 - See offer  
Pixmania - 119.00 - See offer  
Canon Pixma MG5350
 
Canon Pixma MG5450 Canon Pixma MG5350
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Canon Pixma MG5450
Overview - Full review
Canon Pixma MG5350
Overview - Full review
Price
Store Available Price £ P&P
Argos.co.uk 34.99 +3.95 See offer  
amazon.co.uk - 123.00 - See offer  
Store Available Price £ P&P
Currys - 69.99 - See offer  
PC World - 69.99 - See offer  
Pixmania - 119.00 - See offer  
Colour, 300 dpi
Canon Pixma MG5450
Canon Pixma MG5350
Score
4/5
4/5
Design & Build
3/5 4/5
Print Speed
Print Quality
Power Use & Noise
5/5 5/5
Cost Per Page
4/5 4/5
Scan & Copy
3/5 4/5
Text Printing
Photo Printing
User Score
3/5 (5)
3/5 (19)
Specifications
Specifications
Resolution 9600 x 2400 dpi
Mono/colour speeds 12 ppm / 9 ppm
Ink droplet size 1 pl
Cartridges required 5
Number of base colours 4
Scanner yes
Copier yes
Fax no
Wi-Fi yes
Duplex yes
Specifications
Resolution 9600 x 2400 dpi
Mono/colour speeds 12 ppm / 9 ppm
Ink droplet size 1 pl
Cartridges required 5
Number of base colours 4
Scanner yes
Copier yes
Fax no
Wi-Fi yes
Duplex yes
Conclusion
The Pixma MG5450 is practically a clone of the MG5350—the only thing that's changed is the look. It's just as fast and prints in just as good quality, but it also confirms our suspicions that this supposedly new line of printers adds nothing new to last year's models.
The Pixma MG5350 is a clone of the MG6150 but slower and without the grey cartridge. This model is nevertheless fast enough and gives good quality but confirms us in the idea that the so-called new range offers nothing over the old generation.
Pros

+

Cost per page for text

+

Good print quality with both photos and text

+

Fast & responsive

+

CD labels

+

Wi-Fi

+

Duplex in all modes

+

Good scanner

+

Good cost per page for office documents

+

Good print quality for office docs and photos

+

Fast and responsive / Can print to CD

+

Wi-fi / Double-sided on all functions

+

Good scanner

Cons

-

Still no touchscreen

-

Overtones of red in colour photos

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Still no touchscreen

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Tends towards red on photos