Canon MX492 Auto-Document Feeder Air Print Home Printer

Last updated: June 3, 2022

This economical printer will scan, copy and print in color or black and white without breaking the bank. The software is easy to download and use, the navigation screen is fluid to work with and the overall user experience is a good one.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The Canon MX492 is small but mighty and prints wirelessly from your phone or tablet.

In our analysis of 39 expert reviews, the Canon Auto-Document Feeder Air Print Home Printer placed 13th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Small Footprint and Business Quality Printing right from your Smartphone or Tablet

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Scanning performance was very good, fine for general-purpose scanning. It can scan or copy an area up to 11.7 x 8.5 inches (letter size).
The software installation went quick and easy. The install menu gives you a choice of which utilities you want installed, including Canon’s Quick Menu and My Image Garden. Canon also offers a second creative/crafts utility, Canon Creative Park Premium, though this has to be downloaded—it’s not included on the install CD.
Despite having a fairly small screen, we found navigating all of its various functions quite intuitive and easy.
This printer uses two ink cartridges (black and tri-color), which helps keep the manufacturing costs down since the tri-color cartridge ahs cyan, magenta and yellow inks.
The Canon Pima MX492 is a budget printer that has one specific use case.

What reviewers didn't like

The multi-color ink cartridge must be replaced when a single color runs out.
As with printing, there is no duplexing with copying or scanning.
The text it produced was very bold, but the edges tended to be quite splotchy and lacked crispness.
However, the approach increases running costs since when one color in the tri-color cartridge runs out, you’ll need to replace the cartridge before the other colors are depleted.
Unfortunately, this device isn't NFC compatible, so you won't be able to one-touch print like you can on more expensive Canon machines. It also doesn't have a touchscreen, which isn't necessarily bad considering Canon printer touchscreens are annoying.
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