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Spectacular Resolution &#8212; This powerful Office All-In-One delivers a resolution of up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi1, for spectacular detail and clarity. Its 4,608 - nozzle print head ejects precise, consistent droplets as small as 1 picoliter, for smoother, virtually grain-free images.<br/> <br/> Exceptional Print Speed &#8212; Ready for blazing speed to go along with exceptional quality? You'll be able to produce a beautiful 4" x 6" borderless print in approx. 21 seconds2.<br/> <br/> Five High-Performance Ink Tanks &#8212; The 5-color ink system consists of four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink, producing exceptional photos and crisp, laser-quality text. You replace only the color that runs out, rather than a multi-color tank containing unused ink. Result? You can reduce your printing costs.<br/> <br/>
Built-In Duplex Printing &#8212; Print 2-sided documents or photos, without having to manually flip the pages over, by using either the auto sheet feeder or the paper cassette - saving you time and paper.<br/> <br/> Auto Image Fix &#8212; The built-in Auto Image Fix feature helps you produce amazing results on all your photos. First, it categorizes your images into one of five types - Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery - then applies optimal image correction accordingly. For example, it will automatically brighten faces that are backlit and under-exposed, and correct color cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> View, Edit and Enhance Images &#8212; With the 2.5" TFT screen you can view images on a compatible memory card5 without having to download to your computer, then enhance them before printing.<br/> <br/> Automatic Convenience &#8212; The built-in Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) makes it easy to copy, scan or fax multiple documents without having to load them one at a time.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
Network Connectivity &#8212; An Ethernet interface lets you connect to a home or office network, with connected computers sharing the use of this versatile machine.<br/> <br/> Fast Faxes and Expanded Memory &#8212; This super-efficient Office All-In-One can achieve Super G3 fax speed (33.6 Kbps)3 in color and B&W. Its expanded memory can store up to 100 of your speed-dial codes, and up to 250 incoming fax pages4 - especially convenient when receiving long faxes, or if you run out of paper.<br/> <br/> High-Quality Scanning and Copying &#8212; When scanning or copying photos or graphics, you can produce faithful 4800 x 9600 dpi images, with vibrant 48-bit color depth and more than 281 trillion possible colors.<br/> <br/> Print from Memory Cards/Cameras &#8212; Want to print photos directly from a compatible memory card without using your computer? Just insert the card into the built in slot, select images on the TFT display, and print! You can also print photos directly from your digital camera, DV camcorder, camera phone,6 or from wireless Bluetooth6-enabled devices using our optional BU-30 unit.<br/> <br/>

Generation Green is Canon's new environmental initiative. This program encompasses eligible Scanners, PIXMA Inkjet Printers and imageCLASS laser printers. Generation Green is designed to provide business partners, customers and consumers a way to learn about the environmentally-friendly approach that Canon is taking to design many of its current and future products and solutions; for example, possible cost savings through energy efficiency. The MX850 has the following Generation Green characteristics: Auto-Duplexing (2 sided printing) - Using this feature can save up to 50% of your paper supply. Individual Ink Tanks - The individual ink tanks may reduce the amount of wasted ink from cartridges as compared to a composite 4 color cartridge, by allowing users to replace individual color tanks rather than entire color cartridges. ENERGY STAR - Qualified products are 25% more efficient than conventional models. By using less energy, these products reduce greenhouse gas emissions and saves energy as well as money.
- Quick Start: The energy efficient Quick Start feature makes it both easy and convenient to start up your printer in a matter of seconds. RoHS Compliant - This is a directive from the European Union that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in electronic products. This product restricts the the use of cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) Use of Recycled Plastics - Recycled Plastics are used in the power supply casing.
To learn more about Generation Green, visit www.usa.canon.com/green
http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/AboutCanon/energystar07.html" target="_blank">Energy Star Qualified


MX850 PIXMA MX850 Office All-In-One Printer Document Kit:Cross Sell Sheet easy Setup Instructions Leopard Information Sheet Network Setup Guide Quick Start Guide Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM Ink Tanks:PGI-5 (Pigment Black)CLI-8 (Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow) Power Cord Print Head Bundled Media (MP-101 A4 - 4 sheets) Sample Media (PP-201 4 x 6 - 5 sheets) Telephone Line Cable



Printing Method


Print Speed (up to)

Black:Up to 31ppm (As fast as 1.9 seconds per page)2
Color:Up to 24 ppm (As fast as 2.5 seconds per page)2
Approx. 21 seconds2

Number of Nozzles

Color: 4,096
Total: 4,608

Picoliter Size (color)

1, 2 and 5

Print Resolution (Up to)

Color:Up to 9600 x 2400 dpi1
Black:Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Paper Handling

Auto Sheet Feeder: 150 Pages
Paper Cassette: 150 Pages
ADF: 35 Pages


Copy Speed (up to)

Black: 31 cpm (As fast as 1.9 seconds per page)2
Color: 24 cpm (As fast as 2.5 seconds per page)2

Reduction / Enlargement

25% - 400%

Copy Features

4-in-1 / 2-in-1 Copy, Auto Duplex Copy, Fit-to-Page, Multiple Copy: 1-99 pages , Preset Copy Ratios, Sort


Scanning Element

Contact Image Sensor (CIS)

Max. Resolutions

Optical:4800 x 9600 dpi
ADF: 600 x 600 dpi
Interpolated:19,200 x 19,200 dpi

Color Depth

48-bit internal/24-bit external

Max. Document Size

Flatbed:8.5 x 11.7
ADF: 8.5 x 14


Modem Speed

Up to 33.6 Kbps (Super G3 color FAX)3

Transmission Speed (approx.)

Black: Approx. 3 sec per page8
Color: Approx. 1 min per page8

Memory Capacity

Approx. 250 Pages

Memory Capacity

Approx. 250 Pages 4

Speed Dialing

100 Locations

Fax Features

Answering Machine Connectivity, Group Dialing, One-Touch Speed Dialing, Redial, Remote Reception

Other Features

2.5 TFT, 2-Way Paper Feeding, Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology, Ethernet, Duplex ADF, PictBridge, Quick Start Auto Duplex Print, Auto Image Fix, Auto Sheet Feeder, Borderless Printing, Auto Duplex Scan, Network Scan, Push Scan

Photo Connect

Media Card Support

SD™ Memory Card
SDHC™ Memory Card
Multimedia Card®
mini SD™ Card
Micro SD™ Card
Compact Flash® Card
Micro Drive®
Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™
Memory Stick Duo™
Memory Stick PRO Duo™
xD-Picture Card™


OS Compatibility

Windows® 7, Windows Vista™, Windows XP/2000 and Mac OS® X v. 10.3.9 to 10.5.x9

Standard Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Card Slots (See Memory Card Support)
PictBridge (Cable not included)
Bluetooth® v2.0 +EDR(Optional)

Software Included

Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM
MX850 Printer Driver
Easy-PhotoPrint EX
MP Navigator EX
Newsoft® Presto PageManager®10
ScanSoft® OmniPage® SE

Dimension (W x D x H)

20.0 x 19.0 x 10.2


30.7 lbs.


Toll-free technical phone support plus 1-year limited warranty with InstantExchange Program.11

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you PIXMA MX850 that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store



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  1. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at a minimum.
  2. Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer. Copy speed is measured after the first page is ejected. Output speed will vary depending upon a number of factors. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.
  3. The Public Switched Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 22.8 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T v.34 guidelines.
  4. Page count is based on ITU-T No.1 chart or Canon FAX Standard Chart No.1.
  5. Check product packaging for details.
  6. Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth technology v2.0 and optional Bluetooth unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the devices and software version used. Operating distance is approximately 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance
  7. Specifications are subject to change without notice. All output images are simulated.
  8. Black & white document fax transmission speed is based on default setting using ITU-T No.1 chart. Color document fax transmission speed is based on default setting using Canon Color Fax Test Sheet. Actual transmission speed vary depending on document complexity, fax setting at receiving end, and line conditions etc.
  9. System requirements vary by application.
  10. Not compatible with Mac OS Xv10.5.
  11. Warranty programs are subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See www.canontechsupport.com for details.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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