Canon Pixma MP180
The Canon Pixma MP180 is our down-market option from this vendor, with typical prices in the $90-$100 range. This is a slower, more compact unit than either the MP510 or MP830 and also lacks fax functionality. It also lacks a color LCD and hence also, photo preview and manual edit functions.
The Pixma iP6310D employs a subtle light-on-dark grey color scheme.
Despite its lowered capabilities, the MP180 is still no slouch. It does read images for printing directly from a wide range of memory cards, including Compact Flash, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD Card directly and Multimedia Card v3.31, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Duo Pro, RS-MMC v3.31 and miniSD card with an additional adapter not included with the printer. The MP180 also prints and copies monochrome pages at up to 22 ppm, and color pages at up to 17 ppm. It also offers reductions/enlargements from 25% to 400%.
The MP180 includes the same software bundle as both the MP510 and MP830. Consumables for this printer come in both high-capacity and standard sizes, where black costs $20 (standard) and $30 (high capacity), and color $25 (standard) and $35 (high capacity). The usual gamut of photographic papers and bundles is also available for the MP180 as well.
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