The Pixma MG6150 is part of Canon's latest range of home all-in-ones. Brought out in 2010, the multifunction printer comes with a host of features including a futuristic touch screen LCD panel. As a home printer, the Pixma MG6150 is the perfect companion: printing, scanning and copying couldn't be easier. Canon has really set the bar with their latest all-in-one range, completely overhauling both the design and technology of their previous models. The only complaint is print speeds, which for some may be too slow, especially for those of you who print large documents.
The entire Pixma range has had a makeover including the MG6150, which looks fantastic with its black high gloss finish and minimalist design. Sitting flush with the flatbed scanner is a built in 7.6cm touchscreen LCD which flips up – allowing you to control the device from printing and scanning to previewing images. The paper feed system is good and has a decent paper capacity (300 sheets) for a home device. There's also an internal CD and DVD tray for direct disc printing. Running along the right of the printer are three memory card slots and a PictBridge/USB socket which allows you to print straight from the inkjet without having to even turn on your PC. The rear of the printer houses the Ethernet and USB connections, which can be used in conjunction with the wireless.
Thanks to an ultra-high-resolution 9,600 dpi print engine, the MG6150 delivers fantastic output quality. Text documents look clean and professional whilst photographs appear vibrant and extremely detailed. The quality of the 4,800 dpi, full 48 bit colour scanner is equally impressive and works well for both business documents and photos. The Canon MG6150 inkjet printer not only offers superb print quality but is extremely versatile too. Accepting most major memory cards as well as USB and PictBridge, finding a similar spec home all-in-one would be hard to come by.
Sharing the same print engine as the MP990, you would expect the Canon MG6150 inkjet printer to be pretty rapid. Unfortunately this isn't the case - expect around 10 ppm for mono and 6ppm for colour, which for a mid-range home all-in-one is fairly disappointing. The scanner is equally slow and could cause issues if you are printing or scanning at mid-to-high volumes.