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The Canon Pixma MG8220 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One is the company’s flagship consumer color inkjet multifunction (print/copy/scan), with a flagship price ($300 as of January 24, 2012). High-end perquisites include integrated slide and film scanning, CD/DVD printing, and a six-tank ink cartridge system (CMYK plus photo gray and black) that produces excellent glossy photo prints. For the price, however, we expect better than the subpar plain-paper color graphics it produced in tests. And unfortunately, its space-agey touch control panel leaves no room for an automatic document feeder, a feature that is becoming common among its competitors. The Pixma MG8220 uses Canon's Intelligent Touch system, which consists of a 3.5-inch, tiltable color LCD driven by contextually lit touch controls integrated into the scanner lid. When you need a function, the appropriate touch buttons light up; otherwise, they stay dark. The system looks great and works well, but perhaps more intelligent on a printer this pricey would be a front touchscreen display, which would allow space for an automatic document feeder for the letter/A4 scanner.
There are at least two contexts for judging the Canon Pixma MG8220 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One ($299.99 direct). First, as big brother to the Canon Pixma MG6220 ($199.99 direct, 4 stars) that I recently reviewed, it offers essentially identical capabilities except that it adds the ability to scan 35mm slides and strips of film. Second, it's Canon's latest high-end home photo lab, meaning that it can print high-quality photos from so many different sources that you can reasonably use it just for photos without ever connecting to a computer. Either way, it's impressive enough to be the new Editors' Choice for high-end photocentric MFP. The MG8220 shares all of the key features of the Editors' Choice Canon Pixma MG8120 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer ($299.99 direct, 4 stars) that it's replacing in Canon's line (although the MG8120 is still available at this writing). It prints, scans, and copies; extends the scan feature to include 35mm film (defined here as both slides and strips of film); and it expands the copy feature to let you print photos directly from film. In addition, it can print from a long list of other sources, starting with the usual: memory cards, USB memory keys, and PictBridge cameras.
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