Canon Pixma MG6850
Five-ink £100, $80
A bit pricier than the Canon MG5750 in the UK, and about the same price in the USA, the MG6850 has rather more going for it. The three-inch screen is not only larger and easier to view but also includes touchscreen facilities for easier standalone printing and photocopying. Direct printing from memory cards is also enabled, thanks to the addition of a card reader that’s compatible with SD and MS Duo formats. Overall, it’s a more versatile and elegant machine for those that like printing without the aid of an attached computer, though it still lacks a secondary input tray.
Print quality is identical to that of the MG5750, which is no bad thing. Colour rendition is very accurate with a surprisingly good gamut, considering that only four inks are used for photo printing. It does justice to everything from vivid landscapes to subtle skin tones.
Pros Good print quality; easy standalone controls with touchscreen facilities Cons Like the MG5750, it lacks a secondary input tray for specialist photo paper We say
It’s a better buy than the Canon MG5750 but still lacks a few finer points Overall score
The three-inch touchscreen hosts an intuitive interface for standalone printing – no computer needed