Canon Pixma MG3650 in a Detailed Test

The multifunction device Canon Pixma MG3650 is compact and inexpensive in the price. The test checks for whom it is suitable.

This is new: Canon inkjet multifunction device Pixma MG3650 made cloud-ready. For the successor of the Canon MG3550 can now via Canon Cloud Link from Cloud services like Dropbox , Instagram or Facebook print and scan there. However, since the starter kit does not have a display, use the app Canon Print, which is available for iOS and Android. Access to Protal Canon CloudLink requires registration. If MG3650 and mobile device are in a WLAN, the two devices are found. In the app, select the Canon model and log on to the CloudLink. Then select the desired cloud service from where you want to print or where you want to scan, and start the process. In the test, the operation works smoothly.

More housing colors, otherwise much tried and tested on the MG3650

The multifunctional device is available in the case colors black and white. Otherwise, Canon sets the standard: The compact unit is compactly built, printed, scanned and copied. A fax is not provided. A maximum of 100 sheets can be loaded into the paper cassette, and a duplex unit for automatic printing on the front and back of a sheet is installed. In addition to conventional WLAN, the multifunction device also connects wirelessly without a router, which the manufacturer calls access point mode and actually functions as Wi-Fi Direct. The device is equipped with Pictbridge WLAN. This allows you to send the images of a corresponding camera wirelessly to the combiner. Wired, the device works via USB . More than a few buttons are not located on the control panel.This means that you can not specify the number of copies, but you must always repeat the process until you have reached the desired number of copies.


Canon Pixma MG3650 (Rating: 4.64)


USB, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Pictbridge WLAN


Flatbed scanner, duplex printing, borderless printing


My Image Garden, My Printer, Easy WebPrint EX


Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Mac OS

Faxing without PC possible


Consumption: Combination cartridges in standard and XL range

The cartridges for the Canon Pixma MG3650 form a cartridge and cartridge. The manufacturer offers the inks in normal and high range. But even with the XL variants, the combineret produces salted prices especially at the black and white side. We calculate here 4,3 cents and come at the color chart to 6.4 cents – this is an average result, but goes for the device class in order. In the power consumption, the Pixma model is modest: This shows the quiet mode with 1.2 watts with activated WLAN. Turned it off completely from the power supply – that is good. In addition, the energy management system is designed so that the MG3650 automatically switches off after a long period of non-use – a practical feature.


Canon Pixma MG3650

Power consumption: Off / Sleep mode / Operation

0.0 / 1.2 / 16.0 watts

Side cost: black and white / color

4.3 / 6.5 cents per side

Quality in printing, scanning and copying

Since the Canon Pixma MG3650 with pigmented black ink works, we get in the test a sharp typeface with texts, even if the character edges look through the magnifying glass somewhat roughened. The cover is also tidy. This also applies to text pages printed on both sides, in which we do not notice any effect on the screen. The colored prints are slightly bright, but this is not at the expense of the luminosity of the colors. Our test photos also have rich colors – especially with the borderless photos. We also liked the copies. The scanning unit cuts off the end slightly with an A4 copy at the lower edge.However, the originals are not generally labeled up to the end of the page. This will not bother most users. It is more important that the scanner does not shrink the font image.You will get 1: 1 copies. These also fall sharply and in the case of color also well-differentiated.

Not the fastest multifunction device

As expected, the MG3650 does not reach peak values ​​in the Tempotests. Nevertheless, 1:10 minutes for 10 pages Grauert-Brief is a quite reasonable value. In color printing the times are falling. Our A4 photo takes with 4:14 minutes already quite long, which is however in the device class normal. The borderless photo in the format of 10 x 15 centimeters requires 1:46 minutes – again an inconspicuous value. If you want to make multiple copies one at a time, you must manually initiate the process each time. This depends on how fast the scanning unit is working. A black and white copy is finished after 0:12 minutes, in color it takes 0:32 minutes – both mean results.


Canon Pixma MG3650 (Rating: 4.15)

Print (b / w): 1 page text, quality mode / 10 pages text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

2:44 / 1:10 / 0:19 / 3:36 minutes

Print (color): 10 pages PDF / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, photo paper / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm)

4:14 / 0:43 / 3:16 / 1:46 minutes

Scanning: color, text, preview, grayscale

0:15 / 0:07 / 0:06 / 0:07 minutes

Copy (b / w): 5 pages, 1 page

1:10 / 0:12 minutes

Copy (color): 1 page

0:32 Minutes

Conclusion: Typical ink combi for home

The Canon Pixma MG3650 is a typical representative of the entry level. The multifunction device is an option if you only occasionally print, scan and copy, and do not need a fax. But you can drive it via diverse mobile device: Per App, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print or the in-house service Canon Cloud Link for printing and scanning via cloud services likeDropbox , One cloud or Instagram. Users of a digital camera with Wi-Fi can also use Pictbridge WLAN. The integrated duplex function is not self-evident for the compactness of the device. However, you should not spend too many texts and pictures because the site prices are too high for this – the usual phenomenon with the very cheap multifunctional devices.


Canon Pixma MG3650

Test category

Multifunction devices

Multifunction device manufacturer


Internet address of Canon

our site

Price (suggested retail price)

89 euros

Canon’s technical hotline


Manufacturer’s warranty

12 months


Canon Pixma MG3650

Quality (40%)


Speed ​​(20%)


Handling (15%)


Features (15%)


Service (10%)


Appreciation / depreciation

0.25 (Wi-Fi Direct, Apple Air Print, Google Cloud Print, Canon CloudLink, Apps)


Good (2)

Price-performance ratio

very cheap



Canon Pixma MG3650

Printing technology / number of printing inks / number of cartridges

Inkjet / 4/2

Driver version: printer / scanner

2.90 / 2.0.20


Canon Pixma MG3650


Print (b / w): text, quality mode / text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

Very good / very good / good / goodgut

Print (color): PDF, normal mode / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, quality mode / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm), high quality mode

Good / very good / good / very goodgut,

Print: Color chart (hits)

12 of 24

Scan: Screen


Scanning – hits: colorless / too light / too dark

4/6 /

Scanning – Color Stitch: Red / Green / Blue / Yellow

7 / / 6/1

Scanning: Total impression


Copy (b / w)


Copy (color)



Software: Printer / Scanner

good Good

Transport lock / manual: detailed / German / printed / as PDF

No / yes / yes / yes / no

Control panel / cartridge replacement / colors individually interchangeable / space requirement / processing / paper transport / max. Paper stock

Still simple / easy / no / 1904 cm² / good / good / 100 sheets



12 months

Service-Hotline / German-speaking / available (hours) / continuous / accessible via e-mail

069/29993680 / yes / 9.5 / yes / yes

Website / English / Manual download / drivers and firmware / support programs

our site / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes