Combo Printer Canon Pixma MX495 in the Test

With the Pixma MX495, Canon is setting up a compact multifunction device with fax, which is at home. The test checks how well this succeeds.

Canon refreshed with the Pixma MX495 the series of multifunction devices with fax function, which are intended for the domestic office use. The successor of the MX395 has shrunk in the housing dimensions. So he finds a place on the desk even when there is little free space available.

Amenities – well-priced for the price

The equipment is clearly tailored to the price point of 89 euros (RRP). In addition to the fax, there is an automatic document feeder that holds up to 20 sheets. The device is equipped with an automatic detection for the paper tray. You can be the font display of the Canon Pixma off on demand MX495. The tray of the paper tray is quite flat, but can fit up to 100 sheets. Attaches particular importance to the manufacturer on mobilefunctions: So that makes Canon Pixma MX495 via Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print app and EPP (Easy Photo Print) reached via WLAN. In addition, it has an access point mode. Then connect the mobile device directly (Point to Point) with the combi printer, without detour via a router. You must activate the mode on the device. However, then the classic WLAN connection does not work. In addition, the Canon Pixma MX495 lets the manufacturer service Canon Cloud Link Connect. Wired is USB ready. However, you must decide: WLAN and USB can not be used simultaneously. If you want to print on both sides, this is only done manually. After all, the driver will guide you through the process.

Consumption and handling

The control panel of the Canon Pixma MX495 is clearly structured. There are two buttons for copying – one for black and one for colored copies. A maximum of 99 copies are possible. The MX495 uses combination cartridges into which the printhead is installed. Even with large tanks we calculate steep side prices: Thus comes the black and white sheet on 5.5 cents, the colored to 8 cents. The Canon Pixma MX495 needs little energy. In idle mode without WLAN, it switches to 1.4 watts, before it completely separates from the power supply after a while. In WLAN operation, however, it remains active and draws to a minimum of 1.2 watts. It’s okay. Pressing the switch off the device from the power supply.

Quality of the Canon Pixma MX495

In the print we get in the test good texts with quite sharp letters and fine print. Colors get a little light on the paper, but are harmonious in themselves. Only with red tones exaggerates the device a little. The same applies to scanning. Again, the red area is somewhat too pronounced. The scanning sharpness is however correct. Also in the copy mode the Canon Pixma MX495 meets the colors well. We make a slight bleed at the end of the leaf, but this does not lead to the contents of our test documents. The copy is just 1: 1.

Speed – a slow multi-function device

The Canon Pixma MX495 has plenty of time in the tempo modes. The times in the Texdruck are still as correct, as 1:06 minutes for 10 pages show. But as soon as the resolution increases, the tempo is back. A page grayscale graphic takes very long with 6:16 minutes. You should not be in a hurry for colored documents. For ten pages from Acrobat example need 6:23 minutes – which is comparatively long. The scan unit does not slow down: in 7 seconds the test is finished. A color scan is done in 15 seconds. Overall, the mean values.

Conclusion: Solid ink combi printer with fax for the home

In the test, the Canon Pixma MX495 confirms what it is: a multifunction device for the home use, which has a fax function. For printers, the device is both too slow and too expensive in the page price. However, occasional printers are equipped with a compact multifunction device with balanced performance data: printers, scanners and copiers deliver solid results. The equipment is adapted to the price point and the handling is in order. Highlights include the compact dimensions and the mobile printing functions. So the Canon model comes at a very good price-performance ratio. The model in black housing is available now, from April 2015 follows a variant with white exterior.


Canon Pixma MX495

Quality (40%)


Speed (20%)


Handling (15%)


Features (15%)


Service (10%)


Appreciation / depreciation

0.20 (Apple AirPrint, GoogleCloudPrint, App, Canon Cloud Link)


Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Price-performance ratio

very cheap


Canon Pixma MX495 (Rating: 2,99)


USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11n


Document feeder, flat bed scanner, font display, borderless printing


My Image Garden, My Printer, Easy Web Print EX


Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS

Faxing without PC possible




Canon Pixma MX495 (Rating: 4.19)

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

3:39 / 1:06 / 0:15 / 6:16 minutes

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

6:23 / 0:48 / 5:40 / 2:57 Minutes

Scanning: color, text, preview, grayscale

0:15 / 0:08 / 0:07 / 0:08 minutes

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

1:02 / 0:13 Minutes

Copy (color): 1 page

0:47 minutes


Canon Pixma MX495

Power consumption: Off / Sleep mode / Operation

0.0 / 1.4 / 11.0 watts

Side cost: black and white / color

5.5 / 8.0 cents per page



Canon Pixma MX495

Test category

Multifunction devices

Multifunction device manufacturer


Internet address of Canon

our site

Price (suggested retail price)

89 euros

Canon’s technical hotline


Warranty of the manufacturer

12 months


Canon Pixma MX495

Printing technology / number of printing inks / number of cartridges

Inkjet / 4/2

Driver version: printer / scanner

2.85 / 20.0.15



Canon Pixma MX495


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

Good / kind / good / very goodgut,

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

Good / good / good / goodgut

Print: Color chart (hits)

12 of 24

Scan: Screen


Scanning – hits: colorless / too light / too dark

7/5 /

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


Scanning: Total impression


Copy (b / w)


Copy (color)



Software: Printer / Scanner

good Good

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

No / yes / yes / no / no

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

Simple / easy / no / 2202 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