Canon - Canon Pixma G5050


Canon Pixma MegaTank G5050: a printer without cartridge very economical in use

Aprox. 236€

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The Pixma G5050 is part of the MegaTank range from Canon. It is a color inkjet printer that uses ink tanks and not expensive cartridges, which allows it to advertise a ridiculous cost per page.

Positive points

Good print quality.

Exceptional cost per page (€ 0.008).

Large capacity paper cassette (250 sheets).

Bad points

Imposing template.

Low print speeds.

Rudimentary control panel.

Our review

The essential to remember

The Canon Pixma G5050 is a color printer without cartridge, similar to the Pixma G6050 tested on It differs from it by doing without a scanner, which makes it a simple printer. For the rest, everything is identical between the two references.

The Pixma G5050 therefore retains the many qualities of the G6050, such as its very low cost per page (0.8 euro cent, even 0.3 euro cent in black and white only). Otherwise, although less tall than the G6050 (16.6 cm high versus 19.5 cm), the G5050 remains imposing and its control panel is rudimentary. This defect should however be qualified, since in the absence of copy functions, interactions with the control panel should be less frequent. Only the configuration of the printer may be tedious.

The essential to remember


Even without the Pixma G6050 scanner, the G5050 remains an interesting printer, thanks in particular to its ridiculous cost per page. Compared to a color laser printer, it is distinguished by its honorable performance in photo, although its print speeds are not comparable. We regret, however, a control panel that stains in view of its high price. The investment in a G5050 can nevertheless be quickly amortized and its healthier economic model should appeal to those who are in their umpteenth cartridge printer.