Canon MF3010 Printer Review
For a low price tag, the Canon imageCLASS MF3010 offers a basic set of features to fit the monochrome print, copy and scan needs of personal users. This laser printer is defined by its simple design that can provide prints and copies at quick speeds of up to 19 pages per minute. Although it lacks a number of features that can commonly be found in modern multifunction units, the device's ability to provide a fast and high-quality text output make it a fine fit for low-volume personal use.
This compact unit has a size of only 14x10x10 inches that won't take up too much space on a desktop. Its control panel is straightforward, with buttons to manage the number of copies produced, an icon that notifies when there's a paper jam and an LED light that will keep users updated on project statuses and levels of imageCLASS MF3010 printer toner. While images and graphics are a bit lackluster, the unit excels at basic text output, printing at a resolution of 600x600 dpi using black Canon MF3010 toner.
The device is limited in several areas including its small paper input of 250 sheets and the single USB port that excludes options for networking and wireless use. The lack of these features is a result of the MF3010's attractive low initial cost, meaning users will need to put more money into a new multifunction unit if they want more versatility, as it lacks expansion options.
The machine operates with a single black Canon MF3010 toner cartridge that can yield 1,600 pages, but is fairly expensive, contributing to a relatively high cost per page. Either compatible or genuine replacement toners can be purchased, with the compatible black Canon MF3010 toner cartridge costing less than half the price of the genuine version.
There are definite cons to the device, from expensive imageCLASS MF3010 toner to a lack of useful features like networking. However, the fact that it's one of the least expensive and quickest all-in-ones in its class will make it suitable for some low-volume buyers who are looking for a bargain.