Canon Pixma MG5320 review: Capable performance with photocentric features

The Canon Pixma MG5320 is a worthwhile photo printer for families and work groups, and you get plenty of new features like HD Movie Print, fun photo filters, and Pixma Cloud Link that can provide new ways to bring your digital photos to life.

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The Canon Pixma MG5320 is a worthwhile photo printer for families and work groups, and you get plenty of new features like HD Movie Print, fun photo filters, and Pixma Cloud Link that can provide new ways to bring your digital photos to life.

It's also a thinner shape that we're used to seeing from Canon, and foldable paper output trays reduce the overall footprint, so it's convenient for offices that don't have a lot of work space. The top of the printer has a 3-inch LCD display with a scroll dial for surfing the different application menus, and you also get 150-sheet paper input trays on the front and back of the unit--this is specifically convenient for amateur photographers because you can store standard 8.5x11-inch sheets in the bottom drawer and save the top one for photo paper.

So what are the new photocentric features you get on this guy? The coolest one is HD Movie Print, which lets you pull still snapshots out of videos shot with compatible Canon HD camcorders. You can edit those video images using Canon's software suite to prepare them for printing, and you can even print custom disc and jewel labels using a multipurpose tray that lives inside the machine.

Finally, the MG5320 performed well in our output speed and quality tests. While it doesn't destroy the competition, we certainly wouldn't hesitate to flaunt its output quality in a boardroom presentation or in a personal scrapbook.

Want more? Read all the details in our full review of the Canon Pixma MG5320.

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Canon Pixma MG5320

We recommend the Canon Pixma MG6120 compact multifunction printer for its simple touch-sensitive control panel, HD Movie Print feature, and capable performance that stand out from the competition.

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