Canon PIXMA MG8250

PIXMA MG8250 is a Premium Wireless All-In-One with Intelligent Touch System for simple, quick operation combined with stunning design, photolab-quality printing & scanner capable of 35mm film scanning.



  • Premium Wi-Fi All-In-One
  • Intelligent Touch System
  • 6 Single Inks, up to 9600dpi, min 1pl quality
  • ISO ESAT speed 12.5 mono/9.3 colour ipm
  • 10x15cm photo in approx. 20sec
  • 35mm film scanning
  • Auto Duplex
  • Full HD Movie Print
  • PIXMA Cloud Link

Premium quality printing and film scanning at your fingertips


Superior quality
Essential for the serious photographer, this premium 6 ink All-In-One delivers up to 9600dpi print resolution for outstanding photos & grain-free images. Canon’s class leading FINE print head technology, with minimum 1pl ink droplets provide a stunning photo-lab quality 10x15cm borderless print in approximately 20 seconds, plus fast ISO ESAT speeds of 12.5 ipm for mono and 9.3 ipm for colour*.

Simple navigation
Access features effortlessly using Intelligent Touch System, providing intuitive & easy to follow light guided touch panel operation integrated into the PIXMA surface with built-in colour 8.8cm TFT display.

Unique design
Inspired by Canon’s iconic EOS cameras, the PIXMA MG8250 has a stylish finish that looks good in any home or studio.

Enhanced connectivity
In-built Wi-Fi makes it easy to share in the home. Print from and scan directly to mobile devices using the Easy-PhotoPrint App. Apple AirPrint support* allows you to print directly from iPad & iPhone.

Cloud printing
Browse and print your favourite photos directly to the printer from online albums at CANON iMAGE GATEWAY** & Google’s Picasa. Access on demand calendars, stationery and other templates without a need of a PC***. Print from anywhere using Google Cloud Print****.

Scan 35mm film
Digitise your 35mm film negatives and slides using the high quality CCD scanner with up to 4800dpi resolution.

Versatile media handling
Experience versatility with Auto Duplex Print to use both sides of the paper, 2-way paper feed lets you load photo & plain paper at the same time. Print directly onto compatible CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray® discs with Direct Disc Print.

Advanced Software
Turn your movie moments into beautiful prints with Canon’s unique Full HD Movie Print. New features include Merge Frames and Layout Print to create more striking images. Make your photos even more exciting by applying Fun Filter Effects with Easy-PhotoPrint EX. Use Easy-WebPrint EX to combine clips from several web pages so you only print what you need from the web. Get creative with CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM an online service that lets you download photos, illustrations, paper crafts and much more, from internationally recognised photographers & artists***.

* See Specifications
** Where available
*** Requires internet connection
**** Service available end of November 2011 or later

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Available Functions

Print, Copy & Scan with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Auto Duplex, Direct Disc Print & 35mm Film scanner. Direct print from camera or memory card. Colour 8.8cm TFT screen with Intelligent Touch System & PIXMA Cloud Link.



Print Resolution

Up to 9600¹ x 2400 dpi

Print Engine

Inkjet, 6 Single Inks, 6-colour system with minimum 1pl droplet size, FINE print head & ChromaLife100+ system

Photo Lab Quality Speed

Borderless 10x15cm: Approx. 20 seconds (Standard)¹

Mono Print Speed

ESAT: Approx. 12.5 ipm¹

Colour Print Speed

ESAT: Approx. 9.3 ipm¹

Ink Cartridge Configuration

6 separate ink tanks:
PGI-525PGBK, CLI-526BK, CLI-526C, CLI-526M, CLI-526Y & CLI-526GY

Black Ink Tank Life

Black: 311 pages (PGI-525PGBK), 2285 pages* (CLI-526BK)¹
Black: 3880 photos* (PGI-525PGBK), 635 photos* (CLI-526BK)²
*Estimated Supplemental Yield

Colour Ink Tank Life

Cyan: 478 pages (CLI-526C), Magenta: 447 pages (CLI-526M), Yellow: 466 pages (CLI-526Y), Grey: 1480 pages* (CLI-526GY)¹
Cyan: 337 photos (CLI-526C), Magenta: 334 photos (CLI-526M), Yellow: 301 photos (CLI-526Y), Grey: 165 photos (CLI-526GY)²
*Estimated Supplemental Yield

Media Type

Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101), Fine Art Paper "Photo Rag" (FA-PR1), Other Fine Art Paper

Media Input

Rear Tray: Max. 150 sheets
Cassette: Max. 150 sheets
Direct Disc Print Tray: 1 printable CD, DVD or Blu-Ray Disc

Media Size

Rear Tray: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10x15cm, 13x18cm, 20x25cm
Cassette: A4, B5, A5, Letter

Media Weight

Rear Tray: Plain paper: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to approx. 300 g/m²
Cassette: Plain paper: 64 to 105 g/m²

Direct Disc Printing

Available as standard

Two Sided Printing

Automatically selectable using plain paper in A4, A5, B5 & Letter sizes

Borderless Printing

Yes (A4, Letter, 20x25cm, 13x18cm, 10x15cm)

Compatible Memory Cards

Compact Flash, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, SD Card, SDHC Card, MultiMedia Card, MultiMedia Card Plus, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, xD-Picture Card*, xD-Picture Card Type M*, xD-Picture Card Type H*, Memory Stick Micro*, RS-MMC*, mini SD Card*, micro SD Card*, mini SDHC Card*, micro SDHC Card*, MMC mobile*
*Using recommended adapter - not supplied.

Card Direct Print Functions

Select photo, Photo print job queuing, Direct Disc Print, Auto Duplex print, Borderless printing

Card Direct Print Enhancements

Auto Photo Fix II, Red-eye correction, crop image, adjust quality

Print Driver Features

Borderless printing, Auto Duplex print, Collate, Multiple page per sheet print, Booklet print, Poster print, Scaled print (20-400%), Fit-to-Page print, Photo Noise Reduction, Image Optimizer PRO, Photo effects, Greyscale print¹



Scanner Type

Flatbed and Film Adapter Unit, CCD colour scanner

Film Scanning

Film Adapter Unit (FAU) for 6x 35mm (neg/pos film), 4x 35mm mounted slide

Scanner Resolution Optical

Up to 4800 x 4800 dpi for Flatbed¹
Up to 4800 x 9600 dpi for Film Scan

A4 Scan Speed (reflective)

Approx. 7 seconds¹

Colour Scanning Depth

Flatbed scan 48bit input / 24bit output (RGB each 16bit/8bit)
Film scan 48bit input / 48bit or 24bit output


Flatbed scan 48bit input / 8bit output
Film scan 48bit input / 16bit or 8bit output



Effective Scanning Width

A4/LTR (216x297mm)

OCR Bundle

Yes (MP Navigator EX)

Scan Methods & Enhancements

Scan directly to memory card or USB flash drive (JGP, PDF or compact PDF file format), Push-scan, Auto Scan Mode, PDF file creation with optional password security, Text (OCR), Auto Document Fix, Auto Photo Fix, Detect and correct document orientation, Correct slanted documents, Reduce show-through, Remove gutter shadow, Scanning images larger than the platen (Stitch Assist)



Colour/Photo Copy


Copy Speed Colour Document

sFCOT: Approx. 14 seconds¹
sESAT: Approx. 7.7 ipm¹

Multiple Copy

max.99 copies


25 - 400% in 1% increments and preset ratios (Fit to page, A5 to A4, B5 to A4, A4 to A5 and A4 to B5)

Copy functions & enhancements

2-sided copy, 2-on-1 and 4-on-1 copy, Disc label copy, Photo Copy, Borderless copy, Frame erase copy, Adjust intensity, Adjust quality (High, Standard, Fast)



Display Type & Size

8.8 cm colour TFT display with Intelligent Touch System & Quick Operation

Interface Type - PC / Mac

Hi-Speed USB (B Port)
Bluetooth v2.0 (with optional Bluetooth Unit BU-30) - HCRP
Ethernet: 10/100Mbps (auto switchable)
Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Set-up: WCN, WPS (Push-Button Configuration, PIN code method)
Wi-Fi Security: WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP, Administration password

Interface Type - Non PC

Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app for Android devices¹
Canon iEasy-PhotoPrint app for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch²
Apple AirPrint ³
PIXMA Cloud Link with Google Cloud Print
Sony Playstation 3
Bluetooth v2.0 (with optional Bluetooth unit BU-30) - JPEG & PNG only
PictBridge - print directly from camera or memory stick
Card Reader - print directly from memory card

Supported Operating System

Windows 7 (32 and 64bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64bit), Windows XP SP2, SP3
Mac OS X v10.4.11 - 10.7

Operating System Requirements

Windows 7: 1GHz or faster CPU, 1GB RAM (32bit) / 2GB RAM (64bit)
Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit): 1GHz or faster CPU, 512MB RAM
Windows XP SP2, SP3: 300MHz or faster CPU, 128MB RAM
Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or higher
CD-ROM Drive
Display: 800 x 600 or better

Mac OS X v10.6: Intel Processor, 1GB RAM
Mac OS X v10.5: Intel or PowerPC Processor (G4, G5, 867MHz or faster)
Mac OS X v10.4.11: Intel or PowerPC Processor (G5, G4, G3), 256MB RAM
Browser: Safari 3 or higher
CD-ROM Drive
Display: XGA 1024 x 768 or better

Software Included

Drivers for Canon multifunctional device, MP Navigator EX (including OCR and PDF file creation), Easy-PhotoPrint EX with HD Movie Print¹, Easy-PhotoPrint Pro², Easy-WebPrint EX³ downloader and Solution Menu EX with CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM access



Dimensions (W x D x H)


Display languages

22 Languages selectable: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Traditional Chinese, Korean

Temperature Range

Operating environment: 5-35°C


Operating humidity: 10-90%RH (no dew condensation)

Acoustic Noise Levels

Approx. 46.5 dB¹


Approx. 10.7 kg

Power Source

AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

Standby: Approx. 3.2 W (Wi-Fi connection to PC, scanning lamp off)
Off: Approx. 0.4 W (USB connected to PC)
Copying: Approx. 25 W¹ (Wireless LAN connection to PC)



Print Resolution

¹ Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/9600 inch

Photo Lab Quality Speed

¹ Photo print speed is based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 standard on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.

Mono Print Speed

¹ Document print speed on plain paper is measured based on average of ESAT in Office Category Test of ISO/IEC 24734 standard.

Colour Print Speed

¹ Document print speed on plain paper is measured based on average of ESAT in Office Category Test of ISO/IEC 24734 standard.

Black Ink Tank Life

¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711 standard. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² When printing Canon standard patterns continuously with the default settings on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using Windows 7 printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows 7 Home Premium's Windows Photo Viewer. Declared yield value is determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.

Colour Ink Tank Life

¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711 standard. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² When printing Canon standard patterns continuously with the default settings on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using Windows 7 printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows 7 Home Premium's Windows Photo Viewer. Declared yield value is determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.

Print Driver Features

¹ Some features available in Windows driver only.

Scanner Resolution Optical

¹ Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution based on ISO 14473 standard. When scanning in high resolution, the scan size is restricted (maximum optical resolution for A4 scan is 600dpi).

A4 Scan Speed (reflective)

¹ Colour document scan speed is measured with ISO/IEC 24735 Annex C Test Chart A. Scan speed indicates the time measured between pressing the scan button of the scanner driver and the on-screen status display turns off.

Copy Speed Colour Document

¹ Colour document copy speed is measured based on average of sFCOT and sESAT in Performance Test of ISO/IEC 29183 standard.

Interface Type - Non PC

¹ Canon EPP application is available as free download from Android Market (not available in certain countries or regions). Requires connection over Wi-Fi network. Compatible with Android OS 1.6 or higher.
² Canon iEPP application is available as free download from Apple App Store (not available in certain countries or regions). Requires connection over Wi-Fi network. Compatible with iOS 4.1 or higher.
³ AirPrint support is available on Apple mobile devices with iOS 4.2 or higher and requires connection over Wi-Fi network. Printer firmware update (available from may be necessary to make use of the AirPrint function.

Software Included

¹ Full HD Movie Print is available from 'MOV' movie files created by Canon digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Requires installation of Canon ZoomBrowser EX or Canon ImageBrowser software bundled with Canon camera, from which the movie was captured (version 6.5 or later).
² Easy-PhotoPrint Pro is a printing software plug-in for the Canon Digital Photo Professional (Ver.2.1 or later), Adobe Photoshop (CS-CS5), Adobe Photoshop Elements (6, 7-Windows only, 8 and 9), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (2 and 3)
³ Easy-WebPrint EX requires Internet Explorer 7 or later (Windows) or Safari 4 or later (Mac).

Acoustic Noise Levels

¹ When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using default settings.

Power Consumption

¹ When copying ISO/JIS-SCID N2 (printed by inkjet printer) on A4 size plain paper using default settings.


All specifications subject to change without notice.

Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc.

Ink yield may vary depending on texts/photos printed, applications software used, print mode and type of paper used. For yield information see

Scan speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, scan mode settings and document size etc.

Copy speed may vary depending on document complexity, copy mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc. and does not take into account warming up time.

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