The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is a very simple family printer. It has a high-resolution flatbed scanner, which is great for scanning fragile photos or thick textbooks. It prints good-looking photos that have nice detail, and its color accuracy is good enough for casual color printing. It doesn't yield many pages, but the low price of its cartridges helps keep the cost-per-print low. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer many connectivity options, and it doesn't have a sheetfed scanner. However, it's a decent model if you're on a budget and want something to print and scan documents or photos occasionally.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is decent for family use. It produces good-looking photos with nice details, and colors look good, too. While it doesn't have a sheetfed scanner, it has a high-resolution flatbed scanner with hinges that can lift to scan thicker items. Unfortunately, it has a disappointingly low page yield, so you may need to replace the cartridges often; however, the cartridges are relatively low-priced, so the cost-per-print remains low for both black and color documents.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is bad for a small or home office. It's very slow at printing documents, and it has a low page yield for both black and color documents. It's also slow at printing documents. It doesn't have an automatic document feeder, and it can't perform duplex scanning, which isn't ideal if you deal with double-sided documents often. It doesn't feel very well-built, with most of its parts feeling flimsy, and it doesn't have an Ethernet port or a display screen.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is okay for students. It has a disappointingly low page yield, so you may need to replace the cartridges often; however, since the cartridges are relatively low-priced, the cost-per-print remains low for both black and color documents. Unfortunately, while it offers Wi-Fi connectivity, it doesn't support Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct. You also can't print directly off a USB thumb drive or SD card.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is inadequate for black and white printing. It prints black-only text documents very slowly, and it has a very low page yield for black prints. Also, it doesn't have an automatic document feeder and can't perform duplex scanning. Fortunately, its cost-per-print for black-only documents is good thanks to its low cartridge price. There are also high-yield versions of the cartridges available, which should last longer; however, we haven't tested them.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is decent for casual photos. It produces good-looking photos with nice details, and colors look good, too. That said, grays tend to look purple, and blacks tend to look brownish. It can print 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" sizes and supports borderless printing. The cost-per-print for pictures is great, so it should be affordable if you mostly intend on printing photos. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel very well-built and most of its parts feel very flimsy. Also, it can't print 2" x 3" photos.
The Canon MG3620 has a disappointing design. Its body is made of thin plastic that doesn't feel very sturdy. The scanner lid's hinges, paper input tray, and paper output extension feel flimsy. On the other hand, the scanner lid hinges can raise to fit thicker items like books or spiral notebooks, and its output tray can extend to accommodate larger formats. You can easily access paper jams by removing the front panel and reaching towards the back. Also, the ink cartridges are fairly accessible, but the printer must be on to replace them.
For a much more compact printer that comes with a linen dust cover, check out the HP Tango X.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 doesn't have a display screen.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 has a disappointing cartridge system. It has only one black and one color cartridge, and it doesn't yield many pages of either black or color. Fortunately, there are two high-yield versions of the cartridges available that will last you longer. If you don't require color printing and just need a high black page yield, check out the Xerox B210/DNI.
You can also use third-party cartridges in this printer, although it might void your warranty.
The Canon MG3620 only has a flatbed scanner, so you have to manually scan each page since it can't automatically process multi-page documents. That said, it does have a built-in OCR, so you can save your scanned documents as searchable PDFs. If you're looking for a printer at a similar price point with an automatic document feeder, check out the HP DeskJet 4155e.
While the DPI limit may seem to be 600 at first glance, if you're under the "Drivers" tab, you can do an advance scan with Canon’s My Image Garden software at a higher resolution. If you’re using the Canon IJ Scan Utility app, you can find these settings under the “ScanGear” tab. If the document you’re scanning exceeds over 100MB, you need to turn off “Thumbnail Preview Mode” (located at the left top corner of “Scan Advanced” settings page) to reach 1200 DPI.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620's cost-per-print is good. While its low page yield means you need to replace the cartridges often, the cartridges aren't too expensive, so your overall costs should remain low.
Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you may still need to replace it eventually.
Like many budget printers, the Canon PIXMA MG3620 prints black-only text documents and color documents slowly. On the bright side, photos print out quite fast compared to some other inkjet models.
Grays in the color print look slightly purple, and this may be because the printer applies a high color saturation by default. You can manually adjust the color intensity, but even with all the colors set to 0, our copy still printed the grays with the same purple hue. Printing in high quality doesn't fix the issue.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 has good photo printing quality. It produces good detail, but the colors are slightly oversaturated, and there's a bit of banding in gray areas. Also, blacks and grays tend to look a bit brown. If you want a similarly-priced printer that produces much better-looking photos, check out the Canon PIXMA TR4720.
We base our results on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not represent the printer's photo print quality.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 has good color accuracy, but blacks, grays, and blues look different from their originals. It's fine for casual color prints and home photos, but it isn't recommended for tasks that require exact color reproduction. If you value color accuracy, check out the Canon PIXMA TR4520 or the HP DeskJet 2722.
The Canon MG3620 is a wireless printer with mediocre connectivity features. It doesn't have an Ethernet port, Bluetooth support, or Wi-Fi direct. You also can't print directly off a USB thumb drive or SD card. If you want a printer that generates its own Wi-Fi, check out the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. Likewise, if you want a printer with a Bluetooth connection, check out the Canon PIXMA TS6420.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is compatible with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app. You can print, scan, and copy directly from the app, as well as check ink levels and order more ink. However, it doesn't let you print TXT or HTML files.
We tested the Canon PIXMA MG3620 in black, but it also comes in red and in white. There are no other variants of this printer.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is a simple, entry-level printer from Canon's lineup. Designed for affordability, it lacks a lot of the features more commonly found on other Canon models. It doesn't have a display screen or offer as many scanning features, such as automatic document feeding or duplex scanning found on other printers like the Canon PIXMA TR4520. For other options, see our recommendations for the best wireless printers, the best all-in-one printers, and the best inkjet printers.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and the HP DeskJet 3755 are both inkjet printers. The Canon is better for most uses since it yields more pages at a lower cost-per-print, it has a high-resolution flatbed scanner, and it prints faster. It's the better choice if you print fairly frequently. However, if you want something very compact, the HP is a good choice. It also has a sheetfed scanner despite its small size, but it doesn't have a flatbed scanner.
Overall, the Canon PIXMA MG3620 performs significantly better than the HP ENVY 5055. The Canon can yield many more black and color pages, so it ends up being much cheaper in the long run since you don't have to replace the ink cartridges as often. The Canon also prints black documents faster, but it doesn't have as many connectivity options as the HP.
The Canon PIXMA TS3520 and the Canon PIXMA MG3620 are similar all-in-one color inkjet printers. The TS3520 produces somewhat better-looking pictures since blacks don't look as brown. On the other hand, the MG3620 has much better page yields, a significantly lower overall cost-per-print, prints faster, and can automatically print double-sided. Also, aside from the inaccuracy when printing black, its accuracy for other colors is better than the TR3520.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and Canon PIXMA TS5320 are both decent family printers. The TS5320 feels better built, has a display screen, supports Bluetooth, and produces much better-looking photos. However, the MG3620 has a much higher page yield, so printing is more cost-effective over time on this printer.
The Canon PIXMA TR4520 and the Canon PIXMA MG3620 are both decent printers. The TR4520 is better for photos because of its nicer photo printing quality and its deeper-looking blacks. Also, it has a sheetfed scanner and a fax feature. On the other hand, the MG3620 has a much higher page yield, a much lower cost-per-print, and a faster printing speed, so it might be a better option if you intend to print often.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and the HP DeskJet 2755e are simple family printers with flatbed scanners, but the Canon is better overall. The Canon has a higher page yield, a much lower cost-per-print, a faster printing speed, and much better photo printing quality. It can also automatically print double-sided sheets, while the HP requires you to manually flip over pages. However, the HP has a display screen and has Wi-Fi Direct.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is better than the HP ENVY 6055e if you intend to print fairly frequently. Not only does the Canon yield many more pages than the HP, but its cost-per-print is much lower since you won't need to replace the cartridges as often. On the other hand, unlike the Canon, the HP has Wi-Fi Direct, so it may be a better choice if this is important to you.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and the Canon PIXMA TS6420 are both decent family printers. If you intend on printing a lot of photos, the TS6420 is a better choice because it has a high color page yield, resulting in a lower cost-per-print for color documents and photos, and it produces significantly nicer-looking images. Also, it has a display screen and supports Bluetooth printing. On the other hand, the MG3620 has a higher black page yield and costs less per print for black documents.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is better for families and students, whereas the Canon PIXMA TR4720 is better for casual photo printing. The MG3620 has much better page yields, a significantly cheaper cost-per-print, and prints much faster overall. On the other hand, the TR4720 produces much better-looking photos with deeper-looking blacks. Also, it has an automatic document feeder, built-in fax, and supports Wi-Fi Direct.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is overall better than the HP DeskJet 2722. The Canon feels better built, has a higher page yield, a significantly lower cost-per-print, a faster printing speed, and nicer photo quality. On the other hand, the HP can print tabloid-sized pages, and it has better connectivity options.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and the Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Brother uses a proprietary hybrid cartridge–tank system that gives it a significantly better cost-per-print and page yields than the Canon. The Brother also has an automatic document feeder, can fax, and can print via Wi-Fi Direct. On the other hand, the Canon prints black text documents faster and produces better-looking photos, but its blacks look brownish.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is better overall than the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. The Canon has a much higher page yield, so printing is more cost-effective over time. It also has better photo printing quality, and it supports automatic double-sided printing. However, the HP can print via Wi-Fi Direct, and it has a sheetfed scanner.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is better overall compared to the HP Tango X. The Canon yields more pages before its cartridges run out of ink, resulting in a much lower cost-per-print. Also, it has a faster printing speed and a flatbed scanner with high resolution. On the other hand, the HP is more compact. It's designed with aesthetics in mind, and it comes with a linen cover to hide the printer when not in use and to keep dust out. Unfortunately, the HP can't automatically print double-sided, whereas the Canon can.
The Xerox B210/DNI and the Canon PIXMA MG3620 are two very different printers. If you want to print only in black and white, with a low cost-per-print and quick printing speed, then Xerox is the better option. However, if you want to print in color and have the ability to scan documents, then the Canon would be the better choice.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and the Canon PIXMA G3260 are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the G3260 is a better printer overall. The G3260 uses a supertank ink system for far superior page yields and a much lower cost-per-print, and it can print via Wi-Fi Direct. On the other hand, the MG3620 prints black text documents and photos faster, and it can automatically print double-sided.