Canon G3010 Ink Tank Printer Review

Canon G3010 Ink Tank Printer Specifications

FeaturesCanon G3010
Canon Pixma G3010
FunctionalityAll-In-One Ink Tank
Maximum number of
prints per one full refill
(Page yield)

7000 Prints
Print Per Minute
(Print speed)
8.8 pages (B/W)
5 pages (colour)
Ink Cost~2200 Rs
Cost Per Print8 Paise For B/W
21 Paise For Color
Display1.2 In Display
Ideal UserStudents
Small businesses
Power UsageLow
OS SupportWindows 7 or higher
ADFNot Available
Warranty1 Year
PriceCheck Price


Canon G30XX series is one of the popular printer series in the mid-price range printers. It is popular due to the fact that it has one of the lowest printing cost among the printers in this price range. The Canon G3010 is one of the well-received printers in this series. So let’s have a look at the Canon G3010 ink tank printer review.

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Canon Pixma G3010 printer review
Courtesy Canon India

Canon G3010 Ink Tank Printer Review

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Canon G3010 is one of the better ink tank printers to consider in this price range. Canon specializes the print media and they are one of the pioneers in this industry. They have produced and racked a wide range of printers, designed for the homes and offices. The G3010 is another good example from Canon that could be used by the home and office users. When it comes to pricing, it is quite reasonable, the offered features equally suffice with its price tag. This feature centric printer is suitable for all those who need a print every other day. To evaluate further, let’s delve into each section of this printer and see its section-wise performance.


Canon G3010 ink tank printer Review

The design of the Canon G3010 makes it pretty convenient. Unlike many other printers, the G3010 has the ink tank inside. This increased the size of the printer a bit. But everything is neatly aligned. Further, the connectivity and power port make the design more valuable. The reversible power connector is on the left of the printer. Plugging and removing it is easy because of the port setting. Ahead of that the system connectivity port is on the right hand of the printer.

The Canon G3010 printer has a user interface with a 1.2-inch display. This small display makes printing a lot easier. It helps you to keep track of the pending tasks and to easily understand the error codes.

Print & Scan Properties

The standard printing speed for black is 8.8 impressions in a minute and for coloured it is 5 pages. The printing quality is pretty fine for the home and office users. But it may not fulfil the needs of the commercial users. The printing properties allow the user to print photos, documents, and high-resolution content. The manufacturer suggests using the original ink and accessories to ensure the best performance.

It can print up to 4800×1200 resolution and the scanning goes deep into 600×1200 dpi. The least recommended paperweight is 80 gsm and max it could take 275 gsm. Additionally, it also prints the photographs and images on the 4×6-inch photo sized laminated and matte paper. At the copier function, the G3010 can print up to 20 copies in a single go.


The printer uses the USB port to connect with the computer system. Ahead of that it also features wireless printing. The primary source is the Wi-Fi. And the secondary source is through using smartphones. Apps are available for both Android and iOS.

Cost of Ink

The original ink costs around Rs. 2,200 (Buy ink only from reputed sellers such as Appario Retail, CloudTail, etc...). The supported ink is GI-790 CYMB which could be acquired easily from the cannon online store and market dealers. As per Canon, G3010 can print up to 7000 pages of colour pages and 6000 pages of black and white prints from one full set of ink bottles. However, if the print preferences are set on higher resolution, the page count may reduce.

Warranty and OS Support

This printer comes with a limited 1-year warranty. The limited warranty means that only technical failure is covered. And damage caused because of a mishap or an accident would not be entertained. Further, the printer is fully supported by Microsoft Windows 7 and higher users. But there is yet no support available for the Mac OS. The Mac users would have to check the other variant, Canon G3000 printer.

Pros & Cons

Build quality is good
Wireless printing
Display screen
Mobile apps available for remote printing
Official support for Mac OS is not available


The number of features included in Canon G3010 is sufficient for the home and office users. It would greatly suffice with the needs of the students as well. Especially those who need colour prints for their presentations. Price may matter to some consumers. And they may even consider other options. But the cheaper options may not match the performance of G3010.


John M

I love computer devices of all kinds! I am particularly interested in productivity devices such as printers. I remember my first printer back in 2008, which was an awesome experience for me. I learned a lot of things after that experience. I intend to share my experience through this blog. That way I can make others understand the nuances and help them to make the right purchase decision.

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. sakshi

    hi thank you for your support, pls guide I need to buy a printer for home use for general use and study related, therefore, i need wireless connectivity so that i can fire prints from my phone. second all in one feature, third decent photo printing, fourth low maintenace.

    I had finalised hp inktank 410 but it quite cosstly so want to explore other options like canon if i can get same features in better deal.

    1. John M

      Hi Sakshi, I will give you a brief outlook of printers from each brand:

      115 – Print only, no WiFi, ink tank one of the cheapest ink tank printer
      310/315/319 – All in One printer, no Wi-Fi, One of the cheapest all in one printer
      410/415/419 – All in one, WiFi-enabled, One of the cheapest wireless all in one printer

      G1010 – Print only, no WiFi, ink tank one of the cheapest ink tank printer
      G2000/2010/2012 – All in One printer, no Wi-Fi, One of the cheapest all in one printer
      G3000/3010/3012 – All in one, WiFi-enabled, One of the cheapest wireless all in one printer

      L130 – Print only, no WiFi, ink tank one of the cheapest ink tank printer
      L3110 – All in One printer, no Wi-Fi, One of the cheapest all in one printer
      L3150/3152/3156 – All in one, WiFi-enabled, One of the cheapest wireless all in one printer

      In my opinion, HP 410 and 415 are your best options, they are very reliable and totally worth the price. I hope this helps you.


  2. Amit

    hi . I am planning to buy a printer for home use, primarily for kids homework.work sheets in addition occasionally photo printing. I have finaled Brither DCP – 710W., bur read not so good reviews about the print quality . How is Brither print quality/techinal support as compared to HP and Canon brand.Other options I am exploring are HP 410 and canon pixma G3000. Please suggest which is good and reason for the same. I am getting all the printer almost in same range.

    1. John M

      Hi Amit,

      I have had heard great things about photo print quality of Canon printers. So if you are serious with photo printing, go with G3000 series.

      Other printers are also good at things you mentioned, but they are primarily for document printing, but they can deliver decent quality photo prints. So if you have a low requirement for photo printing, you should definitely go with DCP-710W, it’s a great printer with a lot of features at an affordable price. Their tech support and product quality are on par with other big companies.

      And if you decided to purchase HP 410, I’d recommend the next version of that series-HP 415 or 419. Those printers have a better page yield.

  3. Nitin

    Hi John,

    Does Canon G3010 and G3012 printers support manual duplex printing?


    1. John M

      Hi Nitin,

      Yes, these printers do support manual duplex printing. You need to understand that the paper should be reversed by you as per the software instructions to print both sides of a sheet. And there will be no automatic mechanisms inside the printer.

  4. Srinivas

    Hi, I am planning to buy a printer for both regular purpose and for printing photos also. I have shortlisted two printers – Canon G3010 & HP 419 and want to know between these two which is best option.? Two questions I have: 1) I see Cannon G3010 got a Network like port which can be connected to laptop and print directly. How this feature is different from HP 419. 2)The number of pages print per cartridge is very high in HP 419 compare to Canon G3010 which is thinking me to go with HP 419.


    1. John M

      Hi Srinivas,

      1) The port you were mentioning might be the printer USB port; every printer has it. Canon G3012 has no additional ports when compared to HP 419. Both of them has USB 2.0 and WiFi connectivity.

      2) Page yield shown in the printer specification is misleading most of the time because each manufacturer picks the standards by their own, especially in the case of colour printers since there are infinite variations to colour documents. In my opinion, both Canon and HP has a similar page yield. Some of the advantages of these printers are: HP has cheaper replacement parts like print head, Canon is very popular among photo printers for its print quality (I have not seen any difference in the quality, but the users prefer Canon printers for photo printing when the price range is below 15k)

      1. savita

        The print quality of Canon 3010 is pathetic for photo printing. You get dotted lines throughout the print. On showing to Canon support, they confirmed that it will be there and there is no solution.

        1. John M

          That’s new information for me. It might be due to your piece. I have heard good things about canon colour printing.

  5. Sangayya

    John M, is there anyway which can be done to use 3012 on mac OS?

    1. John M

      Hi Sangayya,

      G3012 is not supported with Mac OS. Sorry I haven’t tried any other way around this issue.

  6. Sunny

    Hi John,
    I am confused between HP 419 vs Canon 3010?
    What’s your pick? What will be the difference in quality and after sales service?
    Though I dnt have a mac ..I do have an Ipad, I am leaning towards canon but not sure.


  7. Bharath

    Hi John
    I Need your quick help on finalizing a printer. I need a printer for home use. I went through all your earlier comments and it was really useful. Based on my requirements I am planning to buy Canon G3010 or HP 415. Pls clarify the below queries.
    1. iPad compatibility- Both HP 415 and G3010 will support printing from iPad right…
    2. Just wanted to know if both HP and Canon have good service networks in Chennai.
    3. Finally, I saw that you have mentioned that HP printer parts cost less.
    How about Canon… How costly is the parts when compared to HP.

    Appreciate your support in helping us to choose the right printers…
    Keep up your good work.


    1. John M

      Hi Bharath,

      I’d recommend HP printer because of its smooth integration with Apple devices. Also, the maintenance cost is low.

  8. Sukriti


    I am planning to buy printer for: good quality photo prints, bw documents, kids school sheets.
    Req: wifi all in printer. have everything apple
    Please advixe

  9. Subhash Arora

    I need to buy a printer for home use & the major requirement is for photo printing & related projects. I have explored the options HP 419, Canon G3010 & Epson L3150. Can you please suggest the better printer out of these or may suggest any other options that will suit my requirement.
    Please advise.

  10. Khai

    Hi. I’m contemplating between canon g3020 and brothers t510w. Can you give some advices ? Which one is more recommended in terms of the quality and durability? Also which one has cheaper and easy to get replacments/parts?

  11. Khai

    Hi. Between canon g3020 and brothers t510w. Can you give some opinions in terms of the quality and durability? Also which one has cheaper and easy to get replacments/parts?

  12. rohan

    As lot of people asking question, I Also have the same confusion shall I go for HP 415/419 or G3010.
    Everything is similar except additional paper support of letter in G3010.

    The only main difference which we see is the page yield is double. but as John mentioned we cannot exactly specify company will claim anything we have to check practically. one more thing what I observed is why 419 is claiming more page yield is they give extra black color bottle not sure if the storage is big.

    I am little more shifted towards HP only but john insists to go for canon g3010, so again confused.
    I liked the design of Canon, INK tank is integrated within not like HP. We have HP 515 which is integrated but that is costly. lets see I will be deciding tomorrow , will give my feedback also

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