The printer is easy to set up, printing photos is too easy and Canon has corrected their only software weakness by eliminating the most correctible problems (like red eye) so simply even an idiot (such as myself) can easily use it. The colors are very vivid, the ink usuage is reasonable, and Canon still allows you to replace only the tank you need, but they were the first to do it, now everyone does. Canon make a much more expensive unit that uses even more individual colors of ink, but for most people up to nearly professional, this is all the Photo Printer they would ever need. I have used the other Photo Printers out there in this price range. If they are compatible in price their quality is terrible, and their ink cartridges are extremely expensive. If the photos are nearly the caliber that the Canon produces, the printers are at least $100.00 more. I do shop diligently, I'm disabled so I have lots of time to study these things.
For regular printing, even or especially B&W, this is the best printer Canon had produced for the money.