PIXMA MX490 / MX492 Specifications
Article ID: ART166788 | Date published: 11/11/2016 | Date last updated: 04/15/2019


PIXMA MX490 / MX492

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PIXMA MX490 / MX492 Technical Specifications


General Specifications

Printing resolution (dpi)

4800* (horizontal) x 1200 (vertical)

Ink droplets can be placed with a pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.


USB Port:

Hi-Speed USB *1

LAN Port:

Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11n / IEEE802.11g / IEEE802.11b *2

*1 A computer that complies with Hi-Speed USB standard is required. Since the Hi-Speed USB interface is fully upwardly compatible with USB 1.1, it can be used at USB 1.1.

*2 Setup possible through Standard setup, WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)WCN (Windows Connect Now) or Cableless setup.

USB and LAN can be used at the same time.

Print width

8 inches/203.2 mm

(for Borderless Printing: 8.5 inches/216 mm)

Operating environment

Temperature: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)

Humidity: 10 to 90 % RH (no condensation)

The performance of the printer may be reduced under certain temperature and humidity conditions.

Recommended conditions:

Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)

Humidity: 10 to 80 % RH (no condensation)

For the temperature and humidity conditions of papers such as photo paper, refer to the paper's packaging or the supplied instructions.

Storage environment

Temperature: 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)

Humidity: 5 to 95 % RH (no condensation)

Power supply AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption

Printing (Copy): Approx. 7 W

Standby (minimum): Approx. 0.9 W *1*2

OFF: Approx. 0.3 W *1

*1 USB connection to PC

*2 The wait time for standby cannot be changed.

External dimensions

Approx. 17.2 (W) x 11.7 (D) x 7.5 (H) inches

Approx. 435 (W) x 295 (D) x 189 (H) mm

With the Front Cover retracted.


Approx. 13.0 lb (Approx. 5.9 kg)

With the FINE Cartridges installed.

Canon FINE Cartridge Total 1280 nozzles (BK 320 nozzles, C/M/Y each 320 nozzles)
ADF capacity

A4 or Letter size: max. 20 sheets (20 lb/75 g /m2 paper), up to 0.08 inch/2 mm in height

Legal size: max. 5 sheets (20 lb/75 g /m2 paper), up to 0.02 inch/0.5 mm in height

Copy Specifications

Multiple copy max. 99 pages
Intensity adjustment 9 positions, Auto intensity (AE copy)
Reduction / Enlargement 25 % - 400 % (1 % unit)

Scan Specifications

Scanner driver

Windows: TWAIN 1.9 Specification, WIA


Maximum scanning size

Platen Glass: A4/Letter, 8.5" x 11.7"/216 x 297 mm

ADF: A4/Letter/Legal, 8.5" x 14.0"/216 x 356 mm

Scanning resolution

Optical resolution (horizontal x vertical) max: 600 x 1200 dpi *1

Interpolated resolution max: 19200 x 19200 dpi *2

*1 Optical Resolution represents the maximum sampling rate based on ISO 14473.

*2 Increasing the scanning resolution will limit the maximum possible scanning area.

Gradation (Input / Output)

Gray: 16 bit/8 bit

Color: 48 bit/24 bit (RGB each 16 bit/8 bit)

Fax Specifications

Applicable line Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
Communication mode Super G3, G3
Data compressing system

Black: MH, MR, MMR

Color: JPEG

Modem speed

max. 33.6 kbps

(Automatic fallback)

Transmission speed

Black: Approx. 3 seconds/page at 33.6 kbps

(Based on ITU-T No.1 chart for US specifications and Canon FAX Standard chart No.1 for others, both in standard mode.)

Color: Approx. 1 minute/page at 33.6 kbps

(Based on Canon COLOR FAX TEST SHEET.)


Black: 256 levels

Color: 24 bit Full Color (RGB each 8 bit)

Density adjustment 3 levels

Transmission/reception: approx. 50 pages

(Based on ITU-T No.1 chart for US specifications and Canon FAX Standard chart No.1 for others, both in standard mode.)

Fax resolution

Black Standard: 203 pels/inch x 98 lines/inch (8 pels/mm x 3.85 lines/mm)

Black Fine, Photo: 203 pels/inch x 196 lines/inch (8 pels/mm x 7.70 lines/mm)

Black Extra fine: 300 x 300 dpi

Color: 200 x 200 dpi


Automatic dialing

Recipient (max. 20 destinations)

Group dial (max. 19 destinations)

Regular dialing (with Numeric buttons)

Automatic redialing

Manual redialing (max. 10 destinations)


Activity report (after every 20 transactions)

Sequential broadcasting (max. 21 destinations)

Rejected numbers (max. 10 destinations)

Network Specifications

Communication protocol TCP/IP
Wireless LAN

Supported Standards: IEEE802.11n / IEEE802.11g / IEEE802.11b

Frequency bandwidth: 2.4 GHz

Channel: 1-11 or 1-13

Frequency bandwidth and available channels differ depending on country or region.

Communication distance: Indoors 164 feet/50 m

Effective range varies depending on the installation environment and location.


WEP (64/128 bits)




Standard setup

WPS (Push button configuration/PIN code method)


Cableless setup

Other Features: Administration password

Minimum System Requirements

Conform to the operating system's requirements when higher than those given here.


Operating System

Windows 8.1*, Windows 8

Windows 7Windows 7 SP1

Windows Vista SP1Windows Vista SP2

Windows XP SP3 32-bit only

Windows 8.1 includes Windows 8.1 Update.

Browser Internet Explorer 8 or later
Hard Disk Space

3 GB

Note: For bundled software installation.

The necessary amount of hard disk space may be changed without notice.

Display XGA 1024 x 768

Mac OS

Operating System Mac OS X v10.7.5 or later
Browser Safari 5 or later
Hard Disk Space

1.5 GB

Note: For bundled software installation.

The necessary amount of hard disk space may be changed without notice.

Display XGA 1024 x 768

Other Supported OS

Some functions may not be available with each OS. Refer to the Canon web site for details on operation with iOSAndroid, and Windows RT.

Mobile Printing Capability

Apple AirPrint
Google Cloud Print
PIXMA Cloud Link
  • An internet connection is required to use all the Online Manual.
  • Windows: Operation can only be guaranteed on a computer with Windows 8.1Windows 8Windows 7Windows Vista or Windows XP pre-installed.
  • Windows: A CD-ROM Drive or internet connection is required during software installation.
  • WindowsInternet Explorer 8, 9, 10 or 11 is required to install Easy-WebPrint EX.
  • Windows: Some functions may not be available with Windows Media Center.
  • Windows.NET Framework 4 or 4.5 must be installed to use the Windows software.
  • WindowsXPS Essentials Pack is required to print on Windows XP.
  • Windows: The TWAIN driver (ScanGear) is based on the TWAIN 1.9 Specification and requires the Data Source Manager bundled with the operating system.
  • Mac OS: Hard Disk must be formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) or Mac OS Extended.
  • Mac OS: For Mac OS, an internet connection is required during software installation.
  • In an in-house network environment, the 5222 port must be open. Contact the network administrator for details.

Information in this guide is subject to change without notice.

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