If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Now that's what we think the Canon Pixma MP610 stands for. It carries over the feature set we liked about the MP600. No less and not much more.
What's It About?
The MP610 relies on the same five-colour ink cartridge system to drive its printing output (two blacks, and one each of cyan, yellow and magenta).
The MP610 is definitely built for the home office. It has duplexing for increased page handling and two media trays, if you are looking to switch between two paper types at the same time.
However, home offices might be miffed if heavy printing is part of their needs as the MP610 does not come with a document feeder.
While they are mostly alike, there are minute differences. The MP610 has a claimed 31ppm monochrome speed over the MP600's 30ppm. The MP610 also has more nozzles which probably accounts for the slight increase in speed.
The MP610 also has a slightly higher scanning resolution at 4,800 x 9,600ppi compared to the MP600's 2,400 x 4,800ppi.
To justify the new model name, the MP610 also stepped up in terms of pretty features. There's a picture auto fix and a quick start option. Not a major incentive to upgrade if you already have the MP600, but for everyone else, it's worth a second look.