Canon imageCLASS D1620 D1650 Review

Good: 5" color touchscreen that includes Application Library platform, three-year standard warranty, 2,300-page maximum paper capacity.
Bad: Ledger-sized (11" x 17") paper is not supported.
Bottom Line: Compact black-and-white MFPs for small-to-medium-sized workgroups that don't need high-end features.
Intended Users:
imageCLASS D1620/D1650
Small, Medium
Speed Black:
Speed Color:
45 ppm
Not applicable
Canon Custom Processor
1 GB

Product Overview

Canon has added the new imageCLASS D1620 ($499) and D1650 ($599) to its black-and-white MFP portfolio. Both devices include standard printing, copying and scanning faxing. They print at up to 45 ppm. The two main differences between the two MFPs are that the imageCLASS D1650 includes standard faxing and supports near field communication (NFC), while the D1620 does not.

Both devices include the Canon Custom Processor, 1 GB of memory (not expandable), and a 5″ color touchscreen control panel. The touchscreen works like a smartphone and supports customized printing workflows.

One way it does is Canon’s Application Library, a platform that lets administrators set up one-touch button for seven key functions: Print Template, Standby Slide, Scan-to-Preset Destination, ID Card Copy, Consumables Information, Copy (Eco) and Copy (Bleed Reduce).

First-print-out time is 6.2 seconds. They support Canon’s proprietary printing language, as well as PCL and PostScript. USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi are standard. Users can directly print JPEG, PDF, and TIFF files.

Mobile and cloud printing is also supported. Users can print from their mobile devices using any of the following apps: Apple AirPrint, Canon PRINT Business, Mopria Print Service or Google Cloud Print.

More details on the devices is in our Features section below.

The new devices are compact enough to fit on a desk, and targets small-to-medium-sized workgroups that don’t need high-end features.


The imageCLASS D1620 and D1650 include a 550-sheet paper tray and a 100-sheet bypass. Canon offers an option of up to three 550-sheet trays that adds to a maximum paper capacity of 2,300 sheets. All paper trays accept up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper.

The output capacity is 150 sheets. The recommended monthly page volume is between 2,000 and 7,500 pages. Duplexing is standard. There is a single-pass duplexing document feeder that scans up to 70 ipm in black and 26 ipm in color. It holds 50 sheets.

Users can scan to email, SMB and FTP destinations. They can also scan documents to their mobile devices with the Canon PRINT Business app. File formats supported include TIFF, JPEG, and PDF (both compact and searchable). LDAP authentication is supported.

The faxing function uses a 33.6kbps modem with JBIG compression. It supports up to 512 pages of fax memory. Internet fax is supported.

Security features include department ID authentication, secure print, IP/MAC address filtering, and Wi-Fi authentication.

Canon offers a 5,000-page aftermarket toner cartridge. Using the page yield and price, we estimate the cost per page at 3.7 cents. Users can save on toner costs by taking advantage of duplexing and other cost management features.

The standard warranty is three years. However, users can optionally purchase one-year or two-year warranty packages.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?


The imageCLASS D1620 and D1650 doesn’t support ledger-sized (11″ x 17″) paper.


Canon is the number-one copier company in the U.S. if measured by the total number of units sold.

The company has an impressive line of multifunctional devices, and it’s one of the leaders in this market. Most of Canon’s multifunction printer (MFP) line carries the imageRUNNER brand name.

Over the years, Canon’s print controller strategy has involved partnering with EFI, the third-party controller company that dominates the color market. The company also relies on controllers developed by Canon itself. The controllers, which feature Canon’s IP architecture (the “IP” stands for “Image Platform”), can be found on all imageRUNNER models.

Canon’s MEAP architecture (Multifunctional Embedded Application Program) has been a significant addition to Canon’s controller strategy. It’s featured on most of its mid-to-high-volume models. The MEAP platform features an open architecture for providing custom software applications, some for private use and others sold on the open market as add-on products from third parties.

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