It uses five different, individual ink cartridges and has sensors that detect when ink levels are low. Its photographs are supposed to be very long lasting when used with Canon ink and photo paper, and it has a total of 3584 ink nozzles, which is significantly higher than the earlier iP5000. Another minor update is that the iP5200 has a USB 2.0 port instead of 1.0. It is also capable of printing directly from a digital camera using PictBridge and can produce a single 4" x 6" photo in approximately 36 seconds. It also has dual paper paths with built-in two-sided printing and storage for both regular and photo paper. Print droplet size is 1 picoliter.