Epson R310 owner here. Also have used a canon (can't remember which model!). Have had the R310 for aprox. year (cost me $585 back then) and never had a problem, use generic inks which reduces the costs significantly, can definetly recommend. Excellent, high quality printer.
Have seen the R200 series for $220 here in Vic. Is the same as 310 but no Mem cards or USB camera port.