The 8 Best Canon Scanners

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. In spite of the increasing popularity of all-in-one devices, there's something to be said for having a dedicated scanner for electronic file storage and record keeping. Whether you're in the market for a sophisticated document management system or a way to backup that snapshot collection for the family photo archives, you'll find a Canon model to meet your needs here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best canon scanner on Amazon.

8. ImageFormula P-208II

7. CanoScan Lide 300

6. ImageFormula DR-C230 Home Office

5. ImageFormula DR-C225 II

4. ImageFormula DR-M260

3. ImageFormula DR-C240

2. CanoScan Lide 400 Slim

1. ImageFormula R40 Office Duplex

Editor's Notes

June 03, 2020:

While plenty of multi-function printers offer good scanning options, Canon has long been associated with the camera industry, so photo scanning performance like you see on the flatbed CanoScan Lide 400 Slim simply can't be found for anywhere near as friendly a price in other market classes. The downgrade from this model, the CanoScan Lide 300, is a bit more in keeping with the quality of some all-in-ones, with its 2400 x 2400 DPI resolution compared to the 400's 4800 x 4800.

Of course, if you don't need to archive photographs for reproduction of restoration, then you're probably looking for a way to digitize documents, which is where models with automatic document feeders come in handy. The ImageFormula DR-C240, for example, offers a wide array of drivers and an ADF that can hold up to 60 sheets, processing around 45 color pages per minute and creating pdfs with searchable text for quick and easy reference.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on June 04, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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