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HP Scanjet Pro 3000 s2

5 Reviews

$490.00

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Sheetfed / ADF
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Sep 2013
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Epson Perfection V550 Photo

453 Reviews
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$176.31

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Flatbed
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A4 / US Lettermm
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Aug 2013
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Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100

46 Reviews
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$189.99

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Sheetfed / ADF
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A4 / US Lettermm
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Oct 2014
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Plustek OpticPro A320

52 Reviews
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$482.95

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Sep 2015
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Xerox Documate 3125

9 Reviews
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$282.60

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Sheetfed / ADF
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A4 (Long)mm
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Nov 2011
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Xerox 4440

3 Reviews
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$450.49

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Feb 2015
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Canon ScanFront 330

1 Review

$1,435.05

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A4 (Long)mm
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Sep 2013
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Epson Perfection V800

80 Reviews
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$686.67

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Sep 2014
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Canon ScanFront 400

1 Review
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$943.97

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Oct 2016
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Epson Expression 12000XL

5 Reviews

$2,859.00

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A3mm
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Dec 2016
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Xerox Documate 152i

6 Reviews

$250.00

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Dec 2015
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Canon DR 6030C

1 Review
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$2,910.28

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A3mm
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Oct 2016
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Brother DS‑820W

1 Review

$145.00

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Aug 2013
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Epson Perfection V850

76 Reviews

$892.99

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Sep 2014
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Epson Perfection V19

107 Reviews

$65.00

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Jan 2015
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Kodak i1190

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HP Pro 3000 S3

2 Reviews
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$398.00

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Oct 2016
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Epson DS‑6500

1 Review

$604.49

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Aug 2012
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Fujitsu fi‑7480

1 Review

$3,198.99

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Mar 2016
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HP Enterprise Flow 5000 s4

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$724.99

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Oct 2016
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What Are The Best Scanner Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every scanner and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated scanner brand is Fujitsu with an average rating of 90%. Compare all award winning scanners.

Rank Brand Number of Scanners Price Range Average Rating
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Fujitsu Scanners 25 $165 - $11,672
90%
602 reviews
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Epson Scanners 49 $60 - $3,346
87%
2,028 reviews
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Canon Scanners 33 $60 - $10,419
84%
816 reviews
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Xerox Scanners 27 $150 - $5,549
83%
78 reviews
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HP Scanners 22 $176 - $900
80%
380 reviews
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Kodak Scanners 36 $250 - $3,613
77%
42 reviews
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Plustek Scanners 32 $105 - $2,499
75%
184 reviews
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Brother Scanners 28 $80 - $1,400
70%
5 reviews

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Epson
Perfection V39
$60.49
$22 cheaper
More customers
recommend it
Better brand
VS
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Canon
CanoScan LiDE 220
$82.84
One more awards
Seven months
newer
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Canon
9000F
$201.34
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
Marginally
better user
reviews
VS
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Epson
Perfection V600
$159.99
$41 cheaper
More customers
recommend it
Better brand
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Epson
Perfection V39
$60.49
$22 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More customers
recommend it
VS
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Canon
CanoScan LiDE 220
$82.84
One more awards
Newer by eight
months
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Canon
9000F
$201.34
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
More customers
recommend it
VS
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Epson
Perfection V370
$126.29
$75 cheaper
More popular
Better brand
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Epson
Perfection V39
$60.49
$230 cheaper
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recommend it
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VS
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Canon
CanoScan LiDE 120
$290.07
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by eight
months
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Plustek
8200i
$353.04
$334 cheaper
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are appreciably
better
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Epson
Perfection V800
$686.67
Better brand
One more award
Better PC Mag
review score
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Epson
Perfection V39
$60.49
$29 cheaper
One more award
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VS
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Canon
LiDE 400
$89.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Four years
newer
More popular
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Epson
Perfection V600
$159.99
$193 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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VS
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Plustek
8200i
$353.04
Four years
newer
User reviews
are appreciably
better
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Epson
Perfection V600
$159.99
$125 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Plustek
OpticFilm 8100
$285.00
Newer by six
years
One more awards
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Epson
Perfection V850
$850.00
Better brand
Better PC Mag
review score
Hugely better
user reviews
VS
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Plustek
OpticFilm 8100
$285.00
$565 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
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Canon
9000F
$201.34
$649 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
VS
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Epson
Perfection V850
$850.00
Better brand
18 months newer
Better PC Mag
review score
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Epson
Perfection V19
$65.00
$225 cheaper
More customers
recommend it
Better brand
VS
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Canon
CanoScan LiDE 120
$290.07
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Newer by eight
months
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Canon
9000F
$201.34
$84 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Plustek
OpticFilm 8100
$285.00
Three years
newer
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Fujitsu
fi-7160
$817.19
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Better brand
VS
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Kodak
i2620
$499.00
$318 cheaper
19 months newer
Better PC Mag
review score
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Epson
Perfection V39
$60.49
$9 cheaper
One more award
Better brand
VS
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Canon
LiDE 300
$69.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
More popular
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Canon
9000F
$201.34
Better Kagoo
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are slightly
better
Expert reviews
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VS
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Perfection V600
$159.99
$41 cheaper
More customers
recommend it
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Canon
9000F
$201.34
Overall reviews
are moderately
better
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are better
9600 x 9600 DPI
DPI
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Epson
Perfection V550 Photo
$176.31
$25 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More customers
recommend it
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Epson
Perfection V370
$126.29
More customers
recommend it
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Canon
CanoScan LiDE 220
$82.84
$43 cheaper
Three years
newer
Two more awards
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Fujitsu
iX500
$419.98
Six more awards
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Brother
ADS-2700W
$339.99
$80 cheaper
More popular
15 months newer
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Fujitsu
iX500
$419.98
Six more awards
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Brother
ADS-2700W
$339.99
$80 cheaper
Newer by 15
months

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is an automatic document feeder (ADF)?
AAn automatic document feeder allows you to 'queue' up multiple documents to scan - the device will work though each document one after another, scanning it and moving to the next.
QWhat is duplex scanning?
ADuplex scanning allows the device to automatically scan both sides of a document at once, meaning you don't have to separately scan the other side of the page.
QWhat are the pros/cons between an ADF, flatbed and handheld scanners?
AADF scanners allow for quickly scanning large amounts of material, and are usually the cheaper option. Flatbed scanners are slower, but tend to have a higher resolution, and are better for photos and graphics. Lastly handheld scanners are less powerful than their brothers, but are far less bulky, so can be used on the go.
QWhat is a mouse scanner?
AMice scanners are a subset of handheld scanners - they are fully functional mice, but also have a small document scanner built into the bottom of it. While the scanning quality isn't amazing, they are helpful for quick scanning of pure text.

Scanner Buying Guide

Scanners are devices used for digitising physical material such as documents and photos, and turning them into digital images for archiving, sharing and editing. They are extremely helpful peripherals, since they allow you to easily digitise large amounts of paper very quickly, meaning less clutter and mess on your desk! This guide will look at the major considerations when choosing a scanner, so you can find the device that is right for you.

There are several different types of home scanners available, though they can be largely placed into two main categories: flatbed or sheetfed:

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Flatbed Scanners: These scanners consist of a large rectangular ‘bed’, onto which the documents are placed. The lid is closed, and the scanner runs the length of the document, creating a digital copy. These scanners tend to be slower than sheetfed models, and require far more deskspace when using.

However on the plus side they produce higher-quality scans, and are also better for scanning photos and delicate documents. Large-size flatbed scanners are also the best option for scanning large documents and photos (A3 and larger).

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Sheetfed Scanners: These scanners look a bit like fax machines - a feed at the top of the device takes the paper and runs it past a static scanning unit. The paper is then discharged the bottom of the device, and a digital copy is generated. Because these scanners don’t have to fit the whole document at a time, they can be significantly smaller - indeed many sheetfed scanners are a fraction of the size of an average flatbed scanner. This means they are far easier to transport and store.

This portability comes at a cost - most sheetfed scanners aren’t nearly as powerful as their flatbed cousins, and so the scanning quality isn’t quite as good. However, for simple black & white document scanner, they should be more than sufficient. Therefore if all you need is to digitise your bills and invoices, a sheetfed scanner might be the best option.

Automatic Document Feeder

An additional extra mostly commonly found in sheetfed scanners is an automatic document feed (ADF). This is a system that allows you to place a stack of paper into the scanner, and the scanner will automatically feed in the documents, scan them, then eject them from the machine. This is extremely helpful for anyone needing to digitise a lot of documents at once, since you can queue 50 pieces of paper at once, and the scanner will take care of the rest. Not all scanners have this system, but it is worth seeking out if you routinely find yourself bulk-scanning documents.

Resolution & Scan Speed

As mentioned above, not all scanners scan at the same quality. The scanning resolution is measured in dots per inch - the higher the dpi, the better the quality of the scan. Very high resolutions also allow you to expand small photos into larger prints - something that is not possible with low-resolution scanners. High resolution is also important for retaining fidelity when scanning photos. As a rule 300dpi is perfectly fine for black & white text, but won’t suffice for photos - you will need something with at least 1,200dpi or higher.

It’s also important to consider the scanning speed of the peripheral. Different models of scanners can have extremely varying scan speeds - with some taking twice as much time to scan a page as others. The scanners on our site are measured in the amount of pages they can scan per second, split out into colour, black & white, photo, etc. While the speed may not make a difference if you only scan a single document every once in a while, if you routinely scan large amounts of paper, this can add up to a substantial time saving.

There can be a large difference in size between models of scanner - this is important not only for desk and storage space, but also because it affects what documents can be scanned. All of our scanners can handle A4 size paper and smaller, however it requires a specialist scanner to effectively digitise anything bigger than A4. For many people, this won’t be necessary - an A4 scanner will handle nearly all bills and important documents, and most photos.

Extras

Finally, there is a host of other considerations when choosing a scanner. These can include:

OCR Scanning: Some scanners come with software to perform Optical Character Recognition on scanned documents. This analyses the scanned image and picks out letters and words, turning the image into a readable and editable document. This is very important for anyone wanting to edit documents once they’ve been scanned, rather than just archiving them.

Film Scanning: Some advanced scanners contain the ability to directly scan film negatives and digitise them. While not a mainstream use by any means, it is a very helpful feature for digitising old camera film to keep the images safe.

Network Support: Most scanners connect directly to your computer via USB. However some have wifi, ethernet or bluetooth support, allowing them to be used wirelessly. This means that the document can be scanned from anywhere, and will be sent directly to your computer. This is helpful for offices, since the scanner can be in a central location, rather than being passed around from computer to computer.

Cloud Support: Related to the above - some newer network-enabled scanners have the ability to upload the scanned images directly to the Cloud, meaning they can be immediately be accessed by any computer, making it very easy to backup and share images all over the world.

Portability: Some sheetfed scanners concentrate on portability, making the device extra-small and including a carrying bag or case. If you frequently use your scanner while travelling, this may be a good option to consider.

Scanner Retailers, Prices and Features

Flat-Bed Scanner Prices

We currently list 169 flat-bed scanners ranging from $59 to $11,673. The average price of a new scanner is $878 and the 80% of flat-bed scanners are priced between $91 and $1,799. The Canon CanoScan LiDE 120 is the cheapest scanner at only $59, and Fujitsu fi-5950 is the most expensive at $11,672.

Flat-Bed Scanner Brands - Price Range

Fujitsu flat-bed scanners start at $165 and their most expensive scanner costs $11,672. The highest average scanner price out of all brands is Fujitsu flat-bed scanners with an average price of $2,209.

The average price of Canon flat-bed scanners is $1,429 which is the second highest average price of all scanner brands. Canon flat-bed scanners start at $59 and their most expensive scanner costs $10,419.

Kodak scanners range in price from $250 to $3,613, and the third highest average flat-bed scanner price out of all brands is Kodak scanners with an average price of $1,030.

Flat-Bed Scanner Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 475 expert reviews and 3,803 user reviews for scanners and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of flat-bed scanner. The top rated flat-bed scanner brand is Fujitsu with an average rating of 90%. The second best brand is Epson with 87% and the third best brand is Canon with 84%.

Biggest Flat-Bed Scanner Retailers

We found 147 current offers for flat-bed scanners from eBay making it the biggest scanner retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Adorama for whom we found 126 current offers for flat-bed scanners. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 50 current scanner offers.

When Are Most New Scanners Released?

August to October is the most common period for new flat-bed scanners to be released in. If you want the latest flat-bed scanner features you may want to consider waiting until August 2019. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current scanners tend to drop off when the next models are released. August was the biggest month last year for new scanners, with 11 new scanners released that month. In 2017 most new flat-bed scanners were released in October, with 10 new flat-bed scanners released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new scanner releases was December, with 19 new scanners released that month.

How Fast Do Scanner Prices Drop After Release?

New scanners drop in price by an average of 4% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $39 on a typical $878 new flat-bed scanner by waiting 6 months before buying.

Optical Scanning Resolutions

'Optical scanning resolution' denotes the detail level of the image produced by the scanner, measured in dots per inch (DPI).

The most frequently found optical scanning resolution amongst new flat-bed scanners is 600 x 600 DPI. We found 226 flat-bed scanners that are 600 x 600 DPI scanners. 1200 x 1200 DPI is the second most frequently found optical scanning resolution amongst new scanners. We found 42 scanners that are 1200 x 1200 DPI scanners.

A bigger optical scanning resolution means that the resulting image will be of a higher detail, and will more closely resemble the original document. Low scan resolutions may appear blurry or lacking in small details.

Scanner Types

A scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Common examples found in offices are variations of the desktop (or flatbed) scanner where the document is placed on a glass window for scanning. There are different types of scanners e.g. flatbed, pen, sheet-feed.

We found 236 flat-bed scanners that are Sheetfed / ADF scanners, which makes this the most frequently found scanner type amongst new flat-bed scanners. We found 77 flat-bed scanners that are flatbed flat-bed scanners, making flatbed the second most frequently found scanner type amongst new flat-bed scanners.

Colour Scanning

Colour scanning denotes whether the scanner has the ability to scan in colour, or whether it's limited to black & white scanning.

Of the 358 new flat-bed scanners currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are flat-bed scanners which support colour scanning. 342 out of 358 are flat-bed scanners which support colour scanning.

Colour scanning is very helpful for scanning in photos, diagrams or any document that makes hefty use of colour.

Maximum Scan Sizes

Maximum scan size refers to the dimensions in millimetres of the largest document that the scanner can digitise.

We found 131 flat-bed scanners that are flat-bed scanners that have an A4 / US Lettermm max scan size, which makes this the most common maximum scan size amongst new flat-bed scanners. A4 (long)mm is the second most popular maximum scan size amongst new flat-bed scanners. We found 75 flat-bed scanners that are flat-bed scanners that have an A4 (long)mm max scan size.

A larger scan size means that the scanner is equipped to handle bigger documents, and is therefore more versatile and helpful, especially if you find yourself routinely needing to scan documents larger than A4.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Flat-Bed Scanners?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying scanners. For each retailer it shows the total number of scanners where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying scanners. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 128 of their flat-bed scanner prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Flat-Bed Scanners for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for scanners by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of scanner prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's scanner prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 87.1% of their flat-bed scanner prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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