It looks like you are browsing from
Go to Close
TVs & Displays
Photography & Video
Cooking Appliances
White Goods
Household
Technology
Home Latest Articles Scanners Should You Buy a Brother Scanner?

Should You Buy a Brother Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 30 April 2020
Share on
should you buy a Brother Scanner?

Brother is well known for its inkjet printers.

If you are thinking about buying a Brother scanner then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of scanner brands is compiled by analysing over 4,300 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 370+ scanners.

Brother are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and popular scanners and start at $97 for the DS-620 which is a 1200 x 1200 scanner, a scanner that has a 4 max scan size and an adf scanner and go up to $1,400 for the PDS-6000 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has an A4 / us letter max scan size and an adf scanner. The average price of a new Brother scanner is $397.

Brother are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and popular scanners.

Is Brother the Best Scanner Brand?

So are Brother scanners any good? We give every scanner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all scanners we are able to impartially rank all the scanner brands.

Brother is ranked the No. 11 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Brother is the 11th best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,469 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
604 reviews
#3
89%
89%
105 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
847 reviews
#5
84%
84%
215 reviews
#6
81%
81%
37 reviews
#7
HP
United States
81%
81%
398 reviews
#8
Visioneer
78%
78%
15 reviews
#9
Iris
74%
74%
66 reviews
#10
I.R.I.S.
72%
72%
7 reviews
#11
Japan
70%
70%
0 reviews
#12
Avision
69%
69%
7 reviews
#13
Adesso
62%
62%
0 reviews
#14
Veho
53%
53%
0 reviews
#15
Kenro
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Brother scanners compare to the other scanner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All scanner Brands
Brother Scanners

There's a smaller selection of Brother scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with only 13 Brother scanners currently on the market in the US. Brother scanners also tend to be cheaper than most other scanner brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Brother have a number of interesting features including Scan To Email and Auto-Deskew, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$668
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,999
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$397
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,999
Price Distribution of Brother Scanners

How Many Industry Awards Have Brother Scanners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Brother scanners. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular scanner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning scanners

Number of Awards Plustek Fujitsu HP Iris Xerox
PC Mag logo
2
1
1
3
alphr.com logo
2
1
chip.com.my logo
1
1
1
Ephotozine logo
3
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
in4.pl logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
toptenreviews.com logo
2
xtremehardware.com logo
1
whatnext.pl logo
1
vonguru.fr logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
itproportal.com logo
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
IT Reviews.com logo
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
Total
8
9
4
8
9

Features to Look Out For On Brother Scanners

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Brother scanners that set them apart from the competition. These include Scan To Email and Auto-Deskew.

Brother Scan To Email

Brother scanners that feature Scan To Email include the Brother DS620 ($97) and the Brother ADS2700W ($370).

Brother Auto-Deskew

Brother scanners that feature Auto-Deskew include the Brother ADS2700W ($370).

What is the Best Mid-Range Brother Scanner?

Brother ADS2200

$259.99
Newegg US
Brother ADS2200
Buy Now
Brother ADS2200
600 X
600
DPI
35ppm
ADF SCAN

A great mid range choice, priced at $259.99 is the Brother ADS2200, which has a Kagoo Score of 60.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
Supports legal paper size

A good spec but only ok value for money 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning.

76
Features
Good Features
57
Value for Money
Average
60
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the ADS2200 in the US is $259.99 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
Official Outlet
$259.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
Out of stock
$259.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$307.00
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$332.00
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$353.59
Go to Store
- Show less prices from eBay
loading image
Store
$366.60
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
Store
$376.26
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
7 Prices from 5 Stores | $259.99 - $376.26
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices

What is the Ultimate Brother Scanner?

Brother PDS-6000

$1,399.99
InkyToners
Brother PDS-6000
Buy Now
Brother PDS-6000
600 X
600
DPI
80ppm
ADF SCAN

For those with an unlimited budget then the Brother PDS-6000 is the best Brother scanner out there. At $1,399.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 60.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
Multi feed detection
Big auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity (100 sheets)
48 input colour depths

A good spec but only average value for money 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf scanner. It has a duplex scanning and a multi feed detection and supports colour scanning.

77
Features
Good Features
55
Value for Money
Average
60
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the PDS-6000 in the US is $1,399.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
Store
$1,399.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
1 Price from 1 Store | $1,399.99
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices

What is the Best Budget Choice Brother Scanner?

Brother DS720D

$119.99
Adorama
Brother DS720D
Buy Now
Brother DS720D
1200 X
1200
DPI
4MM
MAX SCAN SIZE
8ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $119.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 68 the Brother DS720D makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
Supports legal paper size
48 input colour depths
Bundled software

A good spec and low cost 1200 x 1200 DPI sheetfed / adf scanner. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning.

78
Features
Good Features
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
74
Value for Money
Good
68
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the DS720D in the US is $119.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
$119.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
Official Outlet
$128.88
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$135.00
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$150.61
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$210.00
Go to Store
- Show less prices from eBay
loading image
1 Year Warranty
$155.07
Go to Store
6 Prices from 4 Stores | $119.99 - $210.00
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices
Share on
Compare All Brother Scanners
Find the best Brother scanner for you by checking our complete list of over 146 scanners

Signup For Our Free Scanner Deals Newsletter

1,000s of Deals Coupons Price Drops Free No Spam
Sign Up
Save Password

Select Deal Types That You Are Interested In

Finish
In This Guide
Should You Buy a Brother Scanner?
Is Brother the Best Scanner Brand?
How Many Industry Awards Have Brother Scanners Received?
Features to Look Out For On Brother Scanners
Brother Scan To Email
Brother Auto-Deskew
What is the Best Mid-Range Brother Scanner?
What is the Ultimate Brother Scanner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Brother Scanner?

Today's Best Scanner Sales

$194 Price Drop
600 X
600
DPI
241 X 5994MM
MAX SCAN SIZE
70ppm
ADF SCAN
$3k Price Drop
loading image
$15,232
$11,424.15
600 X
600
DPI
105ppm
ADF SCAN
SPEED (B/W,
$138 Price Drop
loading image
$495
$356.38
600 X
600
DPI
30ppm
ADF SCAN
$124 Price Drop
600 X
600
DPI
16ppm
ADF SCAN

×