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Should You Buy a Canon Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 14 August 2021
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should you buy a Canon Scanner?

Canon is well known for its inkjet printers, digital cameras, camcorders and photo printers.

We've collated all the key information on Canon scanners in this handy guide. We've analysed over 6,800 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 380+ scanners to impartially compare each scanner brand.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular scanners. Their scanners start at $55 for the LiDE 300 which is a 2400 x 4800 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and a flatbed scanner and go up to $6,477 for the DR-G1130 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has an A3 max scan size and a sheetfed / adf scanner. The average price of a new Canon scanner is $1,495.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular scanners.

Is Canon the Best Scanner Brand?

So are Canon 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.

Canon is ranked the No. 5 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the 5th best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,798 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
577 reviews
#3
89%
89%
811 reviews
#4
87%
87%
472 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
1,515 reviews
#6
84%
84%
119 reviews
#7
HP
United States
82%
82%
509 reviews
#8
I.R.I.S.
78%
78%
129 reviews
#9
Iris
77%
77%
280 reviews
#10
Visioneer
76%
76%
74 reviews
#11
Avision
73%
73%
9 reviews
#12
Japan
73%
73%
0 reviews
#13
Adesso
62%
62%
0 reviews
#14
Japan
61%
61%
2 reviews
#15
Veho
58%
58%
0 reviews
#16
Lomography
58%
58%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Canon 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
Canon Scanners

There's a wide selection of Canon scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with 10 Canon scanners currently on the market in the US. Canon also have better reviews than the typical scanner brand, with the average rating of a Canon scanner being 75%.

The average review score for a Canon scanner is 75%.

Canon have a number of great features including my image garden which sets them apart from the competition.

However Canon scanners tend to be more expensive than most other scanner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$531
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $17,199
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$1,495
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,999
Price Distribution of Canon Scanners

What Do the Canon Scanner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Canon scanner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Canon and then compared this to the other scanner brands.

Canon logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
11
4 stars
16
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
852
4 stars
286
3 stars
87
2 stars
62
1 star
185
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its scanners than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 77% of user reviews for Canon scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 80% respectively across all Scanner brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Canon scanners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other scanner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Plustek Fujitsu Kodak HP Iris Canon
PC Mag logo
65%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
79%
10 reviews
74%
8 reviews
77%
3 reviews
78%
5 reviews
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
76%
5 reviews
82%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
in.pcmag.com logo
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
73%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
88%
1 review
72%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
alphr.com logo
50%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
83%
1 review
pcquest.com logo
90%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
1 review
79%
2 reviews
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
chimerarevo.com logo
74%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
1 review
diskidee.nl logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
about.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
v3.co.uk logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
mrhightech.fr logo
88%
2 reviews
46%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
85%
1 review
79%
2 reviews
gadgetreview.com logo
93%
1 review
85%
1 review
macitynet.it logo
86%
1 review
82%
1 review
pcworld.com.vn logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
72%
19 reviews
76%
22 reviews
63%
4 reviews
61%
7 reviews
57%
13 reviews
88%
7 reviews
Average
74%
53 reviews
85%
41 reviews
77%
26 reviews
77%
25 reviews
67%
24 reviews
83%
23 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Scanners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 5 industry awards for Canon scanners. The table below compares the number of awards received by Canon to other popular scanner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Canon has won 5 awards for its scanners.

Compare all award winning scanners

Number of Awards Plustek Fujitsu Kodak HP Iris Canon
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
2
alphr.com logo
2
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
2
Ephotozine logo
3
chip.com.my logo
1
1
whatnext.pl logo
2
toptenreviews.com logo
2
in.pcmag.com logo
1
1
pcfoster.pl logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
xtremehardware.com logo
1
winmagpro.nl logo
1
vonguru.fr logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
in4.pl logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
frazpc.pl logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
1
Total
9
6
6
4
9
5

How Reliable Are Canon Scanners?

We checked over 6,800 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon scanners. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 76% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

76% of reviewers think Canon scanners are reliable.

So, most people think that Canon scanners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Canon scanners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Reliable scanner with fast performance
Bestbuy.com
simple scan built into Linux served me fine
amazon.co.uk
Likes Reliability Color Performance Ease of use
Walmart.com
I tried to open the lid to suddenly realize that I had gotten a printer with no built in scanner
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

I want to say that more than half are broken
Bhphotovideo.com
Not only is this a very fragile piece of kit
amazon.co.uk
Likes Instructions Value for money Design Dislikes Setup Copies Performance Reliability Scans Pictures Quality
Walmart.com

Features to Look Out For On Canon Scanners

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Canon scanners that set them apart from the competition. These include my image garden.

Canon My Image Garden

Canon scanners that feature my image garden include the Canon CanoScan LiDE 120 ($59) and the Canon CanoScan LIDE220 ($96).

What is the Best High End Canon Scanner?

Canon imageFORMULA DR6010C

$2,171.00
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Canon imageFORMULA DR6010C
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Canon imageFORMULA DR6010C
600 X
600
DPI
119 X 356MM
MAX SCAN SIZE
60ppm
ADF SCAN

If you're looking for a high end Canon scanner then the Canon imageFORMULA DR6010C takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at $2,171.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
A4 (long)mm max scan size (119x356mm)
Big auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity (100 sheets)
Fast scan speed (auto document feed) (60)

A classic and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning.

95
Reviews
4 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
69
Value for Money
Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Canon imageFORMULA DR6010C has great user reviews with an average user rating of 90%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the imageFORMULA DR6010C in the US is $2,171.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Scanner?

Canon CanoScan LIDE300

$50.95
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Canon CanoScan LIDE300
Buy Now
Canon CanoScan LIDE300
2400 X
4800
DPI
4ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $50.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Canon CanoScan LIDE300 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
A4 / us lettermm max scan size (216x297mm)

A fully featured and critically acclaimed 2400 x 4800 DPI flatbed scanner, with a fair price. It supports colour scanning and has an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size. Our review analysis indicates that it's very easy to use and to setup, and lightweight.

93
Reviews
198 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Canon CanoScan LIDE300 has great expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this scanner to others.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the CanoScan LIDE300 in the US is $50.95 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Canon Scanner?
Is Canon the Best Scanner Brand?
What Do the Canon Scanner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Scanners Received?
How Reliable Are Canon Scanners?
Features to Look Out For On Canon Scanners
Canon My Image Garden
What is the Best High End Canon Scanner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Scanner?

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