We've collated all the key information on Canon scanners in this handy guide. We've analysed over 4,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 370+ scanners to impartially compare each scanner brand.
Canon are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular scanners. Their scanners start at $35 for the CanoScan LiDE 120 which is a 2400 x 4800 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and a flatbed scanner and go up to $4,663 for the DR-G1100 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a misc max scan size and a sheetfed / adf scanner. The average price of a new Canon scanner is $1,052.
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. 3 best scanner brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the 3rd best scanner brand out there.
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.
All scanner Brands
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 79%.
The average review score for a Canon scanner is 79%.
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 $671
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price $1,052
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 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 82% of user reviews for Canon scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% and 85% 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.
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.
We checked over 4,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon scanners. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 56% were positive. Therefore the majority of Canon scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
56% 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:
The scanner built in software can bring back faded B
scratches not being eliminated on scanned picture consider it is a newly developed negative 35mm film
So if you are looking for a reliable product I suggest trying one from a different company - not Canon
So not impressed with the reliability of this machine or with Canon's customer service
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.
For those with an unlimited budget then the Canon imageFORMULA DR6030C is the best Canon scanner out there. At $2,910.28 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 72.
Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
A good spec but only average value for money 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning.
Value for Money
The cheapest price that we could find for the imageFORMULA DR6030C in the US is $2,910.28 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.
A top-rated and fully featured 2400 x 4800 DPI flatbed scanner, with a good price. It supports colour scanning and has an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's easy to use and setup.
Value for Money
Multiple reviews mentioned that Canon CanoScan LIDE300 has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 78%, based on 12 reviews.