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Should You Buy a Panasonic Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 21 June 2020
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should you buy a Panasonic Scanner?

Panasonic is well known for its digital cameras, TVs, microwaves and camcorders.

If you are thinking about buying a Panasonic 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 380+ scanners.

The average price of a new Panasonic scanner is $436.

Is Panasonic the Best Scanner Brand?

So are Panasonic 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.

Panasonic is ranked the No. 15 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 15th best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
590 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
1,500 reviews
#3
Japan
88%
88%
871 reviews
#4
85%
85%
230 reviews
#5
84%
84%
105 reviews
#6
HP
United States
79%
79%
400 reviews
#7
78%
78%
41 reviews
#8
Visioneer
77%
77%
43 reviews
#9
Iris
76%
76%
65 reviews
#10
I.R.I.S.
74%
74%
9 reviews
#11
Avision
72%
72%
7 reviews
#12
Japan
69%
69%
0 reviews
#13
Adesso
61%
61%
0 reviews
#14
Veho
52%
52%
0 reviews
#15
Japan
50%
50%
2 reviews

Let's look at how Panasonic 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
Panasonic Scanners

At an average purchase price of $436, Panasonic scanners tend to be cheaper than most other scanner brands.

There's a smaller selection of Panasonic scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with only 1 Panasonic scanner currently on the market in the US. Panasonic also have worse reviews than the typical scanner brand, with the average rating of a Panasonic scanner being 66%.

No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$698
$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
$436
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $12,499
Price Distribution of Panasonic Scanners

What Do the Panasonic Scanner Reviews Say?

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

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Panasonic has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its scanners than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews for Panasonic scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% across all scanner brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Panasonic 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 HP Epson Iris Panasonic
PC Mag logo
64%
13 reviews
77%
3 reviews
73%
8 reviews
80%
8 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
88%
1 review
72%
1 review
72%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
73%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
82%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
40%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
about.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
everyeye.it logo
75%
1 review
73%
2 reviews
chimerarevo.com logo
74%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
85%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
mrhightech.fr logo
88%
3 reviews
alphr.com logo
50%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
mymac.com logo
90%
2 reviews
pcmagazine.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
insidehardware.it logo
90%
2 reviews
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcproffesionale.it
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
12 reviews
78%
25 reviews
66%
9 reviews
61%
5 reviews
55%
12 reviews
Average
71%
48 reviews
83%
46 reviews
76%
24 reviews
76%
22 reviews
69%
21 reviews
75%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Scanners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Panasonic 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 Epson Iris Panasonic
PC Mag logo
1
1
3
1
Ephotozine logo
3
1
alphr.com logo
2
in4.pl logo
2
whatnext.pl logo
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
2
pcfoster.pl logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
chip.com.my logo
1
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
frazpc.pl logo
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
tipa.com logo
1
buyerslab.com logo
1
vonguru.fr logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
Total
8
8
4
7
11

What is the Best High End Panasonic Scanner?

Panasonic KVS7097V

$6,681.00
Factory Outlet Store
Panasonic KVS7097V
Buy Now
Panasonic KVS7097V
600 X
600
DPI
95ppm
ADF SCAN

If you're looking for a high end Panasonic scanner then the Panasonic KVS7097V takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 71, but is a bit more expensive at $6,681.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
Big auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity (200 sheets)

A fully featured but only ok value for money 600 x 600 DPI flatbed scanner. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Value for Money
Good
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the KVS7097V in the US is $6,681.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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$8,331.00
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What is the Ultimate Panasonic Scanner?

Panasonic KVS8147J

$14,713.00
Factory Outlet Store
Panasonic KVS8147J
Buy Now
Panasonic KVS8147J
600 X
600
DPI

For those with an unlimited budget then the Panasonic KVS8147J is the best Panasonic scanner out there. At $14,713 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 70.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
600 x 1200 DPI
Huge auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity (750 sheets)

A good spec but only ok value for money sheetfed / adf colour scanning scanner.

78
Features
Good Features
60
Value for Money
Good
70
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the KVS8147J in the US is $14,713.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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$14,713.00
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$14,713.00
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$16,719.00
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3 Prices from 1 Store | $14,713.00 - $16,719.00
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Panasonic Scanner?
Is Panasonic the Best Scanner Brand?
What Do the Panasonic Scanner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Scanners Received?
What is the Best High End Panasonic Scanner?
What is the Ultimate Panasonic Scanner?

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