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Should You Buy a Panasonic Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 12 May 2021
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should you buy a Panasonic Scanner?

Panasonic is well known for its TVs, digital cameras, 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 6,900 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 380+ scanners.

Panasonic are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular scanners. Their scanners start at $436 for the KV-S1015C which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and an adf scanner and go up to $479 for the KV-S1037 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and a sheetfed / adf scanner. The average price of a new Panasonic scanner is $458.

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

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. 13 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 13th best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,446 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
565 reviews
#3
89%
89%
538 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
1,162 reviews
#5
86%
86%
469 reviews
#6
82%
82%
120 reviews
#7
HP
United States
82%
82%
432 reviews
#8
Iris
77%
77%
91 reviews
#9
I.R.I.S.
76%
76%
193 reviews
#10
Visioneer
75%
75%
59 reviews
#11
Japan
72%
72%
0 reviews
#12
Avision
71%
71%
9 reviews
#13
Japan
67%
67%
2 reviews
#14
Adesso
63%
63%
0 reviews
#15
Lomography
58%
58%
0 reviews
#16
Veho
55%
55%
0 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 $458, 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 2 Panasonic scanners 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
$531
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$458
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,499
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 89% 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 Kodak HP Iris Panasonic
PC Mag logo
65%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
79%
10 reviews
73%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
76%
5 reviews
82%
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
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
alphr.com logo
50%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
83%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcquest.com logo
90%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
mrhightech.fr logo
88%
2 reviews
46%
1 review
diskidee.nl logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
chimerarevo.com logo
74%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
2 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
82%
2 reviews
macnn.com logo
85%
2 reviews
macitynet.it logo
86%
1 review
82%
1 review
about.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
70%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
74%
18 reviews
77%
20 reviews
63%
4 reviews
66%
9 reviews
57%
9 reviews
Average
72%
52 reviews
83%
41 reviews
77%
26 reviews
75%
23 reviews
68%
21 reviews
70%
1 review

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 Kodak HP Iris Panasonic
alphr.com logo
2
1
Ephotozine logo
3
itpro.co.uk logo
1
2
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
chip.com.my logo
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
in4.pl logo
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
bitsandchips.it logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
betterbuys.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
vonguru.fr logo
1
whatnext.pl logo
1
winmagpro.nl logo
1
xtremehardware.com logo
1
Total
9
6
6
3
6

What is the Best Budget Choice Panasonic Scanner?

Panasonic KVS1037X

$479.00
Adorama
Panasonic KVS1037X
Buy Now
Panasonic KVS1037X
600 X
600
DPI
30ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $479 and with a Kagoo Score of 75 the Panasonic KVS1037X makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
600 x 1200 DPI

A low cost and fully featured sheetfed / adf colour scanning flat-bed scanner.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the KVS1037X in the US is $479.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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 Budget Choice Panasonic Scanner?

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