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Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F

Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F
alaScore 77

49 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the products: Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F Color Image ScannerCanon CanoScan LiDE 500F Color Image Scanner

Jul, 2018

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Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F


Reasonably fast LED scanning. Doesn't require separate power point, just USB cable to computer. Good at straightforward copying.

Don't find Canon toolbox, which programs this scanner, as versatile as Epson Smart Panel, especially for other programs.

Nov, 2007

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Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F


Space-saving, useful stand (not as flimsy as I'd feared from other comments)

May, 2006

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Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F


Slim, nice colour

Rubbish Stand

Feb, 2006

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Giant Deal!!!


For a re-certified product I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. It was packaged like a new product and even looks brand new! Installation and setup is a snap! I bought this scanner to copy and print repro's of original antique clock dials. I...

None! A color scanner for $39! How can you go wrong

Apr, 2009

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I bought the 9000f. It stopped working after 18-20 months. You have to question the quality of their products. Their customer service is terrible. I even had dealings with the Dept of Fair Trading and they were still not interested. I have not come...

Easy to use.

Questionable quality

Jul, 2013

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after trying the product out i found cannon are very good with scanners and thier image technology, they never cease to dissapoint me at all. it think the image quality at the highest quality really stood out but took a few mins to process but it was...

fast scanning technology and sleek design.

can be slow at high quality scans.

Jan, 2009

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This is a fantastic unit for scanning copying or negative/slide transfer. The color transfer is as usual for canon excellent. I truly think canon has once again shown us all why they are number one in the camera/copier/printer business. If you are...

This scanner is a great little tool for home or office use. It has an awsome resolution at 2400 x 4800 and your photos come out looking as good or better then the original. I love the fact that there is no power cord other then usb as it allows me to...

I have not found anything I dislike about this unit as yet. It seems to do a lot more then I thought it would for the little bit of money I paid for it.

Oct, 2007

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This is a great little scanner suitable for the home or home office. It looks good, is incredibly easy to use and to set up and does a pretty job for everyday scanning tasks. The scanning software is basic but fairly intuitive to use and the buttons on...

Slim design, stylish, can be operated horizontally or at 45 degree angle, powered by USB, small form factor, price, Windows Vista drivers are available

Bundled software is pretty basic

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications


Scanner Type:Flatbed

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):280 x 396.5 x 34.9
Paper handling:Film: 35mm strip
Scalable resolution:25 - 19200 DPI
Scan speed (black and white drawing):4.98msec/line (1200dpi), 6.9msec/line (2400dpi)
Scan speed in preview mode:9 sec
Technical features:Film scanning: FARE level 3\n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Arcsoft PhotoStudio\nOmniPage SE


Sensor Type:CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power Consumption (Standby):1.4
Power Supply:2.5


Colour scanning: Yes
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:210 x 297
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 4800

System requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/Me/2000 Pro/XP\nMac OS X v10.2.7 or later\nMac OS X v10.2 or later\n
Minimum processor:Pentium II 300MHz / G3
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM

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