Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canon CanoScan 4200F

Canon CanoScan 4200F
alaScore 78

69 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Canon CanoScan 4200F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 4200F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 69 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 27 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (42)

Expert review by (

Canon - CanoScan 4200F


Buying an efficient and good quality scanner when you're on a tight budget is always a bit of a juggling act, depending upon whether your priority is speed or detail of reproduction. The CanoScan 4200F was ...

If you want a reasonably-priced scanner that scans your photos and documents quickly and to a high standard then this is a good buy, but you'll have to be patient with your 35mm film as this is a much more lengthy process.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Andy Shaw (

Canon CanoScan 4200F


Looking for a bargain? This A4 flatbed scanner has lots of great features at a cracking price.

If price is an issue, but you want great-quality scans with superb colour and don't mind a bit of a learning curve before getting the most out of your scanner, this is a good option.

Expert review by (

Canon CanoScan 4200F


The Canon CanoScan 4200F ($99.99 direct) is the sort of scanner that doesn't distinguish itself from the crowd. If all you want is an inexpensive device that gets photos into a PC, it's fine. But if you're archiving prints and slides for posterity,...

Color-restore feature revives old photos. Surprisingly good OCR accuracy. Scans directly to PDF format

No ADF. Dust and scratch removal feature doesn't do much. Slide scanning produces minimally usable scan quality

The Canon CanoScan 4200F works well enough to let you scan snapshots and slides to print for friends and family, although quality is less than ideal. OCR accuracy is surprisingly good, and the ability to scan directly to a PDF file is a welcome...

Consumer review (



works very well, coul'nt be happier

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

Great scanner


Excellent scans and the negative scans come out perfect

No on/off button

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

Hideous and Cheap


After receiving this as a gift, I immediately experienced problems with it and had to disassemble it and refasten the bed glass, which kept coming undone and trapping the scanner's bulb, resulting in huge noise and improper scans. It takes far too...

Compact size and streamlined design, Good scans when it deigns to work

Hideously cheap design and manufacturing, Poor adhesive used to secure bed glass, Cheap and frail materials used all around

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

excellent, low-cost scanner


The scan quality far outweighs the speed or noise of this little gem. I gotta thanK Newegg. I ordered the scanner on a Sunday, had the scanned on Tuesday and got the best price. And they take Paypal!

I easily got high-quality scans on the first try with prints, slides and negatives. Installation was easy and quick. No problem on my relic PC with a cheapie USB hub

Kinda slow with USB1.0. Kinda noisy too

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

not bad!


actually scan part of cycle is quiet... Newegg is incredible, I'n a new convert. Love the selection, prices, and reviews. Can't beat the shipping if you live in So. Cal. I've never had trouble with UPS shipping, so have no complaints there.

good value, did a good job scanning in some 40+ yr old slides. Easy to set up and use

Is noisy as lamps returns to rest position - startled me the first time I heard it

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

Nice Scanner


Not sure why people are saying this thing is slow, it was quite fast for me. I needed to upgrade from my canon canoscan n67ou and this was inexpensive and 6 years newwer.

Fast, high quality output, price

Big footprint, buttons on front annoy me i accidently hit them a few times and it spawned applications, its black which shows finger prints. The #1 thing that annoys me is that it has a poser supply, my old canon scanner did not need one it used the...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (

Install and Incompatibility problems


Be careful on ordering this if you have a add-in USB 2.0 card. The documentation only states that Adaptec cards/hubs have been tested.

I like the direct import to PDF. In general, scan quality is good

After the initial software install, the scanner came up as an unknown device. It took a couple more software install attempts before it would recognize it. This is actually documented in the manual. Then it just didn't work. It turns out it was not...

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

The CanoScan 4200F Color Image Scanner quickly produces superb scans from a wide range of materials including photos, documents, magazines, slides and negatives. It delivers an exceptional color resolution of 3200 x 6400 dpi (max.) as well as 48-bit color depth, for over 281 trillion possible colors. For cleaner, more robust scans of older originals, automatic retouching and enhancement technology automatically removes much of the dirt and scratches that may appear on your originals. It even auto-corrects tone and optimizes highlights and shadows, for the best scans possible. This is one smart scanner. Amazingly, it's quick, too. The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface enables incredibly fast image transfers to your computer and the fastest possible scanning speeds, with previews of your scans ready in approximately 2.6 seconds. Plus, four easy buttons - Scan, Copy, E-Mail and PDF - automate the entire scanning process, so your projects can go faster. Just position your original, select the use for the image, and in seconds it's ready! Included with the CanoScan 4200F scanner is a powerful suite of applications to help you organize your photos, featuring ArcSoft PhotoStudio software. Now you can scan your old slides and negatives, turning old pictures into new again. Simply place them into the included film adapter and press the Scan button! Once your images are archived, they will be easier to access and organize. You can then print them, make a photo CD for family and friends, or use them in a project. Need to scan a page from a thick book or magazine? The unique Z-Lid expansion top lifts approx. 1 inch vertically and lies down flat on the page, for a clear, complete scan.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan


Colour Depth:48-bit colour
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K grey levels)
Input Type:Colour
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:3200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:216 x 297 mm
Max Supported Media Size:216 x 297 mm
Max V-Optical Resolution:6400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides
Type:Flatbed scanner

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP