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Canon Canoscan 8600 F

Canon Canoscan 8600 F
alaScore 83

341 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews of Canon Canoscan 8600 F. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 8600 F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Canoscan 8600 F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 user reviews of Canon Canoscan 8600 F from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Canon CanoScan 8600F scanner

 

Canon's CanoScan 8600F is an attractive A4 scanner with built-in Film Adapter Unit, erm ... film scanning hood. The silver liveried scanner has a black strip across the top plate, a top plate that houses the FAU and seven EX Buttons, providing fast,...

Ease of use, optical resolution, FARE Level 3 processing, great scans, and software package

Slow on higher resolution scans that include the full FARE processing

Canon’s CanoScan 8600F produces excellent scans at a fair old clip until the application of lots of the FARE processing is applied, when things slow noticeably. But the results more than make up for any wait. This is a good scanner and one I can easily...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: James Galbraith (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon CanoScan 8600F desktop photo and film scanner

 

For those who have yet to bring their older photos into the digital realm, the Canon CanoScan 8600F desktop photo and film scanner is definitely worth a look.

Although it was a little slow to warm up, and its photo scans were a touch dark, the Canon CanoScan 8600F proved to be a very good all-around scanner and should definitely be considered if you are looking for a high-quality photo and document...

May, 2007

Expert review by: best4reviews.com (best4reviews.com)

Canon CanoScan 8600F

 

Canon's CanoScan 8600F is a scanner that provides high quality results at a great price and its software package is (almost) worth the price tag alone. Recommended.

Ease of use, price, optical resolution, FARE Level 3 processing, great scans and software package

Slow on higher resolution scans that include the full FARE processing

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon CanoScan 8600F review

 

The CanoScan 8600F is a fully featured conventional photo, film and negative scanner.

Good quality scans, includes film scans, easy to use

Some waiting for the lamp to warm up

Not as cheap or as stylish as the CanoScan LIDE 600F, but more solidly built and is able to scan mounted slides too.

Nov, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Canon CanoScan 8600F

 

The 8600F's claimed optical resolution of 4,800 pixels per inch is significantly higher than the 8400F's 3,200 ppi, and the actual ability to resolve detail—which is usually limited by a scanner's optics rather than its ppi rating—is improved as well....

Scans slides and strips of film. Comes with optical character recognition (OCR) and document-management software

Scans only four slides at a time. Tends to lose detail in bright areas

The Canon CanoScan 8600F delivers reasonable-quality scans for photographic prints and film—both slides and negatives. Its film-scanning features are limited, but appropriate for the price.

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Canon CanoScan 8600F (4 mice)

 

Although it was a little slow to warm up, and its photo scans were a touch dark, the CanoScan 8600F proved to be a very good all-around scanner and should definitely be considered if you are looking for a high-quality photo and document scanner.

Built-in transparency adapter ; speedy scans ; very good scan quality

Slow to warm up ; photo scans a bit dark

There are seven handy task buttons on top of this silver and black flatbed scanner; these automate a number of tasks, such as scanning a document into PDF format, importing photos or slides into the image editor of your choosing, or scanning a document...

May, 2007

Consumer review by: dennis (reevoo.com)

Canon CanoScan 8600F

 

Cheap and good quality for documents

no good for high quality pics....still use the Epson

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Sam (pricerunner.co.uk)

Canon 8600f

 

Average scanning speed. Scanning of prints works & quality average ; Lots of software bundled in. Sleek looks

Canonscan drivers have massive problems completely unable to scan Slides. Even the latest drivers crash every time ; Canon support non existant:No response to emails, telephone support difficult to use. Phones often cut out or not avaialble. Knowledge...

This is an expensive scanner for prints only. Looks nice but doesn't work properly

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Recertified: Canon 8600F 4800 x 9600dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface Flatbed Scanner

 

Quality film scanning at a dirty cheap price. Great bang for the buck.

Fairly quick scanning, Decent resolution options

Canons scanner software is clunky, random weird things like not scanning full negatives

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

NOT A DEAL......

 

I wish NewEgg took the time to tell me what I am recieving.. This my be my last Recertified anything I buy.....

Looks like it is quality mad much better than my old Epson.. Has Spring Loaded Top that stays open with out falling on your hands

Even though NewEgg say PhotoShop Elements v4 is included it is not.. The newest version is about $100 so I would say this older version is worth $50.. Thats the discount amount AND you only get a 90 day warranty not 365

May, 2009

Product Specifications

This powerful scanner delivers spectacular results, with color dpi resolution of 4800 x 9600 (max.). Plus, built-in FARE Level 3 retouching technology helps correct for dust and scratches on your originals, revives faded images and even brightens faces and reduces graininess. Seven easy buttons automate the scanning process, so it's simple to scan, copy and create e-mails and multi-page PDFs. To save time, you can batch-scan up to 12 negative frames or 4 slides, either 35mm or medium format.

Design

Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:46.7cm/47.2cm
Height:12.4cm/12cm
Weight:4.2kg/4.3kg
Width:28.3cm/28.7cm

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:8600F
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):283 x 467 x 120

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Comprehensive software package with SilverFast SE

Performance

Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):5
Power consumption (typical):18

Scanner

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:4800dpi
Max Supported Document Size:216 x 297 mm
Max Supported Media Size:216 x 297 mm
Max V-Optical Resolution:9600dpi
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

Scanning

Colour scanning: Yes
Film scanning:Y / Yes
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:216 x 297
Optical scanning resolution:4800 x 9600

System requirements

Compatible operating systems:-Windows 98, 98SE, 2000 Pro, ME, XP;\n-Mac OS X v10.2.8;
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:450
Minimum processor:Pentium II 300MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:-CD ROM drive;\n-High colour (16bit);\n-1024 x 768 display; / -CD ROM;\n1024 x 768, 16bit;

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4.3 / 4300