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Canon CanoScan FB 1200S

Canon CanoScan FB 1200S
alaScore 73

7 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Canon CanoScan FB 1200S. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 FB 1200S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: (

Canon CanoScan FB 1200S


This scanner is a good choice for offices that need to produce high-resolution images on a regular basis.

Apr, 2000

Consumer review by: CreamChief (

Canon 1200S is Quick and Quiet


quiet, quiet, fast

no scan preview software

Oct, 2000

Consumer review by: CreamChief (

Canon 1200S is Quick and Quiet


So quiet, so quick, if you blink, you might miss that your document was just scanned. Seriously, this is the quietest flatbed scanner that I have tested. It is also one of the fastest, particularly given the low price.

quiet, quiet, fast

no scan preview software

Oct, 2000

Consumer review by: PuNCbOrDR (



When i first was looking for a scanner, i wasnt planning on paying over $150 but when i saw the Canon FB 1200S, i didnt care. I admit, it is a little pricy ($250) but it is amazing and definitely an over achiever. With an optical 1200x1200 dpi...

amazing quality

none yet

Aug, 2000

Consumer review by: XxOoXx5268 (

This is a great scanner


This is a really great scanner i really recommend that you get this scanner if you are going to get any scanner cause i have had mine for about 2 years now and i really like it alot. It is alot of money i dont remember how much i paid for mine so i...

good scanner


Apr, 2000

Consumer review by: carvava (

Excellent Scanner


I have been using this scanner for a while now in Windows 95 and then 98. The SCSI card that it ships with is PCI and easy to install. The software loaded very smoothly. I do like the one touch button on the front of the unit. The scanner has a...

Speed, Comes with SCSI card, Quiet

No Power Button

Apr, 2000

Product Specifications

The CanoScan FB1200S is a high-performance 1200dpi scanner at a 600dpi cost. Using Canon's Variable Refraction Optical System (VAROS), this scanner provides true optical 1200dpi for best results, unlike other brands that rely on interpolation (software manipulation). PC and Mac compatible, this high-resolution SCSI interface flatbed features a scan button for ease of use. Integrated with Canon's ScanGear Toolbox software, this button allows you to scan images or documents straight into applications, print, email or even fax at the touch of a button. Available with two optional extras, a Film Adapter Unit (FAU) or an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), this flatbed appeals not only to the high-quality imaging professional, but also to the graphics and document management market.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan


Colour Depth:36-bit colour
Document Feeder Type:Autoload/Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:12-bit grey
Interface Type:SCSI
Max H-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Max Supported Media Size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload/Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0