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Scanner Reviews

Updated: Aug 14, 2018 22:52
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#1
alaScore 100

HP Scanjet N9120

Bottom Line: The HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow N9120 fn2 Document Scanner offers an excellent mix of features and performance for offices that do a high volume of scanning.

3 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Panasonic KV-S1026C-U scanner

Bottom Line: The Panasonic KV-S1026C-MKII is a relatively fast and highly accurate entry-level desktop document scanner; all it really needs is a lower price.

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#3
alaScore 98

Brother ADS-3600W

With an $800 list price, the Brother ImageCenter ADS-3600W delivers a more robust set of connectivity and other features than its more-expensive competitors, primarily the pricier ScanFront 400 and the ScanJet 7000. (The ScanJet lists for $150 more...

3 expert reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Brother ADS2000E

The Brother ImageCenter ADS-2000e created and saved searchable PDFs a bit slower than both the Canon DR-C225 and the Fujitsu iX500, but it also costs less. And it allows you to scan to flash memory via a built-in USB port. Unlike the Fujitsu model,...

2 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#5
alaScore 97

Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500

If you prefer a workflow that uses a standard driver you'll be better off with the Canon imageFormula DR-C125. If not, these two are so close in capability that you could flip a coin to choose between them and be happy with either one. The Fujitsu...

11 expert reviews | 2818 user reviews

#6
alaScore 97

Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II

Excellent flatbed model for people who will scan a variety of items.

6 expert reviews | 1545 user reviews

#7
alaScore 96

Fujitsu Scansnap IX 100

Are you still chasing the "paperless" dream? If you are anything like the millions of us who dream of a clear inbox with simplified capture and filing system,...

13 expert reviews | 119 user reviews

#8
alaScore 96

Canon DR-C225

Conclusion If you don't need to scan over a network or scan to a mobile device, consider the Canon DR-C225, which costs significantly less and offers all the same features as the Canon imageFormula DR-C225W except for Wi-Fi. If you need Wi-Fi, however,...

5 expert reviews | 140 user reviews

#9
alaScore 96

Epson WorkForce DS-560

If you don't need to connect by Wi-Fi—either to a network or to mobile devices—consider the Canon DR-C225 or the Epson WorkForce DS-510, which is essentially the same scanner as the Epson WorkForce DS-560 Wireless Color Document Scanner, but without...

2 expert reviews | 57 user reviews

#10
alaScore 96

Brother PDS 5000

The Brother PDS-5000 is fast and it comes with very robust software. Accuracy is acceptable for most business applications, but it's slower than several competitors when scanning to searchable PDF. If you need more exacting accuracy and faster...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#11
alaScore 95

Epson Perfection V600 Photo

More Scanner Reviews: • HP ScanJet Pro 4500 fn1 Network Scanner• Epson Expression 12000XL Graphic Arts Scanner• IRIScan Book 5 WiFi• Epson Workforce ES-200 Portable Duplex Document Scanner• Epson Workforce ES-300W Portable Wireless Duplex Document...

20 expert reviews | 4268 user reviews

#12
alaScore 95

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 / S1300i

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 offers duplexing and an automatic document feeder in a portable scanner.

26 expert reviews | 3040 user reviews

#13
alaScore 95

Fujitsu FI-7160

Conclusion The Fujitsu fi-7160 is a capable document scanner, and has a slew of features to help improve scan quality. It is well worth considering by a small to midsize business or busy workgroup looking for a scanner that can scan documents quickly...

2 expert reviews | 188 user reviews

#14
alaScore 95

HP Scanjet PRO 2500 F1

Conclusion The HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 Flatbed Scanner is a good fit for very small offices in need of a light-duty scanner that can handle a variety of material, from books to business cards to multipage documents, and includes a robust software suite....

4 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#15
alaScore 94

Fujitsu Scansnap S1100

More scanner reviews: • HP ScanJet Pro 4500 fn1 Network Scanner• Epson Expression 12000XL Graphic Arts Scanner• IRIScan Book 5 WiFi• Epson Workforce ES-200 Portable Duplex Document Scanner• Epson Workforce ES-300W Portable Wireless Duplex Document...

33 expert reviews | 617 user reviews

#16
alaScore 94

Epson Perfection V 39

Conclusion If you're looking for a scanner primarily for photographic prints, any one of these four scanners—the Canon 120, the Canon 220, the Epson V19, or the Epson Perfection V39—is worth considering, with the Canon 120's low price making it the...

4 expert reviews | 268 user reviews

#17
alaScore 94

Canon DR M160

Overall, the Canon imageFormula DR-M160II did well on our tests, except for a couple of paper jams when scanning in simplex mode. Otherwise, it scanned accurately and the software did a terrific job of converting scans to searchable text, even though...

5 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#18
alaScore 94

Brother DS-620

The Brother DSmobile 620 scanner is suitable for light-duty scanning as a portable or on the desktop, with simplex (one-sided), manual-feed scanning and a low price.

2 expert reviews | 634 user reviews

#19
alaScore 93

Canon P-215

Although big and heavy for a portable scanner, the Canon imageFormula P-215 Personal Document Scanner's fast speed, duplexing, and ADF make it well worth the extra size and weight.

14 expert reviews | 502 user reviews

#20
alaScore 93

Epson Perfection V 550 Photo

The Epson Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanner's ability to directly post scans to Facebook and popular cloud services is a nice added convenience to keep up with the times. Its impressive scan quality, coupled with features like the ability to scan...

4 expert reviews | 1516 user reviews

#21
alaScore 93

Epson WorkForce DS-510

Unless you need to scan a lot of business cards, this scanner has a lot to recommend it. Its speed for scanning to various formats, its OCR accuracy, and its ability to scan to assorted destinations, including the cloud, let it stand toe to toe with...

8 expert reviews | 958 user reviews

#22
alaScore 93

HP Scanjet 7000

Compared with competitors costing more than $1,000, the $850 HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 Sheet-Feed Scanner is a good value. Like its slightly less-expensive sibling, the ScanJet 5000, it comes with a complete software bundle, including document...

3 expert reviews | 71 user reviews

#23
alaScore 93

VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand

If you want a portable PC-free scanner with Wi-Fi, but don't want a wand scanner, be sure to take a look at the Visioneer Mobility, our Editors' Choice pick for a PC-free manual-feed scanner. If you want a wand scanner, however, the Wi-Fi support in...

7 expert reviews | 894 user reviews

#24
alaScore 92

Avision AD125

Brilliant for the purpose I brought it, however may need to upgrade, will definitely use the same company who produce this product because of their service.

2 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#25
alaScore 92

Kodak ScanMate i1150

The Kodak ScanMate i1150 is clearly a strong contender for its intended market of medical offices and the like. For general-purpose office use, be sure to check out the Editors' Choice Canon DR-125, which offers essentially the same scan speed for...

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Scanners

    Scanners used to be the exclusive domain of high-end graphics and publishing enterprises, but today they are a common feature of both the desktop and laptop computing landscape. Whether your primary computer is a laptop or a desktop, if you work from an office or while on the go, there is a scanner out there that will fit your unique requirements.



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    Scanner Categories

    Flatbed Scanners: These are the most common type of scanners. Due to their size, flatbed scanners are most appropriate for use with a desktop computer. Flatbed scanners typically rate higher than other models when compared for image quality and scanning speed, so they are preferred for professional applications.

    Sheet-fed Scanners: This category of scanners offers advantages in size and portability, making them the perfect companion for laptops and for mobile use. While they are slower and offer slightly compromised image quality compared to the larger flatbed scanners, the scan quality and speed is still more than adequate for most uses. For thrifty shoppers, sheet-fed scanners are generally less expensive than flatbeds.

    Pen Scanners: The ultimate in portability is provided by pen scanners, an increasingly popular choice for students and professionals on the go. This convenience comes with a compromise in speed and quality, and they require extra diligence on the part of the user in order to capture a clear scan.

    What to Look for in a Scanner

    Scanner Size – Most people are scanning letter-sized documents and pictures, and the standard 8.5” feed is sufficient. However, if you plan on scanning legal-sized documents or larger graphics print-ups, you will want a scanner that features a larger scanner size.

    Scan Speed – Scanner speeds are broadly similar across all models, but if you are using your scanner for bulk applications, you will want to select a model that is optimized for speed.

    Connectivity – Parallel port and SCSI connections have given way almost completely to the convenience of USB hookups. Almost all newer models also support wireless connectivity, which is an added convenience if your primary computer is a laptop.

    Software – The software that comes standard with the scanner is an important consideration, and one that is often overlooked. Basic models feature basic software that is good for storing and retrieving your images. As the scanner increases in sophistication and performance, so does the software. More robust software bundles can include automatic image editing and organizing features, upload streamlining that facilitates sharing your images, and repair/modification software that allows you to quickly and easily touch up photos and convert text documents.

    Popular Scanner Brands

    Many of the names of the most popular scanner manufacturers are very familiar, and have a long history of excellence in the printer market as well. Epson, Canon, and HP offer scanners of all categories and at a full range of performance levels and price points. Fujitsu is another brand that features a number of models that have been well-reviewed. Dane and NeatReceipts specialize in highly-portable pen scanners, and offer several different models.

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