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Canon CanoScan 5600F

Canon CanoScan 5600F
alaScore 79

115 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Canon CanoScan 5600F. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. People really like the usability. There are some mixed reviews about the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Canon CanoScan 5600F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon CanoScan 5600F from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon - CanoScan 5600F Flatbed Scanner, 4800 x 9600 dpiCanon - CanoScan 5600F Flatbed Scanner, 4800 x 9600 dpi

Jun, 2018

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Quality traditional CCD scanner from a good brand


I have only tested reflective documents via the TWAIN interface from within Windows XP. The Navigator EX application is only needed to have the buttons on the scanner respond. When scanning documents that approach the amount of available memory (which...

Stable LED light source that doesn't need warmup and recalibration. Power supply is embedded in the scanner itself for a compact setup. Compact software that occupies little space on disk and on screen; only the "driver" is needed for acquisition and...

No significant cons for this price range. No larger than 35 mm transparent documents (film) can be scanned. Dynamic range and resolution might not be sufficient for some negatives. The power supply makes tweeting noises when the switch is off; switch...

Sep, 2013

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Scanner DOA


I will try the replacement and may revise later.

Scanner was dead on arrival.

Sep, 2013

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Great Scanner


I have used this scanner each and every day for over a year without problem. This may not be the most expensive but it is the best you can buy for the price.

Feb, 2013

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So far it's smarter than I am


I spent several hours on my one day off setting up and attempting to learn how to use this scanner. I am not tech wizard AND did work as tech support once, so I can work with clearly explained directions. As tech support for this scanner is not...

Jan, 2013

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Great Old School Technology


This scanner is great for those of us who prefer the old school scanner technology. It's a better product than many that are more expensive. Canon retains its good reputation.

Nov, 2012

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It is not fast as I believed. The 3200 was as quick however the dpi was lower. Also the glass surface for docs was longer and I was able to use longer (obviously) documents to scan. Why did they have to change a good thing for so-so interface? I would...

Good quality scan, as always from Canon.

I had a LIDE first and when it got obsolete due to windows newer ver. I bought the 3200F which was even better. However I recently broke the glass and thought about fixing but since it was old I decided to get a newer one which was on sale. After...

Aug, 2012

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Better than the small handheld scanners


Does a good job with prints or slides, scans of negatives are overexposed and washed out. I bought 2 of these and the both do the same thing. Print scanner software is great and auto crops prints. The organizer software is clumsey and convoluted.

Jan, 2012

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Good value


I bought this to do jobs where my all-in-one printer's scanner was inadequate. I'm scanning close to 1,000 old photos for a project and having scanned a couple hundred already I can say that it does indeed get the job done.This will scan several images...

Jan, 2012

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Big Size but Excellent quality


Mind blowing scan quality, especially when you set the 4800DPI.

Did not install on Windows-7 even after downloading the correct x64 drivers. Had to install on my XP laptop. Size is very big and heavy, you don't get the idea looking at the photo.

Sep, 2011

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A Lot of Scanner for the Money


I was a little disaapointed with the way the scanner came packaged from Newegg. The scanner arrived in the manufacturer's box (not a problem) and box lid was not sealed in any way for shipment. In other words, if someone wanted to take something out of...

I purchased this scanner to replace my Canon scanner that I purchased from Newegg eight years ago. My old scanner took a full minute to scan a single page at 150dpi, but this gem takes less than 10 seconds. I scan a lot of photos from magazines and...

None yet. Only gave this scanner four stars because I have only had it for one day and have not had a chance to fully explore it's potential.

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):3.2
Power consumption (typical):19
Power supply:19
Power supply type:AC

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):20 - 80
Scan time:11

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ScanGear, MP Navigator EX, ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5, A6
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Button functions:Scan
Light Source:CCFL
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):3.2
Power consumption (typical):19
Power supply:19
Power supply type:AC


Color scanning: Yes
Enhanced scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Film scanning: Yes
Gray scale levels:16
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:4800 x 9600

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista, XP, 2000\nMac OS X v.10.3.9- 10.5.x / Windows Vista/XP/2000\nMac 10.3.9 - 10.5
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:Internet Explorer 6.0, CD-ROM, 1024 x 768 px

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.3 / 19.4
Weight:151.7 / 9.48