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Canon CanoScan 3200F

Canon CanoScan 3200F
alaScore 79

198 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Canon CanoScan 3200F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 198 reviews)

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Canon CanoScan 3000ex


At $50 street, the CanoScan 3000ex is priced for a shoestring budget. But the low price begs the obvious question: Can you get a decent scanner for $50? The answer, surprisingly, is yes.

Low price. Reasonably good scans for photos. Offers both a simple interface for beginners and an advanced interface for better control

No feature for removing scratches or dust specks. No feature for restoring colors in faded photos

The Canon CanoScan 3000ex offers basic scanning at up to 1,200 pixels per inch (ppi) optical resolution, with credible scan quality and performance. Its relatively low ratings for photos and OCR reflect a lack of such niceties as an ADF or digital...

Consumer review by:

Perfect scanner


It's fast. It's cheap. Very easy menustructure.Sharp. Natural colors and a pretty design. I can really recommand it

Only one slide or negative can be scanned. That's not what you expect in 2004. And in my case, it doesn't work with Win2000/USB2. USB1 works fine

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Great Scanner!


Fast, quiet, great photo scans and easy to set-up. I think the text scans are fine - no fuzziness or distortion. Maybe the test unit had a problem? I retired my Epson U640 - great scans but slow, loud and too many software glitches with XP Home



Consumer review by:

Most Bang for The Buck


Great looking and stylish design, impressive film scans as a mid-end scanner, fast, high mechanical details, good bundled S/W and scan engine

Mine doesn't come w/ dust cover. No power on/off btn, transparency unit protector seems fragile

Consumer review by:

Best Scanner, low price...what else do you need!!!


Just great in every way possible. A lot of people are complaining about text scanning, being fussy. The problem is that they are in "Photo" scan mode which softens the text

None!!! Canon products are the best

Consumer review by:

Good scanner at a good price.


Low price. Easy to use

resolution not as high as some others

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Great Scanner, Quick and Easy Instalation


Great color scans, quiet, quick and easy instalation and start-up, great looking

Nothing, yet

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Canon CanoScan 3200F


Nice looking. I heard great things about the scan quality and OCR (character recognition) of this scanner

I bought this today. I've been installing it for 1.5 hours so far and haven't gotten a scan (but will in about 30 min). The reason this is happening is because I got a CD in Brazilian instead of English. I followed the English manual that accompanied the

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Wiil not work win XP Pro


Looks nice

After 1/2 dozen reinstalls, I return the scanner. Just doe not like Win XP Pro

Consumer review by:

Value All-Rounder


Good for photos and smallish prints of scanned films. Excellent range across all densities. Good range of supplied S/W

A bit fiddly to use film adaptor. Need to sharpen film scans before printing

Product Specifications

The CanoScan 3000 ex brings speed and high image quality to truly affordable scanning. Advantages include a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface and fast Multi-Photo mode to ensure superb scanning productivity. Meet all your scanning needs easily with the fast yet affordable CanoScan 3000 ex. A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface transfers data between your scanner and PC at amazing speed, making it perfect for high resolution scanning. Whether you're scanning photos or documents get great results every time, thanks to Canon's innovative technology and unsurpassed optical expertise. 48-bit internal color depth delivers exceptional color accuracy whilst 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution captures the sharpest details. Freshen up old photos with a single click - QARE (Quality Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) removes dust and scratches, producing scans of photos that look as good as the day they were taken. Enhance creativity with Canon's comprehensive software package. This includes ArcSoft PhotoStudio and PhotoBase for image editing and management and Caere OmniPage SE for converting scanned documents to text. Scan multiple photos in a single operation. Skewed images are straightened automatically. They can then be filed, forwarded as email attachments or printed directly. It's the simplest and most efficient way to scan multiple photos - and Hi-Speed USB processing saves you even more time. Three 'EZ' buttons can be configured to simplify standard tasks, so with just one touch you can scan images directly to a file, copy them or send them straight to your email program. Canon's advanced Z-lid, with a double hinge, allows easy scanning of thick documents and books.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Model:3000/3000 ex/3000F/3200F
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan


Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)/8-bit (256 gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB/USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film/Plain paper / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper/Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Film / Plain paper/Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS 9.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP