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Canon Canoscan 5000 F

Canon Canoscan 5000 F
alaScore 81

85 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Canon Canoscan 5000 F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 5000 F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon Canoscan 5000 F from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on

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Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Canon CanoScan 5000F USB


This USB 2.0 flatbed delivers great-looking scans from prints and film, but it's not a speed demon.

This USB 2.0 flatbed delivers great-looking scans from prints and film, but it's not a speed demon.

Mar, 2003

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Canon CanoScan 5000F


The Canon CanoScan 5000F ($200 street) is a handsome, multipurpose scanner with a small transparency adapter built into its cover. It's relatively thin for a CCD scanner. The front of the unit contains four nonprogrammable one-touch buttons: copy,...

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Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

CanoScan 5000F USB


Four buttons on the front panel let you scan, copy (with a printer), or send images directly to a file or email application. You can also customize some of the buttons' functions (to change the linked applications, for example) using Canon's utility,...

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Canon CanoScan 5000F 7879A002 2400 x 2400dpi 48bit USB Interface Flatbed Scanner


Ordered on a Tuesday, received it on Friday! NewEgg Free Shipping Rules! This scanner is a huge step up from my old parallel port scanner. Very accurate color reproduction from the original. The slide adapter is neat, and it really did a great job on...

Feb, 2004

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CanoScan 5000F scores an "A"


Wow. What a deal. $115.00 total price (12/29/03) delivered in 3 days. The Canon CanoScan 5000F is loaded with features and performs flawlessly. Excellent quality from documents, photos and negatives. A nice compliment of software is also included....

Jan, 2004

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Canon Canoscan 5000F


I usually read these testomonials with a grain of salt but this experience was great!. The price was right and delivered by Fed Ex in 4 days during Christmas. And, the machine does exactly what I wanted - to copy some 30 year old slides before they got...

Dec, 2003

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Super Scanner


I have had this canon 5000 scanner for a couple weeks and it has been great. Much faster than any scanner I have used and the negative adapter is awesome. I highly reccommend the 5000 over any scanner in this price range...

Nov, 2003

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Canon CanoScan 5000F 7879A002 2400 x 2400dpi 48bit USB Interface Flatbed Scanner


Beware. Scans are good when it works. I'm using winxp with a usb 2.0 pci breakout hub. I keep getting intermittent communication errors. I have to disconnect the power and or usb cable to reestablish communication. The canon trouble shooting guide says...

Nov, 2003

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I agree with reviewer number one, PCworlds review was right on. It's one of the best scanners I've seen for the money. The quailty rich scans are great. I copied a photo from a friends ultrasound and the scanned image looked better than the paper copy...

Nov, 2003

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Great Scanner


PCWorld rated this as the number 1 scanner. I just installed it and I agree, it is great. Easy to install on Windows XP. What it does when it scans a photo color slide is fantastic, the scanned image beats anything that an expensive digital camera can...

Sep, 2003

Product Specifications

The CanoScan 5000F USB flatbed scanner is loaded with advanced Canon performance features to meet your demanding scanning needs - at a less than demanding price. The 5000F scanner delivers up to spectacular 48-bit results for over 281 trillion possible colors and up to 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution to take your film and photo scanning to a new level. A USB 2.0 hi-speed interface enables incredible scanning speeds - up to 2.5 times faster than USB 1.1. And you can preview them quickly in approximately 7 seconds. For added speed and convenience, multiple photos can be scanned at once using the Multi-Scan mode. A built-in 35mm film adapter scans 3 negative frames or 2 mounted slides at a time. Four external easy buttons automate the entire scanning process. With a single touch you can copy, scan, e-mail or file to PDF your photos. Innovative software even allows you to save your favorite photos or negatives directly to CD in just a few easy steps. The Canon exclusive FARE (Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) technology is designed to automatically and precisely remove much of the dust and scratches that may appear on your original slides or negatives - so final scans of dusty and/or scratched film can look better than the original. The 5000F scanner with its sleek metallic exterior is the perfect compliment to any home or office desktop.

Dimensions & Weight



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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.9 x 20 x 4.21
I/O ports:USB
Scan speed (4x6:7.2 msec/line (1200 dpi) 11.6 msec/line (2400 dpi)
Scan speed (4x6, color photo):7.2 msec/line (1200 dpi) 11.6 msec/line (2400 dpi)
Scan speed (black and white drawing):7.2 msec/line (1200 dpi) 11.6 msec/line (2400 dppi)

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
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:4800dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film/Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides/Film / Plain paper / Slides
Type:Flatbed scanner


Color scanning: Yes
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):7
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 4800

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 Pro, ME, XP (HomePro)
Minimum system requirements:For USB 2.0 High Speed Windows 2000 Pro, ME, XP (HomePro)\nCPU: Intel PIII, Celeron (556 Mhz or higher), AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port5, CD ROM drive.
OS Required:Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions