Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canon Canoscan 8600 F

Canon Canoscan 8600 F
alaScore 84

341 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews of Canon Canoscan 8600 F. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 8600 F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 341 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 291 of 327 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (14)

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Canoscan 8600 F


alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 user reviews of Canon Canoscan 8600 F from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: CanoScan 8600FCanoScan 8600F

May, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (

Canon CanoScan 8600F


The 8600F's claimed optical resolution of 4,800 pixels per inch is significantly higher than the 8400F's 3,200 ppi, and the actual ability to resolve detail—which is usually limited by a scanner's optics rather than its ppi rating—is improved as well....

Scans slides and strips of film. Comes with optical character recognition (OCR) and document-management software

Scans only four slides at a time. Tends to lose detail in bright areas

The Canon CanoScan 8600F delivers reasonable-quality scans for photographic prints and film—both slides and negatives. Its film-scanning features are limited, but appropriate for the price.

Expert review by : James Galbraith (

Canon CanoScan 8600F (4 mice)


Although it was a little slow to warm up, and its photo scans were a touch dark, the CanoScan 8600F proved to be a very good all-around scanner and should definitely be considered if you are looking for a high-quality photo and document scanner.

Built-in transparency adapter ; speedy scans ; very good scan quality

Slow to warm up ; photo scans a bit dark

There are seven handy task buttons on top of this silver and black flatbed scanner; these automate a number of tasks, such as scanning a document into PDF format, importing photos or slides into the image editor of your choosing, or scanning a document...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Canon CanoScan 8600F scanner


Canon's CanoScan 8600F is an attractive A4 scanner with built-in Film Adapter Unit, erm ... film scanning hood. The silver liveried scanner has a black strip across the top plate, a top plate that houses the FAU and seven EX Buttons, providing fast,...

Ease of use, optical resolution, FARE Level 3 processing, great scans, and software package

Slow on higher resolution scans that include the full FARE processing

Canon’s CanoScan 8600F produces excellent scans at a fair old clip until the application of lots of the FARE processing is applied, when things slow noticeably. But the results more than make up for any wait. This is a good scanner and one I can easily...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : James Galbraith (

Canon CanoScan 8600F desktop photo and film scanner


For those who have yet to bring their older photos into the digital realm, the Canon CanoScan 8600F desktop photo and film scanner is definitely worth a look.

Although it was a little slow to warm up, and its photo scans were a touch dark, the Canon CanoScan 8600F proved to be a very good all-around scanner and should definitely be considered if you are looking for a high-quality photo and document...

May, 2007

Expert review by : (

Canon CanoScan 8600F


Canon's CanoScan 8600F is a scanner that provides high quality results at a great price and its software package is (almost) worth the price tag alone. Recommended.

Ease of use, price, optical resolution, FARE Level 3 processing, great scans and software package

Slow on higher resolution scans that include the full FARE processing

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : WDC Team (

Canon CanoScan 8600F review


The CanoScan 8600F is a fully featured conventional photo, film and negative scanner.

Good quality scans, includes film scans, easy to use

Some waiting for the lamp to warm up

Not as cheap or as stylish as the CanoScan LIDE 600F, but more solidly built and is able to scan mounted slides too.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Recertified: Canon 8600F 4800 x 9600dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface Flatbed Scanner


Quality film scanning at a dirty cheap price. Great bang for the buck.

Fairly quick scanning, Decent resolution options

Canons scanner software is clunky, random weird things like not scanning full negatives

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

NOT A DEAL......


I wish NewEgg took the time to tell me what I am recieving.. This my be my last Recertified anything I buy.....

Looks like it is quality mad much better than my old Epson.. Has Spring Loaded Top that stays open with out falling on your hands

Even though NewEgg say PhotoShop Elements v4 is included it is not.. The newest version is about $100 so I would say this older version is worth $50.. Thats the discount amount AND you only get a 90 day warranty not 365

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Okay, just okay


Though it's not portable, it will do a quality job if you are scanning pictures, other images or documents as pictures.

Though I am unfamiliar with scanners, since I haven't used them much, I like this one for the price. It is easy to install and the software is very user friendly. The power switch is also in a good location and not behind the machine, where it could be...

This is my second scanner I have owned. The first was an HP all-in-one that I bought about four years ago. Therefore, I do not know much about scanners. I bought this scanner to put hundreds of pages from my military records onto my computer. This...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Another Try


This company has a good customer service and they are not responsible if Canon does not their homework to x-check refurbished items before delivery. So this is to blame Canon.

Easy setup, bargain priced, fair to good film scans

Package missed the 6x6 format negative holders, after only 5 35mm scans the upper lid with the light in it jammed so the light could not follow the full length of the strips anymore

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

This powerful scanner delivers spectacular results, with color dpi resolution of 4800 x 9600 (max.). Plus, built-in FARE Level 3 retouching technology helps correct for dust and scratches on your originals, revives faded images and even brightens faces and reduces graininess. Seven easy buttons automate the scanning process, so it's simple to scan, copy and create e-mails and multi-page PDFs. To save time, you can batch-scan up to 12 negative frames or 4 slides, either 35mm or medium format.


Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):18


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


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

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

Dimensions (WxDxH):11.1 x 18.4 x 4.72

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Comprehensive software package with SilverFast SE


Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):18


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:4800dpi
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:9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides
Type:Flatbed scanner


Color scanning: Yes
Film scanning: Yes
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:4800 x 9600

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:-Windows 98, 98SE, 2000 Pro, ME, XP;\n-Mac OS X v10.2.8;
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:450
Minimum processor:Pentium II 300Mhz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:-CD ROM drive;\n-High colour (16bit);\n-1024 x 768 display; / -CD ROM;\n1024 x 768, 16bit;
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Weight & Dimensions