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Canon CanoScan 8800

Canon CanoScan 8800
alaScore 83

1910 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1910 reviews of Canon CanoScan 8800. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Canon CanoScan 8800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 1910 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon CanoScan 8800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Canon CanoScan 8800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: CanoScan 8800F Film ScannerCanon CanoScan 8800F ScannerCanon CanoScan 8800F A4 Colour Flatbed Scanner with Film Scanning

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon CanoScan 8800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1339 user reviews of Canon CanoScan 8800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon CanoScan 8800F Color Film/Negative/Photo Scanner (2168B002)Canon 2168B002 CanoScan 8800F Color Image ScannerCanon CanoScan 8800F Color Film/Negative/Photo Scanner (2168B002)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: M. David Stone (

Canon CanoScan 8800F


The Canon CanoScan 8800F flatbed scanner works well on both prints and film.

High-quality scans, particularly for prints. Backlight correction feature. LED light source eliminates warm-up time.

Scratch removal feature has little to no effect. Scans only four slides at a time.

In the niche category of flatbed scanner that scans film and prints, the Canon CanoScan 8800F delivers high quality with impressive consistency.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: MIKE PASINI (

CanoScan 8800F -- Simple Scanning


Canon's CanoScan 8800F belongs to a new class of scanner designed to streamline what is often an arduous task into a rewarding one. We recently reviewed the Epson V600, which directly competes with the CanoScan 8800F in this class.

While the CanoScan 8800F proved to be a competent machine, we had to ask how it was more competent than a multifunction device like the Canon MP980 or MP990 and how it compared to more expensive scanners like the Epson V700 or Microtek M1.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (

Canon CanoScan 8800F Review


Canon CanoScan 8800F reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Canon CanoScan 8800F and comparisons to other Scanners

Easy to use and fast; Produces high-quality scans overall; Good software bundle; Includes transparency and slide adapters

Slow slide scans; Some scans appear slightly overexposed

Dec, 2009

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: TIPA (

Best Flatbed Photo Scanner: Canon CanoScan 8800F


The Canon CanoScan 8800F provides consumers with a solution for all photo archiving needs with the ability to scan up to twelve 35mm slides or negatives at a time, along with standard documents and images. The maximum optical resolution is 4800x9600...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: mfereday (

Documents and Film Scanning : Canon CanoScan 8800F


Unlike the various types of printers which tend to arrive without the required USB lead for connecting to the computer, scanners are more fortunate in this respect.

The CanoScan 8800F comes with both power and USB leads. This model has recently taken over the desk space, normally the home of my CanoScan LiDE 90 unit, for the purpose of this review. Decked out in matt silver and reflective black, the CanoScan...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Anthony Dhanendran (

Canon Canoscan 8800F scanner


Good quality scans at a fair price Canon's Canoscan 8800F is a traditional flatbed scanner, as opposed to the combined printer-scanners that are more popular nowadays. The reason you might want ...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Rabbitsrun (

Not flexible, in my opinion it is not user friendly.


I am your "Joe average" when it comes to computers. I found the Photo shop Elements 5, that Canon obliges me to use, difficult and time consuming to work with. Nor did I find any real benefit over the results I get from my simpler, faster, more...

It looks nice

Will not work with Picasa. It allows you to load a "read only" file

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: stephenpaulwest (

Canon 8800F Tricks and Tips with Stephen Paul West


I've been using this scanner doing massive amounts of projects (including slides back to the 1930s). One clarification that needs to be made is the software that launches with the buttons on the front is only rudimentary. It's for speed. It's the...

There is no warm up time on the lamp. I've been using this for about 4 months now and I've scanned thousands of slides and negatives without a hitch ; You can watch my tricks and tips for the 8800F at ;

I don't like the B&W setting for line art. I like to scan it in as a color.jpg as I get more detail from the inking. However, my usages is rather demanding

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: rsfisk (

Good hardware; poor software for Mac OSX 10.6


As hardware, the scanner is fine (but noisy); the problem is software. What came with the scanner simply would not install completely or useably. After a lengthy internet search I found some directions and after putting f file in the correct location...

Once the software issues (ArcSoft is all I've gotten installed) are resolved the scanner works well

Outdated software which would not work with Mac OSX 10.6 (ArcSoft PhotoStudio 4 instead of 6, PhotoShop 5 instead of 8, OCR software which would not install, registration sent to a non-existent web page, no apparent webpage for help resolving issues

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: jskiba (

Canon Scan 8800F Flatbed Scanner


I Love this scanner, FAST, great scans, Very well built unit. Includes film adaptors, I currently am still unable to install some of the supplied software: Omni page OCR that comes with the scanner does not want to install on my Windows Vista machine....

EASY Install for base drivers, click and scan ease, includes adaptors for film

Omni Page OCR software included with the scanner is not as easy to install for some reason

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Sleek and fast, this powerful scanner will impress you the very first time you push power. With high-luminance white LED lamps - it's ready to scan immediately, with no warm-up time needed. You'll quickly produce spectacular results, with max. color dpi resolution of 4800 x 9600. Seven easy buttons automate the scanning process, so it's simple to scan, copy and create e-mails and multi-page PDFs. Built-in FARE 3.0 retouching technology helps to enhance your final images. And to save time, you can batch-scan up to twelve 35mm frames or up to four slides - either positives or negatives.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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


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


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP