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Canon CanoScan 8800

Canon CanoScan 8800
alaScore 83

1444 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1444 reviews of Canon CanoScan 8800. 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.

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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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon CanoScan 8800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Canon CanoScan 8800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon CanoScan 8800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1060 user reviews of Canon CanoScan 8800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

93% 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)

Nov, 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


By MIKE PASINIEditorThe Imaging Resource Digital Photography NewsletterReview Date: April 2010Canon'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...

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.It's similar...

Apr, 2010

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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

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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: 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

Consumer review by: cbiswas (

Canon Scan 8800F Flatbed Scanner


For scanning photos and negatives, this is a great scanner - it has great quality, very fast scans, and almost no startup time, as it uses white LED. The included Photoshop Element alone can account for half its price. It is the latest version 5.0 for...

Fast startup (no delay), Fast scanning (it IS 7 sec at 300 dpi), great quality. Adobe Photoshop elements is a great Plus

Bad ergonomics - the buttons are on the lid, so cannot scan keeping lid open. Canon software is not great

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: DEITZH (

Canon Scan 8800F Flatbed Scanner


The scanner worked better than I expected. Be sure to download the latest drivers from the Canon website. There appears to be a problem with the driver/software that causes a white border to appear around the negatives. This problem only shows up after...

Can scan at very high resolutions. + Is easy to use.+ Comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements, a valuable software package in and of itself

After scanning a number of negatives a white border starts to appear on the scanned images. Appears to be a driver problem. You have to reboot the computer to get rid of the white border

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: dkurlander (

Canon Scan 8800F Flatbed Scanner


I compared the output of the unit against its primary competitor (the Espon V500). While I liked the Epson software better, the quality of the scans on the 8800F appeared better to me. That's the most important thing, so I'm sticking with the Canon...

Very fast (uses a white LED lamp). Very good quality scans. Impressed with the scans produced from both photos and film. Can scan multiple medium format negatives at once. Less expensive than V500

The first unit that I received needed to be replaced because there was lint/dirt on the inside glass. What a hassle! The software is also a bit cludgey

Apr, 2007

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