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Canon CanoScan FS2720U

Canon CanoScan FS2720U
alaScore 75

20 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Canon CanoScan FS2720U. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 FS2720U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 20 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ssingh (

This is a terrific product !!!


Exceptional quality, service, ease of setup

A bit slow at highest resolution, cheaper alternatives available

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Kevin (

Canon CanoScan FS2720U


A good general-purpose scanner at a great price (can be had for ~$300). Best suited for negatives. Some high contrast scenes do not scan well from slides due to higher contrast.

Great price, good general performance. 2720dpi is ample for all but large (>11x14) prints. Good TWAIN interface for Photoshop use.

Cannot handle higher-contrast slides. Examples include silhouettes against a light sky, or sunsets that include the sun as a highlight. Any bright highlight will create lots of shadow noise along the length of the sensor, which is very time-consuming...

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: vsolanoy (

High Quality Film Scanning on a Budget


The CanoScan FS2720U is a terrific tool for the advanced amateur / novice photographer that still use film.

High quality scans, low cost, APS adaptor included.

No automatic scratch/dust removal, not VueScan compatible

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: owen_Fuji (

Canon CanoScan FS2720U


I've been using a Canoscan FS2720U for a little over a month now and I have been very pleased with my purchase, so far. Any disappointments that I've had with scanned images from this scanner are always atributable to my inability to get a correct...

Excellent image quality. Perfect for my use at an "enthusiast" level.

None found, so far.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: ssingh (

This is a terrific product !!!


I am an amateur photographer and I must say that I am extremely fussy about the quality of a photograph. I shoot mostly slides and use the scanner primarily for slide scanning to archive and print my shots. Here is my impression of the FS2720U:

Exceptional quality, service, ease of setup

A bit slow at highest resolution, cheaper alternatives available

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: richb1492 (

Canon CanoScan FS2720U


We use film scanner in my Photojounarlism class so and loved the way the scans looked so I decided to get one. I saw that B&H had them used at a very good price. The scans have been great and the colors are very nice. I have windows XP and even though...

Fast Scans ** Price **Quality of the scans **Size It fits great on my desk ** Software bundle ** Documentation is also good

It would have been nice too have all the manals in book form printing them out is a pain. The film carrier is a little on the cheap side.

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: adina (

Canon CanoScan FS2720U


All in all, I am very satisified with this scanner. Pictures come thru very clean and sharp, and the software is relativly easy to learn. I upgraded from a flatbed scanner, so this is quite an improvement. I would recommend it to anyone looking to move...

size, it doesn't take up much space on the desk ; image quality, price

other than speed, which it doesn't have much of, haven't found any

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: vsolanoy (

Canon CanoScan FS2720U


The CanonScan FS2720U is a very capable dedicated USB film scanner capable of scanning both traditional color/b&w 35mm negatives and slides, in addition to both color/b&w APS film. Adaptors are provided for both 35mm strips and APS film formats - which...

Price, quality, performance, in box support for 35mm and APS films.

No Windows XP support (with none in sight), not officially supported by VueScan.

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: Michael Beacom (

Canon CanoScan FS2720U


I did alot of research before deciding to buy this scanner. $400+ for me is alot of money so I wasn't trying to decide between this and the Nikon as most people on here are. I was trying to decide between several "affordable" scanners: the minolta, HP,...

High quality scans Much cheaper than Nikon Sturdy construction User friendly software Easy setup Does APS film

No batch scanning

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: Dwain Sanson (

Canon CanoScan FS2720U


Easy to install and configure; good software that is simple to use; great 8x10 capable scans. Disregard the two negative posts, as they are having simple configuration problems. Well worth the money.

Price ; Simplicity

Resolution could stand to be a bit higher

Jul, 2002

Product Specifications

The CanoScan FS2720U is the perfect companion for your camera, providing quick scanning of a variety of film formats. Scanned images can be used in reports, presentations, or to give greeting cards, newsletters and webpages personal appeal. Thanks to the scanner's 2, 720dpi optical resolution, your images will have more than enough detail for any of these projects and even large-size printouts. Plus, the FS2720U's ease of use and affordability make it great for home or office use.

Dimensions & Weight



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


Color Depth:36-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:12-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:2720dpi
Max Supported Document Size:film 135 (35mm)
Max Supported Media Size:film 135 (35mm)
Max V-Optical Resolution:2720dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Slides
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9.1 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition