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Canon Canoscan LIDE 100

Canon Canoscan LIDE 100
alaScore 79

1102 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1102 reviews of Canon Canoscan LIDE 100. 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 LIDE 100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Canon Canoscan LIDE 100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the products: CanoScan LiDE 100 ScannerCanoScan LiDE 100 Scanner

Jul, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Canoscan LIDE 100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 738 user reviews of Canon Canoscan LIDE 100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LiDE100 Color Image Scanner (2923B002)Canon LiDE100 Color Image Scanner (2923B002)

Jul, 2018

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Canon CanoScan LiDE 100


When all-in-ones (AIOs) first started taking over from single-function inkjets in a big way several years ago, a lot of people predicted that flatbed scanners for home use would fade away. Instead, scanners have held their own, mostly by upping...

High-quality photo scans. Backlight correction. Color restore. Dust removal. Scan to searchable PDF format

Bundled software offers limited functionality. Relatively slow

The Canon CanoScan LiDE 100 is one of the few remaining scanners aimed at home users who are primarily interested in scanning photographic prints.

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Little bugger just works and works.


Do yourself a favor and plug it directly to the actual computer and not to an USB hub, even if it's a powered USB hub.

Works like a charm. No A/C adapter to worry about


Mar, 2011

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A Great Scanner!


I bought it to digitalize a bazillion of original documents for my thesis. There was an instance when I had to scan a 600page manuscript and was given only 2days for that. This thing scanned everything without complaining!

I am very satisfied with the piece! Very lightweight, compact, and uses only one USB cord both for power and data transfer. Makes decent images and what's more important for me - PDFs from scratch. Despite multiple comments about this scanner being...

Being picky here: 1) I wish the scanning speed was a little faster; 2) beware, it's all plastic! - which makes it very accident-sensitive; 3) the software is being "simplified" to the point when it gets too confusing; 4) the cord is quite short to make...

Nov, 2010

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Canon CanoScan LiDE 100 2923B002 2400 x 4800dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface Flatbed Scanner


Light weight, and doesn't take up too much desk space. Quality isn't as great but its not that bad either

The biggest issue I have with this scanner is that when it idles, it turns off. It might be good for people who turn their computers on and off but I leave my computer on all the time. After being idle, I have to unplug and replug the scanner which is...

Nov, 2010

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Exactly what I wanted


Cheap portable scanner. It does exactly that :)

1) Portable - Pretty lightweight and thin and narrow. Similar to a laptop ; 2) USB Powered - Huge plus in my book ; 3) Fairly quick scans - I think a full letter size scan took me about 8-10 seconds? I'd say that's not bad for a small portable scanner :)

1) Software looks a little outdated but that's really a small con

Nov, 2010

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works great


Used it to scan in over 400 photos from a family album. The photos turned out better than I had expected and scanning went quickly

It didn't load the photos for me

Oct, 2010

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Hi-res and very portable


On Windows 7, install the driver, connect the scanner when it asks, then install the larger software download, then install the smaller...

Much quieter than my HP; needs no AC adapter. Scans quick and on high-resolution I get good detail. The slim body makes it perfect for any laptop user needing imaging on-the-go. Photoshop compatibility is good: the scanner is easily accessed and...

Windows 7 software not included; best installed if downloaded from Canon's site (they do include a 64-bit version). Software was a bit kludgy in that it had three separate installation pieces

Oct, 2010

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ArcSoft PhotoStudio patch for Windows 7


Included software works on Windows 7 except PhotoStudio 5.5. To fix, do standard install (including PhotoStudio 5.5) from CD per Canon instructions, including restart and connect scanner etc. Then go to ArcSoft website > Downloads > Software...

Compact, inexpensive, easy to use, images are very clear and detailed

Scan speed is a bit slow, but not bothersome for someone who uses only occasionally

Oct, 2010

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Fantastic grad school tool.


I'm a grad student and I have spent a fortune feeding the library copy machines. Not any more. This critter is light, quiet, and deals with any type of printed media I have thrown at it. Absolutely the best investment I have made for grad school. Paid...

1. USB powered. NO wallwart or powerbrick to lug around ; 2. Completely transportable ; 3. Perfect for scanning articles and chapters

If you are looking for something to make archival scans of rare photos.... this isn't the droid you're looking for

Oct, 2010

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Canon CanoScan LiDE 100 2923B002 2400 x 4800dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface Flatbed Scanner


dont cut back on shipping material, make sure the produck get to customer in good condition

good price

shipping container light on packing material. Box crushed all to H***, scanner noisy. more than i expected, but at least the unit works

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

This is simple, high-performance scanning at its best. Four easy buttons automate the entire process, and the new Auto Scan mode makes it even easier: It actually detects the type of original you're scanning - a photo, business card, notebook or form - automatically adjusts settings for the optimal results, then scans and saves the image. Your results will amaze you, with color dpi resolution up to 2400 x 4800. You can also create fabulous 19200 x 19200 software-enhanced (extrapolated) scans. The Advanced Z-Lid enables clear, complete scans even of thick originals such as notebooks. Built-in retouching technology further enhances your final images with automatic corrections for dust and scratches, fading, graininess and backlighting. And to reduce the number of wires in your work area, one simple cable provides power and a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection.


Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1.4
Power consumption (typical):2.5

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand
Model:LiDE 100
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):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):9.84 x 14.6 x 1.57


Light Source:RGB LED
Sensor Type:CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (standby):1.4
Power consumption (typical):2.5


Automatic Duplexing: None
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 / Bulk objects (such as books) / Business card
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Business card / Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner


Color scanning: Yes
Film scanning: No
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):14
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
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 Vista, XP SP2, 2000,\nMac OS X v.10.3.9, v.10.4,v.10.5
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM\n1024x768
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 - 10.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP

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