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Canon CanoScan LiDE 70

Canon CanoScan LiDE 70
alaScore 76

369 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Canon CanoScan LiDE 70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 369 reviews)

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Canon CanoScan LiDE70


High-quality scanning has never been simpler. Four easy buttons automate the entire process, so it's a snap to scan, copy and create e-mail attachments or PDFs. Built-in retouching technology can further enhance your final images and the Advanced Z-Lid...

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Canon CanoScan LiDE 70 Scanner


Canon announces the launch of a new LIDE scanner; the CanoScan LiDE 70F. Replacing the CanoScan LiDE 60, the scanner offers increased resolution. The CanoScan LiDE 70 features 2400 x 4800dpi resolution to capture a high level of photographic detail,...

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I Bought Another One!


I bought this scanner to take on the road for work and loved it so much, I bought one for home several months later. It does a great job for most scanning needs. I have had no problems with either unit.

Small and flat, great for travel. USB powered, no power cord! Great scans



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Color banding / streaking with photos


Cheap. Low profile. Powered from USB connection (no wall wart adapter to mess with)

For statements and receipts, this scanner does the job, however, with photos, especially photos that have darker colors, there is more than noticeable horizontal "streaks" of color. It's pretty bad actually. Will be requesting an RMA for exchange

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Canon LiDE70 2400 x 4800dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface Flatbed Scanner


I vastly prefer this scanner to Epsons and HPs I've used -- it's much less finicky.

This is a great little scanner. Scans quickly with no fuss. Quality of pics is great and more than sufficient for a casual user -- I scanned about 30 old photos and the digital versions came out significantly better than the originals. The shortcut...

It is a bit loud, but how often do you really scan pics in situations requiring total silence

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Installed it, scaned a sheet lighthouses stamps with impossible to read captions without a magnifying glass at 600 dpi and boom you can zoom in for days and see every detail. Great Res! It's a keeper.

Cheap, Small, USB Powered, LED instead of CFL

Haven't had enough time to find any

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Granted, I don't have as much experience with the latest scanners. My last scanner was 4 years old.

I must say, I'm amazed with this scanner. Cheap and fast. Not to mention the the lack of forced software. There's no need to use the software that Canon provides with the scanner. You can simply install the driver and use your favorite software (as...


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Great Scanner!


For the price range, this is a great product. The speed and quality are fabulous, especially when you consider that it is running on USB and not an individual power supply. Noisy? Maybe a little, but, nothing compared to others in this same range. Ever...

None that I can see. If you want more than this offers, spend more money

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Pretty Decent Value


I'd probably get this scanner again. However, I'd give the more expensive scanners another look ... mostly to figure out if their software is better coordinated, if the the scanner is faster, or if there is some reason to pay more. For casual use, this...

It does what it's supposed to do, thank goodness. For the cost ($70), it scans photos at resolutions up to 1200dpi without much fiddling with the software. It's great that it gets power from the USB cable. It's fast enough, quiet enough, and functional...

The software *is* a little hard to get used to. It's a little disconnected. For the common case (scan a document), it's benign. But for finer control, you really do have to do a preview before exercising any of the filters. Getting that dance down took...

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Meager software, but this is a very high quality scanner at a very low price.

Product Specifications

High-quality scanning has never been simpler. Four easy buttons automate the entire process, so it's a snap to scan, copy and create e-mail attachments or PDFs. Built-in retouching technology can further enhance your final images and the Advanced Z-Lid expansion top lifts approximately 1-inch vertically and lets you produce clear, complete scans even of thick originals such as notebooks. One cable provides both power and a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed data connection and the included stand lets you position the scanner vertically to save desk space.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:LiDE 70
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan


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)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional