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Canon CanoScan N650U

Canon CanoScan N650U
alaScore 74

304 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews of Canon CanoScan N650U. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 N650U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 304 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 user reviews of Canon CanoScan N650U from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the products: Canon CanoScan N650U USB Flatbed ScannerCanon CanoScan N650U USB Flatbed Scanner

Jul, 2018

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Canon CanoScan N650U Flatbed Scanner


VERSATILE - PORTABLE - WONDERFUL - BEAUTIFUL I bought CanoScan N650U Flatbed Scanner used, took it overseas in 2004. It was used almost constantly for FOUR PROBLEM-FREE YEARS. It was in perfect condition when I reluctantly sold it. What's so good...

It fits in my briefcase. It is quiet. It doesn't require a separate power source. It produces great quality. It comes with a flex hinge. It is cheap.

Feb, 2009

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The Canon CanoScan N650U:A Review of What You Should Know Before You Buy One


Small Size, No Power Cord, Good Scans

Unable to Scan 3-Dimensional Objects, Software Interface

Feb, 2007

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Small scanner, Big Value


great quality, speed, low profile, USB power

none.absolutely none.

Jan, 2006

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worse than i thought!


lightweight, small, cheap, no power cord

scans the flattest paper, 99.9% paper only! horrible software

Jul, 2004

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CanoScan 650U - Big Things in a Little Package


High quality, quiet, fast, small & lightweight, and energy efficient

Does not have slide/film scanning capabilities

Dec, 2003

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Very Disappointed


Small, sleet, and no power cord.

Never got this scanner working right.

Jul, 2003

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It's a cookie sheet, no, it's a scanner!


Compact, high resolution, one-touch scanning

May, 2002

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Great general purpose scanner


This is my first scanner and I'm happy as a samboy that I chose the N650U. I was somewhat in the dark as to all of the specs that are available and as to which ones were important. If this is you, then check out the following website - this is an...

Small, no power adapter required, USB connection

I haven't found one yet, but I'm working on it!

Jan, 2002

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I love this scanner


This scanner felt great even the first day I bought it - today it feels even better since I have compared it with the new CanoScan N670U. The newest technology doesn't mean that it is the best technology. N650U outperforms N670U in every area. Scans...

Excellent image quality, low price, great design, good software


Oct, 2001

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Not that bad!!



Doesn't take a lot of space. Makes some good pictures.

It's not fast enough.Not quite up to date.

Oct, 2001

Product Specifications

The groundbreaking CanoScan N650U USB flatbed scanner launches a new era in scanning performance, innovation and value - giving you the power to do so much more, for so much less. At just over 2,5 cm high, the N650U scanner is one of the thinnest flatbed scanners in the world. It's also one of the easiest to set up and use. Connect with just a single USB cable to any compatible Mac or PC - no power cord or bulky transformers are necessary. Just plug it in to your computer and scan photos, graphics, copy and more at a remarkable 600 x 1200 dpi for crisp, clear images. Plus, 42-bit resolution gives you over four trillion possible colors for richer, more robust scans. It even has an external programmable button for fast, one-touch scanning. Canon's exclusive Z-Lid Expansion Top will change the way you scan bulky items, such as books and magazines. Many other scanner covers lift only at an angle and become uneven and awkward when scanning anything that isn't completely flat. The N650U scanner includes a special expansion hinge that lifts up to one 2,5 cm vertically allowing the lid to lie flat, creating the space needed for bulky items.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan


Color Depth:42-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:14-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition