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Canon imageFORMULA P-208

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews of Canon imageFORMULA P-208. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. Views about the design and reliability are overall positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Canon imageFORMULA P-208 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon imageFORMULA P-208

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Canon imageFORMULA P-208 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and price. The size and usability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon imageFORMULA P-208 Portable ScannerCanon imageFORMULA P-208 Portable Scanner

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon imageFORMULA P-208

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Canon imageFORMULA P-208 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and design. The reliability and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, reliability, design, price

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon imageFORMULA P-208 Scan-tini Personal Document ScannerCanon imageFORMULA P-208 Scan-tini Personal Document Scanner

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Engadget (engadget.com)

活.科技:Canon imageFORMULA P-208

 
Apr, 2014

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Canon imageFormula P-208 Scan-tini Personal Document Scanner

 

The Canon imageFormula P-208 Scan-tini Personal Document Scanner offers duplexing and an automatic document feeder.

Duplexes. Automatic document feeder. Scan utility in firmware allows scanning without software installation.

No software included for converting scans to editable text.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon ImageFORMULA P-208

 

Canon's ImageFORMULA P-208 is a neat, USB-powered, portable scanner, with optional wireless connection. Strangely, no OCR software, though.

Well-designed support software, Automated and one-touch scans, Plastic card scan

Fiddly paper guides, No OCR software supplied, Can only scan to graphics files

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Simon Handby (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon ImageFormula P-208 review

 

A compact and light portable scanner that comes with brilliant software; the P-208 is nearly perfect

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (crn.com.au)

Review: Canon ImageFormula P-208

 

Portable duplex scanners usually come at a premium, but Canon's little P-208 offers this and more for far less than the competition.

A compact duplex scanner that’s easy to use, performs well and runs without drivers.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Ghanashyam T. (newegg.com)

The best scanner ....Very happy with the purchase

 

Easy to use. USB plug-n-play Very quick scanning. Good optical resolution. Scanned all my non-standard (size and thinckness) papers w/o andy problem. Low cost ($99 during holiday)

After scanning several old docs.... i thing dust got stuck in the rollers. It makes squeaky noise. Scanning quality is still good.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Siavash D. (newegg.com)

solid portable printer, but room for improvement

 

I mentioned a lot of cons, but I am happy with it since these compromises are necessary for the portability and size. I would like to see better build quality or materials especially given the retail price.

*Very convenient size and portability. *USB power is convenient. It's using a USB to mini USB B connection. *Default scanning is fast and outputs good quality. *Duplex works well. If the backside is blank, it won't appear in the scan automatically.

*Workflow would be much more efficient to be able to split scans into multiple groups/files rather than everything in a session having to be in a single output *It has a lot of trouble on multiple documents if the sheets have been folded or are not...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Bradley W. (newegg.com)

Fantastic

 

- I have accidentally ran stapled documents through the scanner and it had zero issues scanning the top and back page. The staples didn't get stuck or harm the scanner. Though i wouldn't recommend it, it's still a bit forgiving in user error. -The...

- light weight - Small in size, fantastic for storing under a monitor or somewhere out of the way yet accessable - Scans rather quickly and accurately - It does a decent job of detecting which side is up on a typed document - it can scan pretty much...

- the gears tend to squeal a bit. I'm hesitant to open it up and apply some grease but it is rather distracting - Only the 360 image shows it, but the front flap folds down and it has two adjustable tabs to secure to the sides of the paper. If you do...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: saharette (newegg.com)

devourous petit documents muncher scanner

 

Amazing scanner, its functionality defeats its size. The application driver do not need to be loaded in the OS. Out of the box, can be plugged in XP and have it in service w/o any reboot. It has only two buttons. Read the manual though for the...

A great petit scanner that is handy to scan 10 pages documents at once in around a minute. It is a plug and play, kinda remind me the gizmo hand scanner that I had once attached to by 80286 Sanyo machine ; This thing does not need configuration or...

None, except for the retail price. It is too high. Get it on sale

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: BASSEM J. (newegg.com)

devourous petit documents muncher scanner

 

Amazing scanner, its functionality defeats its size. The application driver do not need to be loaded in the OS. Out of the box, can be plugged in XP and have it in service w/o any reboot. It has only two buttons. Read the manual though for the...

A great petit scanner that is handy to scan 10 pages documents at once in around a minute. It is a plug and play, kinda remind me the gizmo hand scanner that I had once attached to by 80286 Sanyo machine. This thing does not need configuration or...

None, except for the retail price. It is too high. Get it on sale.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Scan type:Sheet-fed scanner
Scanner Type:Sheet-fed

Energy Management

Input Voltage:5
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.5
Power consumption (typical):2.5
Power supply type:USB

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:10

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):25 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:25 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32.5

Other Features

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Canon CaptureOnTouch Lite (built-in), NewSoft Presto! BizCard / CaptureOnTouch\nCaptureOnTouch Lite\nPresto! BizCard Reader\nEvernote, SharePoint, Google Docs
Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:52 - 209
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Scanning media types supported:Plain Paper

Performance

Daily duty cycle (max):100
Light Source:RGB LED
Scan drivers:ISIS, TWAIN
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS / CMOS CIS

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:Wireless LAN
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Input Voltage:5
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.5
Power consumption (typical):2.5
Power supply type:USB

Scanning

ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):8
ADF scan speed (color, A4):8
ADF scan speed (colour, A4):8
Color scanning: Yes
Duplex ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):16
Duplex ADF scan speed (color, A4):16
Duplex ADF scan speed (colour, A4):16
Duplex scanning: Yes
Film scanning: No
Gray scale levels:256
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 14
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.19
Height:1.57
Weight:21.2
Width:12.3