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Canon P-215

Canon P-215
alaScore 92

426 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 426 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and size. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, value for money, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Canon P-215 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon imageFormula P-215 Scan-tini Personal Document Scanner


Although big and heavy for a portable scanner, the Canon imageFormula P-215 Personal Document Scanner's fast speed, duplexing, and ADF make it well worth the extra size and weight.

Automatic document feeder. Duplexes. Rated at 15 pages per minute for black and white as well as grayscale

Relatively big and heavy for a portable scanner. Application programs don't install by default

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Amazon review summary for Canon P-215


alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Canon P-215 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on

usability, value for money, size, design

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon imageFORMULA P-215 Scan-tini Personal Document ScannerCanon image FORMULA P-215 Scan-tini Personal Document Scanner

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Great Scanned Image


Used to scan multipage reports. Makes a great copy. Speed good. Lots better than hand feeding a flat-bed scanner. Skips pages (1 out of 20) and last page always needs to be coaxed through.

Accurate Color","Easy To Set Up","Excellent Software","Good Bit Depth","Good Resolution","Widely Compatible


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Let's be fair..


To the guy complaining about old OS issues. If you buy something today don't expect it to support OLD OS. It was designed for current. It's lame to bash a product for not being backwards compatible especially when they don't advertise it as being such.

Best bang for the buck you can find in a portable scanner. In fact I just love the fact that its small and compact when not in use sitting on my desk 90% of the time. It's even easy to maintain with parts you can replace yourself


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Beware of OS.


If you have windows 7, I think you will have no problem. 4 starts for using this under Windows 7. If you have XP or Vista, get something else.

You don't need to load software to get this scanner to work. The scanner has self contained software for simple duplex scans. It comes with software to do more advanced scans. See Cons

I was unable to get this to work on computers using Windows Vista and XP with the extra software. It worked with no problem on Windows 7 and Windows 8. When I called Canon, they too had problems. It has been 4 weeks and they have not figured out what...

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Great scanner!


We have three of these scanners at our office! Love them!

Doesn't Jam, Good Value, Easy to Use, Fast, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

can't scan insurance cards

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Very cool machine


This scanner is very easy to set up and use and is very slick.

Good Value, Easy to Use, Fast, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

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Love it!!


This product is so easy to use! I connect it to my 11-inch macbook air and scan - that's it!

Doesn't Jam, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

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Performs as advertised


Checked out a lot of portable scanners. This was best for the price. No complaints---works as advertised....simple, fast, high quality PDF. Highly recommend.About me... small business owner

Everything I need for a good price, easy to set up , small learning curve

Sometimes grabs more than 1 page at a time

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I've been amazed at how well this scanner has performed, and how easy it is to use! If you're looking for a fast, simple, and efficient scanner, look no farther. This is the best scanner I've ever used! Everyone who sees it at work is impressed!

Value for Money, Quiet, Easy to Use, Design, Performance