Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canoscan 9900 F

Canoscan 9900 F
alaScore 81

33 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Canoscan 9900 F. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The price also gets good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the design, while there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Canoscan 9900 F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 17 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 17 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (16)

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Canon's Cleanup Scanner


The CanoScan 9900F handles both scanning and photo restoration.

The CanoScan 9900F handles both scanning and photo restoration.

Sep, 2003

Expert review by (

Canon CanoScan 9900F


The Canon CanoScan 9900F ($400 street) is a versatile flatbed scanner designed primarily for imaging pros who require occasional negative and transparency scans. The 9900F delivers excellent image quality, an easy-to-use interface, and an impressive...

Expert review by : Jackie Dove and James Galbraith (

CanoScan 9900F * - Midrange Flatbed Scanners


None of these scanners emerged as a slam-dunk winner. Each had strengths and weaknesses in different areas. The Canon CanoScan 9900F was our scanner of choice because of its all-around good image quality. Its moderate price and hassle-free software are...

Best image quality across the board ; good color matching ; good detail capture

Blocky shadow detail in reflective images ; software won't save settings

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (

wonderful scanner


I was concerned about getting a scanner after not having one for so long, but I couldn't be happier.

Excellent scanner, with incredibly intuitive button options and accompanying software. Was ready to purchase 3rd party software for the scanner, but found that it was unnecessary. Scanner does exactly what I want it to, and well. Incredibly fast...

Short learning curve in getting used to using the scanner with the supplied software. Also, won't crop photographs that are spaced close together, so the images have to be spread far apart, giving a max of about 4 photos per scan. However, with the...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

Decent for Negatives


For the money, this is a great scanner for digitizing your old film negatives with decent results. Overall, I am pretty happy, but the software could be a lot better. I could not justify paying 10x more for a dedicated film scanner for slightly...

Reflective (platen) scanning is very high quality and very quick at 300dpi ; Film holders work well ; Batch scanning of film

35mm scans come out looking a bit soft even with Unsharp Mask turned on. Fine details does not show up that well compared to a dedicated film scanner ; Image quality for film scanning actually gets worse beyond 5000dpi ; Scanning stops occasionally...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Better than average results with negatives


Scanner was delivered to my door in 24 hours with standard shipping, but was not in a standard brown shipping box. Instead it was shipped in the box that comes from the factory that tells the world in technocolor what is in the box with large photos...

No wall wart power supply, comes with a real power cord ; Quieter scanning than the HP scanner it replaced, fast warm up times, does not take forever and a day to scan negatives at 1200dpi. Software does a decent job using default settings ; Scratch...

Adobe Elements 8 included has a bloatware feel to it compared to earlier version levels. Takes 3 to 4 minutes to load. Scanner is physically taller than the HP scanner this replaced. Mail button only has options for outlook or outlook express. scanning...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

not so great


Sadly there is not a good option this and the Epson V600 are both pretty mediocre. for 3x the price the Epson v750 might be better. Not convinced, my 5+ year old Epson 4180 still is better than the 9000f or V600.

nice looking

does not actually scan at 9600 optical ; The included software is horrid, plan on spending another $100+ for Sliverfast. The included software is pretty bad and tedious, requires multiple apps to be opened then scans then go to another app to save. Any...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Results after 3 months of using the scanner


I have been using this scanner intensively. This is an excellent piece of hardware and I have been able to get great scans from negatives and slides with excellent colors. When I bought this scanner my first impression was to be disappointed because ...

Good sharpnessGood dynamic rangeFARE works excellentBlack areas are black with no dust.

Color correction on ScanGear is too basic, use Photoshop.

May, 2004

Consumer review (

Results after 3 months of using the scanner


Good sharpnessGood dynamic rangeFARE works excellentBlack areas are black with no dust.

Color correction on ScanGear is too basic, use Photoshop.

May, 2004

Consumer review (

Software problems when scanning negatives


Seems to be nice hardware

Poor software, support

Feb, 2004

Product Specifications

Offering two new significant technology firsts, the 9900F is ideally suited to today's graphic arts professional! The CanoScan 9900F is a CCD desktop scanner with the highest performance to date. It has everything you need to make the highest-quality scans available - of documents, images or film - while increasing your productivity every step of the way. Whether you're scanning reflective originals or film negatives, with 3200 x 6400 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color depth the CanoScan 9900F captures stunning quality images - this scanner will extract unparalleled color gradation; shadow and highlight detail from your original. With this kind of resolution, you can enlarge your images further than ever before. A long-standing challenge to the industry has been to create a large, light-efficient Film Adapter Unit. Canon has made the breakthrough by combining curved and flat reflective plates to increase the light-condensing rate. Combined with other design improvements the FAU is extremely large without compromising brightness - it allows up to 24 individual 35 mm frames to be scanned in a single operation. It will also manage your 120 roll and 4" x 5" plates with ease. The CanoScan 9900F uses Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement technology, employing a number of clean-up steps to your film scan before you even start working on it. Traditionally this would require hours of manual retouching in photo-editing software. Infrared light combines with an advanced software process to remove dust and scratches on the surface of your original. Two new advancements add to dust and scratch removal: Reconstruction of Color, and Grain Equalization and Management. Reconstruction of Color restores hues and tints, even if the colors have faded on your original. Finally, Grain Equalization and Management takes out any grain that is very visible on high resolution scans of high-ASA film. The CanoScan 9900F incorporates the Super Galileo 2 lens - actually a telephoto lens array - consisting of a group of convex lenses on the document side and concave lenses on the charge-coupled device (CCD) side. Although just a fraction of the size, its precision is similar to 600 mm telephoto lenses used by professional photographers. Canon's experience in lens design and optics contributes greatly to the image quality of the 9900F. The CanoScan 9900F employs USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and IEEE1394 (FireWire) connection for high-speed data transfer - designed to save you time. Plus, it's compatible with all of the Mac OS and Windows formats commonly in use.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United States
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/IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB
Interface Type (2nd):IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Max H-Optical Resolution:3200dpi
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:6400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film/Plain paper / Slides / Film/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper/Film / Plain paper / Slides/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.x or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.x or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional