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Canoscan 9900 F

Canoscan 9900 F
alaScore 78

57 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size. The value for money also gets good feedback. Comments are divided on the design, and many are critical about the reliability.

usability, value for money, size

reliability

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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Canoscan 9900 F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Canoscan 9900 F from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

usability, size, value for money

design, reliability

44% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon CanoScan 9900F USB Flatbed Color Image Scanner

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Canon's Cleanup Scanner

 

The CanoScan 9900F handles both scanning and photo restoration.

The CanoScan 9900F handles both scanning and photo restoration.

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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...

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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

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Great for Slides

 

This is a great scanner. I've used a number of brands and products in the past and this is by far the best scanner I've ever used. Very solid design. Many of the other scanners I've used seemed to be somewhat "loose" or flimsy, even the expensive ones

Minor points: (1) There is some kind of film on the inside of the glass and I can't figure out how to open it to clean it. I don't konw if this is affecting my scans or not, tho. (2) I can't figure out how to adjust the calibration so that it scans the s

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best scanner

 

I bought this scanner to scan my wedding pictures and negatives, quelity is outstanding,Icould scan 24 negatives in the same time!!! e-mail was no problem to send the photos ,with the usb2 &fire wire this scanner is V. fast which helps in negative sca

expensive

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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

Depth:20in
Height:5in
Weight:11.5lbs
Width:11.4in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:9900F
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan

Scanner

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
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