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HP ScanJet 5300C

HP ScanJet 5300C
alaScore 72

72 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of HP ScanJet 5300C. 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 HP ScanJet 5300C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: The Mac Observer (

HP’s Reentry To Mac Scanner Market Marries Form & Function


User friendly, Attractive, Good resolution at an affordable price, Good software bundle

Not all features function on the Mac yet, Decals detract from appearance

The ScanJet 5300C is an attractive looking scanner that molds form and function together into one. HP has long been known for the quality of its scanners, and their reentry into the Mac market should prove a success. The 5300C shows HP at its best:...

Product Specifications

The HP ScanJet 5300C series color scanner scan at optical resolutions up to 1200 dpi (9600 enhanced) and have all the utilities you need to create professional-looking documents easily. Touch-button operation simplifies tasks, with one-step access to scan, copy, e-mail, and fax. Up-to-the minute technology helps cut task time - simply push a button to start scanning to your e-mail or Web application. The HP ScanJet 5300C series offer more performance, and is easier to use, than any comparably-priced 1200 dpi scanner. The HP ScanJet 5300C series color scanner is built around HP's Intelligent Scanning Technology. Think of it as a toolbox with everything you need to integrate text and graphics for superior results every time - with up to 1200 dpi optical resolution. Just choose which function is right for your document. For example, you can click on a photo, text, or drawing and change its size or type. Improve the look of reports, proposals, or newsletters with the included image editor. You can even cut keyboard time with OCR (Optical Character Recognition). This function converts hard copy documents into electronic files, which you can then edit. Add multi-page attachments to email or faxes. If you like, you can scan 35mm slides with ease for added versatility using an optional adapter. Or add an optional automatic document feeder or transparency adapter to extend the capabilities of your HP ScanJet 5300C "imaging and document center."


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:12ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:9.2ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:150sheets

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Argentina / Brazil / Chile / Mexico/Europe/United States/Worldwide
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Officejet/HP ScanJet


Standard Memory:8MB

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):5000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Parallel / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:12ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):12ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:10ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):10ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 1200 dpi


Color Depth:36-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP)/USB
Interface Type (2nd):IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP)/USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later