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HP ScanJet 5500/5500C

HP ScanJet 5500/5500C
alaScore 77

109 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of HP ScanJet 5500/5500C. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, 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 5500/5500C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of HP ScanJet 5500/5500C from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the products: HP 5500c Scanjet ScannerHP 5500c Scanjet Scanner

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

HP Scanjet 5500c


Newfangled photo feeder lets you breeze through stacks of snapshots, but the USB 2.0 scanner it's attached to is pricey.

Oct, 2002

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HP Scanjet 5500C


The HP ScanJet 5500C ($300) is a godsend for those who do a lot of photo scanning—or would, were it not for the tedium of loading dozens of prints onto the platen one at a time. On the lid of the 5500C is an automatic photo feeder (APF), which lets you...

Product Specifications

Use the automatic photo feeder included with the HP ScanJet 5500c series digital flatbed scanner to easily scan a stack of 3x5 or 4x6-inch photos into digital photos you can share for a lifetime. Get photo-quality results for everything you scan - photos, graphics, text, 3D objects and more - with 2400 dpi and 48-bit color. The included lighted adapter makes scanning 35-mm negatives and slides a breeze. And no warm-up is required - just start scanning immediately and see true-to-life images in about 7 seconds. It's that simple using the front-panel display and seven one-touch buttons.

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Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Europe/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload / Manual load/Manual load/Manual load / Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
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:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload / Manual load/Manual load
Supported Document Type:Film / Bulk objects (such as books) / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional