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Canon DR-2050C

Canon DR-2050C
alaScore 78

80 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Canon DR-2050C. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Canon DR-2050C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Canon DR-2050C from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Canon DR-2050C Color Duplex 20PPM A3 50 Sheet Adf 600DPI USBCanon DR-2050C Color Duplex 20PPM A3 50 Sheet Adf 600DPI USB

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Canon DR-2050C


The DR-2050C's strong image quality is offset by its slow performance and premium price.

Impressive image quality, Sturdy construction

Speeds are slower than average, Basic OCR software

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Canon DR-2050C


The Canon DR-2050C is the fastest scanner in its price class for scanning, recognizing text, and saving files in a searchable PDF format.

Extraordinary speed in its price class for scanning and recognizing text. Driver supports both ISIS and Twain to work with virtually any scan software.

No document-management program or indexing program included. Unclear installation instructions.

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Nov, 2005

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Buy it. PDF''s are the new rage in my business world, so this was a must buy for our office. It handled our requirements quickly, we got great doents that looked professional. My boss asked, after hearing my mutters of joy, after hooking it up and...

Very small, easy to setup, easy to configure, easy to use! Does about 10 s a minute, seems faster, and does a fantastic job of giving you a fast, quality capture, without skew or blur issues

Manual switching between single and multi-feed doent handling

Apr, 2009

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Great Idea, Average Execution


While the feed scanner functionality is great in theory, this Canon advertises itself as small and convenient. I don't want "small and convenient." I manage a medical office, and I have a lot of paper that I want scanned NOW without my attention, even...

This is miracle of modern technology for light-to-medium office paper scanning tasks. You will never go back to an flat-bed for paper document scanning

No outgoing tray! This is my biggest complaint. Paper collects in a scrunched heap at the bottom of the scanner. A simple pull-out tray on the bottom would only have been some extra plastic molding, but how many scan jobs have been interrupted because...

Mar, 2009

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Canon DR-2050C 0433B002 24 bit CMOS 600 x 600 dpi Duplex Scanner


If you need a small TWAIN compliant scanner for small batch jobs this is the ticket, otherwise look elsewhere.

Small, quiet. TWAIN and ISIS compliant drivers. Works fine in Vista 32 and 64. Good included software

This one is slooooow compared to more expensive Fujitsu models. Works fine for my little batch jobs but the rest of the office is using Fujitsus and more expensive Canons for a reason

Jan, 2009

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Very proficient

Easy to order and was delivered promptly

No Comment

Nov, 2008

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Good scanner no 11x17


Good fast solid scanner with duplexing

Does not do 11x17 scanning ; folio mode means you fold paper in half and it scans both sides

Sep, 2008

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If you need a scanner that is fast, compact and pleasing to the eye... this is an excellent choice.

very fast and excellent scan image quality ; very compact ; esthetically pleasing

will not do two sided scans

Aug, 2008

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It suits my current scanning need.

compact space saving stylish

multiple s may be scanned, but not in order: colating important

Jul, 2008

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Portable, Feature Packed, Great OCR... But a little Skewy


I used this scanner extensively for an archive project so was able to thoroughly test the various quirks.

The Canon name, the included software (Adobe Acrobat 7 especially) and the light, portable design are all great features of this little scanner. The OCR is also especially clued up with this scanner, and beat a couple of existing scanners I had been...

This scanner had real problems with skewing. This issue plagued me when scanning various different media. It seems that the single roller (located in the center of the scanner), just doesn't "cut the mustard

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Whether you're running a small business or managing distributed imaging applications, you need to trim the fat in technology investments. The Canon Color Scanner suits both tight budgets and tight spaces. Don't let the small footprint of the DR-2050C fool you. It offers high-quality image output, with resolution of up to 600 dpi for all your 24-bit color, grayscale, and black-and-white scanning needs. With scanning speeds of up to 20 pages or 40 images per minute, the DR-2050C was built to provide incredible throughput for high-performance duplex scanning. Superior speed and exceptional value are just the beginning of what makes Canon's DR-2050C scanner a leader in its class. Productivity enhancement features truly set the DR-2050C apart from other workgroup scanners. Up to 100 user preference profiles can be programmed and stored for fast, easy access to frequently used settings. A variety of user-friendly image processing functions, such as front and back Color Dropout, Text Enhancement, and Pre-Scan, help you to consistently capture document data with accuracy and simplicity. As an intelligent document scanner, the DR-2050C offers automatic image cleanup capabilities for removing blank pages and borders, document skew correction, and edge enhancement. And, it's uniquely equipped with a Folio function for scanning 11" x 17" paper sizes. Together, these features help make the DR-2050C color scanner a valuable addition to any workplace.


Scan type:Business Card scanner / Sheet-fed scanner
Scanner Type:Business Card / Sheet-fed

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):13


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DR

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):11.7 x 3.92 x 7.8 / 11.7 x 3.94 x 7.76 / 11.732 x 3.937 x 7.756
Maximum capacity:50
Network ready: No
Output resolutions:100, 150, 200, 240, 300, 400, 600
Scan speed (4x6:7ppm 12ipm
Scan speed (4x6, color photo):7ppm 12ipm
Scan speed (auto document feed):20 ppm
Scan speed (black and white drawing):20 / 20ppm 40ipm
TWAIN compliance interface: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Capture Perfect\n- Adobe Acrobat Standard\n- ScanSoft PaperPort Standard\n- OmniPage SE\n- Presto! BizCard SE / CapturePerfect\nAdobe Acrobat\nScanSoft OmniPage SE (OCR)\n

Paper Handling

Letter: Yes


Light Source:RGB LED
Scan file formats:BMP, PDF, TIFF
Sensor Type:CIS / CMOS / CMOS CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (typical):13


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload
Supported Document Type:Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper
Type:Document scanner


Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: Yes
Film scanning: No
Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan size:11.693 x 16.535 / 11.7 x 16.5 / 14 x 8.5 / 8.46 x 14
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/2000/Me/XP
OS Required:Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.0882 / 5 / 5.51 / 5.512