Top 10 scanners

Digitization of documents should be fast and of high quality.

Translation of books, magazines and photos into digital format is not the easiest and most accessible task. Of course, you can take a picture of the magazine page on the camera built into the smartphone. In the final snapshot, you can even distinguish the text, but you can’t call it easy reading. That is why there are scanners - special devices that connect to a computer and allow you to digitize any paper document. That they will be discussed in this article.

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
Low cost (low cost) scanners1Epson Perfection V379.8 / 10849
2Canon CanoScan LiDE 1209.4 / 105 570
Mid-price scanners1Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II9.8 / 1015 170
2Epson Perfection V370 Photo9.6 / 108 790
Top Photo Scanners1Epson Perfection V700 Photo9.9 / 1015 170
2HP ScanJet G40509.8 / 1015 170
Broaching scanners1Fujitsu-Siemens ScanSnap iX5009.9 / 1037 170
2Kodak ScanMate i9409.7 / 1013 490
3Canon P-2159.5 / 1017 000
Slide scanner1Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE9.8 / 1025 990

Low cost (low cost) scanners

Epson Perfection V37
849
It is difficult to name the device for 9000 rubles budget. But the dollar makes it do it — finding cheaper scanners is becoming increasingly difficult. But for the money you get a scanner with a CCD sensor that has a very high resolution (4800 x 9600 dpi). If you use it to digitize a passport or banknote, you will immediately see even the smallest means of protection. And on the scanned coin will be clearly visible emblem of the bank, in which it was minted, not to mention the smallest cracks and scratches. The backlight here is made by LED technology, which greatly reduces power consumption. Although the connection to the outlet with the Epson Perfection V37 scanner is still required, there is little USB interface. But the device will appreciate the high speed of the carriage. It decreases only with a strong increase in resolution.
Main advantages:
  • A high resolution
  • The presence of buttons on the device
  • Noise level
  • Pretty good scan speed
Minuses:
  • Dust visible on black plastic
  • Software incompatibility with some antiviruses
  • Not the best location of the power cable and bulky power supply
9.8 / 10
Rating
Canon CanoScan LiDE 120
5 570
Like all other devices in this category, the Canon CanoScan LiDE 120 scanner belongs to the tablet type. This means that in order to digitize a document, you must attach it to the scanner glass. Maximum device supports scanning pages of size 216 x 297 mm. The main feature of this model is the lack of need to look for a free outlet. The fact is that the scanner receives power from the USB interface. This is enough for him to digitize documents with a resolution of 2400 x 4800 dpi. The device makes almost no noise, which also makes it stand out against even the more expensive fellows. But the ideal scanner can not be called yet. It is intended only for those people who are going to digitize non-transparent documents. If you have a large number of films and slides lying around, then you will have to look towards more expensive models.
Main advantages:
  • USB powered
  • Small size and weight
  • Noise level
Minuses:
  • Unable to scan slides and film
  • Linux startup complexity
  • Low reliability
  • Far from ideal software
9.4 / 10
Rating

Mid-price scanners

Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II
15 170
If you are still storing negatives, films, and slides, then you should consider purchasing the Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II. This scanner will help to translate all these materials into digital form, after which you can safely throw them away. However, it should be noted that this is not a professional, but an amateur device. Therefore, the quality of scanned film will be far from ideal - there may be light in the center or along the edges of the frame. But usually such problems are observed only with slides. As for paper documents, they are digitized perfectly. The maximum scan resolution is 4800 x 4800 dpi. A CCD sensor, familiar to us from budget cameras, is involved in the process. As for the design of the device, the most pleased with the power supply - the creators have guessed not to take it out, it is located somewhere inside the device.
Main advantages:
  • Availability of an adapter for film slides
  • High scan resolution
  • Cute appearance
  • High enough scan speed
Minuses:
  • High enough noise
  • Doesn't scan slides very well
  • Decent size
9.8 / 10
Rating
Epson Perfection V370 Photo
8 790
As the name implies, this scanner allows you to easily convert into digital form any photographic materials. It can be both usual paper photographs and film slides. The device operates with a CCD sensor. Scanning resolution even without software enhancement is 4800 x 9600 dpi. This will make it possible to make out even the hair elements of protection on a passport or banknote! Surprisingly, with such characteristics, the device weighs only 2.8 kg. In short, it could be an ideal option for home use, if not for the problem with the hardware keys. They simply do not work if the computer has a 64-bit Windows 7 operating system!
Main advantages:
  • Availability of an adapter for film slides
  • High scanning speed
  • High resolution scan
  • Understandable and convenient software
Minuses:
  • Failed location of power and USB cables
  • Scan slides away from the ideal
  • Buttons on the case may not work in conjunction with some operating systems
9.6 / 10
Rating

Top Photo Scanners

Epson Perfection V700 Photo
15 170
This is not a professional yet, but close to such a definition apparatus. He even looks very menacing. Large sizes and 6.6 kg weight are waiting for the buyer. The device uses a CCD sensor and a lens, with which the scanning process occurs at a resolution of 6400 x 9600 dpi. However, such a lens is used only when digitizing slides or films! If the process of scanning paper materials begins, the device instantly switches to a smaller, but much lighter lens. This allows you to significantly speed up the work. Only the cost of this monster is capable of confusing the buyer - for that kind of money you can buy three not the worst scanners, which we described in the previous category.
Main advantages:
  • Firewire support
  • Linux stable work
  • High scanning speed
  • Availability of an adapter for film slides
  • Convenient and clear software
  • Software removal of dirt and scratches
Minuses:
  • Supported format is limited to A4
  • Very high price
9.9 / 10
Rating
HP ScanJet G4050
15 170
The HP ScanJet G4050 scanner is equipped with a high-quality CCD sensor. The lens included in its composition allows you to conduct a scanning process at a resolution of 4800 x 4800 dpi - this is a very good, but not a record parameter. But the device received, if not modest, then it is quite sane size. Perhaps the main advantage of the device is to support 96-bit color depth. You can be assured that the digitized photos will be absolutely identical to what you are holding in your hands! Especially if you use a high-quality monitor. The included software is able to eliminate the scratches and dust found during the scanning process. The slide adapter is designed for 30 frames - this is also good.
Main advantages:
  • Availability of an adapter for film slides
  • High scanning speed
  • 96-bit color depth
  • Software removal of dirt and scratches
  • Adequate price
Minuses:
  • Not a record scan resolution
  • Does a poor job of scanning slides.
9.8 / 10
Rating

Broaching scanners

Fujitsu-Siemens ScanSnap iX500
37 170
This long-distance scanner is significantly different from cheaper analogues. Firstly, it has rather large dimensions, which is why it is much more difficult to move it from place to place. Secondly, it includes a sensor that scans with a very good resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi. Until the performance of tablet models is still far, but better than the previous developments of the Japanese-German alliance. Third, the device unexpectedly received a Wi-Fi module, through which digitized documents are sent to a computer wirelessly. Fourth, this model is able to connect to USB 3.0, which allows you to forget about any delays. If you sum up briefly, then this is an excellent office device that allows you to scan at a speed of about 25 ppm. It is a pity that the cost of the device is comparable to much better photo scanners.
Main advantages:
  • Duplex scanning
  • Availability of automatic feeding device
  • High scanning speed
  • Not the lowest scan resolution
  • Availability of Wi-Fi and USB 3.0
Minuses:
  • High price
  • No support for TWAIN driver
9.9 / 10
Rating
Kodak ScanMate i940
13 490
Kodak ScanMate i940 Retractable Scanner is intended for office use only. Low resolution (600 x 600 dpi) does not allow to create high-quality digital copies of photos. But with the usual documents, the device copes perfectly - for this you should thank the automatic feeding device and duplex scanning. The staff will rejoice at the high scanning speed than tablet models cannot boast. A compact size and minimum weight (1.3 kg) allow you to rearrange the device, if such a need arose. In the case of the Kodak ScanMate i940, a complaint can only be made to the automatic feeding device for the originals - it only contains 20 sheets, which sometimes seems insufficient.
Main advantages:
  • Small dimensions
  • Availability of automatic feeding device
  • Duplex scanning
  • High scanning speed
Minuses:
  • Minimum capacity of the automatic feeding device
  • High price
9.7 / 10
Rating
Canon P-215
17 000
From the usual flatbed scanners this device differs in its design. The Canon P-215 cannot scan a coin or other hard object. It is designed only for paper materials - not even film. A sheet of paper is passed through a lingering mechanism, after which you will see its digital version on the monitor screen. Scan resolution is 600 x 600 dpi. This allows you to finish the process very quickly, but the quality of the final result will be far from ideal. Canon P-215 should be used only to digitize any paper documents, you will have to forget about photos or magazines.
Main advantages:
  • Duplex scanning
  • High scanning speed
  • Minimum dimensions
  • Availability of automatic feeding device
  • No need to install additional software
Minuses:
  • High cost for such characteristics
  • 24-bit color depth
  • Not very high scan resolution
9.5 / 10
Rating

Slide scanner

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE
25 990
Photo labs rarely use tablet scanners we are used to. Usually, besides them, they also use slide scanners. Such as Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE. This device has a narrow specialization, but it perfectly copes with the tasks assigned to it. It is designed for scanning films and slides. For this, a high-quality CCD sensor is used, which provides scanning at a resolution of 7200 dpi. One slide (its size should not exceed 37 x 25 mm) is digitized in 113 seconds. If, however, reduce the resolution by half, the scanning time is reduced to 36 seconds.
Main advantages:
  • High resolution scan
  • Not the highest cost
  • Compact dimensions and minimum weight
Minuses:
  • Narrow specialization
  • Long scan at the highest resolution
9.8 / 10
Rating

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