12 best scanners
In recent years, digital copies of documents have become increasingly popular, which a scanner will help to make. There are a large number of models from different manufacturers on the market, so the choice is often difficult. Below are the top 12 scanners and tips for buying them.
- one How to choose a good scanner
- 1.1 Type of
- 1.2 Permission
- 1.3 Sensor
- 2 Tablet
- 2.1 1. Canon CanoScan LiDE 400
- 2.2 2. Epson Perfection V19
- 2.3 3. Epson WorkForce DS-1630
- 3 lingering
- 3.1 1.Canon P‑215II
- 3.2 2.Canon imageFORMULA P‑208II
- 3.3 3. Kodak ScanMate i940
- four With autofeed
- 4.1 1. HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1
- 4.2 2. HP ScanJet 5590
- 4.3 3. HP ScanJet Pro 4500 fn1
- 5 slide scanners
- 5.1 1. Plustek Optic Film 8100
- 5.2 2. ESPADA QPix MDFC 1400
- 6 Handheld portable scanner
- 6.1 1.ESPADA iScan A4
How to choose a good scanner
There are several criteria that affect the quality of a scanner. How to choose a good model for them is described below.
Today there are four types of scanners that are most in demand.
- Tablet. The most common type, where a document is placed on a glass surface, and a light strip is located below it. Due to this, the text or image is digitized. Such scanners are suitable for large volumes of work and any documents.
- Drawstring. This device is similar in principle to printers. Scanning is carried out inside the scanner. One sheet is scanned in one procedure, and not all paper can be scanned in this way, which makes them not very versatile.
- slide scanner. This is a kind of professional models that are used by photographers and designers to scan slides or film.
- hand scanners. These are compact devices that you can carry around and use offline, but the quality of documents on them is rather mediocre.
With permission, everything is quite simple. The higher it is, the better the result, but chasing the model with the highest resolution may not be practical, since what needs to be scanned is also important.
If you plan to work with text, then a model with a resolution of 600 * 600 pixels will suffice. For amateur photographs or texts where pictures are found, it is worth buying a model of 1200 * 1200 pixels. For professional photos, you need 2400*2400, if you need to digitize photos or other complex images where detail is important, you should choose a 3600*3600 scanner.
The scanner’s sensor is important. It is he who is responsible for processing the light signal and converting it into a digital image. There are two types of sensor in total:
- CIS is an inexpensive sensor used in affordable devices. Usually they are light and easy to use, but these sensors have a shallow depth of field, and therefore, if the lid is loose, the quality of the digital copy is mediocre.
- CCD sensors are used in professional models. They are a microchip with an optical system. Because of this, they are large, which affects the dimensions of the scanner itself. In addition, they are heavy, noisy and quite expensive. But as an advantage, users with their help get a high-quality image with high detail and accurate color reproduction.
The rating of scanners will be opened by tablet models that are suitable for solving basic tasks in an office or at home.
1. Canon CanoScan LiDE 400
A cheap and reliable scanner for home use can be offered by Canon to customers. The model is equipped with a CIS sensor, connects to a PC via USB‑C and is compatible with Windows and MacOS. This scanner has a high resolution of 4800×4800 dpi and a color depth of 48 bits. The model is light and compact, powered directly from a PC, saves scanned files in PDF format. A4 sheets are scanned at 8 seconds per page, while a 15*10 color photo takes 4 seconds.
- modern USB‑C interface;
- a high resolution;
- Powered by USB, so you don’t need to plug it into a power outlet.
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Ivan — Weight, dimensions
— More or less smart software (the scanner itself cuts the photos that I scan in one go and pretty well)
— You can put it vertically on a stand, but I still don’t understand why this is and how to scan then
den smetanyuk Vertical arrangement, takes up little space.
The presence of functional buttons.
2. Epson Perfection V19
Epson’s flatbed photo scanner isn’t cheap, but the quality is excellent. Its resolution is 4800*4800, speed — one A4 in 10 seconds, color depth — 48 bits. The sensor and it uses the CIS type. Files can be saved in JPEG, PDF, TIFF formats. The model is compact and lightweight. The connection is via microUSB, and thanks to the built-in stand it can be used in vertical mode.
- removable cover;
- a high resolution;
- vertical arrangement;
- powered by USB.
Oleg There were several other scanners of this type in the warranty workshop. Everyone has the same problem. The carriage clings to the wires. It unfolds across the scanning direction.
Dmitry E. I bought an Epson 1620 to replace it. Not disappointed. Great choice for home and home office. I scan all the time, mostly documents. For the photo I don’t know how, until you need it.
3. Epson WorkForce DS-1630
This office scanner provides 1200*1200 pixel quality, and its productivity is 10 sheets per minute for color documents and 20 for black/white. It has an auto paper feed function and duplex scanning. Finished files can be saved in JPEG, TIFF, TIFF, PDF, PDF formats. It connects via USB‑A, compatibility is declared with Windows and MacOS, the sensor used is CIS.
- automatic filing of documents;
- duplex scanning.
- short connection cable;
Name hidden There are no complaints about the functionality, but the ease of use is very large.
Vladimir Mokhov Compact, good speed, there are two-sided, and also in-line scanning
Roll-through scanners are a great option for professional use when large volumes of documents need to be scanned. The best models of this type are presented below.
The Canon P‑215II Roll-Through Scanner is a portable, USB-powered model with a small footprint. It is compatible with Windows and MacOS, delivers 600*600 dot quality, and delivers 30 sheets per minute. The model has autofeed up to 20 A4 sheets, although it can also scan ID cards and embossed cards.
- high performance;
- automatic submission of documents.
- sometimes grabs two sheets at once.
Dmitry P. Operates from USB without external power supply. Duplex scanning. B/W scans quite quickly, a two-sided scan is done in one pass and no longer than a one-sided one.
Dmitry S. Everything is fine, except for one drawback that crosses everything out (see below)
2.Canon imageFORMULA P‑208II
An excellent 8ppm CIS powered scanner with USB power. The device is compatible with appliances on Windows and macOS, allows you to scan not only documents, but also embossed cards or photos.
- ultra-compact dimensions;
- powered by USB;
Alexander Vasiliev Small, scans quickly and quietly, has autofeed, double-sided scanning, opens — can be cleaned, turns off when the front cover is closed
Andrey Zhuk Compact
When scanning, it automatically determines the text, if it is on both sides, it scans it from two and makes each side a separate file.
3. Kodak ScanMate i940
The autofeed scanner with CIS type sensor connects to the equipment via USB and is only compatible with Windows. In color, productivity is 30 images per minute, monochrome prints per minute, you can get 40 pages. Saving the result is possible in TIFF, JPEG, RTF, BMP. Capacity for documents it is designed for 20 sheets.
- automatic sheet feeding;
- high performance.
- non-working software.
Andrei Valerievich S. Great scanner for A4 documents. Despite its compact size, it is very functional. The 20-sheet tray and 20 ppm speed are acceptable specifications for small office or home use.
Alexander It costs a lot, an unrealistic bummer that does not work with mac
For those who often scan a large number of documents, a device with an automatic sheet feeder is a good solution. The best of them are presented below.
1. HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1
This scanner is equipped with a CIS sensor, is connected with a USB cable and receives power through it. Device compatibility – Windows and MacOS. The resolution is 1200*1200 dots, the speed is 40 pages per minute. The model has a color depth of 48 bits, a two-sided sheet feeding system, and electronically files can be saved in PDF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, RTF and PDF.
- sheet feed is mediocre.
anton gray Fairly compact
The quality of the scans is quite good for our purposes.
User deleted I would never have thought that HP could do so badly. One gets the impression that the device is very raw and unfinished.
The price for THIS is also very doubtful. Had I known that there would be such problems, it would be better not to take it.
2. HP ScanJet 5590
Model with autofeed, CCD sensor and the ability to scan films or slides. The device connects with a USB cable and is compatible with Windows, Linux and MacOS. The resolution is 2400 * 2400 dots, the scanning speed is 36 seconds for black and white text and 28 seconds for photos 10 * 15 cm. Autofeed is designed for 50 sheets, finished documents are saved in BMP, JPEG, TIFF, TIFF, PNG, PCX, PDF.
Sergey S. Are they still being sold? Horror! Model 2006. Here he climbed — from the bottom of product china, on the cover above the scanning glass of product singapore. This is HP nonsense.
Artem I. Great device, scans great, fast. Threw many pages at once and forward.
3. HP ScanJet Pro 4500 fn1
Tablet-type model with 1 GB built-in memory, USB or Ethernet wired connection, and wireless networking. Compatibility is declared with MacOS and Windows. This device has a CIS sensor that can scan with a maximum resolution of 1200*1200 dots. Color depth — 24 bits, speed — 60 images per minute. Scanning of sheets in the model is one-sided, the capacity for automatic feeding holds 50 sheets. Documents are saved in PDF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, RTF format.
- high speed;
- connection to a local network;
- very expensive;
- not repairable;
- quickly fails.
Kukry N. Excellent hardware, good quality and scanning speed
Dmitry Functionality, speed. But for the money, nothing out of the ordinary.
Slide scanners are devices designed specifically for scanning photographic film. Given that film photography is experiencing a renaissance, these scanners have regained popularity, and the best of them are presented below.
1. Plustek Optic Film 8100
This model is equipped with a CCD sensor, connects via USB to appliances on Windows or MacOS. The device stores 48 bits of color information and scans at a resolution of 7200*7200 dots. For convenience, a set of frames for fixing the film is included in the package.
- very high resolution;
- powered by USB.
- manual broach;
- slow work — 8 minutes per frame.
Name hidden Excellent scan quality — real optical resolution of 3800 ppi. Much better than flatbeds, which, however, scan medium (and sometimes large) format, and just a little less than the top Nikon with 4000 ppi.
Compact, easy to store in a drawer when not in use.
Alexey Didenko I didn’t really have a choice, either a tablet or a plustek.
2. ESPADA QPix MDFC 1400
The affordable film scanner has a CMOS type sensor, connects via USB and supports iOS and Windows devices. Its resolution is 3200*4000 dots, it takes 3 seconds for one frame. The color depth of the model is 32 bits, the result is saved in JPEG.
- high speed;
- USB connection.
- resolution is not too high for film.
Sergey K. Scan speed
Roll film scanning
Embedded Screen Preview
Connecting to a computer as a storage device
Yuri Glazkov Easy to use, frames included, scans well and quickly, normal color reproduction (customizable).
Handheld portable scanner
The handheld portable scanner will close the rating, which will appeal to those who are often on the road and have to work with documents at the same time.
1.ESPADA iScan A4
A miniature device designed to work with A4 format. It is equipped with a CIS sensor and uses USB to synchronize with appliances on Windows and MacOS. The model demonstrates the quality of 900*900 dots, its performance is 12 seconds per sheet. You can save the result in JPG and PDF format. For portable use, the scanner can be powered by two AA batteries.
- Runs on USB or batteries.
- not very convenient to use.
Vladimir It doesn’t matter Everything works flawlessly, the product is worth its money
Alexandra. I liked the idea of creating a portable scanner.