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Canon CanoScan N650U

The groundbreaking CanoScan N650U USB flatbed scanner launches a new era in scanning performance, innovation and value - giving you the power to do so...

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Excellent

“My best scanner yet, by far”

published 04/08/2001

ProQuality scans, very fast, good price

ConsNone really

I need good scanning facilities – it is fundamental to the running of my life. I need to scan documents, photos and anything else I can fit under the lid of the scanner. Sadly a short while ago my scanner broke down and so I searched for a new one. I finally found this scanner for a very...

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Excellent

ProSuperb quality scans, fast, reliable, ultra-easy t...

ConsSo light as to be almost flimsy?

After having seen some rave reviews on this product, I decided to take the plunge and buy one. Some of you may already have read of my unfortunate encounter with Jungle.com in relation to my purchasing a scanner, and because of this, I ended up buying from Comet. Owing to the constraints of...

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Good

ProSmall, good driver interface

ConsLow colour-accuracy, only 600x resolution, moire

This scanner instantly looks appealing because it is so compact. But do not be fooled into thinking it can perform anywhere near as good as the Epson Perfection 1240U ! Firstly, most conventional scanners use a white light that reflects colours off your photo/documents onto a mirror, which then...

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Excellent

ProSpeed, size, no power cable and quality

ConsNone really

When My last scanner took 15 minutes to scan an image in low res, and then crashed my computer, I knew that it was time to get a new one. So I looked hard at all the possibilities. As my last scanner (A very large UMAX 1200u)had been free when I bought my Bondi-Blue iMac so many years ago (well a...

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Excellent

ProLight portable and uses USB port for power

ConsXP OK, no 64 bit support for Vista or Windows 7

The CanonScan N650U is equally happy being used in the field, or as a low-volume home/ small office scanner. I've owned one for a little over a year, and bought it in a sale from Argos for under fifty quid. I won't go into the feature list in any great detail, there are literally dozens of...

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Excellent

“This scanner is TOO good.”

published 17/07/2001

ProSmall, cheap, quality.

ConsNone.

OK, so first the obvious - The 'U' in N650U means 'USB', so unless you know you have a USB port on your computer, don't go here. I have a family member who would like to steal my new scanner, but he can't :-) I read Ciao, and I read DooYoo looking for advice on a good scanner, and both sites...

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Super

“The new model ... N656U”

published 13/03/2001

ProLight, USB, Small/Thin

ConsSofware side of things

Basically this scanner model is generally the same as the N650U. The first noticeable difference is the apperance of the scanner. Instead of just having the standard white coloured scanner you can now have a Chrome scanner. Also as with the previous model there's a Quick Start button on the front...

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Excellent

ProLOW LOW COST

ConsCANT SCAN 3D OBJECTS

The scanner has the following features :- Resolution: 600 x 1200 dpi Compatibility: Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Mac® OS 8.5 or later 42-bit resolution External programmable button for one-touch scanning. Z-Lid™ Expansion Top to aid in scanning bulky items...

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Excellent

“Canoscan for ME”

published 28/05/2001

ProCheap,tiny footprint,lightweight,excellent perform...

Consnone really

When I built my new computer I installed Windows ME and one casualty of this was my old scanner which being old and cheap was no longer supported on the manufacturers web site. So I approached replacing the scanner with some trepidation as I saw a number of horror stories regarding compatibility...

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Excellent

ProLight, small, easy to install, both for PC or Mac.

Consnone

I picked up the latest Canon Scanner for a mere ATS1690 (ca GBP75) and have been very impressed by its capabilities. Surprisingly, even though it offers better quality scanning (42 bit vs 36 bit) than the N630U, it is still cheaper. This scanner is excellent, not least because as a USB device, it...

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Excellent

“So sleek it's almost sexy”

published 16/02/2001

ProYou don't need another AC socket

ConsNone yet

I bought the Canoscan N656U simply because it looks so good and I trust Canon to make a quality product. It is so thin compared to the majority of scanners on the market that there was just no other choice. Other features that helped my decision were: It has a simple USB connection, which means...

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Excellent

“ Practical and portable”

published 13/01/2004

ProSmall, no power required

ConsLid design is limiting

The Canon Canoscan N650 uses a USB 1.1 interface, drawing power from the host PC. This means no power adaptor making it very easy to move the scanner between computers. Compared to my last scanner (a Umax Vista S6E) this one is tiny - not much bigger than an A4 page and about half as thick as a...

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Super

“USB power, the future?”

published 06/01/2004

ProGood quality scans, powered by USB

ConsNone apparent

I purchased this scanner around a year ago now from the now defunct Jungle.com for £59.99 This is my first ever scanner so I have little to compare it to but this scanner does all I require and it does it fast and well. Style Well designed, stylish looking scanner. Unbelievably thin (just above 2...

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Excellent

“Scanner from Heaven”

published 06/12/2000

ProSuper slimline design

ConsNone to mention

I recently received the Canon N650U as a gift for my birthday. The whole piece of equipment is great. Slimline design so not taking much space to store, uses a USB port so need for bulkey adaptors and it comes with a great range of software.What more can I say...the price is not bad although I...

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Excellent

“Scan-tastic”

published 01/06/2004

ProSmall, light, compact, fast

ConsNone

I needed a scanner for uni work and went to our local stationery superstore. After being bamboozled by the number of scanners on display, one of the assistants suggested I go for the CanoScan N650U. He told me that it was a lot cheaper than the other scanners because it was being superseded by...

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Product Information : Canon CanoScan N650U

Manufacturer's product description

The groundbreaking CanoScan N650U USB flatbed scanner launches a new era in scanning performance, innovation and value - giving you the power to do so much more, for so much less. At just over 2,5 cm high, the N650U scanner is one of the thinnest flatbed scanners in the world. It's also one of the easiest to set up and use. Connect with just a single USB cable to any compatible Mac or PC - no power cord or bulky transformers are necessary. Just plug it in to your computer and scan photos, graphics, copy and more at a remarkable 600 x 1200 dpi for crisp, clear images. Plus, 42-bit resolution gives you over four trillion possible colors for richer, more robust scans. It even has an external programmable button for fast, one-touch scanning. Canon's exclusive Z-Lid Expansion Top will change the way you scan bulky items, such as books and magazines. Many other scanner covers lift only at an angle and become uneven and awkward when scanning anything that isn't completely flat. The N650U scanner includes a special expansion hinge that lifts up to one 2,5 cm vertically allowing the lid to lie flat, creating the space needed for bulky items.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon CanoScan N650U - flatbed scanner

Device Type: Flatbed scanner - desktop

Interface Type: USB

Scan Element Type: Contact Image Sensor (CIS), Contact Image Sensor

Light Source: RGB LED array

Max Supported Document Size: ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), 216 x 297 mm

Input Type: Colour

Grayscale / Color Depth: 14-bit grey / 42-bit colour, 8-bit (256 grey levels) / 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Optical Resolution: 600 dpi x 1200 dpi

Interpolated Resolution: 9600 dpi x 9600 dpi

Max Document Size: 216 mm x 297 mm

Supported Document Type: Plain paper, bulk objects (such as books)

Document Feeder Type: Manual load

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 98, Apple MacOS 8.5 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Dimensions (WxDxH): 25.7 cm x 37.3 cm x 3.3 cm, 25.6 cm x 37.3 cm x 3.4 cm, 25.6 cm x 37.3 cm x 3.3 cm

Weight: 1.4 kg, 1.5 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Data Transfer Rate: 12 MBps

Scan Speed: 112 sec / page (colour)

Localisation: English / United States

General

MPN: CSCANN650U, CSN650U, 0770A003AA, F91-4641BX, N650U, 5058907, F91-4631-US1

Type: Flatbed scanner - desktop

Interface Type: USB

Max Supported Document Size: ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), 216 x 297 mm

Enclosure Colour: White

Localisation: English / United States

Scanner

Input Type: Colour

Grayscale Depth: 14-bit grey, 8-bit (256 grey levels)

Colour Depth: 42-bit colour, 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Optical Resolution: 600 dpi x 1200 dpi

Interpolated Resolution: 9600 dpi x 9600 dpi

Scan Mode: Single-pass

Scan Element Type: Contact Image Sensor (CIS), Contact Image Sensor

Bulb / Light Source Type: RGB LED array

Compliant Standards: TWAIN

Scan Speed: 112 sec / page (colour)

Data Transfer Rate: 12 MBps

Media Handling

Max Document Size: 216 mm x 297 mm

Supported Document Type: Plain paper, bulk objects (such as books)

Document Feeder Type: Manual load

Expansion / Connectivity

Connections: 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A, 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type B

Miscellaneous

Cables Included: 1 x serial cable, 1 x USB cable

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play

Power

Power Device: External power adapter, Internal power supply

Power Consumption Operational ( Standby ): 2.5 Watt ( 12.5 mW )

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Caere Omnipage, ScanGear Toolbox CS, ArcSoft PhotoStudio 2000

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98, Apple MacOS 8.5 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Additional Requirements: CD-ROM, SVGA monitor

Peripheral / Interface Devices: SVGA monitor, USB port

Min RAM Size: 32 MB

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 25.7 cm, 25.6 cm

Depth: 37.3 cm

Height: 3.3 cm, 3.4 cm

Weight: 1.4 kg, 1.5 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - carry-in, Limited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C, 30 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%

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