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Canon CanoScan N670U

The CanoScan N670U scanner is a truly remarkable addition to your home or workplace. Its intelligent, state-of-the-art features save you time, and the...

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Review of "Canon CanoScan N670U"

published 02/08/2004 | bristol_steve
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Pro Reliable; No additional power (will work mobile with laptop); Cheap
Cons Slow scan speed.
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"Scanner of choice for occasional use."

I’ve owned a couple of dirt-cheap scanners… mainly as an alternative to buying a photocopier to use for 2-3 sheets per month – this is the best scanner by a huge margin. I’ve never been concerned about photographic quality – or even in colour… though I think the Cannon does OK on those points – most of my scans are 200DPI greyscale which I then laser-print for my records.

In my opinion the scanner is great – very simple and easy to use and far more reliable than the “Trust” pile-of-useless-cruft it replaces. If you scan more than 10 sheets a week or if you work with photographic images for publication you should take this review with a pinch of salt… if, like me, you use it to occasionally take copies of brief documents to archive, print or email – you can’t go wrong.

If you want a cheap scanner with a simple interface (but you don’t care about speed) then this is one of the best – in my opinion. In my experience it has been a cost-effective straightforward tool to do a job – nothing more; nothing less. If you just want a basic scanner that "just works" (which is all I wanted and all I still want) – then it is perfect in every respect.

[I've been asked where to buy this... an almost identical model is available from Ebuyer for £31.40+VAT... http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=42975 ]

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  • bristol_steve published 10/08/2004
    I paid £70 - though I've seen it for as little as £30 in "walk-in" shops - I'm afraid you will have to shop around to find one.
  • jesi published 10/08/2004
    You have given me all the details except price? &#8776;&#8776;&#8776;&#8776;{; -)-{{:::::|||||<
  • bristol_steve published 03/08/2004
    I don’t think I wanted to sell you the scanner… per se. If you want a cheap scanner with a simple interface (but you don’t care about speed) then this is one of the best – in my opinion. In my experience it has been a cost-effective straightforward tool to do a job – nothing more; nothing less. If you just want a basic scanner that "just works" (which is all I wanted and all I still want) – then it is perfect in every respect.
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Product Information : Canon CanoScan N670U

Manufacturer's product description

The CanoScan N670U scanner is a truly remarkable addition to your home or workplace. Its intelligent, state-of-the-art features save you time, and the unbelievable price can save you money. Its sleek styling looks great on any desktop. And the results you'll achieve are simply spectacular. At just over one inch high, the N670U scanner is one of the smallest 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. Then scan, copy or e-mail your images in just one step using the three convenient external buttons. You can even burn complete photos onto CDs with ease. So it's easier than ever to take advantage of this scanner's full capabilities: remarkable 48-bit and 600 x 1200 dpi resolution that gives you over 281-trillion possible colors for richer, more robust scans. The accompanying stand allows you to stand up the N670U scanner to make room on your desk, and still use it to scan at anytime. Canon's advanced Z-Lid Expansion Top will forever change the way you scan bulky items, such as books and magazines. Other scanner covers lift only at an angle and become uneven and awkward when scanning anything that isn't completely flat. The N670U scanner cover includes a special expansion hinge that lifts vertically and lays flat to create the space needed for bulky items, and to help ensure clear scans.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon CanoScan N670U - flatbed scanner

Device Type: Flatbed scanner - desktop

Interface Type: USB

Scan Element Type: Contact Image Sensor

Max Supported Document Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm), 216 x 297 mm, ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)

Input Type: Colour

Grayscale / Color Depth: 8-bit (256 grey levels) / 48-bit colour, 16-bit (64K grey levels) / 48-bit colour, 8-bit (256 grey levels) / 24-bit (16.7 million colours), 16-bit (64k colours) / 48-bit colour

Optical Resolution: 600 dpi x 1200 dpi

Interpolated Resolution: 9600 dpi x 9600 dpi

Scan Speed: 16 ms / line (colour), 16 sec / page (colour)

Max Document Size: 216 mm x 297 mm

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

Document Feeder Type: Manual load

System Requirements: Apple MacOS 8.6 or later, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows 98/2000, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows XP

Dimensions (WxDxH): 25.6 cm x 38.3 cm x 3.4 cm, 25.6 cm x 38.4 cm x 3.4 cm, 26 cm x 38.4 cm x 3.7 cm

Weight: 1.5 kg

Data Transfer Rate: 12 MBps, 1.5 MBps

Localisation: Italian / Italy

Light Source: RGB LED array

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Grayscale / Color Depth (External): 8-bit (256 colours) / 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

General

MPN: 7103A003AA, 7103A003, N670U, 7103A003AB, 7103A002AA

Type: Flatbed scanner - desktop

Interface Type: USB

Max Supported Document Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm), 216 x 297 mm, ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)

Enclosure Colour: Blue

Localisation: Italian / Italy

Scanner

Input Type: Colour

Grayscale Depth: 8-bit (256 grey levels), 16-bit (64K grey levels), 16-bit (64k colours)

Colour Depth: 48-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

Scan Speed: 16 ms / line (colour), 16 sec / page (colour)

Compliant Standards: TWAIN

Bulb / Light Source Type: RGB LED array, LiDE (LED Indirect Exposure)

Data Transfer Rate: 12 MBps, 1.5 MBps

Scanner Speed Details: 16 ms/line - colour - 600 dpi ¦ 5.3 ms/line - greyscale - 600 dpi ¦ 5.3 ms/line - black & white - 600 dpi

Grayscale Depth (External): 8-bit (256 colours)

Colour Depth (External): 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Media Handling

Max Document Size: 216 mm x 297 mm

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

Document Feeder Type: Manual load

Expansion / Connectivity

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

Interfaces: USB - Type B

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable, 1 x USB cable - 1.5 m

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Adobe Acrobat Reader, ScanGear Toolbox CS, ArcSoft PhotoStudio 2000, ScanSoft OmniPage Pro

OS Required: Apple MacOS 8.6 or later, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows 98/2000, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows XP

Peripheral / Interface Devices: USB port

Min RAM Size: 64 MB, 128 MB

Additional Requirements: 2x CD-ROM, USB port

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 25.6 cm, 26 cm

Depth: 38.3 cm, 38.4 cm

Height: 3.4 cm, 3.7 cm

Weight: 1.5 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%

Manufacturer Warranty

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

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

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