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Community Level 2djfoulkes

djfoulkes

My best scanner yet, by far

AdvantagesQuality scans, very fast, good price

DisadvantagesNone really

"...impressed – I bought a Canon branded product, as I know from past experience that with devices such as optical peripherals the branded items are usually the best. I was impressed when I first tried it out. It is a USB product (although there is a similar product available with a parallel connection), and plugs straight into the PC and is nearly ready to go. The supplied software is very easy and quick to install, and the scanner is ready ..." Read review
04.08.2001

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Community Level 2PaulCatter...

PaulCatterall

This is the best...forget the rest

AdvantagesSuperb quality scans, fast, reliable, ultra-easy to install and operate, USB a genial idea!

DisadvantagesSo light as to be almost flimsy?

"...results. In the knowledge that Canon have been professional market leaders in the optival and photographics industry for longer than I have been around, I thought their products would be a good place to start. I was initially suprised at how Canon could offer such an innovative scanner as the N650U for such an affordable price (£65-£69). It truly does knock spots off the competition being considerably smaller, sleeker, and tidier on the desk. ..." Read review
11.03.2001

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Community Level 2iMacfan

iMacfan

Canoscan 650U - A real Winner

AdvantagesSpeed, size, no power cable and quality

DisadvantagesNone 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 little over two...), I had never really looked into the Scanner Market before, but there seemed to be only one real choice - The CanoScan 650u. It ..." Read review
10.05.2001

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Community Level 4one47

one47

This scanner is TOO good.

AdvantagesSmall, cheap, quality.

DisadvantagesNone.

"...sites pointed me at the Canon N650U. Not because it is the absolute best, but because it is: a) Sensibly priced. It can be had for between £50 and £70 depending on where its bought, and what discount vouchers you have in your sweaty palm this week. b) Better than a home user is ever likely to need. 1200x600 doesn't sound like much these days, but it is all you are ever likely to need unless you plan on doing photo-editing at a professional level. c) ..." Read review
17.07.2001

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Community Level 2Jehaz

Jehaz

Style over performance. Photo-unrealistic.

AdvantagesSmall, good driver interface

DisadvantagesLow colour-accuracy, only 600x resolution, moire

"...poor quality, so I called Canon and they sent a Canon Technical Support Engineer around. He looked at the scanning and agreed that it was too poor quality and that the scanner must be malfunctioning. It turned out though that the scanner was functioning within normal parameters. What does this tell you? The scanner does however have a USB, as most modern scanner should, leaving out the parallel interface. The driver is also the best I have seen, ..." Read review
19.08.2001

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Community Level 1Cool_Orange

Cool_Orange

The new model ... N656U

AdvantagesLight, USB, Small/Thin

DisadvantagesSofware 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. The requirments of the scanner are : Win98/2000 or Mac 09/Os X. ( I run my scanner on Mac Os 9.0.4 - & have no problems) Also a very useful pont ..." Read review
13.03.2001

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Ideal Road Warrior scanner, also good at home

AdvantagesLight portable and uses USB port for power

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

"...for the reasons, why the Canon CanonScan N650U in particular? Well - for starters I though the price was pretty good the usual price is supposedly nearer £60, secondly, Canon have a reputation for making high quality equipment. The scanner uses LED technology to illuminate the subject, that makes it considerably lighter and smaller than traditional models. The disadvantage of this is it's really only any good with 'flat' objects. It can ..." Read review
27.04.2003

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Outstanding Value ---UPDATE 24-04-01---

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

Disadvantagesnone

"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 can be used on Macs or PCs. However you do need a newish operating system to operate the scanner (in order to support the USB port), namely Mac OS 8.5 or ..." Read review
10.11.2000

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Community Level 2WORLDOFADSL

WORLDOFADSL

Looking for a scanner buy this one

AdvantagesLOW LOW COST

DisadvantagesCANT 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 ----------------------------------------------------------- I wasn't expecting much for £70. Did I ever get a surprise! I would buy another one ..." Read review
12.07.2001

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Community Level 1tonyrai

tonyrai

Canoscan for ME

AdvantagesCheap,tiny footprint,lightweight,excellent performance

Disadvantagesnone 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 with ME. After reading positive reviews, postings in news groups and visiting various stores I decided to go for the Canoscan N650U and in my opinion ..." Read review
28.05.2001

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Community Level 1Farside

Farside

So sleek it's almost sexy

AdvantagesYou don't need another AC socket

DisadvantagesNone yet

"...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 that the scanner gets it’s power from the computer so you don’t need yet another AC socket to plug it into. As well as being only just over an inch thick it’s footprint is little bigger than ..." Read review
16.02.2001

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Community Level 2querth

querth

Practical and portable

AdvantagesSmall, no power required

DisadvantagesLid 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 telephone directory. Its size and lack of power adaptor makes it great for use with a laptop on the move. The scanner lid features what Canon call a ..." Read review
13.01.2004

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Community Level 4newb00ts

newb00ts

USB power, the future?

AdvantagesGood quality scans, powered by USB

DisadvantagesNone apparent

"...comes with the USB cable, Canon scangear toolbox to allow you to set various different scanning modes and resolutions it also allows you to preview a scan so you can alter the colour, resolution or contrast if you so want. You can also zoom in on certain areas of a document and in the final scan they will be enlarged. The scanner also comes with a great easy to use photo editing program. The scanner also comes bundled with omnipage pro, a program ..." Read review
06.01.2004

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Community Level 2emsky2001

emsky2001

Scan-tastic

AdvantagesSmall, light, compact, fast

DisadvantagesNone

"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 the same scanner, in a more modern looking shell which would cost twice as much. He personally recommended it, and I decided to buy, costing me about £35.00 ..." Read review
01.06.2004

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Community Level 2biogenetics

biogenetics

What can I say?

AdvantagesSpeedy scanning, many options, Excellent Quality

DisadvantagesNone

"This scanner has been in our house now for probably about 18 months, and in this time it has undertaken many tasks and surpassed our expectations every time. Its pinpoint scanning accuracy simply cannot be beaten. For the price which was paid this scanner offers a USB cable as its method of data transfer which immediately eliminates the need for a separate power supply. It also means that the scanner can operate much faster than a parallel port ..." Read review
23.08.2003

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