Canon CanoScan 8000F Flatbed Scanner

USB - MPN: 8131A002
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The CanoScan 8000F USB Flatbed Scanner offers resolutions up to 2400 x 4800 dpi-4 times greater than 1200 x 2400 scanners- for images with incredible detail that maintain their quality when enlarged. Results are made even more spectacular with 48-bit depth processing for over 281 trillion possible colors (in/out). Its speed is just as impressive. A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface enables incredible scanning speeds-up to 2.5 times faster than USB 1.1* - perfect for handling complex images. To quickly and conveniently add negatives or slides to any project, a built-in 35mm film adapter scans up to 12 negative frames or 4 mounted slides at a time.
Quick Glance
Scanner Type Flatbed Scanner
Interface Connection 1 x USB 2.0 USB
Max Vertical Scan Size 11.7 in
Scan Depth 48 bit Color / 16 bit Grayscale
User Reviews
3 Star Review   By member birdman 1101 - Jan 6, 2005   

Strengths: Programmable quick buttons on front, good flatbad scan quality and software.

Weakness: Weak film scanning, overpriced.

Do not buy this scanner if you're thinking about scanning more than just a few photos now and then. I thought it would save me some time by making quick contact prints of my slides and negatives, but I was way wrong. Even small film scans of, say, 400x600 pixels took about 60 seconds (way too long if you've got a lot of photos). If you want to make a high resolution scan at 2400 dpi, then after you hit the start button go and make some coffee, have a snack and come back later... it might be done then. If you want to batch scan 4 slides, or, God forbid, 8 neg's, then just leave it running overnight. I don't mean to harp on it too much, but my 4-year-old Nikon Coolscan IV can do all these things in seconds or a few minutes at the most, and you can buy these on Ebay for less than $300. That said, (if you're still reading this I'm impressed), the flatbed scanning capabilities of this machine are great. The buttons on the front are great for copying to your printer and scanning at different resolutions and color schemes. But the only redeeming quality about this unit is that my old parallel-port scanner was on the fritz. It should be priced under $100 (I paid $127 before shipping and tax).

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4 Star Review   By member fafedd - Apr 26, 2004   

Strengths: Great Scanner for pictures and good with negatives. Easy to use

Weakness: No software for Mac OSX Panther in the box. Not so good on slides

Using a Mac with Panther I did not bother with software included in the box. Downloaded drivers and toolbox from Canon, everything worked fine, from the front outside panel (printing directly to a Lexmark printer included) to setting up the toolbox to work with my Photoshop and my Photo Elements II. Only I is included in the box, that only runs on OS9 (classic). The OCR software included does not work on Panther, not even on classic. I bought Omnipage pro X and the OCR function is now better than any other scanners I tried. PROS: Beautiful looking scanner, huge after my LIDE, beautiful scanning capabilities on pictures, great on negatives, not too good on slides but great on OCR. CONS: Long time for lamp to adjust every time you change settings, only once if you keep scanning at same setting for a while. Scanning itself is very fast, lamp adjustment being slow takes away from speed. For Mac OSX Panther, use your own software and drivers and you get a great scanner for your system. A little slower than Epson because of lamp adjustment, but far better for the Mac and great customer service from Canon. Mine was defective from Newegg, Canon replaced it overnight after 1 phone call.

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5 Star Review   By member daviddeen - Mar 31, 2004   

Strengths: Image quality, ease of use and installation.

Weakness: Noisy, slow.

I was used to a slow scanner and I'm in no rush, sothe speed doesn't bother me. And it is more talkative than my old scaner, but that doesn't really bother me, either. So both "weaknesses" aren't ones I'm going to complain about. It gets much better scans than my old scanner, though, and was a breeze to install. So far I don't have any complaints!

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4 Star Review   By member JimmeToot - Mar 31, 2004   

Strengths: Very easy to use with one touch button scanning. A sleek style that fits well with my home office layout

Weakness: Not as friendly to Mac's OSX as literature would lead me to believe. Slide insert does not fit my 35mm older slides so I had to adapt.

So far so good - easy to scan and print right from the scanner. email attachments are a snap. Customer Service is very helpful and prompt - no long waits on hold.

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2 Star Review   By member jasoncwlee - Mar 16, 2004   

Strengths: Good software bundle, excellent image and text quality, easy to use interface, copy to printer works

Weakness: Slow scanning speed, noisy, no power switch, include Photoshop Element 1.0

I was looking for a high image quality FAST flat bed scanner and found 2 within my budget both MSRP$199, Canon 8000F and Epson 3170 so I bought 2 to compare. Both exhibit excellent image and text quality, both include negative/slide adapter and both have great software bundle. However, 8000F comes with Photoshop Element 1.0 where as Epson 3170 comes with Element 2.0 which is $50 value by itself. The slow scan speed of this 8000F makes this unsuitable for my need. Preview takes 7 second as oppose to 4 sec advertised speed. Scanning color photo full bed at 300dpi takes 43 sec, 96dpi takes 23 sec. The canon website says this is a fast scanner but my test proves otherwise. With the same PC setup for Epson 3170, preview takes only 4 sec, 300dpi color photo full bed takes 23 sec, and 96dpi takes 9.3 sec. 8000F is also noisier than the 3170. Another minor problem is 8000F does not have a power switch like the Epson. One good thing about the 8000F is the copy to printer function works and OCR is a tiny bit more accurate than 3170. Canon makes great printer which I also own but their scanner is a disappointment. I would not recommend user to buy this scanner.

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5 Star Review   By member spn_tx - Mar 1, 2004   

Strengths: Excellent image and text quality, very complete software bundle, easy to use, ability to scan 35mm film and slides, very well built and fast.

I upgraded to the CanoScan 8000F from an old Mustek and I am totaly impressed with the results. The CanoScan 8000F performs stunning image scans. Skin tones are very accurate and natural. Very few, if any, adjustments needed in photo editing software. Hard to tell original from scanned image. Text scans are excellent. It installed fast and with no problems in Windows XP. Also a nice feature is the ability to scan 35mm film and slides. I have tried the 35mm film scan with very good results. On my experience the CanoScan 8000F is a winner and I would highly recommend it.

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5 Star Review   By member WL7M - Dec 29, 2002   

Strengths: Powerful, Fast, Excellent Quality

Weakness: A bit pricey but excellent quality

I bought it to copy 6000 slides - it has been WONDERFUL! Results feature a high quality reproduction - great software included with purchase to touch up the copies. It copies 4 slides at once, but USB 2.0 speeds things along. Easy installation on my WinXP system. Highly recommended!

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Product Details
Description
The CanoScan 8000F USB Flatbed Scanner offers resolutions up to 2400 x 4800 dpi-4 times greater than 1200 x 2400 scanners- for images with incredible detail that maintain their quality when enlarged. Results are made even more spectacular with 48-bit depth processing for over 281 trillion possible colors (in/out). Its speed is just as impressive. A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface enables incredible scanning speeds-up to 2.5 times faster than USB 1.1* - perfect for handling complex images. To quickly and conveniently add negatives or slides to any project, a built-in 35mm film adapter scans up to 12 negative frames or 4 mounted slides at a time.
Quick Glance
Scanner Type Flatbed Scanner
Interface Connection 1 x USB 2.0 USB
Max Vertical Scan Size 11.7 in
Scan Depth 48 bit Color / 16 bit Grayscale
Summary
Product Title Canon CanoScan 8000F Flatbed Scanner
Manufacturer Canon
Lowest Price $489.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.0 | 7 Reviews
Media Handling
Max Horizontal Scan Size: 8.5 in
Scanner Performance
Scan Resolution: 2400 x 4800 dpi Hardware / 9600 x 9600 dpi Interpolated
External Scan Depth: 281.5 Trillion Colors (48-bit)
Max Scan Resolution: 9600 x 9600
Optical Scan Resolution: 2400 x 4800
General
Category: Flatbed
Operating System: PC, Mac
Included Devices: Yes Transparency Adapter
Class: Scanner
Dimensions
Height: 4.1 in
Dimensions: 4.20" Height x 11.20" Width x 19.50" Depth
Weight: 8.80 lbs
Width: 11.2 in
Depth: 19.5 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
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URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Product Line: CanoScan
Interpolated Resolution: 9600 x 9600 dpi
Scan Color: Color
Product Model: 8000F
Software Included: CanoScan Setup CD-ROM Including: ScanGear CS (Windows/Mac)CanoScan Toolbox (Windows/Mac)ArcSoft PhotoStudio (Windows/Mac)ArcSoft PhotoBase (Windows/Mac)ScanSoft OmniPage SE OCR (Windows/Mac OS 9.1 to 9.x, Mac OS X (classic mode))NewSoft Presto! PageManager (Windows only) and NewSoft Presto! BizCard (30-day trial version, Windows only)Adobe Photoshop Elements
Brand Name: Canon
Hardware Resolution: 2400 x 4800 dpi
Media Size: Letter
Base Warranty: 1 year(s)
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User Reviews
3 Star Review   By member birdman 1101 - Jan 6, 2005   

Strengths: Programmable quick buttons on front, good flatbad scan quality and software.

Weakness: Weak film scanning, overpriced.

Do not buy this scanner if you're thinking about scanning more than just a few photos now and then. I thought it would save me some time by making quick contact prints of my slides and negatives, but I was way wrong. Even small film scans of, say, 400x600 pixels took about 60 seconds (way too long if you've got a lot of photos). If you want to make a high resolution scan at 2400 dpi, then after you hit the start button go and make some coffee, have a snack and come back later... it might be done then. If you want to batch scan 4 slides, or, God forbid, 8 neg's, then just leave it running overnight. I don't mean to harp on it too much, but my 4-year-old Nikon Coolscan IV can do all these things in seconds or a few minutes at the most, and you can buy these on Ebay for less than $300. That said, (if you're still reading this I'm impressed), the flatbed scanning capabilities of this machine are great. The buttons on the front are great for copying to your printer and scanning at different resolutions and color schemes. But the only redeeming quality about this unit is that my old parallel-port scanner was on the fritz. It should be priced under $100 (I paid $127 before shipping and tax).

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4 Star Review   By member fafedd - Apr 26, 2004   

Strengths: Great Scanner for pictures and good with negatives. Easy to use

Weakness: No software for Mac OSX Panther in the box. Not so good on slides

Using a Mac with Panther I did not bother with software included in the box. Downloaded drivers and toolbox from Canon, everything worked fine, from the front outside panel (printing directly to a Lexmark printer included) to setting up the toolbox to work with my Photoshop and my Photo Elements II. Only I is included in the box, that only runs on OS9 (classic). The OCR software included does not work on Panther, not even on classic. I bought Omnipage pro X and the OCR function is now better than any other scanners I tried. PROS: Beautiful looking scanner, huge after my LIDE, beautiful scanning capabilities on pictures, great on negatives, not too good on slides but great on OCR. CONS: Long time for lamp to adjust every time you change settings, only once if you keep scanning at same setting for a while. Scanning itself is very fast, lamp adjustment being slow takes away from speed. For Mac OSX Panther, use your own software and drivers and you get a great scanner for your system. A little slower than Epson because of lamp adjustment, but far better for the Mac and great customer service from Canon. Mine was defective from Newegg, Canon replaced it overnight after 1 phone call.

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5 Star Review   By member daviddeen - Mar 31, 2004   

Strengths: Image quality, ease of use and installation.

Weakness: Noisy, slow.

I was used to a slow scanner and I'm in no rush, sothe speed doesn't bother me. And it is more talkative than my old scaner, but that doesn't really bother me, either. So both "weaknesses" aren't ones I'm going to complain about. It gets much better scans than my old scanner, though, and was a breeze to install. So far I don't have any complaints!

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4 Star Review   By member JimmeToot - Mar 31, 2004   

Strengths: Very easy to use with one touch button scanning. A sleek style that fits well with my home office layout

Weakness: Not as friendly to Mac's OSX as literature would lead me to believe. Slide insert does not fit my 35mm older slides so I had to adapt.

So far so good - easy to scan and print right from the scanner. email attachments are a snap. Customer Service is very helpful and prompt - no long waits on hold.

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2 Star Review   By member jasoncwlee - Mar 16, 2004   

Strengths: Good software bundle, excellent image and text quality, easy to use interface, copy to printer works

Weakness: Slow scanning speed, noisy, no power switch, include Photoshop Element 1.0

I was looking for a high image quality FAST flat bed scanner and found 2 within my budget both MSRP$199, Canon 8000F and Epson 3170 so I bought 2 to compare. Both exhibit excellent image and text quality, both include negative/slide adapter and both have great software bundle. However, 8000F comes with Photoshop Element 1.0 where as Epson 3170 comes with Element 2.0 which is $50 value by itself. The slow scan speed of this 8000F makes this unsuitable for my need. Preview takes 7 second as oppose to 4 sec advertised speed. Scanning color photo full bed at 300dpi takes 43 sec, 96dpi takes 23 sec. The canon website says this is a fast scanner but my test proves otherwise. With the same PC setup for Epson 3170, preview takes only 4 sec, 300dpi color photo full bed takes 23 sec, and 96dpi takes 9.3 sec. 8000F is also noisier than the 3170. Another minor problem is 8000F does not have a power switch like the Epson. One good thing about the 8000F is the copy to printer function works and OCR is a tiny bit more accurate than 3170. Canon makes great printer which I also own but their scanner is a disappointment. I would not recommend user to buy this scanner.

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5 Star Review   By member spn_tx - Mar 1, 2004   

Strengths: Excellent image and text quality, very complete software bundle, easy to use, ability to scan 35mm film and slides, very well built and fast.

I upgraded to the CanoScan 8000F from an old Mustek and I am totaly impressed with the results. The CanoScan 8000F performs stunning image scans. Skin tones are very accurate and natural. Very few, if any, adjustments needed in photo editing software. Hard to tell original from scanned image. Text scans are excellent. It installed fast and with no problems in Windows XP. Also a nice feature is the ability to scan 35mm film and slides. I have tried the 35mm film scan with very good results. On my experience the CanoScan 8000F is a winner and I would highly recommend it.

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5 Star Review   By member WL7M - Dec 29, 2002   

Strengths: Powerful, Fast, Excellent Quality

Weakness: A bit pricey but excellent quality

I bought it to copy 6000 slides - it has been WONDERFUL! Results feature a high quality reproduction - great software included with purchase to touch up the copies. It copies 4 slides at once, but USB 2.0 speeds things along. Easy installation on my WinXP system. Highly recommended!

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