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Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner

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Product Highlights
  • 4800 x 4800 dpi Resolution
  • Color Scanning in About10 Seconds
  • 48-Bit Output
  • Built-in Auto Document Fix / Enhancement
  • Advanced Z-Lid Expansion Top
  • Auto Scan Feature
  • Upright/Portrait/Landscape Positioning
  • Powered via USB Port
  • Energy Star & RoHS Compliant
  • Works with Windows and Mac

An age-long question for many photographers, writers, artists, musicians and businessmen or anyone who creates hard copies of their work - how do I file all this content and what do I do if I need copies in the future? A simple answer comes from Canon with the CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner.

The CanoScan LiDE210 scanner converts your color and B&W documents and images into high-quality digital files which can be loaded into a PC for easy electronic filing, retrieval and printing. This color scanner is incredibly easy to use - five easy buttons automate almost the entire process, so it's a breeze to scan, copy and create e-mail attachments or PDFs with just one touch. This gem is incredibly fast - scanning a letter size color document takes as little as 10 seconds!

Built-in retouching technology can further enhance your final images, and the Auto Scan Mode analyzes the scan, corrects it and then saves it with the optimal settings. Canon's Auto Document Fix is a built-in technology which further improves your final images with area-by-area data correction. You will get text with clear sharp characters and images with true-to-original color and contrast.

The Advanced Z-Lid expansion top lifts approximately 1-inch vertically and lets you produce clear, complete scans even of thick originals such as notebooks. One cable provides both power and a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed data connection for low power consumption. And when "where to put the thing" becomes an issue, the LiDE210 features 3-way positioning and can be tilted to an upright position in order to take up less precious desk space-and still perform all scanning functions.

4800 x 4800 dpi Resolution
When you combine 4800 x 4800 dpi maximum optical color resolution with a vivid 48-bit color depth and over 281 trillion possible colors, the results will astound you. Continue your scanning brilliance with tremendous 19,200 x 19,200 software-optimized dpi scans.
Five EZ Buttons
Five EZ Buttons on the front panel enable you to scan, copy, email or create a PDF faster than ever while you enjoy three scanning position to accommodate workspaces of any size.
Auto Scan Mode
At last, you have the ability to bring eight steps into one as you scan a photo, document, business card, textbook or personal notebook and have it automatically recognized. In addition, the original is automatically cropped to proper size, scanned and saved in the appropriate file format. All of this is achieved with the press of a single button.
Advanced Z-Lid
The exclusive Z-Lid expansion top lifts up to 1-inch high above the platen and stays flat for scanning thick books and magazines. Most other scanner covers can only lift at an angle, so the scans can be incomplete or illegible at the edges. In addition, Gutter Shadow Correction eliminates the shadow caused by the book's inside "gutter", providing a clean scan of the page.
Auto Document Fix
Auto Document Fix delivers beautiful, easy-to-view scans by advanced image analysis and area-by-area data correction, automatically. So, your document text can be darkened with pronounced edges for clear, sharp text that's easy to read, and pictures will maintain color tone and contrast.
Image Enhancement
The LiDE210 includes the following image enhancement modes to help give you the high-quality scans you expect: Auto Dust & Scratch Reduction, Backlight Correction, Fading Correction, and Grain Correction.
One Cable for USB and Power
The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection lets you scan images fast, and the scanner is also powered through the interface so no AC power cords or adapters are needed.
Three-Way Positioning
When space is an issue, scan with flexibility to accommodate your work station as you can setup the LiDE210 in three positions such as upright, portrait and landscape.
A Generation Green Product
Generation Green is Canon's environmental initiative is an environmentally-friendly approach that Canon is taking to design many of its current and future products and solutions. The LiDE210 is part of Generation Green through low power consumption, and the energy efficient Quick Start feature that makes it Energy Star qualified. Plus it is RoHS Compliant - a directive from the European Union that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in electronic products. Canon also participates in a Hardware Recycling Program to ensure appropriate recycling of electronics products and the Canon Refurbishing Program so Canon has full control over recovery and salvage for Canon U.S.A. products
Scan Quality
Scan Sensor Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Optical Resolution 4800 x 4800 dpi
Hardware Resolution Not Specified by Manufacturer
Interpolated Resolution 19,200 x 19,200 dpi
Scanning Mode Color: 48-bit internal / 48- or 24-bit external
Grayscale: 16-bit input / 8-bit external
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Scan Area
Reflective Scan Area 8.5 x 11.7" (216 x 297mm)
Transparency Scan Area N/A
Film Formats N/A
Performance
Preview Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Scan Speed 10 sec (letter-size document)
Batch Scanning No
Modes Auto Dust & Scratch Reduction, Auto Document Fix, Auto Scan Mode, Convenient Filing Function (PDF Function), Gutter Shadow Correction, Image Correction
Connectivity
Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
OS Compatibility Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Mac OS X v.10.4.1 - 10.6
Physical
Button Configuration 1 x Auto Scan
1 x Copy
2 x PDF
1 x E-mail
Light Source Three-color RGB LEDs
Operating Temperature 41-95°F (5-35°C)
Power Requirements Powered via USB Interface
Power Consumption Working: 2.5W
Standby: 1.4W
Dimensions (WxDxH) 9.9 x 14.4 x 1.6" (251 x 366 x 48mm)
Weight 3.4 lb (1.5 kg)
Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Scanner Stand
  • Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM ( MP Navigator EX, Solution Menu)
  • Quick Start Sheet
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty with Instant Exchange Program/ 1-Year Toll-Free Technical Phone Support
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    CanonCanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner
     
    4.6

    (based on 90 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (74)
    • Good resolution (72)
    • Accurate color (61)
    • Excellent software (41)
    • Widely compatible (39)

    Cons

    • Poor software (10)
    • Slow (3)

    Best Uses

    • Photos and graphics (59)
    • Publishing (20)
    • Large format film (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (49), Casual user (32), Great graphics (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (64), Business (24)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (52), Mac (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Unbelievable scanner

    I am a retired graphic artist and took a chance and bought a "cheap" scanner. I am lucky. This scanner is better than my past scanners from 2000 which I paid...Read complete review

    I am a retired graphic artist and took a chance and bought a "cheap" scanner. I am lucky. This scanner is better than my past scanners from 2000 which I paid a fortune. pro:it scans quickly. It takes up no room and is lightweight.cons: none so far but I am concerned that this scanner is made with a lot of plastic.You cannot custom set the resolution. Your choices are 75, 100, 150, 200, 400 or 600dpi. If you are not picky then this will probably suit your needs.How to get the most out of the scan: You start with Canon MP Navigator EX software which is included where you have the option of one-click, or Scan/Import. Be aware that if you are not particular in the resolution, by all means use the One-click but the max resolution dpi is 600. If your needs are web design then 600dpi is plenty.On the other hand, if you want to scan at the max resolution, then scan using "Scan/Import" option. Once there click on "photos/documents" and you will arrive at MP Navigator EX where you specify your resolution, but the max is 600. However if you click the box "use the scanner driver", the green "scan" button changes to "open scanner Driver"...you will now be using "scangear" software. I would get started using "advanced Mode!Now you can use the default settings and scan to 1200dpi. Unfortunately I wasn't able to specify my resolution to any specific resolution and used the software's default choices....i.e. I would like to scan at 1000dpi but had to choose from either 600dpi or 1200dpi. This isn't a problem if I want to scan at 1200 and then import into Photoshop and reduce the resolution to 1000dpi.While using "Advance Mode", I can tweak the image adjustment, unsharp mask, descreen, reduce dust and scratches, fading correction, grain correction, backlight correction and guter shadow correction. I haven't played with them all but use the backlight correction on low to adjust the darkness of the photo and the unsharp mask.Of course you can scan, assign the dpi and do all the tweaking in Photoshop....but as the saying "the shoemaker's kids go barefoot"...I am a professional graphic artist and used to thousand dollar scanners but for my own needs I am only using this scanner. I decided to scan 20++ years of baby photos to college pictures of my kids that I threw in a large box. I have been starring at this box for decades and finally decided to scan them to DVD. This scanner is a workhorse for my needs. I have been scanning hundreds a day this week since I received the scanner and had no problems so far.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Adequate flatbed scanner

    For some non-critical scans of photo prints. It does a good but not great job. The software is a bit confusing and so I use another program.

    For some non-critical scans of photo prints. It does a good but not great job. The software is a bit confusing and so I use another program.

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    5.0

    Great product!

    By Technicalgirl

    from Florida

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Color
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Excellent Software
    • Widely Compatible
    • Works on Network

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos and Graphics

      Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

      Easy to install and use. Great price from B&H.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Does the job

      By Me

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Resolution

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

          Does what I need and the price is right.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Just what I wanted

          By Bary

          from Fullerton, CA

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Color
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Excellent Software
          • Good Bit Depth
          • Good Resolution
          • Widely Compatible
          • Works on Network

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photos and Graphics

            Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

            Very satisfied with product and the service. I would highly recommend buying from B & H.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Good Scanner

            By Ashe Skyler

            from Alabama

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Excellent Software
            • Good Bit Depth
            • Good Resolution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pencil Artwork

              Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

              I am an artist who works primarily with graphite and I needed a good scanner. My Canon fits all my needs well. One thing I LOVE about Canon scanners is that the software comes with a "profile" ability to save your scan settings so you only have one or two clicks to adjust an image as you want before finishing. My last scanner was not a Canon and... well, let's say I didn't like it, it was tedious to scan with, and it gave me constant trouble.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              4.0

              Great Value Scanner

              By DMadden51

              from Lawrenceburg, KY

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Color
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Bit Depth
              • Good Resolution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photos and Graphics

                Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                This scanner works well without much noise. Photos and documents scan well. I use to archive old photographs, snapshots, and documents.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Excellent for the price

                By Deb

                from MA

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Color
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Resolution

                Cons

                • Poor Software

                Best Uses

                • Photos and Graphics
                • Publishing

                Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                Though I have not had this scanner for long it appears to have great potential. It is rather quiet & scans quickly. The documentation is not as clear as I would have liked.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                I would buy this scanner again.

                By Jaws

                from Monument, Co

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Color
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Excellent Software
                • Good Bit Depth
                • Good Resolution
                • Widely Compatible
                • Works on Network

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos and Graphics
                  • Publishing

                  Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                  Used to repalce an epson V300. works just as good and does the job.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Excellent product & value

                  By G. Kennedy

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Color
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Excellent Software
                  • Good Resolution
                  • Good Value
                  • Widely Compatible
                  • Windows Xp Coompatible

                  Cons

                  • Slow
                  • Slower Than Expected

                  Best Uses

                  • Copying Documents
                  • Email Attachments

                  Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                  Product is used at home mostly for copying and scanning email attachments. Makes fantastic images, but expected it to do so faster. There is a distinct warm-up period, which can definitely can be tolerated given the high image quality and relatively low price.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Great product for the price

                  By LGB

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Color
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Bit Depth
                  • Good Resolution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos and Graphics

                    Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                    Easy to use, with good picture adjustment options. My only complaint is that they've changed the interface so that you have to save the picture first before you open it in Photoshop.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    CanoScanColorScanner too good WOW!

                    By johnwhorne

                    from woodstock, ga

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Color
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Excellent Software
                    • Good Bit Depth
                    • Good Resolution
                    • Widely Compatible
                    • Works on Network

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos and Graphics
                      • Publishing

                      Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                      This one is too easy, a real no-brainer! For all those who said it's non compatible with Mountain Lion - Balderdash! It arrived early, well packed, and once out of the box set up took 2.5 minutes (that was the time to snake the USB cable behind my iMac. Software was clean and simple, registration very straightforward and initial operations VERY FAST and high quality! I'm replacing my old Epson 1600 PhotoPerfection, initially because this has 'such a smaller footprint' and was excited to see that I lost nothing in quality of scans. Works fast, takes NO space on desktop, software is fun and easy to calibrate. Highly recommended!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      4.0

                      interactive tool not very user-friendly

                      By hqbabie3

                      from Chantilly, VA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Widely Compatible

                      Cons

                      • Inaccurate Color
                      • Poor Resolution

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos and Graphics

                      Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                      item is not solid a build which appears flimsy and plasticky (e.g the upper plate --e.g. mirror-facing screen-- made of thick paper being unlike the solid plastic plate of a HP scanjet)
                      the machine hookup is simple w/ only one USB cable. the installed tool (upon activation) and GUI is a bit hard to follow, with results of the scanning in miniature representation not showing all the desired resolution one wishes to see prior to saving the previewed image. For the price and 64bit-compatibility w/ latest technologies, this is (more than) satisfactory a purchase, albeit the fact that this is no where comparable to build of a HP product and its user-friendliness

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great scanner for archiving photos

                      By cactusbuzzer

                      from Sierra Vista, AZ

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Color
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Excellent Software
                      • Good Bit Depth
                      • Good Resolution

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photos and Graphics

                        Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                        I have a MacBook Pro, and this scanner & its software work great with my set-up. Very fast and clear.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Scanner

                        By Doctor T

                        from Tulsa, OK

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Color
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Excellent Software
                        • Good Resolution
                        • Works on Network

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photos and Graphics

                          Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                          Scanner is used exclusively to scan photographs. I like the small footprint of the scanner. It makes great scans with good resolution. In fact the resolution was better than I expected. Its light weight and portability makes it a great item to travel with on the road. I do wish it had a power switch, but other than that it performs as advertised.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Great scanner brand improved even more

                          By techie

                          from Ma

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Color
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Excellent Software

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                              I had an older model Canon scanner. The old one is still plugging along but it is slow. I purchased this to speed my scanning projects. I was not disappointed. This scanner has great speed even in color. It's design is a perfect small compact design with no extra power cable neeeded.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Excellent scanner, especially for the $$

                              By Ron in La Mirada

                              from La Mirada, CA

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Color
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Resolution

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photos and Graphics

                                Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                                I got this scanner for my wife who needed to scan a bunch of old photos to use for a photo book. The scanner is super easy to use and produces really high quality images. Many of the pics are old and faded with little color left, and she is able to significantly improve the quality of the image with this scanner. She has now scanned hundreds of pics and is still going. She loves this thing and I would definitely buy it again, especially considering the bargain price.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                slim & easy to use

                                By lord joe

                                from east village - new york - USA

                                About Me Graphics Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Excellent Software
                                • Widely Compatible

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Publishing

                                  Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                                  Excellent product, extremely thin and fast

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  4.0

                                  Great low cost desktop scanner

                                  By SC

                                  from Sacramento, CA

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Good Resolution

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photos and Graphics
                                    • Publishing

                                    Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                                    This scanner don't need a separate power cord but a little bulky to me compared to my another CanonScan LIDE25 scanner. I am very pleased with the faster output and a better color result. Very easy to use, good quality, and it is inexpensive. I am willing to give 5 stars if it can be quieter during the scaning and if paper won't slide out so easy when scan at vertical position.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Fantistic Scanner

                                    By JoeBob

                                    from Michigan

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Color
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Good Bit Depth
                                    • Good Resolution

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Software

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photos and Graphics

                                    Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                                    Works great for scanning old photos, and documents. Fast and easy to set up on my computer (Mac) no additional driver needed. Just plug it in and scan.Canon's scanning software need some help, not the best for scanning photos. I used View Scan software, and get much better scans.I would purchase this scanner again, and recomend to a friend.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    A great portable flatbed scanner

                                    By Woodsroad

                                    from SE PA

                                    About Me Graphics Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Color
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Good Bit Depth
                                    • Good Resolution

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • On The Road
                                      • Photos and Graphics

                                      Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                                      I bought my first Canon LiDE scanner years ago, an LiDE 35. Inused it for years, stashed in my laptop bag, when I was a shooter for a newspaper. It was perfect for copying mugshots, handout photos and anything else flat that i used to have to shoot a picture of. That unit still works, but now it's my daughter's. This scanner is a very worthy successor. Deeper color count, faster scanning, but it's still USB powered (no seperate power supply needed) so I can run it on the laptop when there isn't an outlet handy. It's thin and light, so it goes in to my laptop bag without adding much weight.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      4.0

                                      Satisfied.

                                      By Padre Salem

                                      from Minnesota

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photos and Graphics

                                        Comments about Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner:

                                        Gets the job done for the right price. Fairly good scans, does well with most photos, and decent with text too.

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                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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