Canon LiDe 120 Scanner
After the launch of AIO (scanning, copy, and printing) devices, dedicated scanner is no longer a relevant gadget in regular offices. When all-in-one printers were not present in the market, big offices used to have dedicated scanner for daily scanning need.
Although printers with onboard scanners may have become better options these days but there are some reasons why professionals still prefer dedicated scanners.
The Canon Canoscan LiDe 120 Scanner is one of the best budget scanners currently available in the market. At the price of 3189 rupees, it offers an expandable top and better scanning resolution.
You would not have to spare lots of space for this device. One can even place it on top of a printer that does not have scanner functionality. The control buttons are located on the front for easy accessibility. One of the main highlights of this scanner is the Z-lid top that can be expanded in the vertical direction to allow easy scanning of thick books. Moreover, the outer shell of this device looks appealing. It has curved design and reflective edges will enhance the beauty of your workspace.
Higher Scanning Resolution
Compared to inbuilt scanners of all-in-one printers, this device captures much more details. Its optical resolution of 2400 X 4800 dpi helps in scanning crisp and clear documents. Scanning DPI (Dots per Inch) is customizable and can be adjusted between 300 dpi to 2400 dpi. In addition, you can choose an interpolated resolution up to 19200 X 19200 dpi for greater size, but remember the document will become fuzzy. Moreover, the flatbed of the scanner is only capable of scanning documents not more than A4 and Letter size.
Scans in both Color and Greyscale
Users get the option to choose from color and greyscale modes. The time taken to scan a document will also depend on the mode you opt for. Scan a photograph in greyscale mode at the speed of 5.6 msec per line at a resolution of 2400 dpi. This speed dips down to a mere 16.7 msec per line in color mode.
Loaded With Extra Features
Using this scanner, you can directly upload a document to a cloud service. However, you will need a PC to set up the preferences. To use this feature all you have to do is press the ‘Send’ button after placing the document on the flatbed. When used in the Auto Scan mode, the printer automatically selects the best setting for the scanning purpose.
Consumes less Power
The Canon LiDe120 scanner consumes much less power that will hardly increase your electricity bill. It requires a maximum 2.5 Watts of electricity to run. For power input, you do not need to connect this device to a wall outlet. Rather, it draws all the needed power over USB connection from the paired PC.
- Compact and lightweight
- Elegant and appealing looks
- Can be synced with a cloud service
- Scans at high resolution
- Draws power over USB connection
- No Automatic Document Feeder
The Canon Canoscan LiDe 120 is a great scanning device for professional use. You will be able to scan high-resolution documents on it. The best thing is you do not even need to supply power to this device.
|Dimensions||250 × 370 × 40mm|
|Optical Resolution||2400 X 4800 dpi|
|Flatbed Size||216 X 297mm|
HP Scanjet 200 Flatbed Photo Scanner
American brand HP is the brand that has ruled the printer and scanner world for decades. Both its products and customer service are regarded as of top-notch quality. Therefore, I decided to include one of its bestselling devices in this article. The HP Scanjet 200 Flatbed Scanner that comes at the price of 3465 rupees is a suitable gadget for those wants to convert their old photographs into a digital library.
Captures Even the Smallest Of Details
This scanner uses Contact Image Sensor technology to scan documents and offers an optical resolution of 2400 X 4800 dpi. This device is famous for scanning documents instantly. Moreover, the scanner software automatically optimizes the scanned files for sharing on internet sites. It can scan all types of documents that do not exceed the size limit of 216 X 297 mm.
It works perfectly with both Windows and Mac machines. If you do not get software CD in the box, then be sure to check out HP’s official website for the same.
Like most of the low power dedicated scanners available in the market, this device is also capable of working over USB power.
Multiple Scanning Options
This scanner is great for those like to combine different documents into one PDF file. It also allows you to enhance the quality of scanned files. Users can configure the send button for delivering a scan to an email address. You also get the option to save scanned files in different image formats like JPEG, TIFF, and BMP.
I am sure that the design of this scanner will blow your mind on the very first look. Its sleek finish of the control buttons offers a premium feel. Landscape form factor helps in comfortable placement of documents on the flatbed. The scanner weighs in at 1.76 KG and is 373 mm wide.
- Does not require power supply from wall outlet
- Send to E-mail functionality
- Combined PDF converter
- Scans documents in really high quality
- Great for photographs
- Lacks ADF
- Takes up a lot of space
As I said in the introduction, the HP Scanjet 200 scanner is a perfect solution to convert old photographs into digital files. Its high optical resolution captures even the smallest details and the onboard software patches the distortions. Even students can use this low-cost scanner to convert study material into PDF documents easily.
|Dimensions||373 x 274 x 44.5 mm|
|Optical Resolution||2400 X 4800 dpi|
|Flatbed Size||216 X 297 mm|
|Buy||HP Scanjet 200|
Epson Perfection V39 Scanner
Epson presents itself as a global brand that manufacturer tough product at affordable price. Well, I cannot comment anything about this company, but what I can do is review its products. The Epson Perfection V39 Scanner has impressed many customers around the world with its portable design and impressive performance. However, to own this device, you will have to spend an amount of 4110 rupees.
Compact and Lightweight
This device features a pull-out stand, using which you will be able to save a lot of space. Interesting thing is that it works flawlessly even in the standing position. The scanner is so compact that users can carry it in their backpacks. Scanning books and other thick documents is easy as the top lid of this device is detachable. It also features an indicator light just along the control panel.
Mind Blowing Performance
You will be amazed after using this scanner to digitize documents. It is capable of scanning items at a resolution of 4800 dpi, the highest offered by any product in this segment. The flatbed size is limited to 8.5 X 11.7 inches, but that does not mean it cannot scan A3 documents.
A special photo-stitching software that the manufacturer ships along the box help in combining small parts of bigger documents. The scanner software offers OCR functionality, which is used for recognizing texts in scanned files. This means that the PDF documents you will create using this device will offer selectable and editable rich texts. Moreover, the scanner automatically removes dust effect from the digital version of scanned photos.
Do not worry about the power consumption as this scanner draws electricity over USB connection.
Photo Sharing Options
Social networking has become an importation part of everyone’s life. Moreover, this device helps you in enhancing that aspect of your daily lifestyle. Use its desktop software the end user can directly share the scanned images to their social media timelines.
- Can stitch digital photos
- Image optimization features
- Highly compact design
- Good build quality
- Scans images in much high resolution
- OCR capability
- Power over USB functionality
- Takes a little time in scanning color documents at highest settings
The Epson V39 scanner clearly stands out in the crowd with its amazing features. We recommend this scanner for all kinds of scanning needs.
|Dimensions||9.9″ x 14.4″ x 1.5″|
|Optical Resolution||4800 X 4800 dpi|
|Flatbed Size||8.5 X 11.7 inch|