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Canon CS5600F

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  1. Testfreaks.33053966
    2.0/10
    Judepix
    27 March 2012

    Hi everyone,

    I just had a horrible experience with Canon I thought I’d share with you, hopefully preventing anybody else there to have the same experience.

    Last week I bought a Canon scanner CanoScan 5600F online via Officeworks. They delivered the next day (amazing) and I happily installed the scanner, did some test scans and was very happy with the result. In short it all worked fine and I was happy with my new purchase.

    Today I turned the scanner on again as I had to make a scan for the business. I thought I would test the buttons on the front (the shortcut buttons) and pressed the one that is supposed to email the scan.

    No such luck.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short: I spent more than half hour with Canon support on the phone, even escalating it to the manager. They took me through all sorts of installing / uninstalling / turning this off / turning that off until the conclusion was that ‘something’ was incompatable with the Canon software. And that was that in their opinion.

    They were not going to help me out any further, not even the manager was prepared to do anything else. All he kept repeating was that something was incompatable and therefore it wasn’t the fault of Canon as their software works fine (!).

    I then called Officeworks (a local store) and was told by the duty manager there, that “Of course you can bring it back in and we’ll either give you credit or replace it with something else”. I even told him that the bin had already been emptied and I don’t have anything the scanner came in anymore! No problem he said, we will still happily replace the scanner!

    You can imagine my relief!!! I spent more than $250 on this thing, money I really can’t afford to just throw away!!

    Anyway, hopefully you will be able to avoid Canon for your scanning needs and avoid having dramas with their ‘support’ centre…

    (it’s pretty noisy too!)

    Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/canon-canoscan-5600f-scanner-review#ixzz1qIgOTgpJ

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Canon CanoScan 5600F

The Canon CanoScan 5600F features 4800 x 9600 color dpi resolutions, 48-bit input/output, software enhance resolution, automatic document recognition, 7 EZ buttons, auto dust and scratch reduction, backlit film scan, fading/grain/backlight correction, auto scan mode, convenient filing function (PDF function), PDF password, gutter shadow correction, high speed scanning, large function buttons, one cable, auto-image fix, dual compatibility, USB 2.0 interface and accessories.

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Canon CanoScan 5600F

The Canon CanoScan 5600F features 4800 x 9600 color dpi resolutions, 48-bit input/output, software enhance resolution, automatic document recognition, 7 EZ buttons, auto dust and scratch reduction, backlit film scan, fading/grain/backlight correction, auto scan mode, convenient filing function (PDF function), PDF password, gutter shadow correction, high speed scanning, large function buttons, one cable, auto-image fix, dual compatibility, USB 2.0 interface and accessories.

Features

The Canon CanoScan 5600F features a flatbed scanner. It offers four buttons to automate the entire scanning operations process which include scan, copy, email attachments or PDFs. The color dpi resolution of up to 4800 x 9600 is produced when scanning process is initiated. This scanner has built-in retouching technology which is said to further enhance final images with automatic corrections for dust and scratches, fading, graininess and backlighting. The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection offers high speed data transfer rate. This scanner offers zero warm-up time which operates as soon as the start button is touched. The Canon CanoScan 5600F features built-in Auto-Image Fix where it also features the Easy PhotoPrint EX which produces scanning results. It offers to operate with both Windows and Mac operating systems. The convenient filing function provides PDF function which also offers PDF password. The PDF password offers to lock PDF documents scanned for security purposes. The Auto Scan features detection of the original document which include photos, business cards, personal notebook or form where the function is said to automatically scans, processes, and saves the image in the appropriate format with one button. This scanner operates on cold cathode fluorescent lamp as light source. It features multi-image scanning where the scanner scans up to 6 frames of 35 mm film (negatives or positives) simultaneously.

Additional features

The Canon CanoScan 5600F features software which comes with the scanner such as Setup software and user’s guide, MP Navigator EX, Solution Menu and Arcsoft Photostudio. This scanner is measured at (W x D x H) 10.7 inches x 19.4 inches x 3.8 inches.

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Previous questions about this product

  • scanning slides

    what holds the slides in the film holder?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2011-02-05

  • Canonscan 5600F and not working with Windows Live Mail

    I have bought the Canoscan 5600F, as i wanted a one hit button to scan a document straight to email (using Windows Live Mail)< This One Touch Button doesnt directly interface with Windows Live Mail. Please dont tell me to scan a document to Mty Docs, Then find the document, and email. I dont have that amount of time on this project. The old scanner was fabulous, but Canon hasnt got to grips with Windows Live Mail. There is a valid reason WHY I dont use Microsoft Outlook. Look forward to a solution.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-04-01

  • Installation Problems with CANOSCAN 5600F

    I just got my CanoScan 5600F delivered on Fri 23 Jan 09, and can't get anywhere with the installation disc provided. It seems an error occurs while the files are being copied at the point of registering the program information. This happens when using the installation disc, and also the driver downloaded from canon's australian website (which I did incase I got a dud disc with my purchase). Naturally there is no contact with Canon other than fax/phone and they are closed on the weekend.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-01-24

  • Difference between 8800F and 5600F

    What's the difference between the 8800F and the 5600F? Canon website is very ambiguous, showing more specs for the 8800F, but eliminating the same spec for the 5600F.

    Answered by nilufer 2009-04-08:

    There are difference from the angle of height, weight, grayscale depth, and power consumption. But Canon 8800F is much better. Canon 8800F was specially design for Window

    Answered by issikiki 2009-07-03:

    The 8800F lists only "white LED" as a light source. The 5600F lists "white LED and CCFL". That means one of the light source choices is CCFL (for film scanning), and there is a slight warm up time for the CCFL to stabilize. The 8800F also has a larger software bundle. They differ in weight and features.

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