Reviews and Problems with Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F
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michael h., Newegg
24 May 2006
Summary: I've had the scanner nearly a year and no other problems. A dedicated film scanner would be better this Canon, but my film requirement aren't what they use to be. I'd buy this scanner again.
Pros: Sleek looking. Fast and decent scans. Small foot print.
Cons: Film adapter unit doesn't physically engage the scan bed very well. The FAU often fails to calibrate. The use of the buttons on the scanner require more than a momentary press to activate the scanner.
Summary: Google 'SANE project' for info on scanning in linux. It appears support for the CanoScan 500F is pending. Many earlier Canon models are already fully supported.
Pros: The ability to orient the scanner nearly vertically was what sold me on this model. Scanner was up and running within minutes. Image quality has been terrific thus far.
Cons: Poor linux support. Unfortunately, Canon continues to irrationally refuse the dissemination of technical information necessary for the development of linux drivers. Also, the USB jack is inexplicably on the same end of the scanner as the quick-action buttons, making it a little unsightly if you w...
Summary: I originally bought the LIDE 60 and then I thought I wanted the better color depth, etc so I returned the LIDE 60 and got the 500F. The 500F is very, very quiet compared to the LIDE60, but the LIDE60 seemed a bit faster (though maybe it's just the noise that influenced perception).
Pros: - No warm up time - Small and lightweight - Powered by USB cable - Capability to scan slides or negatives
Cons: - Slide/negative adapter is clunky to use...you have to manually move the adapter from one frame to another
Summary: a great scanner. well designed, small enough, and only around a $100. the buttons on the front are even usable. so many times the buttons on the front of these things bring up unusable software that leads you down a badly designed automated path.
Summary: Pluses: Good software. Noise minimal. Good speed and quality for a $100 scanner. Takes up less space then regular scanner. Minuses: Feels kinda flimsy. It is not made of plastic like other LIDE scanner, but with silver colored hard plastic. The built in stand feels like it will snap off any moment.
Summary: Great Scanner overall. This is the first scanner i have ever used hence this is not a comparative review though. What i like 1. No power cables. The USB connection also powers the scanner 2. Great copies (I create mostly pdf files which come out pretty well) 3.
Summary: Wonderful scanner - I like being able to save space by having it lean vertically. My only quip is that I wish the powercord came out of the back of the scanner rather than the front - it makes standing it up a bit awkward since you still need to lie it flat when scanning thicker objects.
Summary: This is a very good scanner. I have not used the film attatchment and probably will not ever, but it is a good attatchment for someone needing to scan film. It is very good for small spaces and does a good job on photo scanning. The software is not good and I have gone to other scanning software.