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5.5* out of 10

Canon DR-5020

The Canon DR-5020 is an extremely versatile desktop document sca Read more

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Overall 8

works fine

J. Busse, Amazon
30 October 2011
  • Summary: While not for everyone this is a great scanner. Its brother the 5080C does 24bit color and scanns both sides of a document in one pass. With the adaptec SCSI board which can still be purchased anywhere, this scanner interfaces to windows xp easily. I use it almost everyday to scan legal documents to pdf and find I can scan 120 pages per minute easily and if the documents are two sided the speed is 200 pages per minute.
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Overall 2


Lauren Koenig, Amazon
29 July 2010
  • Summary: This item is not what you think it is! It's from way back in 1995, which is a technological ice age ago. It requires a 40 pin SCSI cable to run (which is tricky for the average non-IT person to install). It requires special software to run it, and it doesn't scan to PDF. Yes, that's right, no PDFs. I am in the process of returning one I just bought and I cannot tell you how disappointed we were in it.
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Overall 10
Value for money 10
Picture quality 10
Ease of setup 10
Speed performance 10
Color and saturation 10

Fast and Accurate High Volume Scanning

k_j_pass, Ciao
2 December 2004
  • Excerpt: "I have used this scanner to archive legal case documentation. It is very fast, accurate and easy to use. It produces excellent images and handles a large range of paper weights and colours. One of the biggest problems was keeping up with its demand for more originals to scan!! For me one its biggest plus was the ability to scan both side of a double sided page in one pass. If the scanner does happen to misfeed an original, all areas of the feed path ...
  • Pros: Its very fast for black and white documents
  • Cons: Only scans in B & W, Not very good at half tones
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