The CanoScan LiDE210 Color Image Scanner features the quality, speed and ease of use that will bring your electronic filing system to another level. Its maximum resolution of 4800 x 4800 (Optical) dpi1 provides excellent scanning quality for both your photos and documents with a vivid 48-bit color depth and over 281 trillion possible colors.
You'll immediately notice how easy the CanoScan LiDE210 is to use. Auto Document Fix automatically delivers beautiful, easy-to-view scans by advanced image analysis and area-by-area data correction while the Auto Scan Mode feature automatically detects the original you’re scanning and saves it using the appropriate settings. The CanoScan LiDE210 has Five EZ Buttons that 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. Plus, you can scan those bulky items as the Advanced Z-Lid extends up and over the platen to scan large items such as notebooks, textbooks and other thick documents.
Are you looking to scan documents fast? The CanoScan LiDE210 delivers a letter size color scan in approximately 10 seconds! 2 You’ll also be able to proudly join the Generation Green initiative as its one USB Cable for data and power provides lower power consumption.
Not for advanced users
Pros - Easy to use for average users. Single cord - no need for a power cord or power supply brick. This is a major plus if you're traveling with this scanner, or occasionally need to place it in the middle of a large table to scan large items.
Neutral - Not any faster than the 12+ year-old scanner it was replacing.
Cons - The simplified driver software is too simple - you have to go through multiple screens to find the settings you want, and even then, there isn't much control over the settings. (what if I need to disable auto-color balance?) Overall, this makes it slower and harder for me to use.
Recommendation: Best for normal users, not for advanced users.
February 25, 2014
LiDE 210 Software Incompatible with Win 7
I purchased this scanner for its "easy set up and satisfactory scanning," which was touted by an online retailer. Reviews seemed favorable at that site, and the price was right.
Unfortunately, the software that accompanied the scanner is apparently not compatible with Win 7 Home Edition,on a 64 bit laptop computer. The hard drive on this machine is empty, and this software was the second installed, after the security software.
I get a continuous "Navigator has stopped working" error message, when I try to use the scanner with its factory software. Many attempts to restore or remove the software, updates via the Canon wevsite, and consultation with Canon service reps have not solved this problem.
So I'm going with a laborius work-around, which is unsatisfactory for scanning multiple photos or documents in one "session". Not satisfactory, since this is not fast,and my time is money.
Overall, the scanner is compact, is lightweight, and has features I wish I could use. So I give this scanner a "2" for its overall lack of usability.
January 9, 2014
Great scanner, lousy software
Horrible software packages. Finding the right way through complicated, over-sophisticated menus to find a simple way to scan a document and save it is a big hassle.
After reinstalling my PC I thought it would be a shortcut to download the software, but I still had to download, try, delete a couple of packages.
Why does it have to be so time consuming to get going with this scanner??? I don't want any of the sophisticated geek features, I just want to scan a document and save it as a jpeg - simple and easy!!!
October 3, 2013
easy works great
I love this scanner, simple and works great. This is the second one we owned, both were cannon's. we couldn't get new drivers for the last one but it never did wear out. I like that there isn't a separate power cord. I use it with my laptop. windows 7.
September 16, 2013
Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
Color document scanspeed is measured with ISO/IEC 24712 Newsletter. Scan speed indicates the time measured between pressing the scan button of the scanner driver and the on-screen status display turning off. Scan speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, scan mode settings, document size, etc. Additional Disclaimers: