Canon CanoScan 9000F MK II Scanner Review

Are you looking to buy a scanner that will enable you to scan old photos and creative materials for archiving? It is easy to get scanning devices today to help you with your needs; you just need to choose the right scanner with the right features.

The Canon CanoScan 9000F MK II color image scanner is an excellent flatbed scanner that will help you not only scan your old photos and images, but improve their quality and enable you to store those memories in a safer place where you can retrieve them with ease when it’s necessary.

While the scanner is an upgrade of another model in the CanoScan line, the 9000F, there isn’t any significant change in the hardware configuration. There is just a slight change in the software composition.

The change however, makes the 9000F MK II a better model in terms of performance. This new model of the 9000F will provide you with high resolution scanning quality and excellent speeds for photo scanning. Although you may find it sluggish in scanning high quality film and negatives, it is still a good buy for its price.

Features

  • The CanoScan 9000f MK II is a high resolution flatbed scanner that features the My Image Garden software for scanning all types of documents and photographs in one place.
  • It also features Film Enhancement Retouching Software in levels 3 and 4 which makes it possible to scan old dusty photos with scratches but still be able to get high quality flawless images afterwards.
  • The white LEDs included in this scanner provide you with excellent background lighting with little energy consumption.
  • This scanner by Canon features an Auto scan mode that can automatically detect documents and therefore adjust settings to suit the type of document being scanned.
  • The software configured in this scanner is compatible with multiple operating systems like Windows 7, Vista, XP/2000 and also Mac OSXv.10.5.8.
  • Additionally, the scanner has 9600×9600 maximum scanning resolution which provides for high quality and super-fast scanning.
  • The USB 2.0 hi-speed port provides for a speedy connection to a computer, tablet or mobile phone.
  • It has a Super-toric lens that delivers very clear and bright scanning images.
  • The device is accompanied by a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty and excellent customer care support.

Pros

  • This scanner is pretty easy to use. It is equipped with EZ buttons that enable you to easily choose a scanning option for the document you intend to scan. For example if you want to scan to PDF there is a button for PDF scanning; you simply press it and you are good to go.
  • It provides very sharp, high-quality scans. As we all expect a scanner to be, this particular scanner by Canon has excellent features that enable it to produce high-quality scans for both photographs and documents. The 9600×9600 maximum resolution with 48-bit color depth enables the scanner to produce quality scans in different color variation.
  • It consumes very little power. Some LCDs consume too much power but the white LCDs included in this Canon CanoScan 9000F MK II provide excellent lighting when scanning while consuming very little power.
  • Scanning photographs with this scanner is quite fast with the ability to scan up to 806 pages per minute for color photographs at 300Dpi resolutions. Although the speed tends to slow down when you try to scan films, it is still manageable and good when compared to other models which are much slower.
  • The scanner is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems and therefore can be used with most Windows operating systems and also Mac systems.
  • Apart from the technical aspect, the physical design of this scanner is very sleek and compact and is therefore perfect to display on any desk or counter.

Cons

  • This Canon scanner tends to run quite slow when scanning film
  • Does not have a document feeder

Verdict

Apart from being slow at scanning film and negatives, the Canon CanoScan 9000F MK II is an excellent scanner for scanning photographs both new and old. Its amazing features will help you get the most out of your family, work or creative memories by providing you with quality scans which you can safely save and store on your personal computer.

The pricing is quite fair for a scanner with all its features, although Canon could have made the software better so that users can get the most out of them. Otherwise, it is a perfect choice for a high resolution flatbed scanner to scan and store old photographs.

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