Canon CanoScan LiDE 30 Scanner

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  • Brand: Canon
  • Category: Scanner
  • resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpi

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Looking for an easy-to-use scanner that offers high-resolution scanning and all the latest features? The CanoScan LiDE 30 USB Flatbed Scanner has it covered. Just over an inch high, it has all the features you need to scan images, copy documents or e-mail your favorite photos. Quality is outstanding with up to 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution and up to 48-bit depth that delivers stunning color reproduction with more than 281 trillion possible colors. All at the touch of a button. To scan, place the photo on the platen and push the "scan" button - that's it. "Copy" and "e-mail" functions are just as simple. Operation is made even easier with just one cable for power and USB - no extra AC adapter needed. The LiDE 30 scanner even removes much of the minute dust and scratches on photos automatically with built-in QARE 2.0 (Quality Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) technology. Scan multiple photos at once with the push of a button. 


  • Up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi resolution
  • 48-bit depth for over 281 trillion possible colors
  • 1 cable handles both USB and power
  • Z-Lid expansion top accommodates bulky objects
  • Scan, copy, or e-mail photos at the touch of a button
Brand Canon
Model LiDE30
MPN 7890A002, 7890A010AA
UPC 013803020441
Technical Details
Type Flatbed Scanner
Family Line Canon CanoScan
Form Factor Desktop
Supported Operating Systems Apple MacOS 9, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP
Color Depth 48 bit
Scanning Resolution 1200 x 2400 DPI
Connectivity USB 2.0
Input Type Color
Media Type Bulk Objects (Books, etc.), Plain Paper
Scanning Element Type Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Control Panel Copy, E-mail, Scan
Gray Levels 16-Bit (64K Gray Levels)
Media Load Type Manual Load
Width 10.1 in.
Depth 15.1 in.
Height 1.3 in.
Weight 3.3 lb.


Stephen Weiss 5.0
174 of 176 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this scanner specifically for the task of digitizing a box of old, disintergrating/fading old family photos, almost all being Black&White. I tried a few photos at a local copy place, but the $18 per hour (plus $10 CD burning fee) quickly convinced me that I could purchase a scanner for a lot less than what it would cost to scan the photos on an hourly fee basis.With a few dozen exceptions, this scanner was able to satisfactorily scan my old photos. Even though this scanner has a numb ... er of limitations, I gave the scanner the top rating because it did perform as described/intended and is a good value for the dollar. I would buy this unit again. The ease of hardware and software installation was a pleasant surprise, and are easy to use. Even the included OCR software suprised me with the quality and accuracy of the resulting Word or PDF documents; it even could, with a little tweaking, scan and convert tabular information. More >
A Customer 4.0
171 of 174 people found the following review helpful
Canon's new LiDE 30 is certainly a step up in overall image quality when compared to other slimline scanners, especially for under ... I was surprised at how good this scanner was for the price. Canon's adjustable Z-lid feature, a much-needed scanner improvement, is a must if you scan from bulky sources like books or magazines. All photo and text scans made were very crisp and accurate. (Poorer photos will need futher software manipulation to improve their quality beyond the originals.) No power ... cord--power drawn through the USB cable from the computer--and the lightweight portability of this scanner make it ideal for use with laptops. It can even be set up vertically if space is a problem. The only real drawback to the Canon LiDE 30 is that's it's a bit slow--20 seconds (approx.) for a 4" x 5" photo. Still, in this price range and for a 1200 x 2400 scanner, that's faster than most of the other models at this price. More >
John Lee 5.0
77 of 78 people found the following review helpful
Last year, after extensive research, I purchased an Epson Perfection 2400 (Photo scanner) for my brother and was dead set on buying one for myself. At that time, there was no other scanner that had its quality and features at a bargain price. Well, I finally decided to buy a scanner and surprise,'s the Canon FIDE 30.Here's four reasons why:Quality of scan: I think the quality of scan should always be the primary factor in evaluating a scanner. This scanner produces scans equal ... to those of first-rate "professional" grade scanners like the Minolta Powerlook III (which I have at work). The scanner goes up to 1200 X 2400 dpi resolution and the results are stunning. Price: $70 (about $120 less than the Epson Perfection)Design: The small form-factor metallic body casing is durable and eye-catching. The small footprint is ideal for notebook users who like portability. More >