Review of the Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 at PCMagPROS
Strong software bundle for the price. Easy to use. Good photo-scanning quality.

CONS
Scanning serif fonts with the default utility could be more accurate. Limited mobile device support.

BOTTOM LINE
For an occasional-use photograph and document scanner, the entry-level flatbed CanoScan LiDE 300 is a good value, but its LiDE 400 sibling is only $20 more and comes with valuable extras.


The Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 ($69.99) is an entry-level flatbed scanner designed to digitize photographs and for very light document scanning in homes, home offices, and small offices. For the $20 difference between the LiDE 300 and the Editors’ Choice Canon CanoScan LiDE 400, though, you give up half the resolution, slightly faster scans, and the ability to stand the scanner upright to save desk space. If every penny counts and these perks don’t matter to you, the LiDE 300 is a perfectly capable light-duty machine.

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About.com Rating    4 out of 5

My first scanner, an HP flatbed Scanjet capable of scanning only one side of one page at time—without you having to manually load and unload the next sheet, that is. And, even worse, it supported only 256 shades of gray; it couldn’t scan colors (All scans were converted to grayscale.); and it couldn’t scan pages larger than 8.5×11 inches (letter size). All for the bargain price of about $1,250, or about the cost of the subject of this review, HP’s Scanjet Enterprise Flow 7500 Flatbed Scanner.

Sound expensive? For a midrange document scanner, perhaps at first glance, prior to investigation, it is. However, this Scanjet’s features, bundled software, and capacity (depending on how you use it), possibly make it more of a value than competing document scanners from Epson, Canon, and Fujitsu.

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