Review of the Panasonic KV-S1026C-MKII at PCMag

    • PROS

      Great optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy. Comprehensive software bundle. Faster than manufacturer’s ratings when scanning and saving to image and searchable PDF. Three-year warranty.

    • CONS

      Pricey. No network connectivity. Slower than competitors that cost half as much. Neat Cloud Service expires after three years.


  • The Panasonic KV-S1026C-MKII is a relatively fast and highly accurate entry-level desktop document scanner; all it really needs is a lower price.

An update to the Panasonic KV-S1026C we reviewed back in 2013, the Panasonic KV-S1026C-MKII ($600.99) is not only significantly faster than its predecessor, but it’s more accurate and comes with a better software bundle. This latest iteration really is a fine entry-level desktop sheet-feed document scanner, but it’s up against some stiff, less-costly competition, such as the Editors’ Choice Brother ADS-2700W Wireless High-Speed Desktop Document Scanner. The KV-S1026C-MKII is designed for use in home-based and small or micro offices or workgroups, or even as a personal desktop document scanner. While it is unquestionably well-suited for these environments, it simply costs too much to take its place among our top-choice candidates.

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Scan anything, even passports with Panasonic’s KV-S1027C Document Scanner.  Panasonic

The other day we looked at Panasonic’s screaming $1,295 (MSRP) KV-S1057C Document Scanner, one of the fastest and most accurate text digitizing and cataloging systems I’ve seen in its price range. At the same time Panasonic released the KV-S1057C, it debuted another cheaper, slightly slower model, the $995 (MSRP) KV-S1027C Document Scanner, which provides most of the features of the more-expensive model and about two-thirds of the performance.

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Today more than ever, banks, hospitals, car dealers, and so many others use dedicated document scanners to digitally preserve and file so many types of documents and data. To do so, of course, you need a scanner, and if you have many documents to scan, you’ll need a fast, high-volume scanner like the topic of this review, Panasonic’s KV-S1057C Document Scanner, to keep that blizzard of paper under control.

The fastest and most expensive in a pair of document scanners Panasonic released recently, the $1295 MSRP KV-S1057C is the fastest of the two. It’s less-expensive sibling, the KV-S1027C, is essentially the same scanner with an identical feature set—except that, as you’ll see in my review of the $895 MSRP KV-S1027C in a few days, it’s approximately two-thirds as fast as the $1300 KV-S1057C.

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