Canon’s ImageFormula RS40 Photo and Document Scanner Takes on Epson’s FastFoto FF-680W

In a snap, turn shoeboxes of snapshots into image files


Canon ImageFormula RS40 Photo and Document Scanner Review at PCMag

Canon ImageFormula RS40 Photo and Document Scanner Review at PCMag

THE BOTTOM LINE

Canon’s capable ImageFormula RS40 is an affordable sheetfed snapshot-photo scanner suitable for families and home offices. (It also doubles as a document scanner.)

MSRP $479.00

PROS
    • Scans both documents and photos
    • Accurate OCR
    • Relatively low price
CONS
    • Only USB 2.0 connectivity
    • Doesn’t always scan the backs of photos correctly

You’d think that by now most of the world’s photographs would be digitized and saved on PCs, phones, tablets, thumb drives, and cloud sites. But the continued popularity of photo scanners like our Best of the Year 2018 winner, the Epson FastFoto FF-680W, suggests otherwise. Canon has a new competitor to the FastFoto with the ImageFormula RS40 Photo and Document Scanner ($479), an update to the ImageFormula R40 we reviewed in early 2020. Both the RS40 and FF-680W double as sheetfed document scanners, meaning they can serve a home-based business when not processing family snapshots. The Epson is more expensive but faster and more robust, so the ImageFormula doesn’t take its place as our Editors’ Choice award winner, but it may appeal to you nonetheless.


Read the entire review at PCMag.


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