The Best Scanners for 2023 by Tony Hoffman and William Harrel

Whether you need to scan family photos, piles of documents, or expense receipts, a scanner out there is built for the task. Here’s how to shop for the right one, plus the top performers in our lab testing.


Settling on a scanner that meets your specific day-to-day scanning needs can be challenging. Most flatbed and sheetfed scanners on the market today are geared toward everyday office tasks or photo image capture, but they come in a wide variety of types and sizes, some fine-tuned for different purposes. Document scanners, photo scanners, receipt scanners, film scanners: That list is just a start.

We’ve outlined below the top scanners that we have tested across a range of categories and possible usage scenarios. “Scan” the list for the kind of work you do, then read on below that for a deeper dive into scanner specs and how to choose the right model for what, exactly, you scan.

Read the entire review at PCMag.

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