February 2024

Flatbed & Photo Scanners: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of flatbed & photo scanners rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 8 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 81 photo scanner endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

35 photo scanners were endorsed in total, only 17 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 8 Feb 2024, Epson FastFoto FF-680W takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed photo scanner with 8 expert endorsements. 4 experts out of 8 recommended it as the '#1 photo scanner' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking flatbed & photo scanners start at $34 (Kodak Mobile Film) and go up to $3493.54 (Epson DS-30000). Median photo scanner costs $250.24 (Canon ImageFORMULA R40).
$34
$3493.54

At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Photo Scanner
PCMag
TechRadar
Digital Camera World
PC Guide
PCreview
Spy
Creative Bloq
Lifewire
Popular Mechanics
10Beasts
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Epson FastFoto FF-680W
The Epson FastFoto FF-680W is a high-quality scanner that can quickly and efficiently digitize old photos and documents with a resolution of up to 1200 dpi and a speed of up to 45 pages per minute.
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- $199
Plustek ePhoto Z300
The Plustek ePhoto Z300 is a fast and efficient scanner ideal for individuals or small businesses that need to scan a variety of documents and photos, with a maximum optical resolution of 600 dpi and compatibility with both Mac and PC operating systems.
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- $81
Canon CanoScan Lide 400
The Canon CanoScan Lide 400 is a high-resolution scanner with fast scanning speeds and versatile capabilities, making it ideal for users who need detailed and sharp scans of photos, documents, and film.
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- $350
Epson Perfection V600
The Epson Perfection V600 is a high-quality scanner that is ideal for photographers, artists, and anyone who needs high-quality scans of photos, documents, and film.
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- $133
Epson Perfection V39
The Epson Perfection V39 scanner is a flatbed scanner with a maximum optical resolution of 4800 dpi, suitable for home users who need to scan photos and documents with vibrant colors and sharp details.
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- $1299
Epson Perfection V850 Pro
The Epson Perfection V850 Pro is a high-end scanner designed for professional photographers and graphic designers who require high-quality scans and color accuracy, with a maximum optical resolution of 6400 dpi and a range of software options.
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- $199
Doxie Go SE
The Doxie Go SE Photo Scanner is a portable scanner with a maximum resolution of 600 dpi, suitable for scanning documents, receipts, and photos on the go, with basic connectivity options and compatibility with various software options.
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- $340
Canon ImageFormula RS40
The Canon ImageFormula RS40 is a high-quality photo scanner that offers fast scanning speeds and excellent color rendition, making it ideal for scanning a large volume of photos and documents efficiently.
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- $250
Canon ImageFORMULA R40
The Canon ImageFORMULA R40 scanner is a reliable and efficient document scanner with a maximum optical resolution of 600 dpi, fast scanning speed, and versatile document handling capabilities, making it a great option for small businesses and individual users.
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- $58
Canon CanoScan Lide 300
The Canon CanoScan Lide 300 is a versatile and affordable scanner suitable for personal use, small businesses, and individuals who need to scan photos, documents, and film at a high resolution, with a maximum resolution of 2400 x 2400 dpi and a scanning speed of 10 seconds per 8.5-by-11-inch page and 5 seconds per 4-by-6-inch photo.
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Canon 9000F Mark II
The Canon Canoscan 9000F Mark II is a versatile scanner that is ideal for individuals or small businesses that need to scan reflective originals such as paper documents, photographic prints, and business documents.
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- $220
ClearClick QuickConvert 2.0
The ClearClick QuickConvert 2.0 is a versatile photo scanner that offers high-resolution scans for various types of images, with multiple connectivity options and compatibility with various operating systems, making it suitable for individuals or small businesses looking to digitize their physical photo or slide collections.
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Canon DR-F120
The Canon DR-F120 Photo Scanner is a versatile and efficient scanner suitable for scanning documents and photos up to A4 size, with a maximum scanning speed of 20 pages per minute and an automatic document feeder (ADF) with a capacity of up to 50 sheets.
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- $285
Xerox Duplex Combo
The Xerox Duplex Combo Photo Scanner is a reliable and efficient tool for professionals and businesses that require high-quality scanning capabilities, with the ability to scan both sides of a document simultaneously and a powerful software bundle.
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- $131
Canon P 208 II
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- $453
Canon DR-C225W II
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Brother DS-640
The Brother DS-640 Photo Scanner is a reliable and efficient portable scanner suitable for personal and small business use, with a maximum optical resolution of 600dpi, a scanning speed of 16 pages per minute, and compatibility with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
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#10 $57.85 Canon CanoScan Lide 300
#3 $80.99 Canon CanoScan Lide 400
#16 $131.30 Canon P 208 II
#5 $133.43 Epson Perfection V39
#2 $199 Plustek ePhoto Z300
#7 $199 Doxie Go SE
#13 $219.95 ClearClick QuickConvert 2.0
#9 $250.24 Canon ImageFORMULA R40
#15 $285.01 Xerox Duplex Combo
#12 $299.99 Canon 9000F Mark II
#8 $339.99 Canon ImageFormula RS40
#4 $349.99 Epson Perfection V600
#17 $452.60 Canon DR-C225W II
#1 $582.96 Epson FastFoto FF-680W
#6 $1298.90 Epson Perfection V850 Pro

We ranked Epson FastFoto FF-680W #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 8 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
  • Out of those, 4 experts ranked Epson FastFoto FF-680W as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best High-Speed Snapshot Scanner / Editors' Choice

Quickly scans stacks of photo prints.
Decent as a document scanner.
Scans to searchable PDF.
Solid OCR performance.

Somewhat pricey.
Slower at photo scanning than its predecessor.

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TechRadar

The best photo scanner overall

Built for photo scanning
Large tray for batch scanning

Expensive
Not a huge amount of features

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Digital Camera World

The best scanner for photos

36 photo sheets capacity
1200dpi resolution
Modes for different image types

Expensive

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PCreview

The Best Photo Scanner With Feeder

good speed, up to 1 photo per sec
safetouch feature
various modes
scan docs, receipts, tax records, wills…
operating temperature is 41 ° to 95 °f

has a hard time with older black and white images

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Spy

Best Overall

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Creative Bloq

The fastest photo scanner

Incredibly quick
Great for batch scanning

Short on features
Not cheap

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Popular Mechanics

Best Overall

Scans up to 36 photos at once, at one photo per second
Various resolution options
Can wirelessly upload to Google Drive and Dropbox

Can’t scan negatives or film

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10Beasts

Best Fastest Feeder Scanner/Best Feeder

Priceless scanner, wonderful quality
Churns through piles of photos effortlessly
Best scanner for digitizing photos
Fast and worth the price
Good enhancement capabilities
Easy to set up
Great quality
Color corrects with good results
Unbelievable speed

Difficult/lacking software for graphic design needs
Pricey
Learning curb

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We ranked Plustek ePhoto Z300 #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 8 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Compact Sheetfed Photo Scanner

Great price.
Fast photo scanning compared with flatbed models.
Designed to minimize potential harm to photos.
Scans up to letter-size prints.

Manual document feeder.
Limited document-scanning abilities.
Mediocre scan quality for photos.

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Digital Camera World

The best value scanner for photos

Easy to use
Affordable price
Image enhancement functions

Only scans 1 photo at a time

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PC Guide

Best Fast Photo Scanner

Fast
Neat and stylish design
Great price
Treats photo gently

Not the best scan quality out there

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PCreview

The Best Photo Scanner for Mac

supports mac os
amazing enhancing features
more efficient than flatbed scanners
supports various formats, from 3×5 to 8×10

none so far

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Spy

Best Speed

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Creative Bloq

The best budget photo scanner.

Simple and straightforward
Good price
Built-in-enhancement tools

Basic and slow

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Popular Mechanics

Most Compact

Quick and easy to use
Intuitive editing software
Reasonable price

No Wi-Fi connectivity

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10Beasts

Best-Reviewed Picture Scanner

Easy to use
Good for old photos
Fast scanner
Worth the money
Good price
Takes only seconds
Time saving scanner
Perfect for baby boomers with old pictures
High quality scans
Pretty quiet
Not too many buttons

Each scan is a separate document (no combining while scanning)
Didn’t work too well with some Mac computers

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend flatbed & photo scanners.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of flatbed & photo scanners, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked Canon CanoScan Lide 400 #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Canon CanoScan Lide 400 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Overall Flatbed Photo and Document Scanner / Editors' Choice

Vibrant photo scans.
Excellent software bundle.
Comes with kickstand for upright positioning.
Very simple to use

Lacks mobile device and wireless support.
Could be more accurate when scanning serif fonts.

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PC Guide

Best Photo Scanner

Fast for a flatbed scanner
4800 dpi
Easy of use

Pricier than the nearly identical Canon CanoScan Lide 300

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PCreview

Elegant, Powerful, and Slim High-End Scanner

high-resolution scanning
compact and adaptable to your workspace
it can scan multiple documents with its dedicated software
lightning-fast operation speed
uses a single cable for power and transfer requirements
for everything that it offers, it comes an affordable price

despite all the pros, it can sometimes offer low scan quality on some documents

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Lifewire

Best Budget

Budget-friendly
Auto-scan mode
Maximum DPI for clear and accurate scans
Compact size

Setup process for Mac users

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Popular Mechanics

Best Value

Scans photos and documents
Uploads to cloud services like Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox via Wi-Fi
Compact and slim

Not the best for professional photo scanning
Wi-Fi only works on Windows computers, not Mac
Slow

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We ranked Epson Perfection V600 #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Epson Perfection V600 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best mid-range photo scanner

High resolution
Restores damaged photos

Large
Bundled software isn't the best

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Digital Camera World

The best-value scanner for negatives and slides

6400dpi resolution
Supports range of film formats
Remove dust and scratches from images

Not very portable

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PCreview

The Best Professional Photo Scanner

great working temperature
amazing compatibility
scans even 3d objects
enormous enlargements of up to 6400 x 9400 dpi
budget-friendly

you might have some problems with the software update, so we recommend reading the manual first

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Spy

Best Mid-Range Photo Scanner

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Creative Bloq

The best photo scanner overall / Editor's Choice

Excellent resolution
Perfect for film and prints
Automatically restores photos

Big and bulky

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Popular Mechanics

Most Versatile

Scans film slides, negatives, documents, and photos
Software removes imperfections from photos
Amazing resolution

Interface is USB only
Small scanning area
Scanning at a high resolutions takes a long time

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We ranked Epson Perfection V39 #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Budget Flatbed Photo Scanner / Editors' Choice

High-quality photo scans
Fully automatic mode for easy scanning
Separates out individual photos
Scans to editable text in a searchable PDF
Comes with kickstand for upright positioning

Can't scan film
Lacks bundled applications

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PC Guide

Best High-Quality Photo Scanner

Excellent quality scans
4,800 dpi
Compact size for flatbed scanner

Slow scan speed

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PCreview

Highest Optical Resolution

enormous optical resolution
direct import to cloud services
compact with built-in vertical kickstand
digital dust correction feature

a bit loud

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Spy

Budget Epson Pick

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Lifewire

Best for Photos

Ability to scan large documents
Easy to store
Cloud storage support

Unable to scan film
No auto document feeder

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10Beasts

Best Cost-Effective Flatbed Photo Scanner

Lightweight design
Good price
Good quality images
Decent speed
Greatly simplifies photo scanning
Easy to get started
Affordable, easy-to-use option
Clear results

Some customers reported compatibility issues with Windows 10

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We ranked Epson Perfection V850 Pro #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best photo scanner for professionals

High resolution
Restores damaged photos

Bulky
Very expensive

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Digital Camera World

The best scanner for negatives

Dual lens system
High resolution scans
Quick warmup time

Large and heavy

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PCreview

The Ultimate High-End Scanner With a Lot of Potential and Power

high-end scanning capabilities at 6400 dpi
powerful software for erasing any deformities out of your photos
compatible with windows and mac operating systems
allows for optional wet mount scanning

yea, this gadget packs quite a hefty price

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Spy

Best for Professionals

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Creative Bloq

The best professional photo scanner

Excellent resolution
High dynamic range
Ideal for prints and film

Big, heavy and expensive

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Popular Mechanics

Best for Professionals

High resolution
Great for reprints and enlargements

No Wi-Fi connectivity
Very expensive

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We ranked Doxie Go SE #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Doxie Go SE as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PC Guide

Compact footprint
Rechargeable battery
No computer required

Not suited to very high resolution scans
Scan time is longer than other options

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PCreview

The Best Portable Photo Scanner

no pc required
the great scanning speed for 600 dpi images
portable, small-sized
import pics directly to your apps
abbyy ocr letter recognition

a bit lengthy

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10Beasts

Best Portable Photo Scanner

Perfect for mass scanning
Fast scanning
As good as a flatbed scanner
Works with Windows 10 and all other Google/AirDrop/Adobe Apps, etc
Feels like a premium product
Great customer service
Perfect for travel
iOS compatible (great for Apple users)
Great product

Small learning curb
Wi-Fi setup can be confusing
Doesn’t work with Ethernet connection (Wi-Fi only)

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We ranked Canon ImageFormula RS40 #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

A Solid Alternative to the Epson FastFoto FF-680W

Scans both documents and photos
Accurate OCR
Relatively low price

Only USB 2.0 connectivity
Doesn't always scan the backs of photos correctly

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Spy

Windows and Mac Compatible

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Popular Mechanics

Best for Mac Users

Wide range of OS compatibility
Automatic feeder
Good resolution
Easy to use

Lack of format versatility, no film, negatives, or slides
No Wi-Fi connectivity

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We ranked Canon ImageFORMULA R40 #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Canon ImageFORMULA R40 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Camera World

The best scanner for documents if you don't need Wi-Fi

60-sheet capacity
Fast worker
Single-pass duplex

No WiFi or Ethernet

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PCreview

The Epitome of Simplicity and Efficiency

easy to install and intuitive to use
comes with additional software packed in
breakneck scanning speed on both sides
compatible with both windows and mac

more pricey than most scanners on the market
weights more than the average scanner, making it best as a static device

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We ranked Canon CanoScan Lide 300 #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

A Solid Alternative to the Epson Perfection V39

Strong software bundle for the price.
Easy to use.
Good photo-scanning quality.

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

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PC Guide

Extremely affordable
Good quality scans

Scan speeds

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We ranked Canon 9000F Mark II #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best premium photo scanner for huge resolutions

Can scan a wide range of media
Super high resolution

Relatively big
Bundled software could be better

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Digital Camera World

The best flatbed scanner for photos

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We ranked ClearClick QuickConvert 2.0 #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Portable Photo/Negative Scanner

Small, light, and portable
Good scan quality and software bundle
Rechargeable, replaceable battery
Scans to SD memory cards
Supports Wi-Fi

No ADF
Limited page sizes

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Spy

Quick Film Conversion

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We ranked Canon DR-F120 #13 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Camera World

The best combo scanner for Windows users

Includes flatbed scanner
Includes document feeder
50 sheet capacity

Windows only

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Creative Bloq

A great choice for scanning both documents and photos

Versatile
Good feeder capacity
Duplex scanning

Windows-only

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We ranked Xerox Duplex Combo #14 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Camera World

The best combo scanner for Mac users

Flatbed & sheet-feed options
20 sheet capacity
Mac-friendly

Expensive

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Creative Bloq

One of the best photo scanners for Macs

Flatbed and sheet feeder
Built-in image enhancement
Mac-compatible

No Wi-Fi

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We ranked Canon P 208 II #15 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Camera World

The best portable scanner overall

Small and portable
10-sheet capacity
Fast

Expensive

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Creative Bloq

The best portable photo scanner

Compact and portable
Decent results
Cheap

Wi-Fi not as standard

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We ranked Canon DR-C225W II #16 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Camera World

The best scanner for small desktops

Slimline profile
Built-in Wi-Fi
One touch operation

Expensive

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Creative Bloq

The best slimline photo scanner for saving space.

Compact
30-sheet capacity

Primarily for documents
Windows-only

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We ranked Brother DS-640 #17 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best flatbed & photo scanners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Camera World

The best portable scanner at a low price

Affordable price
Small and light

Lacks automatic document feeder
Lacks duplex printing

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PCreview

The Mini Portable Scanner for Everyone’s Pocket

works quickly and in full color
automatic color detection, picture alignment, and additional tools for adjusting your documents
all the necessary drivers are downloaded online
can work with open source software

somewhat buggy software

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