View Full Version : What to look for in a scanner?

07-06-2003, 06:56 PM

I can currently looking for a scanner. the canon thin LED ones. I have come across models of LIDE 20, 30, 50 and the N1240U.

Any one came a good model? And anyone how where to get then cheaper than DSE?

I have seen the reso of 600x1200 and 1200x2400. do these matter I mean not that I will be using high reso all the time. u cannot blow a passort pic to an A4 jus cos the resol say u can.....


07-06-2003, 07:14 PM
to make it a bit more confusing would u consider the larger ones as it can scan 35mm negetives??

07-06-2003, 08:58 PM
Hi Nomad

Recently bought a Canon 3000F and have found it good so far (never had a scnner before tho). Its got the negative adapter for your 35mm film. Scanning at 1200dpi gives you a pretty big file 20MB+.

I got mine primaraly for scanning doc's (of course) and photos into reports. does this to my needs and above. Was slightly cheaper than the older model at DSE from Quay Computers in Lower Hutt.

Cheers Murray P

07-06-2003, 11:30 PM
thanks for the reply :)
I am looking into the slimmer models. jus dunno which model to buy. probably not the LIDE 50 model thou.. so any of the 20, 30 or N1240U

the thinner models do not scan negatives i have learnt. i am also considering a more standard 35mm film scanner than to use it on top of a normal scanner.


08-06-2003, 12:07 AM
I picked up the lide20 a couple months back.

Iím pretty impressed.

Software capabilities are excellent.

Love being able to scan documents into editable documents.

And seeing as i routinely scan large numbers of photographs(400 in a sitting isnít uncommon),the ability to load 2 or 3 pics in at a time and with the press of a button she scans them as 3 different files, names them and saves them to my chosen folder.

Saves me a ton of work.

The only thing i would have done different is i would have bought a larger model, She sometimes has trouble recognising the different pictures when i have 3 loaded on her at once.

08-06-2003, 11:10 AM
how is the quality when u scanned the photo's?
u ever printed them, if so how were they?

08-06-2003, 11:42 AM
Sorry,i dont even have a printer.

And i think the quality of any printer would have to entered into the equation as wll.

I generally make photo vcd's.

Before i bought mine(and any other hardware usually) i enter the model number and user review into google.