Some time ago we tested a Canon CanoScan 5200F scanner on our site which featured the hardware dust & scratches removal technology called FARE Level 2 (for details see our review called Canon CanoScan 5200F: Inexpensive Scanner with Hardware Dust and Scratches Reduction).
Today I am going to take a look at the next model in the series, CanoScan 8400F, which offers the next level of the same technology, FARE Level 3. Besides that, the senior CanoScan offers a number of additional advantages I am going to cover in this review, too.
As usual, let’s first check the scanner’s specification.
Let's take a closer look at the claimed official specs:
So, the CanoScan 8400F can digitize at an optical resolution of 3200dpi and a color depth of 48 bits. Its maximum optical density is a good 3.3Dmax which helps get high-quality scans of negative films. An infrared LED is used when you enable FARE technology in the driver and helps identify dust and scratches in the original for further removal. Three holders for transparent originals of all the standard formats, including a holder for medium-format film rolls, are enclosed with the scanner.