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Conclusion

Summarizing the results of my tests I must say that the Canon CanoScan 5200F model was designed in compliance with the strictest industry standards. I liked a lot those small details in the scanner design like the easy access to the connectors panel and to the Power On button. This device is ergonomic and simple in use. I also want to single out the high functionality of the “quick scan” buttons and the simplicity of their reprogramming for your own needs. As for the slide-adapter, I would be certainly glad to have an option to scan medium-format films, but even without that the slide-adapter can satisfy a mass user (for whom scanning 35mm film is in fact the only necessary function).

The functionality of the exclusive software pack receives my praises, too. The Canon programming men seem to have implemented every single thing you may ever require for setting up the scanned image properties. And of course the dust-removal FARE Level 2 technology is the special feature that makes the CanoScan 5200F a special and very appealing product. The price of the product is also quite appealing, by the way.

So, if you’ve been searching for a scanner which doesn’t take ages to warm up its lamp, which is quiet and reliable, which can save your time on post-processing of the scans, which can produce high-quality scans of any originals, and which can… Well, the CanoScan 5200F from Canon is just the model you’ve long hoped to find!

Highs:

  • FARE Level 2 technology
  • Functional software
  • Quick start (small lamp warm-up time)
  • Excellent digitization quality
  • Attractive price

Lows:

  • Can’t scan medium-format films
 
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