CanoScan LiDE 700F

February 18, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | Scanners | 14 Comments | |

CanoScan LiDE 700FThe CanoScan LiDE 700F is the first Canon scanner to offer 9600x9600dpi optical resolution for film. Replacing the CanoScan 4400F model, the CanoScan 700F delivers rapid, high-quality scanning of documents, photos and 35mm film, complete-ing an A4 full colour scan at 300dpi in just 12 seconds. It includes QARE dust and scratch removal for photos, which automatically reduces dust, scratches and grain effect. The CanoScan LiDE 700F will be available from April priced at £119 / €135 / $129.99.

Canon UK Press Release

Intelligent 3-way scanning for rapid, high-resolution results: CanoScan LiDE 700F

United Kingdom / Republic of Ireland, 18th February 2009: Canon introduces the CanoScan LiDE 700F, the first Canon scanner to offer 9600x9600dpi optical resolution for film. With a space-saving 3-way design, the CanoScan LiDE 700F – which replaces the CanoScan 4400F – delivers rapid, high-quality scanning of documents, photos and 35mm film. A user-friendly interface and attractive price point makes the CanoScan LiDE 700F equally suited to consumer and business users.

Outstanding photo, film and document scans in seconds
Boasting the highest resolution of any Canon consumer scanner to date, the CanoScan LiDE 700F uses Canon’s unique LiDE technology to deliver scanning at resolutions of up to 9600dpi. At maximum photo resolution of 4800dpi, images can be captured in intricate detail, and extra-large enlargements produced. For superb-quality capture from individual 35mm film frames at 9600dpi, the CanoScan LiDE 700F also includes a clip-on film scanning unit.

LiDE technology also enables near-instant warm-up times, and allows the CanoScan LiDE 700F to complete an A4 full colour scan at 300dpi in just 12 seconds – ensuring exceptional productivity for users.

Slim, lightweight and multifunctional
LiDE technology allows the CanoScan LiDE 700F to achieve a compact, lightweight design. Its innovative 3-way design principle means that the CanoScan LiDE 700F can be used in portrait, landscape or upright positions – making it ideal for desktop environments with limited space. A clever 180 degree lid hinge on the right hand side and built-in flip out stand facilitates the CanoScan LiDE 700F’s “anywhere, any way” functionality.

Power is delivered solely via a high-speed USB connection to PC – eliminating the need for cumbersome power cables, further enhancing the CanoScan LiDE 700F’s space-saving credentials.

Easy to use
The CanoScan LiDE 700F’s sleek design is punctuated with four simple EZ buttons, fully configurable to individual needs. These allow the user to Scan, Copy, Email, and produce PDF documents at a single touch.

Users can also use the CanoScan LiDE 700F’s Auto Scan Mode to create scans without the need for choosing settings manually. Original material placed on the scanner is automatically detected and recognised as either text or image content. Scan settings are then optimised accordingly, before material is scanned and saved in PDF or JPEG form.

For greater control and the highest standard in image scanning, the CanoScan LiDE 700F includes QARE dust and scratch removal for photos – technology that automatically reduces dust, scratches and grain effect, as well as restoring faded colour, all with a few clicks.

Canon’s comprehensive MP Navigator EX software adds functionality such as PDF editing, a search function, over 15 language OCR and Auto Photo Fix. A USB cable is also included for quick and easy installation.

Pricing and Availability
The CanoScan LiDE 700F will be available from April priced at £119 / €135 RRP inc. VAT

Key features
High resolution: 9600x9600dpi CIS film scanning
3-Way orientation
High speed 300dpi scanning: 12 seconds for an A4 colour scan
Auto Scan Mode
Supports 1x 35mm film scans
Instant warm up
QARE dust and scratch reduction for photos
4 configurable EZ buttons
USB powered
MP Navigator EX software included

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#1 Angela

Between the canoscan 5600f and this lide 700f - which one would be better(highest quality)for scanning pictures? My main concern is getting true color, crisp, clear scanned images. Which one would be best? And what is the difference between the CCD and CIS scan element? The 5600f has the CCD and the 700f has the CIS

9:14 pm - Saturday, March 7, 2009

#2 Frank

I also am looking at the 5600f and this new 700f. both my scanners in the past were the CCD type. There are some articles available that can be located by doing of search of "CCD vs CIS". Some of these articles are old, and I'm sure that the CIS technology has improved since some of them were written. I really wish there were some sample scans from the 700f, but I haven't found any available yet. Also, I haven't seen either of these two scanners in a store where they might have some sample scans like they do with printers on display.

9:56 am - Tuesday, April 28, 2009

#3 geoff

I bought a 700f to scan 35mm slides, but having trouble placing them on the flatbed in the correct position, so all the image is scanned, and in focus. The holder provided is for a strip of film.Any ideas please, thanks.

12:23 pm - Friday, August 21, 2009

#4 Bubba

Geoff, I'm trying the same thing; doesn't look good for the slides. All blurry and stuff. All the info is about scanning negatives or film.

7:41 pm - Wednesday, September 9, 2009

#5 geoff

Regarding the Cannon LiDE700f,and it,s inability to handle 35mm slides!! I have contacted Canon, reported the problem, and all they would say is what we know already, that it,s great for pictures, but there,s no adaptor for slides. Perhaps we should form a lobby group to persuade them to develope this simple add-on. It seems strange to spoil a excellent scanner,for this low-cost extra.Their is a large market for copying 35mm slides,and full market research would have shown them this.

2:31 pm - Monday, September 28, 2009

#6 alan hall

No holder for 35mm slides not happy come on Canon sort it.

3:35 pm - Tuesday, November 3, 2009

#7 George Rogers

I can tell you all from first hand experience that Canon don't give a stuff and will NOT help you in any way. I bought a Pixma Pro 9500 printer on the strength of Amazons description that it would work on all Windows from 98 to Vista. Printer arrives and will not work on my pc running Win.ME. I contacted Amazon who told me that they get all their specs from the manufacturer, i.e. in this case, Canon. I write to Canon who give me a customer number and put the complaint to their technical dept. The tech. dept. duly comes back to me and their answer? "Tough; Go buy a new pc" and they then refused to answer any more communication from me. Once they have your money, you're on your own!

5:12 pm - Sunday, November 8, 2009

#8 cathy

Am having very little success with scanning negative strips ..the quality is abysmal ....I have two parts a black strip and another piece that rests on top but the results are poor ...any hints

11:43 pm - Saturday, February 6, 2010

#9 clarence

bought my scanner yesterday, returning it today quality of photo scans is unacceptable.

12:36 am - Sunday, April 11, 2010

#10 Douglas

Hi there

Ive lost the neg carrier for my Canon Lide 700f and want to make a cardboard replacement. If anyone has one of these scanners can they please scan the neg carrier and email me (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) so I can use it as a template.



7:31 am - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

#11 Aris

On the quality comments I highly recommend everyone to CALIBRATE their scanner before returning it. Once calibrated the results are stunning!

On the Slides front I'm dissapointed.. I guess this means I have to take all my slides out of their case and scan the film directly? This will take hours per film!


11:43 am - Monday, July 25, 2011

#12 cherie

where do you plug in the usb cable into the scanner plz?

9:13 pm - Monday, March 12, 2012

#13 Yuri

I fixed the problem of the low-quality scans of 35mm films. I put a glass on top of the film to make it perfectly flat, and than installed the film adaptor on top of the film with the glass. The quality of the scan was perfect!!!!

8:13 am - Friday, June 29, 2012

#14 Bill

Many of the canoscans are different. My 700F LIDE glass is removable. It takes a little skill but not a lot of mechanical knowledge. Open the cover. There are two plastic strips on each side of the glass that are secured by sticky tape. Gently slide a thin bladed knife under the edges and you will see that they will bend up when separated from the tape that holds them to the glass. (Don't break or scratch the glass when you pry, you could put a thin cardboard on the glass under the blade). Gently pry the length of the plastic strip until it is loose from the tape. Then you'll see that it will bend up. Gently slip the front part out from the plastic lip and lift up the strip. At the back end there is a little tab and you have to hold the strip and move to the right. It will release the tab from the slot. Pay attention to what your're doing, and I suggest that at each step, go in reverse each time you remove a piece so you'll know how it goes back together, they will all snap back in place. Do the same thing for both sides. Once you have those two strips off you can see the whole glass. Then slide the control panel (with the buttons) to the right, it clips to the glass. See how it attaches so you can put it back, it sort of clips onto the edge of the glass. Once that is removed you can grab the glass where the little magnets are and put up and to the right. The glass will slide right out. Do it slowly so you can see where it fits to put it back. You may also have to pull the plastic on the front corners to remove parts. Just don't use brute force and you won't break anything, basically everything snaps apart and snaps together. Make sure you don't touch any wires or the mechanism. Be careful. Also blow out as much dust inside the unit as you can find, that's where it came from on the inner glass. Here's how to clean the glass: Put the glass in a dust free area near the scanner, a black background with as brite a light that you can get to shine on the glass is best. You can see the dust much better the brighter the light. Use a dust off blower first on both sides, then a very soft brush. Brush from one edge to the other in a back and forth motion using long strokes like you were painting from edge to edge. Once you can't see any big pieces of dust use a lens cleaner like Zanni Glass, or a computer screen cleaning cloth. Look at both sides in the light until you don't see any blemished or dust marks. Don't rub too hard or you'll make static electricity that will attract dust. Do it till its perfectly clean, no smudge marks, especially on the inner glass, you can always clean the outer glass easily later. I cleaned mine and removed the glass and reassembled three time before I could get it perfectly clean, (murphy's dust law) but the second and third times I was able to take it out in 2-3 minutes. Came out perfect. Go slow, don't force anything, if it doesn't come apart use a little persuasion and you can see how it fits together. Once you do it you'll see how easy it was and can do it again easily. If I were a service technician I'd charge 50 bucks to do it. Most of the other scanners probably come apart the same way but do you homework first. Good Luck.

8:51 am - Sunday, March 3, 2013