Canon CanoScan LiDE220 Photo and Document Scanner Review

An image scanner or often abbreviated to just a scanner is a device that helps us scan images and printed texts optically for us to save them in our computers. Today, there are many different types of scanners available in the market. Each of them offers different features and functions. But if you’re looking for a compact and easy-to-use scanner that can help you scan photos and documents, then Canon’s CanoScan LiDE220 might be the perfect choice for you.

The CanoScan LiDE220 is a photo and document scanner that offers advanced features and easy to operate functions. With this ultra-compact and stylish scanner, you will be able to enjoy fast, superior quality scanning at home. It can easily capture high-resolution photos and documents and it will give you the option to send them directly to cloud services using your PC.

The CanoScan LiDE220 is an ideal scanner if all you ever need to scan is text documents and the occasional batch of photos. It can do just about everything that other higher-end scanners can do with the exception of scanning film and negatives. This scanner can produce high-quality photo scans and it also provides basic image-enhancement options. It also offers a good range of options for formatting and storing scans. It is a lightweight scanner and fairly compact as well. One of its nice features is you can store and use it in an upright position so that it will only take up less space on your desk.

In our use of this scanner it’s a very inexpensive and easy to setup option for low volume business document scanning.  If you want to get rid of all those paper documents and get quickly digitized for record keeping it’s a solid option.  In addition it work great for photo scans and other types of documents as well.



Type: Flatbed Scanner

Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Light source: 3-color (RGB) LED

Optical Resolution: 4800 x 4800 dpi

Document Size Maximum: A4 / Letter (216 x 297mm)

Power Supply: Supplied via USB port

Power Consumption: 2.5W maximum, in operation / 1.4W (standby) / 11mW (suspend)

Dimensions: 250 x 365 x 39 mm

Weight: 1.6 kg

Included Software: My Image Garden, Scan Utility, and Quick Menu

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista SP1 & SP2 / XP SP3 32-bit and Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later

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  • Excellent Resolution

The CanoScan LiDE220 offers high resolution scanning up to 4800 x 4800 dpi with a CIS sensor. It can capture crisp text and clear photos with an exceptional level of detail and accurate colors because of its 48-bit internal color depth. It can also scan quickly. In fact, an A4 300 dpi scan can be delivered in just 10 seconds.

  • Cloud Connectivity

As mentioned earlier, with this scanner, you can easily scan and send high-quality documents and detailed photos to cloud services such as Evernote and Dropbox through your PC.

  • Compact and Convenient to Use

With this scanner, you can save space in style. It has an ultra-compact design and comes with an upright stand to ensure that it takes up minimal desk space and makes it a stylish addition to any home as well. It also has an advanced integrated lid that will allow you to easily scan all types of documents, including books, without compromising its stylish design.

  • One-Touch Operation

You will be able to control scans with ultimate ease with its 5 EZ one-touch operation buttons. With just one click using the Auto Scan button, you can scan photos and documents easily because it will automatically recognize the original and optimizes setting to match. It also has PDF Create buttons that will enable you to instantly create multipage PDF documents of your scans. It can automatically collate pages together for you as well so that you no longer need to return to your laptop or PC. With the CanoScan LiDE220, making copies and sending scans via email is very easy.

  • Timesaving Image Enhancements

With just one click, this scanner will enable you to restore and enhance your photos. In a fraction of time, you can enjoy expert correction which automatically reduces dust and scratches and beautifully restores faded colors in old photos through the Dust and Scratch Removal option. It also includes other timesaving features such as the Auto Photo Fix II and the Solution Menu EX.

  • Auto-Document Fix

Aside from image enhancements, you can also enhance text, graphics, and images in scanned documents separately by using the Auto Document Fix option.

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  • Minimal Cabling

The CanoScan LiDE220 has a single USB cable that both powers and connects. Meaning, it can keep cabling and desk clutter to a minimum.

  • Hi-Speed USB

Using the hi-speed USB 2.0, simply plug the cable into your PC or laptop for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.

Canon’s CanoScan LiDE220 is indeed a great photo and document scanner, especially for home use. It surprisingly offers a lot more functionality than you’d expect with its price. And what’s best is it’s lightweight and compact but does a good job of producing high-quality document scans.