My Canon canoscan 8800F scanner review is now finnished and online.
This nice flatbed scanner with film scanning capacity seams to be a competative
alternative in its price segment.
I bought this scanner for this review and I have nothing in relation with Canon.
In short my review is unbiased and independent.

The Canon 8800F review ended up to become 10 pages, the last parts of the review covers
some more or less radical tweaks, just to make sure that there is no
hidden performance unrevealed in this scanner !

This includes glass less scanning and wet scanning experiments with the 8800F.
It also contains attempts to control image degradation due to vibrations.

Specifications: (Taken from

Scanner Type

Flatbed, color and monochrome

Scanner Element

Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

Light Source

White LED1

Max. Resolutions

Optical: 4800 x 9600 dpi2

Interpolated: 19,200 x 19,200 dpi

Scanning Mode

Color: 48-bit internal / 48-bit external (selectable in driver)
Grayscale: 48-bit internal / 8-bit external

Max. Document Size

8.5″ x 11.7″

Max. Film Size

35mm x 12 Frames (Negative/Positive), 35mm x 4 Frames (Negative /
Positive Mounted Slides), 22cm x 6 Film Strip (120 Roll Film)


USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Dimensions (W x D x H)

10.7″ (W) x 18.9″ (D) x 4.0″ (H)


9.2 lbs.

OS Compatibility

Windows Vista™, Windows XP/2000 and Mac OS® X v.10.2.8 – 10.4.x


CD-ROM including Printer Driver, Setup Software and User’s Guide,
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, ArcSoft® PhotoStudio®, MP Navigator EX,
NewSoft® Presto! PageManager® (Windows only), ScanSoft® OmniPage ® SE

Power Source

AC Adapter 120V, 60Hz

Max. Power Consumption

18W (1.5W standby)

Environmental Conditions (without condensation)

Operating Temperature: 50° – 95° F

Operating Humidity: 10% – 90% RH


Toll-free technical phone support plus 1-year limited warranty with InstantExchange program.5