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Canon imageFORMULA P-215

Document Scanners


Canon imageFORMULA P-215

High-speed, mobile document scanner for the office, for home or on the move.

In the office, at home or on the move the stylish P-215 has true plug-and-scan convenience. It is the fastest, portable scanner with duplex scanning speeds of up to 30ipm.


  • Speedy USB powered scanning up to 30ipm
  • Batch scanning with 20-sheet ADF
  • Ultra compact for space saving and mobility
  • Supports ID and embossed card scanning
  • Scan to Google Docs and Evernote
  • Outstanding image quality
  • Powerful software supports Mac and PC
  • Enjoy Wi-Fi scanning with optional WU10

Detailed Features

Most productive USB-powered scanning

The imageFORMULA P-215 is the most productive scanner in its class. With double-sided scanning speeds up to 30ipm and an industry-leading 20-page automatic document feeder users can scan efficiently, in the office, at home or on the move. Full-rated scanning speeds can be powered via just a single USB cable using a USB 3.0 interface.

Ultra compact for space saving and mobility

With a sophisticated smart silver and black design, the ultra-lightweight, compact P-215 is ideal for the office. Its small footprint allows the scanner to fit comfortably on the busy desktops. True plug-and-scan is possible by simply connecting the scanner to any PC or Mac. Canon’s unique built in CaptureOnTouch Lite software is ready to go – there’s no need to load drivers or application software.

Dedicated ID card scanner

With card scanning becoming increasingly important for ID authentication, the P-215 has its own dedicated card scanning slot. A sophisticated switchback feed mechanism ensures it quickly scans ID and embossed cards.

Enhanced image processing

Advanced technology allows for high precision scanning up to 600dpi. A rich range of image processing features, such as auto colour detection, auto text orientation recognition, ensure superb scan quality that is ideal for creating searchable PDFs.

Direct scanning to the cloud

Users have the option to scan direct to various cloud services, including Evernote, GoogleDocs™ and SharePoint. This allows information to be quickly uploaded to the cloud, for anywhere, anytime access.

Powerful software suite

The P-215 uses both ISIS and TWAIN drivers to allow for easy integration with your standard imaging application and includes a full-suite of software applications to help users work more effectively. The intuitive interface of Canon’s CaptureOnTouch software makes scanning easy. It incorporates a Full-Auto Mode function, which automatically applies the best settings to scan jobs. PageManager (Mac) and PaperPort (Windows) provides effective file management and conversion tools. While scanning business cards has never been easier with the BizCard application

Software Developer Kits

Available for CaptureOnTouch and CaptureOnTouch Lite (embedded on the scanner) allowing developers to seamlessly integrate the P-215 with custom software applications and create connectivity to 3rd party applications.

Product Specification


Type USB Powered Sheetfed Scanner
Scanning sensor unit CMOS CIS 1 Line Sensor
Optical resolution 600dpi
Light source RGB LED
Scanning side Front / Back / Duplex
Interface Hi speed USB 2.0 & USB 3.0
Dimensions (WxDxH) Tray Closed: 285 (W) x 95 (D) x 40 (H)mm
Tray Opened: 285 (W) x 257 (D) x 174 (H)mm
Weight Approx. 1.0kg
Power requirements USB 2.0 bus power: 0.5A (1.0A in combination with power supply USB cable)
USB 3.0 bus power: 0.9A
Optional AC Adaptor DC6V. 0.8A
Power consumption USB cable only: 2.5W (USB 2.0), 4.5W (USB 3.0)
USB cable and power supply USB cable: 5.0W (USB 2.0), 7.0W (USB 3.0)
Sleep mode: 1.5W, Power OFF: 0.1W
Operating environment 10 – 32.5ºC (50 – 90.5ºF), Humidity: 25 – 80% RH
Environmental compliance RoHS and ENERGY STAR


Black and White With USB 3.0: 15ppm / 30ipm, with USB 2.0: 12ppm / 14ipm
Colour With USB 3.0: 10ppm / 20ipm, with USB 2.0: 10ppm / 10ipm
Output resolution 150 x 150dpi, 200 x 200dpi, 300 x 300dpi, 400 x 400dpi, 600 x 600dpi
Output mode Black & White, Error Diffusion, Advanced Text Enhancement II, 8-Bit Greyscale: (256-Level), 24-Bit Colour, Auto Colour Detection
Suggested Daily Duty Cycle Approx 500 scans / day


Width 50.8 - 216mm
Length 70 - 356mm
Thickness 52 - 128g/m² (0.06 - 0.15mm)
Long document mode Up to 1,000mm
Card scanning 54 x 86 x 1.4mm (Embossed card scanning is supported)
Paper separation Separation Pad Method
Feeder capacity 20 sheets (64g/m²)


- Automatic Page Size Detection, Deskew, 3- Dimensional Colour Correction, Colour Dropout (RGB), Auto Colour Detection, Shading Correction, Text Enhancement, MultiStream, Preset Gamma Curve, Scan Panel, Prescan, Image Rotation, Skip Blank Page, Select Scanning Document Side, Scan Area Setting, Text Orientation, Continuous Scanning, Edge Enhancement, Moire Reduction, Prevent Bleed Through/Remove Background, Contrast Arrangement, Colour Drift, Background Smoothing, Shadow Cropping, Auto Resolution Setting


Windows ISIS /TWAIN Driver
CaptureOnTouch Lite
Nuance PaperPort
Presto! BizCard Reader
Evernote, SharePoint, Google Docs¹
EMC Captiva Cloud Runtime Controls¹
Mac TWAIN Driver
CaptureOnTouch Lite
Presto! PageManager
Presto! BizCard Reader
Evernote, SharePoint, Google Docs¹


- Separation Pad, Feed Roller


- Silex C-6600GB Scan-and-Print Server (convert USB to network interface)
Canon Wi-Fi Unit WU10
Windows ¹ Plug-in Installed via Internet connection
Mac ¹ Plug-in Installed via Internet connection
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.
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