Canon CanoScan LiDE 70

CanoScan Flatbed Photo & Document Scanners

CanoScan LiDE 70

Canon CanoScan LiDE 70

Scan with simplicity and style.

The 2400dpi CanoScan LiDE 70 is as slender as it is smart. Its Z-Lid accepts thick books and magazines, which can all be scanned straight to PDF. It draws the power it needs from its USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection.


  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Powered by USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • High speed scanning
  • 2400 x 4800dpi* 48 bit colour depth
  • Scan to PDF
  • 4 EZ buttons
  • QARE Level 3 dust/scratch removal
  • ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ScanSoft OmniPage SE and Presto!PageManager included

Detailed Features

Form and function

The scanner that looks good in any home or work environment, the CanoScan LiDE 70 carries on the LiDE tradition of sleek, compact design, that doesn’t compromise on quality. If space is at a true premium it can even be operated vertically with its versatile clip-on stand, while the advanced double hinged Z-lid allows books, magazines or small objects to be scanned as if they were a single A4 sheet.

Power and speed

Reducing desktop clutter, the CanoScan LiDE 70 draws all the power that it needs from a single USB connection. The scanner is highly portable, and can be used just about anywhere with a laptop computer. Rapid scanning and transfer of top quality images is also ensured with the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface.

High quality

With a 2400 x 4800* dpi sensor capturing every detail, the CanoScan LiDE 70 delivers superb, crisp images suitable for enlargement and high-resolution printing. The 48-bit colour depth ensures your scans have exceptionally accurate colour reproduction.

Scan direct to PDF

With no additional software required, the CanoScan LiDE 70 can scan documents straight into PDF. Text recognition is automatically embedded in PDF files at the time of scanning, for key word searching. Scan to PDF creates a floating palette of pages that can be arranged at will.

EZ buttons

Offering flexibility and saving you time, four large scan buttons provide one-touch operation of common scan tasks. Customise these to perform the functions you use most: copying, scanning, PDF, or sending to your e-mail program.

Automatic retouching

Using reflective scan, QARE Level 3 technology automatically restores scratched, damaged or faded photos to their former glory, saving hours of manual retouching. It also reduces graininess resulting from use of high speed film.


Software supplied with the CanoScan LiDE 70 includes ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ScanSoft OmniPage SE and Presto!PageManager. The CanoScan Toolbox utility is always at the ready to perform powerful scanning operations from your PC, as well as allowing you to easily configure the EZ buttons.

Scan Multi-photos

The CanoScan LiDE 70 further saves time with Canon's fast Multi-Photo mode, which allows you to scan up to 10 separate photos in a single pass, then work on each one separately. Multi-Photo automatically identifies, crops and straightens multiple images.

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Product Specification

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner
Scanning element CIS (Contact Image Sensor)
Light source 3-colour (RGB) LED
Optical resolution 2400x4800dpi
Selectable resolution 25 - 19200dpi¹
Interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
Scanning gradation (colour) 48 bit input -> 48/24 bit output
Scanning gradation (greyscale) 16 bit input -> 8 bit output
Maximum document size A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]
Preview speed Approx. 9 sec
Scanning speed (colour) 8.6 msec/line (1200 dpi), 17.3 msec./line (2400 dpi)
Scanning speed (greyscale) 2.9 msec/line (1200 dpi), 5.8 msec./line (2400 dpi)
Scanning speed (B&W) 2.9 msec/line (1200 dpi), 5.8 msec./line (2400 dpi)
Power supply Supplied via USB port
Power consumption 3W max (operating);
2W (standby)
Dimensions 258x374x40mm
Weight Approx. 1.7kg
Operating range (temperature) 5 ºC to 35 ºC
Operating range (humidity) 10% to 90% RH (20% to 80% RH for film scanning), without condensation formation
Supported Operating Systems For USB 2.0Hi-Speed ¹: Windows 2000 Pro, XP (Home/Pro/Media Center 2004): CPU: Pentium III, Celeron (566 Mhz) or higher, 128MB RAM, 450MB free hard disk space, USB port, CD ROM drive, High colour (16bit), 1,024 x 768 display
For USB (USB1.1 equivalent) ¹: Windows 98 ², 98SE, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro/Media Center 2004): CPU: Pentium II 300Mhz or higher. 128 MB, 450MB free hard disk space, USB port, CD ROM drive, High colour (16bit), 1,024 x 768 display
For USB2.0 Hi-Speed ¹: Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later: PowerPC G4/G5/Intel processor, 128 MB RAM, USB port, 32,000 colour 1,024 x 768 display
For USB (USB1.1 equivalent): Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later: PowerPC G3/G4/G5, 128 MB RAM, USB port, 32,000 colour 1,024 x 768 display
Selectable resolution ¹ Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard
Supported Operating Systems ¹ For host PC/Mac system the standard equipped USB port is supported
² ScanSoft OmniPage SE does not support Win 98 first edition
  • All Specifications subject to change without notice
  • Scanning speed: The fastest speed in USB2.0 Hi-Speed mode on Windows PC. Transfer time to computer is not included. Calibration processing time is not included.
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  • Specification CEL 1.0