Canon imageFORMULA P-150M

Document Scanners

Canon imageFORMULA P-150M

Further Information

P-150M Mac Ultra-compact, it is the fastest, most portable A4 duplex scanner for Mac users. With unique built-in software and USB power-up, this multi-platform mobile scanner scans up to 15ppm/30ipm and can be used on both Mac and PC systems. Its sophisticated black piano finish and compact design is ideal for Mac users on the road, in the office or at home.


  • High-speed USB-powered scanning up to 15ppm (30ipm)
  • ‘Plug-and-scan’ with built-in software and USB power-up
  • Portable scanner with highly-attractive, space-saving design
  • Productive batch scanning with large 20-sheet ADF
  • Easy, convenient operation with CaptureOnTouch software
  • Multi-platform mobile scanner for Mac and PC

Detailed Features

The industry’s most portable scanner

With a light chassis and small footprint, the P-150M is the fastest most portable A4 duplex scanner for Mac users. It is a must for the mobile user, as well as great for the office or home office where space is at a premium. Because of its unique portability, workers out of the office have easy access to scanning for improved efficiency. This can speed up processing of important documents, like purchase orders, invoices and expense receipts – boosting productivity and lowering costs.

Attractive, high-speed document scanner

The attractively designed P-150M, with its black piano finish, lets users do more and saves time. Users can simultaneously scan both sides of the document at speeds up to 15ppm (30ipm) using just USB-power.

A real productivity driver

With a class-leading 20-sheet automatic document feeder, the P-150M is the perfect mobile scanner for speedy batch scanning.

Plug-and-scan anywhere with built-in software

For maximum convenience on-the-go users can plug the P-150M into any available computer running the Mac operating system and start scanning. With built-in CaptureOnTouch Lite software it’s quick and easy-to-use with no need to load any drivers or application software.

Scan on the move with USB-power

To help create the most portable scanner of its type the P-150M doesn’t need access to mains power. Users can simply connect the scanner's USB cable to the USB port of a computer and start scanning.

Deep green credentials

For maximum power efficiency and cost savings the P-150M uses less than 5W power when scanning and conveniently turns off automatically when covers are closed. It easily meets ENERGY STAR compliance for energy efficiency –requiring less energy to run and reducing costs.

CaptureOnTouch for scanning simplicity

Canon’s CaptureOnTouch software provides easy and effective scanning, including simple one touch operation for routine tasks, including scanning directly to iPhoto. Users also have the option to install cloud-based Evernote and add as a ScanJOB profile within the CaptureOnTouch software. This allows information to be quickly uploaded to the web, from where it can be conveniently accessed anywhere.

Easy filing

Canon’s CaptureOnTouch software and included applications, such as BizCard Reader, let users scan and import business cards directly into their contacts file; while PageManager enables better filing, management and retrieval of electronic files.

High-quality image processing

For outstanding image quality the P-150M has a precision 600dpi sensor, which delivers a rich range of image-processing features, such as Auto-Colour Detection, Auto Paper Size, Deskew Detection and Text Orientation Recognition.

Multi-platform use for both Mac and PC

The P-150M comes ready for use with either Mac or Windows PCs. Easy image management – thanks to the included Mac TWAIN driver – also means this high-speed document scanner integrates with various third-party imaging applications for the Mac.

Product Specification


Type Desktop Type Sheet Fed Scanner
Scanning Unit Sensor CMOS CIS 3 Line Sensor
Optical Resolution 600dpi
Light Source RGB LED
Scanning Side Front / Back / Duplex
Scanning Speed 200dpi, Portrait, A4 (The P-150 is capable of the same scanning speeds at 300dpi when scanning in B&W or Greyscale)
B & W:
With 2 USB Cable / AC Adapter: 15ppm / 30ipm
with 1 USB Cable: 12ppm / 14ipm
With 2 USB Cable / AC Adapter: 15ppm / 30ipm
with 1 USB Cable: 12ppm / 14ipm
Colour: 10ppm / 20ipm
With 2 USB Cable / AC Adapter: 10ppm / 20ipm
with 1 USB Cable: 10ppm / 10ipm
Actual scanning speed may vary depending on your system configuration and PC specification
Power Requirements USB Cable Only: 5VDC, 0.5A USB Cable and Power Supply USB Cable: 5VDC, 2A
Using Optional AC Power Adaptor: 6VDC, 0.8A
Power Consumption Scanning: 5W (2 USB Cables), 2.5W (1 USB Cable)
Sleep Mode 1W Power turned Off: 0.1W
Operating Environment 10 - 32.5oC (50 - 90.5oF), Humidity: 20 - 80% RH
Environmental Compliance RoHS and ENERGY STAR


Width 50.8 - 216mm
Length 70 - 256mm
Thickness Automatic feeding: 52 - 128g/m² (0.06 -015mm)
(Embossed Card / Thick Card Scanning Not Supported)
Paper Separation Separation Pad
Feeder Capacity 20 sheets (64 g/m2)
Output Resolution 150 x 150dpi, 200 x 200dpi, 300 x 300dpi, 400 x 400dpi, 600 x 600dpi


Binary Black and White, Error Diffusion, Advanced Text Enhancement (II)
Grayscale 256-level Grayscale(8-bit)
Colour 24-bit Color, Auto Color Detection
Device Features Deskew, Auto Page Size Detection, Double Feed Detection (by Length), Skip Blank Page, Text Orientation Recognition, Colour Dropout (RGB) / Enhancement (Red), Moiré Reduction, Edge Enhancement, Preset Gamma Curve, Prescan, Scan Area Setting, Prevent Bleed Through / Remove Background, Separate Front & Back Settings, Continuous Scanning


Interface High speed USB 2.0
Dimensions (mm) Tray closed: 280 (W) × 95 (D) × 40 (H) mm
Tray opened: 280 (W) × 222.7 (D) × 202.2 (H) mm
Weight Approx. 970g
Bundled Software For MAC OS X¹
TWAIN Driver for MAC
CaptureOnTouch, CaptureOnTouch Lite (Built-in)
PageManager, Presto! BizCard Reader
For Windows
Option AC Power Adaptor, Soft Carrying Case


Consumable Seperation Pad, Feed Roller Unit
Daily Duty Cycle Approx. 500 scans / day
Bundled Software ¹ Supports Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.6.3 or later.
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