Canon CanoScan 9950F

CanoScan Flatbed Photo & Document Scanners

CanoScan 9950F

Canon CanoScan 9950F

70 years of optical heritage. The ultimate in professional scanning.

With its unrivalled clarity, outstanding resolution and capacity to scan an entire film roll in a single operation, the CanoScan 9950F represents a new standard in professional, high-speed, ultimate quality scanning.


  • 4800 x 9600dpi, 48bit colour
  • FAU (30x35mm, 120 roll, 4x5")
  • ‘Super-Toric’ lens
  • FARE L3 dust/scratch removal (QARE L3 for photos)
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed & IEEE1394 (FireWire)
  • S/Ware package includes Adobe PhotoShop Elements 2.0
  • 4 EZ buttons
  • Multi-photo mode

Detailed Features

As a demanding professional with a need to scan more than just a few negatives or transparencies, you will delight in the power and quality of the CanoScan 9950F. Every element of this super-high resolution flat-bed scanner works in harmony to deliver the two things demanded of a professional scanner: superb image quality and unrivalled productivity.

Powerful software

The 9950F comes with a suite of powerful software tools that deliver outstanding functionality, performance and productivity. The SilverFast SE driver gives professional level control over the scan process, reducing the requirement for post scan image processing. Award winning Adobe PhotoShop Elements, Ominpage SE complete the package with powerful image processing, Optical Character recognition


When it comes to image quality, the CanoScan 9950F is without peer. 4800 x 9600dpi resolution will capture the finest details, while 48 bit colour depth ensures exceptionally accurate colour reproduction. Resolution is only half the story, however. The spherical lenses of conventional scanners introduce aberrations that cause a softening of the image towards the edges. The CanoScan 9950F aspherical Super Toric lens eliminates these aberrations to increase sharpness, contrast and colour stability, as well as transmitting more light for faster scanning.

Fast film scanning

With its large film adapter unit (FAU), the CanoScan 9950F is capable of scanning 30 x 35mm negatives in a single operation. It can also take up to 12 mounted slides, 120 roll or 4x5" transparencies. The CanoScan 9950F has both USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and IEEE1394 (FireWire) connections for blistering data transfer speeds for PC and Mac platforms.

FARE Level 3

Using infrared scanning detection, FARE Level 3 technology automatically restores scratched, damaged or faded film to its former glory, saving hours of manual retouching. It also corrects heavily back-lit film, balancing images by diminishing the brightness only of those areas that are over-exposed. QARE Level 3 performs the same functions for photo prints.

EZ buttons

The CanoScan 9950F is equipped with four large, easy-to-use scan buttons. Customise these to perform the functions you use most: copying, scanning, filing, sending to your e-mail program or scanning straight to PDF (Portable Document Format).

Product Specification

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner
Scanning element CCD
Light source Cold cathode fluorescent lamp, Infrared LED (FARE)
Optical resolution 4800 x 9600dpi
Selectable resolution 25 - 19200dpi¹
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
IEEE 1394a (FireWire 400)
Scanning gradation (colour) 48 bit input / 48/24 bit output
Scanning gradation (greyscale) 16 bit input / 16¹/8 bit output
Maximum document size A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]
Preview speed Approx. 3.6sec
Scanning speed (colour) 4.12 msec/line (1200dpi), 11 msec/line (2400dpi)
Scanning speed (greyscale) 4.12 msec/line (1200dpi), 11 msec/line (2400dpi)
Scanning speed (B&W) 4.12 msec/line (1200dpi), 11 msec/line (2400dpi)
Scan speed (A4, 300dpi, Colour) 5.5-88 msec/line
Film Types Colour, Black and white film (negatives, positives)
Film Handling 35mm strip (30 frames), mounted slides (12), 120 roll, 4x5"
Film scanning features FARE level 3 (Film Automatic Retouching & Enhancement) with reconstruction of colour, grain correction, backlight correction
Power supply AC Adaptor¹
Power consumption 28W Max, 4W Standby, 0.1-.0.3 W power off
Dimensions 290 x 509 x 128mm
Weight Approx 5.6kg
Operating range (temperature) 10 °C to 35 °C
Operating range (humidity) 10% to 90% RH (20% to 80% RH for film scanning), without condensation formation
Supported Operating Systems For USB 2.0 Hi-Speed¹: Windows 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro/Media Centre 2004): CPU: Intel PIII, Celeron (566MHz). AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port, CD ROM drive.
For USB² (USB 1.1 equivalent): Windows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro Media Centre 2004): CPU: Pentium 233MHz or higher. 128MB RAM (256MB recommended). USB port, CD ROM drive
For USB 2.0 Hi-Speed²: Mac OS X³ v10.2.7 or later: iMac, iBook, eMac, PowerBook, New PowerMac, 128MB RAM, G4
For USB² (USB 1.1 equivalent): Mac OS X³ v10.1.3 or later: iMac, iBook, eMac, PowerBook, New PowerMac, 128MB RAM, G3
For IEEE 1394a: Mac OS X³ v10.2 or later: iMac, iBook, eMac, PowerBook, New PowerMac, 128MB RAM, G3
Selectable resolution ¹ Increased resolution is a function of the ScanGear CS driver
Scanning gradation (greyscale) ¹ Film scanning only
Power supply ¹ AC Adaptor types vary by region
Supported Operating Systems ¹ Standard equipped port. Additionally the following Adaptec cards are supported for USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (PC only): USB2connect2000LP/3100LP/5100, DuoConnect
² Standard equipped port.
³ Native mode only
  • All Specifications subject to change without notice
  • Optical Density: 3.8 DMax, Canon internal measurement
  • Scanning speeds measured in USB 2.0 Hi-Speed mode. Scan time only, data transfer time not included
  • CanoScan and ScanGear are trademarks of Canon Inc.
  • Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries
  • All brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies
  • Specification CEL 1.0 060804
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