Canon CanoScan 4200F

CanoScan Flatbed Scanners

CanoScan 4200F

Canon CanoScan 4200F

All the power you need for film scanning

The CanoScan 4200F is the ultimate power package that gives clean, clear scans of film or photos. Its 3200 x 6400 dpi resolution and super-fast scan engine delivers outstanding results at an astonishing speed.


  • 3200 x 6400dpi with 48 bit colour depth
  • FAU for up to 4 x 35mm transparencies
  • Super-fast scan engine
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • QARE Level 2 dust/scratch removal
  • Complete software package
  • 4 EZ buttons
  • Fast Multi-photo mode
  • Advanced Z-lid

Detailed Features

A powerful scanner

The beauty of the CanoScan 4200F is that it combines speed, style and outstanding results in every scan. Simple to use, astonishingly effective, it makes short work of producing detailed film and photo scans.

High resolution

The CanoScan 4200F's 3200 x 6400dpi scanning capability is comparable to dedicated film scanners that can cost much more. Such a high resolution easily captures every detail so your images are beautifully sharp and crisp. For colour film, the 48bit colour depth faithfully reproduces shades and tones with incredible quality from the photo original.

A large capacity

A large FAU (Film Adapter Unit) adds power to performance, giving the CanoScan 4200F the capability to handle up to 4 frames of 35mm transparencies in a single operation. The super-fast scan engine together with a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface lets you preview your images in just 2.6 seconds.

Better results

Canon's unique QARE (Quality Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) technology is at its best in the CanoScan 4200F. QARE Level 2 automatically detects and eliminates dust and scratch marks from original prints, saving hours of manual retouching and improving the quality of your scans. It can even restore colour saturation from faded photos and reduce the grain effect from prints taken from high speed film.

Easy to operate

To make scanning simple, the CanoScan 4200F is equipped with 4 EZ buttons, allowing one-touch operation for commonly used functions such as copying filing, scanning or e-mailing. With the advanced Z-lid, you can easily scan thick documents such as magazines or books.

Multiple messages

The CanoScan 4200F features Canon's fast Multi-Photo mode, which allows you to scan up to 10 separate items at one time, then work on each one separately. Multi-Photo automatically identifies, crops and straightens multiple images. It even recognises the type of original you use (35mm film or photo) - all to save you time.

Software supplied

A full range of imaging software completes the CanoScan 4200F package. With ArcSoft, PhotoStudio and OmniPage SE, you can edit and manage your scanned images with ease as well as convert paper documents straight into text files.

Product Specification

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner
Scanning element CCD
Light source Cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Optical resolution 3200x6400dpi
Selectable resolution 25 - 19200dpi¹
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
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. 2.6sec
Scanning speed (colour) 2.5 msec./line (800 dpi), 8.95 msec./line (3200 dpi)
Scanning speed (greyscale) 2.5 msec./line (800 dpi), 8.95 msec./line (3200 dpi)
Scanning speed (B&W) 2.5 msec./line (800 dpi), 8.95 msec./line (3200 dpi)
Scan speed (A4, 300dpi, Colour) 10-160 msec/line
Film Types Colour film (negatives, positives)
Black and white film (negatives, positives)
Film Handling 35mm strip (4 frames), mounted slides (2)¹
Power supply AC Adaptor¹
Power consumption 17.8W Max, 7W Stand-by
Dimensions 259 x 473 x 81mm
Weight Approx 2.8kg
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): CPU: Intel PIII, Celeron (566MHz). AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port, CD ROM drive.
For USB¹ (USB 1.1 equivalent): Windows 98², 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro):
Selectable resolution ¹ Increased resolution is a function of the ScanGear CS driver
Scanning gradation (greyscale) ¹ Film scanning only
Film Handling ¹ Slides must be less than 2mm thick
Power supply ¹ AC Adaptor types vary by region
Supported Operating Systems ¹ Standard equipped port supported for USB and USB 2.0 Hi-Speed. Additionally the following Adaptec cards are supported for USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: USB2connect2000LP/3100LP/5100, DuoConnect
² ScanSoft Omnipage SE does not support Windows 98 first edition
  • All Specifications subject to change without notice
  • Scanning gradation: Optical Density: 3.3 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.
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  • All brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies
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