Canon CanoScan 3000 ex

CanoScan Flatbed Photo & Document Scanners

CanoScan 3000ex

Canon CanoScan 3000 ex

Making scanning fast, fun & easy

The CanoScan 3000 ex brings speed and high image quality to truly affordable scanning. Advantages include a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface and fast Multi-Photo mode to ensure superb scanning productivity.


  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface
  • 1200 x 2400 dpi CCD sensor & 48-bit internal colour depth
  • 3 configurable EZ buttons
  • Comprehensive software package
  • Fast Multi-Photo mode
  • Advanced Z-lid for book or magazine scanning
  • QARE dust and scratch removal for photos

Detailed Features

Time-saving speed

Meet all your scanning needs easily with the fast yet affordable CanoScan 3000 ex. A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface transfers data between your scanner and PC at amazing speed, making it perfect for high resolution scanning.

High image quality

Whether you're scanning photos or documents get great results every time, thanks to Canon's innovative technology and unsurpassed optical expertise. 48-bit internal colour depth delivers exceptional colour accuracy whilst 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution captures the sharpest details. Freshen up old photos with a single click - QARE (Quality Automatic Retouching & Enhancement) removes dust and scratches, producing scans of photos that look as good as the day they were taken.

Practical, powerful software

Enhance creativity with Canon's comprehensive software package. This includes ArcSoft PhotoStudio & PhotoBase for image editing and management and Caere OmniPage SE for converting scanned documents to text.

Fast multi-photo scans

Scan multiple photos in a single operation. Skewed images are straightened automatically. They can then be filed, forwarded as email attachments or printed directly. It's the simplest and most efficient way to scan multiple photos - and Hi-Speed USB processing saves you even more time.

Complete ease of use

Three 'EZ' buttons can be configured to simplify standard tasks, so with just one touch you can scan images directly to a file, copy them or send them straight to your email programme. Canon's advanced Z-lid, with a double hinge, allows easy scanning of thick documents and books.

Product Specification

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner
Scanning element CCD
Light source Cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Optical resolution 1200 x 2400dpi
Selectable resolution 25 – 9600dpi¹
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Scanning gradation (colour) 48 bit input / 24 bit output
Scanning gradation (greyscale) 16 bit input / 8 bit output
Maximum document size A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]
Preview speed Approx. 8 sec
Scanning speed (colour) 4 msec/line (600 dpi) 8 msec/line (1200 dpi)
Scanning speed (greyscale) 4 msec/line (600 dpi) 8 msec/line (1200 dpi)
Scanning speed (B&W) 4 msec/line (600 dpi) 8 msec/line (1200 dpi)
Power supply AC Adaptor¹
Power consumption 15W Max, 5W Stand-by
Dimensions 257 x 460 x 61mm
Weight Approx 2.4kg
Operating range (temperature) 10 °C to 35 °C
Operating range (humidity) 10% to 90% RH, without condensation formation
Supported Operating Systems For USB 2.0 Hi-Speed:
Windows 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro)
CPU: Intel PIII, Celeron (566 MHz or higher). AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port¹, CD ROM drive.
For USB:
Windows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro)
CPU: Pentium II 233MHz or higher. 64MB RAM (128MB for WinXP). USB port (standard equipped port), CD ROM drive.
Selectable resolution ¹ Increased resolution is a function of the ScanGear CS driver
Power supply ¹ AC Adaptor types vary by region
Supported Operating Systems ¹ Standard equipped port. Additionally the following Adaptec cards & hubs have been tested and approved for compatibility: USB2connect 2000LP/3100LP/5100, DuoConnect
  • All Specifications subject to change without notice
  • 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
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