Canon CanoScan LiDE 20

CanoScan Flatbed Scanners

CanoScan LiDE 20

Canon CanoScan LiDE 20

Canon's unique LiDE Technology achieves power and space-efficiency without compromising functionality or imaging quality

The CanoScan LiDE 20 is the ideal scanner for starters. It's easy to install & use, provides 600 x 1200dpi resolution, and gets all its power from the USB connection.


  • Stylish design
  • 3 ‘EZ’ buttons
  • Single cable plug ‘n play connection via USB
  • Advanced Z-lid
  • Includes Arcsoft PhotoStudio, PhotoBase, Omni-page SE OCR software
  • Stand allows vertical scanning

Detailed Features

The CanoScan LiDE 20 provides scans of up to 600 x 1200dpi and 48-bit colour. It gets its power from the USB connection, has three EZ buttons, and is compatible with PC and Macintosh. It offers Fast Multi-Photo mode, and comes with Arcsoft PhotoStudio, PhotoBase and Omni-page SE OCR software.

Product Specification

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner
Scanning element CIS
Light source LED (LiDE)
Optical resolution 600 x 1200 dpi
Selectable resolution 25 to 9600 dpi¹
Interface USB
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. 15 sec (excluding processing time)
Scanning speed (colour) 16 msec/line (600 dpi)
Scanning speed (greyscale) 5.3 msec/line (600 dpi)
Scanning speed (B&W) 5.3 msec/line (600 dpi)
Power supply Powered by USB port
Power consumption 2.5W Operation power
1.25W Standby power
Dimensions 256 x 383 x 34 mm
Weight Approx. 1.5kg
Operating range (temperature) 5°C to 35°C
Operating range (humidity) 10% to 90% RH (without condensation formation)
Supported Operating Systems Windows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Professional):
150 MHz or higher, USB port (excluding add on USB port), CD ROM driver (x2 or faster), Display: 65,000 or more colours, 800 x 600 or more pixels, RAM 64MB or more (128 MB or more for Win XP)
Mac OS:
Mac OS 9.0 or above / OS X v10.1 or above, Mac with USB support, Display: 32,000 or more colours, CPU: PowerPC G3 or higher, RAM: 64MB or more (OS X requires 128MB or more)
Selectable resolution ¹ Increased resolution is a function of the ScanGear CS driver
  • All Specifications subject to change without notice.
  • Scanning speeds include 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 1.01 110602
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