Canon CanoScan LiDE 50

CanoScan Flatbed Photo & Document Scanners

CanoScan LiDE 50

Canon CanoScan LiDE 50

By introducing the one-touch experience with three dedicated buttons to Scan, Copy and E-mail, users will save time when performing these frequent tasks

The CanoScan LiDE 50 is a sleek and beautifully designed machine. It is lightweight and versatile providing up to 1200 x 2400 dpi and gives 48-bit internal and external colour.


  • Outstanding design
  • Bus-powered with fast USB 2.0 interface
  • Only one cable is needed, no need for AC power
  • 1,200 dpi LiDE sensor
  • Four EZ buttons
  • Z Lid
  • Fast multi-photo mode
  • 48 bit input / 48 bit output colour
  • 16 bit input / 16 bit output greyscale

Detailed Features

This machine offers a combination of beauty, speed and quality. Canon's own LiDE (LED Indirect Exposure) technology provides scans of up to 1200 x 2400 dpi and 48-bit colour with very low energy consumption. It requires no power plug, getting all the power it needs from the USB connection.
It is also extremely small and saves valuable desk space. With its supplied stand it can even be used on its side. The Z-lid can handle thick books and magazines.
The USB 2.0 High Speed interface is the new standard in PC connectivity, making it compatible with Windows and Macintosh operating systems and delivering scan speeds up to four times faster than standard USB scanners. The CanoScan LiDE 50 is further equipped with four EZ-buttons which you can configure to perform the functions you use most.
With Canon's fast Multi-Photo mode you can scan up to ten separate images at once and then work on each one separately. If images are turned sideways, the computer software will straighten them automatically.
The LiDE 50 also includes an advanced driver and Canon Toolbox for easy operation. These are accompanied by a variety of powerful applications including Arcsoft PhotoStudio and PhotoBase for image editing, OmniPage SE for Optical Character Recognition, NewSoft PageManager for document archiving and management and Adobe Photoshop Elements for photo image adjustment.

Product Specification

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner
Scanning element CIS
Light source LED (LiDE)
Optical resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi
Selectable resolution 25 to 9600 dpi¹
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Scanning gradation (colour) 48 bit input / 48 bit output
Scanning gradation (greyscale) 16 bit input / 16 bit output
Maximum document size A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]
Preview speed Approx 9 sec
Scanning speed (colour) 6.4msec/line (600 dpi) 12.7msec/line (1200 dpi)
Scanning speed (greyscale) 3.1msec/line (600 dpi) 4.2msec/line (1200 dpi)
Power supply Powered by USB port
Power consumption 2.5W Operation power
1.5W Standby power
Dimensions 258 x 374 x 38 mm
Weight Approx. 1.8kg
Operating range (temperature) 5 °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/Professional)
CPU: Intel PIII, P4, Celeron (556 MHz or higher). AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port¹ For USB 2.0:
Windows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Professional)
CPU: Pentium 233MHz or higher. 64MB RAM. USB port¹, CD ROM drive.
Mac OS² (USB)
CPU: PowerPC G3 or higher. OS 9, OS X v10.1 or later (Classic) OS X v10.1.3 or later (Native). Mac with USB support. 64MB RAM
Selectable resolution ¹ Increased resolution is a function of the ScanGear CS driver
Supported Operating Systems ¹ Standard equipped port. Additionally the following Adaptec cards & hubs have been tested and approved for compatibility: USB2connect 2000/3100/5100, DuoConnect, Xhub4/Plus, Xhub7 Plus
² ScanGear CS driver and CanoScan Toolbox support Mac OS X native mode. ScanGear CS requires Adobe PhotoShop Plug in compatible application. OmniPage SE supports OS 9.1 or later.
  • 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
  • Specification CEL 1.02 120802
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