Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F -NEW-

CanoScan Flatbed Scanners

CanoScan LiDE 500F

Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F -NEW-

The ultimate expression of style and performance.

The first word in stylish scanning, the LiDE 500F is a mere 35mm thick. Setting radical new standards in function and design, this 2400x4800 dpi scanner matches great looks with cutting edge performance.


  • Ultra-slim, stylish design
  • ‘Drop-in’ vertical scanning
  • FAU for 35mm film
  • FARE Level 3 dust and scratch removal
  • 2400 x 4800dpi with 48 bit colour depth
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Scan to PDF
  • Fast Multi-photo mode
  • Arcsoft PhotoStudio and OmniPage SE included

Detailed Features

The slender achiever

The LiDE 500F combines breath-takingly slender design, outstanding functionality and an ultra-stylish finish. Drawing all the power it needs from a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection, the scanner’s slim size and integrated stand allow you to operate your scanner in a variety of different ways - even upright.

Flexible performer

When the scanner is upright, a double hinge lid allows ‘drop-in’ scanning. With the stand folded away, open the lid completely out to scan oversize objects such as maps or posters. The lid also opens parallel to accept bulky items such as books.

High resolution

A 2400 x 4800 dpi CIS sensor combines with 48 bit colour depth to deliver high resolution scans, accurately reproducing every fine detail and subtle shade.


The LiDE 500F features a super-compact Film Adapter Unit (FAU) for scanning strips of 35mm film, with astonishing results.

Automatic retouching

Canon’s FARE Level 3 is the ultimate film correction system. Infra-red light detects the precise location of dust and scratches, later corrected with advanced software to save hours of manual retouching. Faded colour, excessive graininess and poor exposure can also be corrected with FARE technology. QARE Level 3 offers similar functionality and levels of correction for photo prints.

Speedy scans

With a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface, zero warm up time and 6 second preview, the super fast LiDE 500F saves precious minutes with every job. Multi-Photo Mode creates individual cropped and straightened files from a single scan pass of up to 10 separate images.

Scan to PDF

A ‘Scan to PDF’ function scans documents straight to PDF format. A floating palette of PDF pages is created, which can be arranged or ordered at will. Text is automatically embedded in PDF files at time of scanning, allowing editing and searching.


Scan A3 pages by ‘stitching’ two scans together with the Image Stitch function. For exceptionally faithful colour reproduction, ‘Easy Colour Matching Print’ passes full colour information to supported Canon inkjet printers.


Software supplied includes ArcSoft PhotoStudio image editing and OmniPage SE OCR. To help keep you organised, CanoScan Toolbox sits always-at-the-ready on your desktop, allowing you to customise the four EZ-buttons for common functions, such as copying, scanning direct to e-mail and straight to PDF.

Product Specification

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner
Scanning element CIS (Contact Image Sensor)
Light source LED
Optical resolution 2400x4800dpi
Selectable resolution 25 - 19200dpi¹
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed / USB
Scanning gradation (colour) 48 bit input / 48/24 bit output
Scanning gradation (greyscale) 16 bit input / 16/8¹ bit output
Maximum document size A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]
Preview speed Approx 9sec
Scanning speed (colour) 10.38msec/line (1200dpi), 20.7msec/line (2400dpi)
Scanning speed (greyscale) 4.98msec/line (1200dpi), 6.9msec/line (2400dpi)
Scanning speed (B&W) 4.98msec/line (1200dpi), 6.9msec/line (2400dpi)
Scan speed (A4, 300dpi, Colour) 5.16-82.56msec/line
Film Handling 35mm strip (1 frame, slides not supported)
Film scanning features FARE level 3 (Film Automatic Retouching & Enhancement) with reconstruction of colour, grain correction, backlight correction
Power consumption 2.5W Max, 1.4W Standby
Dimensions 280 x 396.5 x 34.9mm
Weight Approx 2.0kg (including FAU/film guide, 1.86kg main body only)
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 (566 MHz). AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port, CD ROM drive.
For USB (USB 1.1 equivalent)¹: Windows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro Media Centre 2004): CPU: Pentium II 300MHz or higher. 128MB RAM (256MB recommended). USB port, CD ROM drive.
For USB 2.0 Hi-Speed¹: Mac OS X² v10.2.7 or later: iMac, iBook, eMac, PowerBook, New PowerMac, 128MB RAM, G4
For USB (USB 1.1 equivalent)¹: Mac OS X² v10.2 or later: iMac, iBook, eMac, PowerBook, New PowerMac, 128MB RAM, G3
Selectable resolution ¹ Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard
Scanning gradation (greyscale) ¹ Film scanning only
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 (PC only): USB2connect2000LP/3100LP/5100, DuoConnect
² Native mode only
  • 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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