CanoScan Flatbed Photo & Document Scanners
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Type||Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner|
|Scanning element||CIS (Contact Image Sensor)|
|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