Cheapest Yet Best Scanner
We have spent many hours testing the inexpensive flatbed scanners, and we are profoundly convinced that Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 is the top-notch option for everyday users. While it is not the most powerful or quickest scanner, but it hits the sweet spot with excellent image quality, and compact size, simple setup, and low price range that places it in a class of its own.
Though it is a junior member in the Canon’s family, LiDE 300 provides fast enough scans, sufficient resolution, and all the same software features as it’s in the expensive scanners. After the testing, excellent results were produced with a wide range of content, from photos and office docs to books and different types of children’s drawings.
It is yet very compact, simple, and has one-cord setup, and lightweight design. On the other hand, you have to deal with Canon’s outdated, clunky software. But it’s a thousand times better than the Canon’s chief rival, EPSON.
EPSON Perfection V550 is also a fantastic option. It is the best cheap film scanner one could ask for. It is not the most accurate or fastest scanner for everyday tasks, but if you have loads of film to archive, it will pull double duty with excellent results.
So, if you require scan film with a flatbed, EPSON is the only game in the town, and Perfection V550 is your best bet. Film scans look amazing whether you are working with the negatives or slides. EPSON Digital ICE technology does an outclass job of bringing even scratched up, old celluloid into the modern era. However, it’s not as quick as LiDE 300, and it does not give a high-quality image on its default settings. The curial software cannot be downloaded directly and must be installed by using the included CD-ROM.