Canon Debuts Two Budget-Priced Scanners

Canon on Thursday took the wraps off its latest scanners: the CanoScan LiDE 25 and the CanoScan LiDE 60 Color Image. The former, which is 1.3 inches high, uses one cable for both power and the USB 2.0 connection and three buttons that can automate the copying, scanning or e-mailing of documents. The LiDE 25 also features Quality Automatic Retouching and Enhancement technology, which helps clean the dust and scratches from older originals, as well as a maximum 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution and 48-bit input color depth for more than 281 trillion possible colors.

The CanoScan LiDE 60 Color Image scanner offers the same features as its sibling but adds a fourth button for automating tasks, a desktop stand for the option to position it vertically and a Multi-Scan mode for simultaneous scanning of multiple images into separate files. Both scanners come with a complement of software that includes CanoScan Toolbox 4.9, ScanGear CS 11.0, ScanSoft OmniPage SE and Arcsoft PhotoStudio.

The CanoScan LiDE 25

The CanoScan LiDE 60

The CanoScan LiDE 25 and LiDE 60 will ship in June for US$49.99 and $79.99, respectively. Mac OS X v10.2 or higher and a G4 processor are required.