Canon Lide 30 or Canon 3000?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Atcox, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Atcox

    Atcox Guest

    Greetings all,

    I am currently trying to decide between those two scanners.
    Can anyone tell me of the speed and noise of the two?

    Since the Lide 30 get's everything from the USB-port,
    can it be felt on the speed vs. the 3000 which has needs
    an external power supply?
    Atcox, Oct 22, 2003
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  2. Atcox

    edelbeb Guest

    Lide 30 = CIS (contact image sensor) = low power, led light source. No
    warm-up time. No need for external power source. Cannot scan
    film/negatives. USB 1 speed. May have some problems with parts of pages
    near the book binding. Also problems scanning 3-dimensional objects (if you
    ever have the need to do that).

    Canon 3000F = Cold Cathode Lamp = needs to warm-up before scanning. Needs
    external power source. USB 2.0 = fast transfer of data from the scanner to
    the PC. Can scan film/negatives, adequate at scanning pages near the book
    binding, and adequate at scanning 3D objects. If the warm-up time (usually
    a few seconds, but sometimes about 1 minute, doesn't bother you, go with the
    3000F. It's more versatile than the Lide 30. Warm-up time is not that
    critical anyway if you'll be scanning several documents in a session. The
    faster scanning speed and transfer rate of the 3000F should make up for the
    difference in warm-up time.

    I used to have a Canon 650U scanner (basically the same technology as the
    Lide 30, and I now have a Canon 5000F. I am happy w/ the 5000F.
    edelbeb, Oct 29, 2003
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