- Mac Compatible
Canon imageFORMULA P-150 Scan-tini Personal Document Scanner
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- USB Cable Powered
- 15 ppm B&W/10ppm Color
- 20 Sheet ADF
- ISIS and Twain compatible
- Lightweight (2.1 lbs) and Extremely Portable
- Compact size, Practical
- Liberates document capture by taking it beyond the walls of the office to the convenience of any user location`
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From the Manufacturer
The imageFORMULA P-150 personal document scanner's compact size, simple use, and advanced feature-set liberates document capture by taking it beyond the walls of the office to the convenience of any user location. The P-150 scanner combines practicality, productivity, and value in a sleek, mobile design.
The P-150 scanner, also known as Scan-tini, was designed for professionals to improve their personal efficiency and individual productivity in offices and in transit. From the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) user, to the occasional traveler, to the employee who frequently travels, the P-150 scanner offers advanced features to meet the document capture needs of stationary users and "road warriors."
The P-150 scanner is Canon's first entry into the Personal scanner market, as well as the first USB powered professional grade document scanner capable of operating using a single USB cable connected to a PC, and Windows users can just "Plug-and-Scan" due to the embedded Canon CaptureOnTouch Lite for Windows software.
The P-150 scanner has been designed with Canon's initiative to take an environmentally and people-conscious approach to product design and life cycle. This scanner meets ENERGY STAR® Program guidelines for energy efficiency and also complies with the RoHS and WEEE directives for reduction of hazardous substances and waste products.
Note: This model does not provide "setting options" for power management.
A Wide Variety of Applications
Forward-thinking features in a small design enable users across a variety of industry sectors to simplify and conveniently execute general purpose, distributed scanning tasks to maximize business efficiencies in any setting.
- Small Office
- Home Office
- Employees on the go
Compact and Convenient
- 11 inches long and weighing slightly over two pounds
- Fits easily into a briefcase
- Affords users portable and mobile opportunities
- Document capture on the go
Simple to Use
- Quick connectivity and minimal setup
- Uses electrical power via a single USB cable connected to a PC
- Tight interface between hardware and software immediately launches Canon CaptureOnTouch Lite (for Windows)
- "Plug-and-Scan" capability
Productive and Practical
- One-pass duplex scanning
- Batches up to 20 sheets, at up to 15 pages per minute in color or black and white
Software and Connectivity
- CaptureOnTouch Lite (for Windows)
- Windows ISIS/TWAIN Drivers and Mac TWAIN Driver included
- Easy sharing for use in both Windows and Mac environments
- Easy hardware integration with third-party Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software
Advanced Features and Flexibility
- The flexibility of the P-150 scanner is masked by its simple design
- Skip Blank Page
- Advanced Text Enhancement II
- Rapid Recovery decrease preparation time, increase image quality, and widen the variety of document types that can be scanned
- A faster and more intelligent long-term storage and retrieval system
What's in the Box?
- P-150 Main Body
- 6 ft. USB Cable
- 6 ft. Power Supply USB Cable
- Separation Pad
- Warranty Card (US and Canada only)
- Reference Guide
- Registration Card
- Application Software Setup DVD
Scanning Speeds are examples based on typical settings, rated in pages/images per minute with letter-sized documents, portrait feeding direction, up to 200 dpi with one USB cable and AC adapter or two USB cables. Actual processing speeds may vary based on PC performance and application software.
Top Customer Reviews
--Small, I can easily carry it to and from work
--Acts in stand-alone mode (no drivers required)
--Fast, quiet, duplexes
--"Skip blank page" works fine
--Feeds almost anything. I'm archiving family records now--feeds almost anything up to 100-year-old letters, card stock, stacks of photos.
--TWAIN and ISIS drivers, that the Fujitsu does not have
--Paper path is less angled than an all-in-one ADF's 180 degrees.
--Easy to clear paper jam
--Deskew generally works, but not always. I scan a stack of veiably-sized items, so I often do not use the paper guides. It's pretty gppd about keeping things straight.
--Does not like onionskin paper
--Takes 2 USB ports unless I want to pay $35 for an AC adapter
--Black-and-white (1 bit) mode does not really like anything except crisp black test. Typewritten text, of which I have reams, does not come in well, I scan in grayscale or color. Have not played with the sensitivity
--No output tray
--I'm not at all pleased with the quality of scanned photos, but I suppose that's to be expected. I have an Epson Perfection for that.
--Scanner software will handle only a few variations. Button can be assigned only to one
--Will only scan to 14" long
Have not tried OCR
I like it. I'm glad I bought it.
I've found that convenience is the most important factor in my life with scanners. It can be fast, but if it's bulky or ugly and I have to put it away when I'm done with it, then it's inconvenient to use and I get tired of it. My multi-function printer/scanner is fast, but woefully inconvenient. Either it won't work on the network, its driver won't work with my computer, or it's physically distant because I don't want it near the living area of my house. I never use the thing to scan.
I also have a little NeatWorks scanner. It's small and convenient, but slow as molasses in January. I hate waiting on it. And I have a Canon plate-type scanner. It does beautiful scans, but it's slow and though slim, still too large to leave out in the living room.
This scanner's chief charms are its looks, compactness and speed. It's physically fast. It's also fast on the software side. I plug in the scanner, hit the big scan button and the scanner fires up its software utility on the computer, scans the document and asks me where I want it saved. That simple. One button and you're done: from plugging in the scanner to scan on your desktop it's a matter of seconds.
One positive about the scanner I didn't fully appreciate when I ordered it is its ability to do double-sided scans without a second pass through the machine.Read more ›
So here is where the P150 shines and you will need sunglasses.
1. It does receipts seamlessly. The feeder narrows down for even the tiniest gas receipts.
2. It is quick. The paper just runs through without even the slightest of noises or whirring sounds.
3. It makes beautiful scans and very rarely requires adjustments to the settings.
4. OCR is performed automatically. (doesn't get everything but you can run OCR again with other software such as Acrobat pro etc)
5. The scan software is simple, intuitive, fast and just plain excellent.
6. You don't have to click on any software to scan. Just stick the paper in and hit the button and voila, it scans. Then just save and your ready for the next one.
7. I haven't had a jam yet. Seriously. Make sure you install in the included page separator component as it appears some other negative reviewers failed to do so.
8. The thing is tiny, but solid and just very cool. Dust on black is no big deal as some reviewers complain. The thing closes up and is completely protected. The gloss black is fine and quite nice actually. Take care of it, and get a HEPA air filter or something. Give me a break.
9. It doesn't need a power cable! Just plug into standard USB and you are in business.Read more ›
Where there was skew, it was observed that the document being scanned would roll off the two paper guides in the feeder during the scan process.
Skew was more apparent under the following circumstances:
- scanning full-sized documents e.g. A4 paper,
- scanning thin documents,
- scanning creased documents,
- single sheet scanning.
How does the Canon P-150 compare with its main competitor the Fujitsu S300? I also have some experience with the latter unit. The S300 images don't skew noticeably. It is also slightly cheaper. In most other aspects Canon is superior: faster, lighter, smaller, more streamlined, has Twain/ISIS drivers and requires only one USB cable to operate (Fujitsu requires two USBs, or one USB plus a cable from a separate power adapter). Bottomline: go for Canon if you can tolerate the skew.
Why only two stars? For me scan quality overrides everything else. All other features are secondary.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bunch of junk. This looks like a quality piece of equipment with very precise plastic components that snap into place with a good feel. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great little scanner for what it is. IS not a high end scanner but great for quick scans for such a small scanner.Published 7 months ago by Semi Pro User
This is so great and so easy to use and small enough to be out of the way. Its very fast except when scanning photos at high quality and even then, quite speedy. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tooter102
Oh my gosh, this thing is amazing. I use it with my MacBook Pro and I have to say I would buy another one in a heartbeat! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Stu Shipp
I loved this scanner until I upgraded to OS X 10.9 Now canon no longer supports drivers for this scanner. A complete waste of money!Published 22 months ago by D. Stoia
I waited a year to review this, as I was concerned about durability. After moving around various offices, including my summer office on a sailboat, I can say that I am far happier... Read morePublished on April 4, 2014 by Barring Coughlin
This scanner for being so compact works exceptionally well. It scans front and back at the same time. That is great. It is very light and easily transportable. Read morePublished on March 31, 2014 by Gerald E. Wheeler
Have had mild issues with working on my Mac. Software would load, but start button would not function. Reloaded software and problem solved.Published on March 24, 2014 by Robert Molyneaux