Canon has launched the latest additions to its CanoScan range: the CanoScan 8800F. According to the company, it benefits from zero warm-up time and faster scan speeds. The 4,800dpi CanoScan 8800F is up to six times quicker than its predecessor, the 8600F.

Targeting advanced and professional photographers, the 4,800-x-9,600dpi CCD sensor of the CanoScan 8800F provides enough resolution for high quality enlargements of printed photos.

Canon says that due to the addition of new white LEDs for film and reflective scanning, the CanoScan 8800F is ready to scan from power on with no warm-up time required. Scan speeds have also been significantly improved, resulting in a six-fold reduction in total scan time for an A4 (300dpi) image, down to seven seconds, according to Canon.


The CanoScan 8800F is equipped for high quality enlargements from film originals. The built in Film Adapter Unit (FAU) accommodates a wide range of film formats, including 12 frames of 35mm film strip (negative/positive), four mounted slides and 120 format film (max 6-x-22cm).

Automatic image correction capabilities on both scanners reduce the need for manual retouching. Canon’s advanced QARE technology automatically removes dust and scratches, restores faded colours in old photographs and reduces graininess. The CanoScan 8800F also includes FARE technology for dust and scratch removal in film scanning.

The CanoScan 8800F ships with PhotoShop Elements, SilverFast SE and ArcSoft PhotoStudio.