This stylish Canon scanner with its black and purple plastic lid also packs performance the designers would love. This USB 2.0 scanner can scan an A4 image at 300 dpi at a very fast speed. It did this in just 15 seconds. At 600 dpi, the speed drops to 20 seconds but this is still fast compared to some others in the market.
Canoscan 3200F has a maximum resolution of 1200×2400 dpi, with 48-bit color and uses using CCD image sensors. Scan quality is decent though there is one drawback that the scans of images seem to be much better than those of the text.
The scanner comes with a film adaptor to scan 35 mm negatives and has four one-touch buttons on its control panel to do the functions of Copy, Scan, File and E-mail.
The software that come bundled with the scanner let you assign different functions for these buttons. The design of this scanner makes it easy to lay even a thick book completely flat on the glass. Bundled software include Ulead DVD PictureShow 2, Scansoft Omnipage SE and Arcsoft Photostudio 5.5. The Omnipage software is a standard OCR and it gave real good results to the extent that it even identified errors in the scanned text.