Canon imageFORMULA DR-2050C

Document Scanners

Canon imageFORMULA DR-2050C

Further Information

Small and streamlined, the DR-2050C offers enhanced scanning quality, speed and reliability, at a highly competitive price. Standard CapturePerfect & Adobe Acrobat software add to ease and efficiency.


  • Small, streamlined shape
  • Highly affordable
  • Fast scanning speeds - 20ppm (A4, simplex, B&W, 200 dpi)
  • Colour capable scanning
  • High optical resolution - 600 dpi
  • Folio function for scanning documents up to A3
  • CapturePerfect & Adobe Acrobat as standard

Detailed Features

Easy to place anywhere

With its compact body, streamlined shape and ultra small footprint, Canon’s DR-2050C scanner fits neatly on a counter, shelf or desktop corner. Benefit from productive scanning for a wide range of applications, in the smallest possible space. What’s more, it comes complete with a rich range of easy-to-use features.

Productive scanning

The DR-2050C scans at a fast 20 pages per minute (A4 portrait, simplex, black & white or greyscale, 200 dpi) to speed up your document workflow. It offers same speed duplex scanning at 38 images per minute, with the added advantage of colour capable scanning. With the unique Folio function, you can even scan larger documents right up to an A3 size. Simply fold them in half and both sides of the folded document are scanned and then automatically combined into one seamless image.

Precision scanning

You benefit from a high optical resolution reaching up to 600 dpi, to ensure consistently superior image output. The DR-2050C minimises image distortion, due to an innovative CIS sensor and lens array mechanism. This revolutionary design also cuts overall energy consumption, eliminates warm-up time and makes the scanner body frame more compact.

Total reliability

Plug and play simplicity, clear control buttons and a range of user-friendly features ensure effortless operation. The durable and dependable

DR-2050C guarantees reliable operation. Canon's unique retard roller mechanism achieves highly reliable separation and feeding of documents for productive paper handling - while preventing any problems due to partial double feeding or dust damage.

Powerful software

Bundled software for the DR-2050C includes ISIS™/TWAIN drivers, Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 and CapturePerfect - providing extensive scanning and saving functions. With "Scan Batch to Mail", scanned images can be instantly attached to a new message for multiple sending, using your existing email programme. You can also create PDF files through built-in OCR functionality, which converts printed text into text data that can be searched using specific keywords. So you save even more time and effort.

Product Specification


Scanner Type Desktop sheetfed scanner
Power Supply 220 - 240V, 50/60HZ
Dimensions Feed tray closed: 298 (W) x 100 (D) x 197 (H) mm
Weight 2.5kg (AC adapter not included)
Feeding Mode Normal/Auto/Manual
Interface USB 2.0


Scanning Element Contact Image Sensor (CMOS)
Light Source LED (red, green and blue)
Scanning Speed A4 portrait, Binary or greyscale*:
200 x 200 dpi: 20 ppm (Simplex), 39 ipm (Duplex)
300 x 300 dpi: 7 ppm (Simplex), 21 ipm (Duplex)
400 x 400 dpi: 7 ppm (Simplex), 13 ipm (Duplex)
600 x 600 dpi: 3 ppm (Simplex), 7 ipm (Duplex)
A4 portrait, 24-bit Colour*:
100 x 100 dpi: 18ppm (Simplex), 36 ipm (Duplex)
200 x 200 dpi: 7ppm (Simplex), 13 ipm (Duplex)
300 x 300 dpi: 4 ppm (Simplex), 7 ipm (Duplex)
400 x 400 dpi: 2 ppm (Simplex), 4 ipm (Duplex)
600 x 600 dpi: 1 ppm (Simplex)
*Scanning speeds can vary depending on PC configuration.


Document Thickness Separation ON: 0.06 - 0.15 mm
Separation OFF: 0.05 - 0.2 mm
Document Sizes Width: 55 -216 mm
Length: 70 - 355 mm up to 297 mm when feeding multiple sheets at once
Sheet Feeder Capacity 50 sheets of fine quality paper or copier paper
10 sheets of stiff, soft or high friction paper
Image Compression CCITT Group 4, JPEG, PDF, BMP, TIFF
Other Functions Colour Dropout, Deskew, Automatic Page Size Detection, Skip Blank Page, Border Removal, Prescan, Gamma Compensation, Batch Separation, Folio function, User preferences


Software CapturePerfect, Adobe Acrobat, ScanSoft's OmniPage SE (OCR)
Drivers ISIS & TWAIN
Options Exchange Roller Kit
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