Canon CanoScan 9900F

CanoScan Flatbed Photo & Document Scanners

CanoScan 9900F

Canon CanoScan 9900F

This is the image scanner that means business

The CanoScan 9900F is the professional scanner that rivals the quality of dedicated film scanners, yet delivers greater productivity at lower cost. This is the image scanner that means business.


  • 3200 x 6400 dpi sensor
  • 48-bit colour
  • FAU for 35 mm, 120 rolls or 4” x 5”
  • Holds up to 24 frames of 35 mm film
  • FARE Level 2 dust and scratch removal
  • Grain Equalisation and Management
  • Reconstruction of Colour
  • Super Galileo 2 lens

Detailed Features

Canon introduces the CanoScan 9900F, a CCD desktop scanner with the highest performance to date. It has everything you need to make the highest-quality scans available — of documents, images or film — while increasing your productivity every step of the way. Whether you're scanning reflective originals or film negatives, the CanoScan 9900F captures stunning images with its 3200 x 6400 dpi optical resolution and 48 bit colour depth. This scanner extracts unparalleled colour gradation, shadow and highlight detail from your original. With this kind of resolution, you can enlarge your images farther than ever before.

Enhanced film adaptor unit

A long-standing challenge to the industry has been to create a large, light-efficient Film Adaptor Unit. Canon has made the breakthrough by combining curved and flat reflective plates to increase the light condensing rate. Combined with other design improvements the CanoScan 9900F’s FAU is extremely large without compromising brightness. You can now scan up to 24 individual 35 mm frames to be in a single run. It will also manage your 120 rolls and 4” x 5” plates with ease.

Canon lenses for superior performance

The CanoScan 9900F incorporates the Super Galileo 2 lens — actually a telephoto lens array — consisting of a group of convex lenses on the document side and concave lenses on the charge-coupled device (CCD) side. It has six elements in six groups. Although just a fraction of the size, its precision is similar to the 600 mm telephoto lenses that professional photographers use. The lens employs aspherical elements, providing consistent performance from the centre to the periphery to ensure that scans are sharp from edge to edge. Canon’s experience in lens design and optics contributes greatly to the 9900F’s image quality.

Super-fast preview

A new hybrid motor supporting high speeds and high resolutions allows for super-fast scan previews — in about three seconds!


The CanoScan 9900F employs USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and IEEE1394 (FireWire) connection for high-speed data transfer — once again, designed to save you time. Plus, it’s compatible with all of the Windows and Macintosh formats commonly in use.

The CanoScan 9900F is the power scanner without compromise.

Product Specification

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner
Scanning element CCD
Light source Cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Optical resolution 3200 x 6400dpi
Selectable resolution 25 - 9600dpi¹
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
IEEE 1394 FireWire
Scanning gradation (colour) 48 bit input / 48 bit output
Scanning gradation (greyscale) 16 bit input / 16¹ bit output
Maximum document size A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]
Preview speed Approx. 3 sec
Scanning speed (colour) 8.64 msec/line (1600/3200 dpi)
Scanning speed (greyscale) 8.64 msec/line (1600/3200 dpi)
Scanning speed (B&W) 8.64 msec/line (1600/3200 dpi)
Scan speed (A4, 300dpi, Colour) 2.16-146.88 msec/line
Film Types Colour film (negatives, positives)
Black and white film (negatives, positives)
Film Handling 35mm strip (24 frames), mounted slides (8), 120 roll, 4x5”
Film scanning features FARE level 2 (Film Automatic Retouching & Enhancement) with Reconstruction of Colour, Grain Equalisation and Management.
Power supply AC Adaptor¹
Power consumption 19.5W Max, 6W Standby, 0.1W power off
Dimensions 290 x 509 x 127.3mm
Weight Approx 5.2 kg
Operating range (temperature) 10 °C to 35 °C
Operating range (humidity) 10% to 90% RH (20% to 80% RH for film scanning), without condensation formation
Supported Operating Systems For USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: Windows 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro):
CPU: Intel PIII, Celeron (566 Mhz ). AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port¹, CD ROM drive.
For USB (USB 1.1 equivalent): Windows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro):
CPU: Intel PII 233Mhz or higher. 128MB RAM. USB port¹, CD ROM drive.
Mac OS²:
iMac, iBook, eMac, New PowerMac G3/G4. CPU Power PC G3. CD-ROM drive. OS 9, OS X v10.1.x, 10.2.x (Classic) 10.1.3, 10.2.x (Native). USB (USB 1.1 equivalent), IEEE1394³, 128MB RAM
Selectable resolution ¹ Increased resolution is a function of the ScanGear CS driver
Scanning gradation (greyscale) ¹ Film scanning only
Power supply ¹ AC Adaptor types vary by region
Supported Operating Systems ¹ Standard equipped port supported. Additionally for USB 2.0 Hi-Speed operation, the following Adaptec cards have been tested and approved for compatibility: USB2connect 2000LP/3100LP/5100, DuoConnect.
² ScanGear CS driver and CanoScan Toolbox support Mac OS X native mode. ScanGear CS requires Adobe PhotoShop Plug in compatible application. OmniPage SE supports OS 9.1 or later
³ IEEE1394 (FireWire) only supported under MacOS 9. Cable not included – CSIFCW46-18 (4pin-6pin) and CSIFCW66-18(6pin-6pin) recommended
  • All Specifications subject to change without notice
  • Scanning speeds measured in USB 2.0 Hi-Speed mode. Scan time only, data transfer time not included
  • CanoScan and ScanGear are trademarks of Canon Inc.
  • Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries
  • All brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies
  • Specification CEL 1.1 230103
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