Canon CanoScan 5600F Document Flatbed Scanners

Professional-quality CCD scanner with 35mm film/slide holder delivering exceptional 4800x9600dpi resolution and 11-second 300dpi scans. Zero warm-up time offers instant operation for reflective scans.

  • Advanced CCD technology photo, film and document scanner
  • Premium quality 4800x9600dpi resolution and 48-bit colour
  • Film strip and slide scanning
  • Zero warm-up time
  • Fast 300dpi A4 scanning
  • 7 EZ buttons
  • Auto Scan Mode
  • USB connection
  • Built-in AC adaptor

Outstanding photo, film and document scanning with advanced CCD technology

High-resolution scanning
With a maximum resolution of 4800x9600dpi, this advanced CCD technology scanner has the capacity to deliver scans with very high levels of clarity, photographic detail and with accurate colour reproduction. The 48-bit input ensures the accuracy of colours and brings the best out of your images every time.

The scanner has the capacity to create 300dpi A4 scans in a remarkably fast time of approximately 11 seconds.

Superb functionality
Both 35mm film and slide scanning are delivered with exceptional quality. It is possible to scan film straight into your PC or Mac.

Those using film scanning will benefit from six-frames support for 35mm strip (negative/positive) and four-frames support for 35mm slide (negative/positive).

The inclusion of a high-brightness white LED for reflective scans equals fast operation. This is superbly demonstrated via zero warm-up, so there is no need for the user to wait around before they can begin scanning.

Easy to use
This is a sophisticated scanner with many creative functions, but it remains easy to use. Seven EZ buttons are provided – they are all on the front of the scanner – and these allow the most common tasks to be performed with one-click. The buttons cover Copy, Scan, Email and creating PDFs. The buttons can also be configured by the user to suit their individual preferences.

Auto Scan Mode is another creative, yet straightforward feature. The scanner automatically senses what is to be scanned – document or photo – and scans and saves this using settings appropriate to the original. This can be completed from the One-click software menu.

The scanner features a Hi-Speed USB interface that helps to increase productivity and the speed of scans. For power, an AC adaptor is built into the product.

A comprehensive range of software is supplied with the scanner and includes MP Navigator EX (for easy operation and to perform the most complex scanning operations), ScanGear and also ArcSoft PhotoStudio.

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Product Specification


Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner with Film Adaptor Unit

Scanning element

CCD 6-line colour

Light source

White LED - Reflective / Cold cathode fluerescent lamp

Optical resolution

4800x9600dpi ¹

Selectable resolution

25 - 19200dpi


Hi-Speed USB

Scanning gradation (colour)

48bit input -> 48/24 bit output

Scanning gradation (greyscale)

48 bit input -> 16 bit (Film scanning) / 8 bit output

Maximum document size

A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]

EZ-Scan Buttons

7 buttons (PDF x 4, COPY, PHOTO/FILM, E-MAIL)

Preview speed

Approx. 3 sec ¹

Scanning speed (colour)

1.8 msec./line (300 dpi), 14.6 msec/line (4800dpi)¹

Scanning speed (greyscale)

1.8 msec./line (300 dpi), 14.6 msec/line (4800dpi) ¹

Scanning speed (B&W)

1.8 msec./line (300 dpi), 14.6 msec/line (4800dpi) ¹

Scan speed (A4, 300dpi, Colour)

Approx. 11 sec ¹

Film Handling

35 mm strip (negative/positive)/6 frames,
Slide (negative /positive) /4 frames

Software included

ScanGear, MP Navigator EX, ArcSoft PhotoStudio

Power supply

AC adapter - built-in

Power consumption

19W max (Oprerating) ¹
3.2W (Standby)
0.4W (Switch-off)




approx. 4.3 Kg

Operating range (temperature)

10 degrees C to 35 degrees C

Operating range (humidity)

10% to 90% RH (20% to 80% RH for film scanning), without condensation formation

Operating system requirements

Windows Vista™, XP SP2, 2000 Professional SP4 / Internet Explorer 6.0 / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024x768
Mac OS X v.10.3.9, v.10.4,v.10.5 / Safari / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024x768

Optical resolution

¹ Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard

Preview speed

¹ Preprocessing time is not included

Scanning speed (colour)

¹ The fastest speed in Hi-Speed USB on Windows PC. Transfer time to computer is not included

Scanning speed (greyscale)

¹ The fastest speed in Hi-Speed USB on Windows PC. Transfer time to computer is not included

Scanning speed (B&W)

¹ The fastest speed in Hi-Speed USB on Windows PC. Transfer time to computer is not included

Scan speed (A4, 300dpi, Colour)

¹ Colour document scanspeed is measured with ISO/IEC 24712 Newsletter. Scan speed indicates the time measured between pressing the scan button of the scanner driver and the on-screen status display turns off.Scan speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, scan mode settings and document size etc.

Power consumption

¹ Maximum consumption when scanning ISO/JIS-SCID N2 (printed on A4 plain paper with inkjet printer), as well as film (35mm and 120 roll) using available driver modes


All Specifications subject to change without notice.

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.

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