Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F Specifications


Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner

Scanning element

CIS (Contact Image Sensor)

Light source


Optical resolution


Selectable resolution

25 - 19200dpi¹


USB 2.0 Hi-Speed / USB

Scanning gradation (colour)

48 bit input / 48/24 bit output

Scanning gradation (greyscale)

16 bit input / 16/8¹ bit output


Maximum document size

A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]


Preview speed

Approx 9sec

Scanning speed (colour)

10.38msec/line (1200dpi), 20.7msec/line (2400dpi)

Scanning speed (greyscale)

4.98msec/line (1200dpi), 6.9msec/line (2400dpi)

Scanning speed (B&W)

4.98msec/line (1200dpi), 6.9msec/line (2400dpi)

Scan speed (A4, 300dpi, Colour)


Film Handling

35mm strip (1 frame, slides not supported)

Film scanning features

FARE level 3 (Film Automatic Retouching & Enhancement) with reconstruction of colour, grain correction, backlight correction

Power consumption

2.5W Max, 1.4W Standby


280 x 396.5 x 34.9mm


Approx 2.0kg (including FAU/film guide, 1.86kg main body only)

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-Speed¹: Windows 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro/Media Centre 2004): CPU: Intel PIII, Celeron (566 MHz). AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port, CD ROM drive.

For USB (USB 1.1 equivalent)¹: Windows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Pro Media Centre 2004): CPU: Pentium II 300MHz or higher. 128MB RAM (256MB recommended). USB port, CD ROM drive.

For USB 2.0 Hi-Speed¹: Mac OS X² v10.2.7 or later: iMac, iBook, eMac, PowerBook, New PowerMac, 128MB RAM, G4

For USB (USB 1.1 equivalent)¹: Mac OS X² v10.2 or later: iMac, iBook, eMac, PowerBook, New PowerMac, 128MB RAM, G3


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

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Specification CEL 1.1 101204


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

¹ Film scanning only

¹ Standard equipped port supported for USB and USB 2.0 Hi-Speed. Additionally the following Adaptec cards are supported for USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (PC only): USB2connect2000LP/3100LP/5100, DuoConnect

² Native mode only