First Look: Canon imageFORMULA P-150 portable duplex scanner

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Canon are set to launch the imageFORMULA P-150 portable duplex scanner on Monday 9th November, and Tech Digest were on hand at Canon HQ today to have a test.

Weighing less than a bag of sugar, the P-150 is incredibly compact. It measures up at 280 x 95 x 40 mm when closed, folding out to 280 x 222.7 x 202.2 mm to reveal the loading tray. It’d easily fit in a hand-bag or “man-bag”, and is light enough to not be too much of a hassle when travelling.

Despite its size, the imageFORMULA P-150 packs a lot of punch for a scanner so small. Capable of 15 pages per minute/30 image per minute duplex scanning in black and white and 10 ppm/10 ipm in full colour, it churns through paper work at a pretty pace.

Canon imageFORMULA P-150

In a nice touch, the P-150 is fully powered by USB, and thanks to built in software can be plugged into any PC and used instantly, without the need to install any extra programs.

For the high-volume user, the P-150 will be compatible with Therefore software, offering remote management and streamlined indexing of scanned items. An Office-style UI will make the management system instantly familiar to most users.

According to Canon, 23% of office space is filled with filing cabinets. With the imageFormula P-150 not much bigger than a handheld gaming console, it could be a great solution for the space-conscious.

Look for a full Tech Digest review on the imageFORMULA P-150 early next week.

Gerald Lynch

8 comments

    • Lukas – I downloaded the driver for my Mac – but then what did you do to make it work? Still can’t get it to scan.

  • For the high-volume user, the P-150 will be compatible with Therefore software, offering remote management and streamlined indexing of scanned items.

  • Amazing and beyond my expectation!!!

    This duplex scanner scans both sides of the paper in just single one – unlike those photocopy machine which scan one side and then pull the paper back and turn it in order to scan the back, this scanner read both sides of the paper in a single one (the program has option to skip the blank page, duplex, or single side). Very easy to handle, finish my 3 inch of statement within 1.5 hours, god!!!

    The only drawback is that it is not compatible with Mac, lucky I have 3 computers at home…

  • I purchased the scanner and found no Mac driver. I called Canon and they said it did not and would not work with a Mac

  • What do you mean by the following?? I have Mac and can not find any drivers for Canon P-150 scanner.
    “In a nice touch, the P-150 is fully powered by USB, and thanks to built in software can be plugged into any PC and used instantly, without the need to install any extra programs. Mac users can breathe a sigh of relief, as the scanner will be compatible with their systems also.”

    • At the launch of the scanner, Canon said that the device would have plug-and-play compatibility with Macs. They didn’t show this on the day however, so perhaps it’s something they are still refining.

    • Did you find a way to make your P150 scanner to work with the mac? Would really like one of these but not if it won’t work on my macbook Pro

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