Share on
Compare Scanners

Compare Scanners

273 scanners from 92 retailers in the United Kingdom

  • All Scanners
  • Scanner Price Drops
  • Later Scanners
  • Flatbed Scanners
  • Sheetfed Scanners
Sort by
Scroll up to see results
Popularity
Rating
Price
Colour Scanning Function
Maximum Scan Size
Scanner Types
Standard Interfaces
Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500
#2 in Scanners

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500

42 Reviews + 3 Awards(42)
award
award
award
£304.98
Edit
Add Missing Data
  • Flatbed
  • Flatbed Scanner
Edit
  • USB 1.1
  • USB
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • Wireless LAN
Edit
Epson Perfection V39
#3 in Scanners

Epson Perfection V39

3 Reviews + 1 Award(3)
award
£93.86
£73.98
£19.88 (21%) cheaper
than 4 days ago
Edit
Add Missing Data
  • Flatbed
  • Flatbed Scanner
Edit
  • USB 2.0
  • USB
Edit
Xerox 4440

Xerox 4440

3 Reviews + 2 Awards(3)
award
£534.99
Edit
Add Missing Data
  • Sheet-Fed
  • Sheet-Fed Scanner
Edit
  • USB 2.0
  • USB
Edit
HP Officejet 7612
#4 in Scanners

HP Officejet 7612

6 Reviews + 1 Award(6)
award
£122.98
£22.87
£100.11 (81%) cheaper
than 32 days ago
Edit
3.0mm
Edit
ADF
Edit
USB
Edit
Canon 9000F
#15 in Scanners

Canon 9000F

20 Reviews + 2 Awards(20)
award
award
£159.99
Edit
216.0mm
Edit
Flatbed
Edit
USB
Edit
Epson Perfection V600
#1 in Scanners

Epson Perfection V600

15 Reviews + 2 Awards(15)
award
award
£84.50
£20.00
£64.50 (-56%) cheaper
than 31 days ago
Edit
Edit
  • Flatbed
  • Film/slide
Edit
USB
Edit
Kodak i3250

Kodak i3250

4 Reviews + 2 Awards(4)
award
award
£2,774.58
Edit
304.8mm
Edit
ADF
Edit
USB
Edit
Kodak I1150
#41 in Scanners

Kodak I1150

7 Reviews + 2 Awards(7)
award
award
£282.47
Edit
215.0mm
Edit
ADF
Edit
USB
Edit
Plustek Opticbook 3800
#100 in Scanners

Plustek Opticbook 3800

5 Reviews(5)
£156.99
£49.99
£107.00 (68%) cheaper
than 22 days ago
Edit
216.0mm
Edit
Flatbed
Edit
USB
Edit
Epson Perfection V550
#8 in Scanners

Epson Perfection V550

7 Reviews + 2 Awards(7)
award
award
£148.88
Edit
4.0mm
Edit
Flatbed
Edit
USB
Edit
Plustek PS286
#63 in Scanners

Plustek PS286

8 Reviews + 1 Award(8)
award
£247.83
Edit
220.0mm
Edit
ADF
Edit
USB
Edit
Fujitsu SV600
#24 in Scanners

Fujitsu SV600

12 Reviews + 1 Award(12)
award
£480.36
Edit
432.0mm
Edit
Overhead
Edit
USB
Edit
Iris IRIScan Pro 3
#85 in Scanners

Iris IRIScan Pro 3

7 Reviews(7)
£164.78
Edit
216.0mm
Edit
  • ADF
  • Sheet-Fed
Edit
USB
Edit
Plustek OpticFilm 8100
#14 in Scanners

Plustek OpticFilm 8100

4 Reviews + 2 Awards(4)
award
award
£150.20
Edit
135.0mm
Edit
Film/slide
Edit
USB
Edit
Canon CanoScan LiDE 220
#96 in Scanners

Canon CanoScan LiDE 220

4 Reviews + 2 Awards(4)
award
award
£59.99
Edit
216.0mm
Edit
Flatbed
Edit
USB
Edit
HP Pro 2500 F1
#59 in Scanners

HP Pro 2500 F1

7 Reviews + 2 Awards(7)
award
award
£244.44
Edit
Add Missing Data
  • ADF
  • Flatbed
  • Flatbed & ADF
  • Flatbed & ADF Scanner
  • ADF Scanner
Edit
  • USB 2.0
  • USB
Edit
Plustek Escan A150
#82 in Scanners

Plustek Escan A150

8 Reviews + 1 Award(8)
award
£385.98
Edit
244.0mm
Edit
ADF
Edit
USB
Edit
Plustek Pl806
#78 in Scanners

Plustek Pl806

5 Reviews(5)
£78.42
Edit
220.0mm
Edit
  • ADF
  • Sheet-Fed
Edit
USB
Edit
Plustek MobileOffice S410
#105 in Scanners

Plustek MobileOffice S410

5 Reviews + 1 Award(5)
award
£73.98
Edit
216.0mm
Edit
Sheet-Fed
Edit
USB
Edit
Visioneer Strobe 500
#68 in Scanners

Visioneer Strobe 500

6 Reviews + 1 Award(6)
award
£185.78
Edit
216.0mm
Edit
Sheet-Fed
Edit
USB
Edit

No matching products found.

 More  Loading…

Remove All

Scanner Brands

Find out how scanner brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their scanners. Click on a link to compare all scanners made by your favourite brand.

31 Scanners
£20 - £3,475
22 Scanners
£50 - £1,440
149
£23 - £14,397

Scanner Retailers

We compare prices from 92 scanner retailers every day to bring you the best deals. We compare high street and online prices to make sure you save money on your favourite scanner. We search for bargains from the United Kingdom's largest retailers such as Amazon and ebay as well as smaller shops in our mission to show you the best offers available today.

eBay Amazon UK Ebuyer BT Business Direct BT Shop Ebuyer Business Misco PC World Business Novatech Primo IT A1Stores Toner Graphics MirageTek Officeworx Wellindal Buyur Apollo Business Supplies Stonehill Office Supplies Argos DPS Business Business Supplies Direct Epson UK Wex Photographic Value n' Price Firstcall Photographic Ryman PC World Currys UK Office Direct Cameraworld Colyer Go Una Technology Techdna ODSI Online Digital Solutions Indexoffice Mossy Office Office Allsorts Eclipse Computers Electronics & Gadgets Direct 9 to 5 Supplies
Canon scanner

Choosing the right Scanner for you

Scanners are devices used for digitising physical material such as documents and photos, and turning them into digital images for archiving, sharing and editing. They are extremely helpful peripherals, since they allow you to easily digitise large amounts of paper very quickly, meaning less clutter and mess on your desk! This guide will look at the major considerations when choosing a scanner, so you can find the device that is right for you.

There are several different types of home scanners available, though they can be largely placed into two main categories: flatbed or sheetfed:

Flatbed Scanners: These scanners consist of a large rectangular ‘bed’, onto which the documents are placed. The lid is closed, and the scanner runs the length of the document, creating a digital copy. These scanners tend to be slower than sheetfed models, and require far more deskspace when using. However on the plus side they produce higher-quality scans, and are also better for scanning photos and delicate documents. Large-size flatbed scanners are also the best option for scanning large documents and photos (A3 and larger).

Sheetfed Scanners: These scanners look a bit like fax machines - a feed at the top of the device takes the paper and runs it past a static scanning unit. The paper is then discharged the bottom of the device, and a digital copy is generated. Because these scanners don’t have to fit the whole document at a time, they can be significantly smaller - indeed many sheetfed scanners are a fraction of the size of an average flatbed scanner. This means they are far easier to transport and store. This portability comes at a cost - most sheetfed scanners aren’t nearly as powerful as their flatbed cousins, and so the scanning quality isn’t quite as good. However, for simple black & white document scanner, they should be more than sufficient. Therefore if all you need is to digitise your bills and invoices, a sheetfed scanner might be the best option.

Automatic Document Feed

An additional extra mostly commonly found in sheetfed scanners is an automatic document feed (ADF). This is a system that allows you to place a stack of paper into the scanner, and the scanner will automatically feed in the documents, scan them, then eject them from the machine. This is extremely helpful for anyone needing to digitise a lot of documents at once, since you can queue 50 pieces of paper at once, and the scanner will take care of the rest. Not all scanners have this system, but it is worth seeking out if you routinely find yourself bulk-scanning documents.

Resolution & Scan Speed

As mentioned above, not all scanners scan at the same quality. The scanning resolution is measured in dots per inch - the higher the dpi, the better the quality of the scan. Very high resolutions also allow you to expand small photos into larger prints - something that is not possible with low-resolution scanners. High resolution is also important for retaining fidelity when scanning photos. As a rule 300dpi is perfectly fine for black & white text, but won’t suffice for photos - you will need something with at least 1,200dpi or higher.

It’s also important to consider the scanning speed of the peripheral. Different models of scanners can have extremely varying scan speeds - with some taking twice as much time to scan a page as others. The scanners on our site are measured in the amount of pages they can scan per second, split out into colour, black & white, photo, etc. While the speed may not make a difference if you only scan a single document every once in a while, if you routinely scan large amounts of paper, this can add up to a substantial time saving.

Device Size & Maximum Scan Size

As mentioned above, there can be a large difference in size between models of scanner. This is important not only for desk and storage space, but also because it affects what documents can be scanned. All of our scanners can handle A4 size paper and smaller, however it requires a specialist scanner to effectively digitise anything bigger than A4. For many people, this won’t be necessary - an A4 scanner will handle nearly all bills and important documents, and most photos.

However if you require the capacity to digitize larger documents (posters, blueprints, large books, etc) you will have to pay attention to the maximum scan size accepted by your chosen model.

Epson scanner
Epsom photo scanner

Extras

Finally, there is a host of other considerations when choosing a scanner. These can include:

OCR Scanning: Some scanners come with software to perform Optical Character Recognition on scanned documents. This analyses the scanned image and picks out letters and words, turning the image into a readable and editable document. This is very important for anyone wanting to edit documents once they’ve been scanned, rather than just archiving them.

Film Scanning: Some advanced scanners contain the ability to directly scan film negatives and digitise them. While not a mainstream use by any means, it is a very helpful feature for digitising old camera film to keep the images safe.

Network Support: Most scanners connect directly to your computer via USB. However some have wifi, ethernet or bluetooth support, allowing them to be used wirelessly. This means that the document can be scanned from anywhere, and will be sent directly to your computer. This is helpful for offices, since the scanner can be in a central location, rather than being passed around from computer to computer.

Cloud Support: Related to the above - some newer network-enabled scanners have the ability to upload the scanned images directly to the Cloud, meaning they can be immediately be accessed by any computer, making it very easy to backup and share images all over the world.

Portability: Finally, some sheetfed scanners concentrate on the portability, making the device extra-small and including a carrying bag or case. If you frequently use your scanner while travelling, this may be a good option to consider.

Feedback