Canon DR-C125W review

Wi-Fi connections for any portable device

Canon DR-C125W
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The Canon comes with the ControlCenter4 suite of software which includes: Presto! BizCard business card scanner; OmniPage SE4 OCR software; PaperPort file management application; eCopy PDF Pro Office to create PDFs; and Presto! PageManager photo and document management software for Mac users. There are also Canon ImageFormula drivers and the Windows and Mac versions of CaptureOnTouch scanner software.

As well as the included software there's also Android and iOS versions of the mobile capture application, CaptureOnTouch Mobile, which lets users scan and send documents wirelessly to smartphones and tablets from the scanner, and then share the scans to cloud storage applications such as Evernote or Google Drive.

The app includes most of the main scanner features including double sided, high quality colour image capturing and image processing features such as automatic document size detection, de-skew and blank page deletion.

Canon DR-C125W scan sample

24-25 pages per minute at 200dpi

In tests we found the scanner was true to its boasts and at 200dpi the scanner was capable of around 24-25 pages per minute. There was no difference in speed when scanning either in one sided or two-sided (duplex) mode. The surprise was that even at the maximum rating of 600dpi and 24-bit colour resolution the device still managed a healthy 15 pages per minute.

We did have a few problems with page jams on long reports, particularly ones that had been well thumbed, but it was normally confined to just one or two pages sticking out of 50-60 and it was easy enough to clear and restart.

The quality of the scanning was good, producing very readable scans on a couple of 65 page reports at 200dpi, and very clear scans on 600dpi. Pictures scanned at full quality were generally good and colours were lifelike.

One of the boasts of the new scanner is the addition of an improved de-skew functionality that straightens pages by analysing the angle and the content from the fed document simultaneously, but we failed to see the impact of this new technology and skewed pages still seemed to make up 3-6% of the scanner's output.