Canon imageFORMULA P-150

Document Scanners

Canon imageFORMULA P-150

Further Information

Ultra-compact and portable, the P-150 is the industry’s fastest A4 duplex scanner, ideal in the office or on the road — offering speedy 15ppm batch scanning capabilities with a class-leading 20-sheet automatic feeder.


  • Speedy scanning up to 15ppm (30ipm)
  • Ultra compact for space saving and mobility
  • True plug-and-scan with built-in software
  • Simple USB-based power up
  • Fast batch scanning with 20 sheet ADF
  • High-quality imaging with a 600dpi sensor
  • Mac / Linux driver for multi-platform compatibility

Detailed Features

The industry’s most compact and portable A4 duplex scanner

With a light chassis and ultra-compact footprint, the P-150 is ideal for both the small office and home office where space is at a premium – and for mobile executives needing to scan documents while on the move.

A real productivity driver

The P-150 saves users time and helps them do more: simultaneously scanning both sides of a document at up to 15ppm; and featuring a class-leading 20-sheet automatic document feeder for speedy batch scanning.

And because it’s so easy to transport, enterprises can give remote workers easy access to scanning when they’re out of the office. This helps to speed the processing of important documents, such as purchase orders, invoices and commission claims – delivering welcome productivity benefits and cost savings.

Perfect in a small office or home office environment.

The P-150’s tiny footprint and stylish design means it’s equally at home in a SOHO environment. Our CaptureOnTouch software also makes it so simple for everyone to scan.

Ideal for the mobile executive

No other scanner fits so neatly into a briefcase, or laptop bag, and USB-based power up means that users don’t have to carry an AC adapter either. Simply plug the P-150 into your laptop and start scanning. Built-in CaptureOnTouch lite software also lets mobile executives scan from other people’s PCs without installing an intrusive driver or new application.

Advanced and intuitive image processing

A Precision 600dpi sensor delivers outstanding image quality – while a rich range of image-processing features, such as Auto-colour Detection, Auto Paper Size, Deskew Detection and Text Orientation Recognition, ensures superb scan quality and efficiency.

CaptureOnTouch for scanning simplicity

Canon’s CaptureOnTouch software provides easy and effective scanning, including simple one touch operation for routine tasks, such as scan-to-email or scan-to-desktop. Users also have the option to install cloud-based Evernote for quick easy uploading of information onto the web that can be conveniently accessed from anywhere.

Effortless interfacing

The P-150 interfaces with a whole range of other imaging applications, thanks to the included TWAIN and ISIS standard drivers. Additionally the P-150 is also Kofax Virtual Rescan (VRS) certified and ready.

Easy filing

Canon’s CaptureOnTouch software and integrated applications, such as BizCard Reader, let users scan and import business cards directly into their contacts file. PaperPort also enables better filing, management and retrieval of electronic files.

Deep green credentials

With USB Power and low 5W power draw, the P-150 is an environmentally-friendly choice. It easily meets ENERGY STAR compliance for energy efficiency and requiring less energy costs less to run.

Great looking contemporary design

A contemporary polished black-silk finish ensures that the P-150 is a great looking investment.

Multi-platform compatibility

The P-150 offers compatibility on Mac systems with an included Mac TWAIN driver and CaptureOnTouch software for Mac. Also a SANE compliant Linux driver is available for organisations preferring to develop with open architecture. This driver can be downloaded from Canon’s software support site.

Product specification


Scanning Unit Sensor CMOS CIS Sensor
Optical Resolution 600dpi
Light Source RGB LED
Scanning Side Front / Back / Duplex
Scanning Speed 200dpi, Portrait, A4 (The P-150 is capable of the same scanning speeds at 300dpi when scanning in B&W or Greyscale):
B&W -
with 2 USB Cable/AC Power Cable: 15ppm (Simplex) / 30ipm (Duplex)
with 1 USB Cable: 12ppm (Simplex) / 14ipm (Duplex)
Greyscale -
with 2 USB Cable/AC Power Cable: 15ppm (Simplex) / 30ipm (Duplex)
with 1 USB Cable: 12ppm (Simplex) / 14ipm (Duplex)
Colour -
with 2 USB Cable / AC Power Cable: 10ppm (Simplex) / 20ipm (Duplex)
with 1 USB Cable: 10ppm (Simplex) / 10ipm (Duplex)
Actual scanning speed may vary depending on your system configuration and PC specifications
Power Requirements AC100 - 240V (50/60Hz)
Power Consumption Scanning: 5W (2 USB cables, 2.5W (1 USB Cable), Sleep mode: 1W Power Turned Off: less than 0.1W
Operating Environment 10 - 32.5oC (50 - 90.5oF), Humidity: 20 - 80% RH
Environmental Compliance RoHS and ENERGY STAR


Width 50.8 - 216mm
Length 70 - 356mm
Automatic Feeding 52 - 128g/m2 (0.06 - 0.15mm)
Thickness (Embossed Card/ Thick Card Scanning not supported)
Paper Separation Separation Pad
Feeder Capacity 20 sheets (64 g/m2)
Output Resolution 150 x 150dpi, 200 x 200dpi, 300 x 300dpi, 400 x 400dpi, 600 x 600dpi


Binary B&W / Error Diffusion / Advanced Text Enhancement II
Grayscale 8bit (256 level) Greyscale
Colour 24bit colour
Device Features Auto Page Size Detection & Deskew
Skip Blank Page
Text Orientation Recognition
Auto Colour Detection
Colour Dropout (R/G/B) / Enhancement (Red)
Moire Reduction
Prevent Bleed Through / Remove Background
Batch Separation
Scan Area Setting
Edge Emphasis
Rapid Recovery System
Double Feed Detection by length


Interface High Speed USB 2.0
Dimensions (mm) Tray closed: 280 (W) × 95 (D) × 40 (H) mm
Tray opened: 280 (W) × 222.7 (D) × 202.2 (H) mm
Weight Approx 970g
Bundled Software For Windows
ISIS / TWAIN Drivers
CaptureOnTouch, CaptureOnTouch Lite (Built-in), Nuance PaperPort, Presto! BizCard
TWAIN Driver for Mac, CaptureOnTouch
Option AC Power Adapter, Soft Carrying Case


Consumable Separation Pad, Feed Roller Unit
Daily Duty Cycle Approx 500 scans / day
Bundled Software ³ Supports Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.6.3 or later
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