Canon CD-4070NW Digital Document Recorder Review

The Canon CD-4070NW Digital Document Recorder is one of the best business-oriented scanners around. It’s compact, quick, and can handle pretty much all of your scanning needs.



  • 10.4 in. x 13.9 in. x 16.2 in.
  • 33.1 lbs.
  • Super compact and not too heavy. The 4070NW could definitely fit into any small business’s cramped space.

Scan Resolution:

  • 300 DPI.
  • It’s okay. Not blowing anybody’s socks off, but it gets the job done.
  • If you’re mostly into text documents, 300 DPI is perfectly fine. If you’re always scanning pictures, though, this could be a deal-breaker.


  • 41 PPM (B&W)
  • It’s quick and won’t create a line at the scanner. Are there faster ones? Sure. Are there much slower ones? Definitely.


  • Minimum: 2.2 in. x 2.8 in.
  • Maximum 10.1 in. 14.3 in.
  • You can scan most anything paper-based and within the size restrictions.

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder (ADF) with 100 sheet capacity.
  • Large, high-resolution touchscreen panel that makes it easy to preview documents and scan with just a touch.
  • OCR capabilities that allow you to search within the scanned PDF file.

Overall Rating:  9.5/10

The Canon CD-4070Nw is a great scanner for basically any business, big or small. It’s size, speed, and other features make it a great asset. Its highlights, you ask?

  • It’s super compact and lightweight. You can comfortably fit it anywhere.
  • Need for speed. This scanner is fast enough for any business. No lines, no waiting, no problem.
  • OCR capabilities built in make it even better. You don’t have to hassle with finding software, installing it, or anything else. Just scan and search.
  • Its large digital display screen makes previewing and scanning the document so much easier. No wasting time between scans because it didn’t turn out perfectly. You can preview it and adjust with ease.

Why didn’t it get 10/10? One little bitty problem. The resolution is just a tad on the low-end of things. Yes, it’s great for documents, but scanning images could be an issue if you want a nice, clean picture.

Overall, it’s almost the perfect scanner. And if you’re not going to be scanning many pictures, it could very well be the perfect scanner!

If you’re looking to buy, they’re sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz!


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