1. Incorporated with Canon unique LiDE technology, the LiDE 300 offers extra lightness and durability. Mac OS v10.12 10.13, Mac OS X 10.11.6.
  2. Download drivers for your Canon product. Software Software. Canon CanoScan LiDE 300. Select your support content.

The Advanced Z-lid lid can be elevated parallel up to 21mm from the platen surface, making quality scans possible for scanning of bulky books, magazines, or document stacks.


Canon Lide 300 Mac Software Download

Scanner Type


Scanner Element

CIS (Colour Contact Image Sensor)

Light Source

3-colour (RGB) LED

Optical Resolution*1

2400 x 2400dpi

Selectable Resolution*2

25 - 19200dpi

Scanning Bit Depth


16-bit input
8-bit output


48-bit input (16-bit for each colour)
Win: [48 or 24-bit output (16-bit or 8-bit for each colour)]
Mac: [24-bit output (8-bit for each colour)]
*48-bit: Windows TWAIN Driver only

Scanner Speed

Preview Speed*3

Approx. 9 sec

Scan Speed*4

Colour A4, 300dpi

Approx. 10 sec

Colour 4x6, 300dpi

Approx. 5 sec

Scanning Speed*5

Grayscale, B&W

4.3msec/line (2400 dpi)
2.2msec/line (1200 dpi)
1.3msec/line (600 dpi)
2.2msec/line (300 dpi)


14.8msec/line (2400 dpi)
6.6msec/line (1200 dpi)
3.8msec/line (600 dpi)
2.2msec/line (300 dpi)

Maximum Document Size

A4 / Letter (216 x 297mm)

Scanner Buttons (EZ Buttons)



USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Mini-B

System Requirements*6

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 SP1
Mac OS 10.12 ~10.13, Mac OS X v10.11.6

Operating Environment


5 - 35°C


10 - 90% RH (no dew condensation)

Power Supply

Supplied via USB port

Power Consumption

Maximum during operation

approx. 4.5W


approx. 0.3W



RoHS (EU, China), WEEE (EU)


Energy Star

Dimension (WxDxH)




Canon Lide 300 Mac Software Downloads

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Canon Lide 300 Mac Software Windows 10

  1. Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
  2. Increasing the scanning resolution will limit the maximum possible scanning area.
  3. Pre-processing time is not included.
  4. Connecting the bundled USB cable to the port corresponding to USB3.0 and above on PC. Colour document scan speed: (Colour A4, 300dpi) is measured with ISO/IEC 29183 Target-A. Colour photo scan speed: (4x6', 300dpi) is measured with ISO//JIS SCID No.2. Scan speed indicates the time measured between pressing the scan button of the scanner driver and the on-screen status display turns off. Scan speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, scan mode settings and document size etc.
  5. The fastest speed in Hi-Speed USB on Windows PC. Transfer time to computer is not included.
  6. Please visit www.canon-asia.com to confirm OS compatibility and to download the latest driver updates.

Canon Lide 300 Mac Software Installer

TWAIN driver (ScanGear) is based on the TWAIN specification V1.9 and requires the Data Source Manager comes with the operating system.