Scansnap S500M

Fujitsu Scansnap S500M scanner

The Scansnap S500M can convert up to 18 pages per minute into a PDF file at the click of a button.

Fujitsu Scansnap S500M

List Price
$ 495.00

This model has been discontinued.
Please review the new model:

Scansnap ix500


scansnap s500m

18 ppm/36 ipm

One Year Basic Exchange Warranty

NOT TWAIN or ISIS Driver COMPATIBLE....that means you need to use the software that comes with it.
(and only that software)

Download the spec sheet in PDF here


  • One button scanning to searchable PDF
  • Scan directly to Mac OS applications
  • 20% faster scanning speed
  • Business card scanning
  • Color Duplex 18 pages per minute/36 images per minute
  • Enhance productivity with Fujitsu service and support

Scansnap S500M features

Quickly and easily digitize various document types!
Scan 18 double-sided pages per minute:
In one step, the Scansnap S500M digitizes both sides of a document in a single pass, in color, and at an amazing speed of up to 18 pages per minute. 18 ppm/36 ipm (images per minute)
File size reduction with automatic color detection:
Scansnap automatically separates color documents from black and white ones and saves this information in highly compressed files, thus saving storage space.
Automatically eliminate blank pages:
Since Scansnap automatically recognizes and eliminates blank pages, each scanning job progresses smoothly, even when scanning combinations of one-sided and two-sided documents.
Instantly create searchable PDF files:
The included "Scansnap Organizer" automatically converts scanned data into searchable PDF files, while the Scansnap S500M's image enhancement technology increases character recognition for more precise OCR accuracy.
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Std. for Mac included.
Scan Directly into PDF.
Automatic de-skew and paper size detection:
Scansnap automatically straightens and automatically detects the following paper sizes (A4, B5, A5, B6, A6, Business Card, Legal and Letter).
Simple installation and operation in a compact design!
The Scansnap easily installs via its USB 2.0 interface and its small footprint requires less space than a letter size piece of paper.
Advance Exchange maximizes uptime:
The Scansnap S500M is covered by a one-year Limited Warranty. An upgrade to the Advance Exchange program (shown below) is also available to eligible purchasers.

Download the spec sheet in PDF here


Scansnap S500M

Technical Specifications

Scanner type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder), Duplex color scanning
Scanning mode Color/B&W/Automatic color and B&W detection
Image Sensor Color CCD (charged-coupled device) x 2
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Scanning Speed (A4 portrait)(1) Normal mode Color 150dpi, B&W 300dpi :
Duplex 18 pages per minute / 36 images per minute
Better mode Color 200dpi, B&W 400dpi :
Duplex 12 pages per minute / 24 images per minute
Best mode Color 300dpi, B&W 600dpi :
Duplex 6 pages per minute / 12 images per minute
Excellent mode Color 600dpi, B&W 1,200dpi :
Duplex 0.6 pages per minute / 1.2 images per minute
Scanning Range A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business card, Letter, Legal, and Custom sizes (can select 10 different paper types; MAX: 8.5 × 14.17 in. (216 × 360 mm), Min: 2 x 2 in. (50.8 × 50.8 mm)) / Automatically recognizes document size by document length.
The carrier sheet permits the scanning of A3, B4, double letter and photographs as well as the document sizes that are listed above.
Paper Weight (thickness) 14 to 34 lbs. (52 g/m² to 127 g/m²)
Paper chute capacity 50 Sheets (20 lb.)
Interface USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 Compatible)
Driver(2) Scansnap Manager (TWAIN / ISIS™ not supported) (2)
Software applications Adobe® Acrobat® 7 Std. Macintosh® Version
Compatible operating system Mac OS® X V10.2.8 / V10.3 / V10.4 (Power PC®, Intel-based Mac)
Power requirement AC 100 to 240V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power consumption Scan mode: 28W or less, Sleep mode: less than 6W
Operating environment Temperature 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
Relative humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H)(3) 11.2 in. × 6.2 in. × 6.2 in. (284 mm x 157 mm x 157 mm)(3)
Device weight 5.9 lb. or less (2.7kg) without power adapter
Environmental compliance ENERGY STAR® compliant
Limited Warranty 1 year Limited Warranty.
Service Options In-warranty Upgrade – Advance Exchange. Post-Warranty – Advance Exchange Plus, Depot Plus, ScanAid Kit, Cleaning and Consumable Kit.
Part number PA03360-B605
Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used.
TWAIN or ISIS™ applications cannot be used directly.
Excluding the stacker and other external attachments.
Application Support
Applications Support   Mac OS® X V10.2.8 Mac OS® X V10.3 Mac OS® X V10.4
Scansnap Manager V2.1 Supported Supported Supported
Adobe® Acrobat® 8.0 Professional Not Supported Not Supported Supported(1)
ABBYY FineReader for Scansnap™ 3.0 Not Supported Supported Supported
System Requirements
Hardware Requirements CPU(2)
  • Power PC® G4 Processor 800 MHz or higher
    (Recommended: Power PC® G5 Processor 1.6 GHz or higher)
  • Intel® Core™ Solo or Core™ Duo Processor 1.83 GHz or higher
Memory Capacity(2) 128MB or more (recommended: 512MB or more)
Disk Capacity Storage capacity of at least 1470 MB is necessary for installation.
  • Scansnap Manager for Macintosh V2.1 (40 MB)
  • Adobe® Acrobat® 8 Professional, Macintosh Version (1060 MB)
  • ABBYY FineReader for Scansnap™ 3.0 Mac Edition (370 MB)
DVD-ROM Drive Required for installation
USB port(2) USB2.0 / USB1.1
There is a possibility that some Adobe® Acrobat® 8.0 Professional functions might not be supported.
Scanning speeds may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB2.0 requirements are not met