Summary: I am working on large amount of Photo's to scan.I bought this scanner in hopes of I could make it work on so some negatives that date back into the 1930's. It does not do what I hoped it would. The scanner is self is great. It works great on Pictures and 35mm negatives. It is a good scanner and I would recommend it for a less costly way of scanning. I have 2 or 3 Canon's and I love them all.
Summary: This is a great scanner. I purchased it to help get all the paper in my life under control! So far it has been a dream to use and I'm slowly getting rid of years worth of files. The only issue I've had so far is the scanner tries to be "smart", so sometimes it tries to crop my scan down a little too much. But when it's done this, I've just rescanned it and after about the 3rd try, it comes out just fine. It is fast and quiet.
Summary: I am very please with my recent purchase of the Canon 4200F. I bought this scanner to replace an old Canon scanner that had proved itself over the years. The 4200F is an excellent quality scanner with all the features I needed plus some. Scanning and copying is easy and fast and it integrated seamlessly with my old Canon printer. The software package that comes with this scanner is also terrific.
Summary: Great scanner. The only drawback is a very long scanner "lamp adjustment" function when you first start up and if you have inactivity with the scanner for more than five minutes. It probably takes 3 to 5 minutes for the lamp adjustment before you can use the scanner. VERY FRUSTRATING.
Summary: I bought this in May when we upgraded our computer and have been very pleased. The quality of the scans for both text and pictures is quite good and the software makes working with the scanned images very easy. You do sacrifice some speed at this price and a few little quirks (have to jump in and out of some programs to use others) with some of the software may cost you some time, but the other features and the quality of the scans more than make up for those factors.
Summary: I bought this on the strength of other reviews here and have been satisfied. That said, this is a s-l-o-w scanner on higher-resolution scans, which tend to be the default settings. At 300 dpi, each page requires calibration and the scanning process takes over a minute a page. Got a 30-page item to scan? Do the math. At least I can continue working on my PC while this painfully slow process takes place.
Summary: I am very happy with this scanner. It is actually a refreshing experience. I bought an hp about a year ago and it immediately crashed my computer. Since then I was wary of buying another scanner, but finally broke down and decided to try this one because I needed it for my freelance cartooning work and the price was right. I needed something to scan black ink lines (sometimes very thin or textured) accurately and smoothly. This little scanner did the trick.
Summary: Just bought this scanner and tested it with text, photo, film, and slide. It did an amazingly good job on all. The bundled software worked great. OCR handled text great. Installation was super easy on XP pro machine (install software and hook up scanner -- ready to go!). No hassles. Looks great too. It's a low cost scanner (had been looking at a more expensive one but decided to save money). This scanner performs beyond my expectations.
Summary: I bought this scanner as a gift for my Mom who has boxes full of slides from her Dad, but didn't know what to do with them. I helped her set up the scanner and start scanning them, and the results are impressive. (We installed this on her AMD Duron 900 system with USB 1.1 ports. One day later, I installed a USB 2.0 card for her, and the scans are significantly faster.) We scanned negatives and slides and the results were excellent.