Summary: I have had this scanner for 8 years now and it has never let me down. It scans and copies documents with ease. I generally scan at 300 dpi but occasionally set it to 600 dpi for detailed documents. It is relatively fast and quiet and the included CanoScan Toolbox software is easy to use.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
NOT FOR MAC USERS - NO DRIVER OR SUPPORT FOR OS X!!!
T. McVicker "donnybrunt", Amazon
23 June 2006
Summary: Don't bother getting this scanner if you plan on running it from an Apple. The Canon tech support people flat-out said they don't provide a Mac driver for this scanner and I found out the hard way.