Never finished this deal, so I don't know for sure.
6 April 2013
Summary: When it comes down to it, this product & I never did cross paths. I ordered the wrong item & it was all squashed shortly thereafter. It looked like a decent product & if I had actually purchased it, I believe I would have been happy with it. Sorry that I could not help more.
Summary: Wanted this to scan about 500 slides for my aunt - and any others our family has hidden away. It does a great job if not somewhat slowly. You can load up to 4 slides per scan session (each slide is scanned individually within the session). At 300 dpi the four slides took about 8 minutes. I suspect it will be about twice as fast at 150 dpi, but since I intend to print some of them I need a higher resolution.
Summary: Like the ease of installation on computer and ability to use in under 10 minutes after unpacking. Can't figure out how to darken light images which is maddening. I'm sure there is a way but haven't found it yet. Bought the scanner due to the price point and quality manufacturer.
Summary: Scan quality is good but I estimate I can do about 40-50 slides an hour if I'm lucky.
Slide holder is delicate and will eventually break. It would be nice to buy a couple extra film/slide guides for loading while a set is scanning and to prepare for breakage. But you cant buy them.
Also no on off switch?! Come on.
I would have gone with the 8800 or a better slide/film converter solution had I better investigated.