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: Pros: A year later and it still scans great. If you need a true high quality scan this is much better than most all-in-one printer/scanner/fax machines will give you. If you're just scanning documents to PDFs or OCR software, this scanner is probably overkill. The slide attachment is a nice bonus and the software is excellent. The Canon software I got with my Canon camera works with this scanner as well. Cons: It's anything but portable.