Summary: This is a really fantastic scanner - I'm amazed at how great this machine is for its low price point. The scanning quality is excellent and the product feel solid/looks great, but I expect the same is the case for most scanners in this class.
Pros: High quality scans, relatively quiet and fast, super-fast preview, solid drivers (on Vista), front-panel buttons, photo segmentation (put multiple photos on the glass and it will separate them into separate images), cover lifts up for notebooks/books, can scan directly to PDF.
Cons: Can only reassign some of the front panel buttons, doesn't come with Photoshop Elements.
Summary: Scan speed is really the only issue, EZ buttons lag a little bit, but everything works as it is supposed to. IF you are on any kind of a budget, but want just the next step up, this is a great purchase.
Pros: Excellent photo quality, fairly compact scanner, totally compatible with Finale 2009, EZ-buttons invaluable, CCD optical sensor is the way to go.
Cons: speed. Full page documents definitely are not the speediest thing in the world, but at this budget, you sacrifice speed for image quality.
Summary: This product is justifiably regarded as a best buy by Consumer Reports. As always, I found all of their observations and assessments to be correct. I bought this scanner to digitize a few thousand of my father's 35mm slides, many of them over 50 years old. The results exceeded my expectations.
Summary: I purchased this specifically to scan old family estate pictures, to archive for my 9 siblings to a dvd. It was just what I was looking for. Great picture quality, good retouch, make some old ones look pretty good. Worked out well going through old negatives too.
Pros: The resolution is just fine. Touch up process works good. Pretty quick to get a good working knowledge of the software bundle. I Like the one touch buttons, set themselves up.
Cons: Running it off a 1.0 USB Hub. I will upgrade Soon. A little slow.
Summary: No big complaints for the price, just minor things.
Pros: Quality vs. price. The next better quality item would have cost about double the price. My old scanner got about half the definition of this one and was basically obsolete. It worked well for low quality jobs, but I'm trying to scan photos from 1880s to get digital prints and needed something tha...
Cons: Slide/negative holder is rather flimsy, but seems durable if you treat it gently and are patient. Lid is hinged to allow better copying of book pages, but wants to flip open a little too far if you're seated and trying to position items exactly. Then it's time to stand up and start over, slowing ...