Summary: I have had Canon scaners since I first started scaning years ago. I have just upgraded when I felt the new models were more advance and I could use the extra speed or other features. Right now this sutes me fine.
Summary: I had a canon 8400 and the power supply died. This one was one up newer model. It arrived well packaged and operates exactly as my old one. It has more resolution and functions very well for me. I scan mostly black and white copy, but when I scan a photo the output from it is superb.
Summary: So versatile. I used this gem to scan in family negatives, slides, pictures, and newspaper clippings/documents for safekeeping and access online and to computer. This is just what I needed. Great machine.
Summary: Love the scanner, the optical quality is great. I don't like the bundled software, as it doesn't allow for multiple scanners to be hooked up at the same time. However, using the Canoscan 8600 and the Canoscan 600F scanners with Photoshop CS4 (Mac) works great.
Summary: I bought this scanner because I have a lot of old photos to add to iPhoto. Consumers Report said it was the top of the photo scanner list. They didn't lie. I use an iMac and the resolution on old photos is spectacular.
Summary: I have a number of older pictures that I have tried to scan with various scanners and they never seemed to come out right. This scanner produced excellent quality scans and the software that came with it was very easy to use and helpful.