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. I am very well satisfied with this item. So far this is the best scanner I have owned of a total of three others, all canons.
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. Literally no loss of resolution and no grainy-ness or yellowing you see on cheap scanners. It has easy buttons on the scanner so you don't need to get into the app to scan or copy. Cons- It's a bit large and takes up space on your work station.
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. I showed my mother who has zero computer skills how to use and and she was off and running in minutes.
Summary: Recently I found a shoebox full of old negatives that belonged to my mother who passed a way a few years back. I needed a way of bringing these pictures back to life. Most of the pictures on these negatives are of relatives who have never seen pictures of themselves as children and I had the key! Here's the problem I was faced with, these negatives are of medium and large format, 120 and 620.
Summary: Scans quickly and reliably. I've scanned hundreds of pictures with no degradation in scanner function. I especially appreciate the scan to pdf function. Great for converting documents to digital.