Summary: I don't pay the Microsoft tax, and I find Linux to be a far superior OS to Windoze. I selected this product after searching the SANE supported scanner database. It did not work on Ubuntu out of the box (most things that are supported do.
Pros: 100% supported on Linux. I purchased elsewhere, but decided to post a review here because I use Newegg a lot, and I like it when reviews provide this information. I would have purchased here had newegg been more competitive.
Cons: Canon does not support Linux. (I hate buying stuff from vendors who don't). This is the reason for 4 stars not 5.
Summary: Great features and great software package. If you already have Photoshop CSx then you'll probably not need the essentials but the other software that comes with it is complete.
Pros: My 2nd Canon Scanner. My first was the 5000F and it was great too. Turn it on and it's ready too scan and it's fast in preview mode. I scan what becomes very large photos and this scanner does a great job at doing it. Great quality and specs (White Light technology). You can't go wrong with this ...
Summary: I am a semi pro photographer, married to all of the Canon line and I needed a high quality film scanner for all my old photos. Too bad this is the best Canon can offer.
Pros: Extremely economical, very fast and reliable. No warm up time.
Cons: Scans a bit soft. This is because the negative is not directly in contact with the scanning surface and there is no focusing option. Also no raw output option. Unnecessarily bulky if the only feature you need is film scanning.
Summary: I purchased the CanoScan 8800F to scan in a multitude of 35mm slides and film negatives that I wanted to share with family for Christmas. It did a fine job, averaging about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes per image at 2600 dpi (or in that range).
Summary: Have owned this scanner for several years and it does work well and have never had an issue. It comes with negative adapters for various size slides and negatives. It works really well on those old slides. On photographs for some reason I don't see a good color representation.
Summary: I have never regretted this purchase. Makes good high quality scans. The "no warm up" is a very nice feature. Never have been able to figure out how to get it to do a direct scan to printer (like a copy machine) does a very reasonable job scanning film and slides auto separation of multiple objects...