Summary: I am very pleased with the speed of the scan, the ease of use and the options given for a custom scan. The speed function buttons on the front of the unit permit ease of use to make a copy, scan a page, make a page into a pdf or email a page.
Summary: It took some getting used to, but we have had singular success with this scanner. (I say "we," but my husband, who is an artist, has done all the work.) Slides dating back to the 1960's are in remarkably good shape and convert well to digital photos.
Summary: I bought this mostly to scan a large collection of color slides for use in Powerpoint presentations; it replaced a HP ScanJet 3500 (about which I had no complaints at all, but needed the slide scanning capabilities).
Summary: I purchased this scanner to replace my microtek flatbed scanner so that I could continue to scan photos as well as some larger format negatives that would not fit into my Nikon Coolscan 9000. This scanner blows away Microtek's products.
Summary: A quick note to report that the scanner drivers will not work if you have a lot of applications installed that add to the system %PATH% environment variable. Although the limit for %PATH% is over 2,000 characters, the CanoScan drivers fail with paths over about 700 characters.
Summary: This scanner is the best scanner I have ever owned and used. The resolution is the highest I could find and even more importantly, the software is excellent. I use it routinely for scans used in lithographic reproduction with excellent results.
Summary: I have had this scanner for several months now and I am very impressed with the resolution of the scans it puts out. I scan images from 120 roll film and load to CD's for clients and also print 8 1/2 by 11 photos.I looked at Nikon's printer with similar capabilities.
Summary: I have already scanned several thousand prints and slides and couldn't be happier. Compared to my last scanner this is extremely fast and has multiple functions that are easy to use. Being able to scan 12 slides at once was extremely convenient.