Summary: I got a great deal on this scanner so I couldn't pass it up. I did initially have some installation issues in windows XP that took some time to get straightened out. The scanner produces nice scans and is very fast via the USB 2.0 connection.
Summary: The buttons on the front of the scanner don't work as advertised, so I have to go in through the software to initiate a scan. Scans are slow but good enough quality. You're better off spending a little more money for a quality product.
Summary: I must confirm with the other reviewers that the adjusting the lamp for every scan is a little annoying, but the multi-photo feature does save time in the scanning process. It's a great deal for 50 dollars.
Summary: The scanner arrived while I was at home and my non-tech savvy girlfriend setup it within a few minutes. The software that comes with the D1250U2 is pretty much all you need to start scanning images ASAP.
Summary: If you're looking for real high quality scans, look elsewhere and expect to pay for it. This scanner works just fine. Especially, for the low price. I'm not sure why people have "bitched about not getting a good scan"..
Summary: I bought this scanner due to its low price and the many reviews that gave it it high marks for its scanned images. Canon also offers the D1250U2F model which allows you to scan film and slides.
Summary: This model is on sale and I almost bought it. However, after I did some research and I decided to give up. The reasons are: It is no D1250UF, which provide a USB 2.0 PCI card and an adapter unit for scanning transparencies.
Summary: I'm new to scanning, and decided to give this one a try because of the low price & seemingly good reviews. It was easy to set up & install my Windows2000 system, and I was scanning in minutes.