Summary: I love my scanner. I got it last Christmas and have been using it non-stop without any problems ever since. I did have a little trouble hooking it up at first, but it turned out that I wasn't reading the directions as well as I should have been. So that was my fault, not theres.
Summary: I have used this scanner for a little over a year now, and it really provides incredible results on printed and other opaque materials. Colors are very true (perhaps a slight warming on the color-temperature, as others have mentioned), and sharpness is fantastic.
Summary: I'm impressed with this scanner, and currently use the USB 2.0 speed. Needless to say, speed is the keyword here! I am so sick of slow scanners - they drove me nuts for years. Let's get to the facts: I wrote to Canon with questions before purchasing this item.
Summary: I am a price concious consumer when it comes to my computer equipment and this item has blown me away. The color fidelity for Color and Black & White negative scanning this is the best I have seen for scanners in this price range.
Summary: Where is the fourth EZ button? Probably meant to add on off switch and forgot. This is not as fast as has been described. Using USB 2.0 and average resolution still sitting and waiting for scan to finish 20 to 40 seconds.
Summary: I needed to replace my old UMAX scanner that had developed some type of condensation/fogging inside the glass that was showing up on my scans. Also, this Canon scanner comes with a slide/negative scanner which my old scanner did not have.