Summary: This scanner offers high quality scans and is very easy to use. The only 2 things bad about it are: 1. it takes a while to scan. almost 2 minutes per picture 2. If you use Windows XP you have to search long and hard on the web for a device driver that works. the software included doesn't work with Windows XP.
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. The scan-times were relatively slow, but an upgrade to a USB 2.0 card on my computer (cost me about $20) solved that problem. Scans times are very acceptable now.
Summary: It scans so well but so slow. Even with USB 2. That just about sums it all. This comes from someone who has used an Epson Perfection 1200U and a Visioneer 9020. All these three scanners have comparable price tags. As explained below, the Canon is definitely the slowest among the three. On the other hand, the Canon may not necessarily be slower than an average consumer grade scanner carrying comparable prices.
Summary: A great scanner for anyone with that box full of forgotten family slides laying around! The picture quality is great on all the pictures, slides, & negatives I've put though it. Software install from CD did hang up the computer for some reason, but I downloaded the software from Canon website instead and it installed without a hitch. It's not super-speedy, but it is priced right, and it does a great job. Negatives turned out extremely well, and I'm very pleased with it.
Summary: Never used a scanner before...or even seen one in action. Read the specs on the Canon..I liked what I read. Used it now for 4 months with absolutly no problems with terrific quality. Have scanned several hundred slides with 1000's more to go.
Summary: I've been scanning photos and documents for a long time. Last year I purchased an HP 750 all-in-one, and overall I would say I was happy with the results I was getting. I've been wanting to scan slides/negatives and also wanted a smaller device, as I sometimes need to take my scanner with me to relatives to scan things onsite. So, after reading reviews of several scanners and looking around, I finally decided to get the canon D1250U2F.
Summary: This is an incredibly easy to use package. I use Windows XP Home Edition. The scanner was up and running with all programs installed within a half hour. I have scanned photos AND negatives with no problem and what I consider to be excellent results. The ONLY reason I didn't rate a "5" star was the negative slide holder should be a little sturdier and should lock in place somehow. I don't like how it slides on the glass when you are lining it up.
Summary: I liked it a lot, I bought it and I was sort of frustrated in the begining but once I got the hang of it and how to scan the pictures, the quality was EXCELENT, and for its price I think its just amazing.
Summary: does scan great out of the box but the icr software is not the best. If you have office xp you will have a little problem with format. Talked to cannon and they said upgrade to the omni 11 which cost more than the scanner. Other than this small fomat problem, it works great with xp. Thanks and God Bless You!