Excerpt: I have wished for a scanner ever since I started venting my frustrations in life thru blogging online. I call it my journal. As my therapy, I get to post all my inspirations and ramblings about makeup. I wanted to scan some of my childhood pictures and put them in a virtual photo album. I used to do this in my workplace but I just hate it when my extra personal agendas get mixed with heaps of tasks and responsibilities. Thus, I finally faced my dire need for a scanner.
Summary: i have had this scanner for over 5 years now, it still works fine. I have never had any serious issue with it. When i was using WinXP i had to download drivers ( or use the scanner's CD) - this gave me full functionality (could use the buttons on the front). Now, with Win7 the drivers are automatically downloaded but i don't get functionality through the front buttons. This is the only problem that i have had. Nowadays i just use the devices & printers option to scan.
Summary: Very easy to set up. It was hooked up and operational in less then 5 minutes. Produces quality scans as well. Scans into my various applicatios effortlessly. I am very happy that I purchased this Scanner.
Summary: I got this scanner as a lightweight, no-frills portable for when I have to take work to the beach, like a Harmony Sovereign guitar. And for the price, it works beautifully and does exactly what I need. The only reason I can say that, however, is because I use Vuescan, an independent, all-purpose scanning software. The Canoscan driver, "MP Navigator X", can't cut it.
Decent quality, but only for FLAT NON-reflective surface
C. Ng, Amazon
30 August 2010
Summary: Scan quality on this machine is not bad, but ONLY if the object you are scanning is totally flat and non-reflective. Objects that are even 1/5th of an inch off the surface will appear rather blurry, and anything reflective will leave streaks in the scan due to the CIS scan head. Otherwise, scanning speed was quick at 300 dpi, but 600 was another story.
Summary: It seems to work fine. It's slow but works OK for what I need to do. I was surprised the power for the scanner comes from the USB cable. So you don't waste electricity when the computers off. Also it uses a LED not a incandescent light bulb which is good.