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.
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.
Summary: I had a LiDE 30 scanner, based on it's reliability and output bought the 100. Why? Because Cannon decided not to make a WIN7 driver for the model 30. Viewscan worked with the model 30, but rather than spending $50 for Viewscan software, I spent [$] fo this model 100. I like Paperport software, and this works with it, but adds a Cannon screen that obscures the Paperort crop featuires, and contrast features.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
Summary: It scans. I'm writing this review to get rid of the annoying reminder from ebay to write a review. I haven't receive the scanner and don't know what it is like but other Canon hardware has been good.
Summary: As a traveler, I need a lightweight scanner. Much to my disappointment, my CanoScan LiDE 80 stalled after very little use. So, I picked up the CanoScan LiDE 100 which seems to have a smaller size platen (I have A4 docs) and which worked fine on the 1st day.
Summary: Comes with USB cable something that many canon printers dont but should. I would rate the software excellent except for one thing you must go into the control panel go to folders and delete cannot delete with the canon software.The scanner has 4 buttons copy scan pdf e mail you can scan and send e mail direct from the scanner but only if your using out look express.
Summary: I am not going to bother re-quoting all of tha praises I have seen others give for this scanner. I will simply say that I agree with tha positive reviews and find this to be an excellent scanner so far. However, one minor design flaw. Canon has tha lock switch for the carriage unit protruding out enough to touch tha surface of whatever you have tha scanner laying on. Probably not a problem for most, but I slide mine back and forth..
Summary: I liked the ease of use and the compactness of the scanner. One objection is that it is not entirely compatible with PDF Acrobat 9 Standard. Previously, I only had to open the Acrobat 9 and scan a document. I now have to use the scanner software, scan to a PDF file then go to Acrobat, open the document and save it in a reduced size. There shlould be a way to make the product more easily compatible with PDF.
Summary: So far so good. I've been using the scanner for a few weeks and it does a great job. The software isn't my favorite, but I'm getting used to the quirks and finding my workflow. I love the compact design and the one cable setup (no power cord).