Summary: In the past, I've been very critical of Canon's incredibly lame support for providing updated drivers for the Macintosh. As such, I was really hesitant about buying another Canon scanner. But, I was assured that this scanner would work seamlessly with the Image Capture application in Mac OS X (10.6, Snow Leopard), without having to install any drivers whatsoever. So I tried it. And it works just fine.
Summary: The overall impression I have of this product is a favorable one. It doesn't scan with blinding speed, but it's been several years since I owned a scanner. I'm not familiar with what they can do or how fast they scan. But the scans seem very clear, I love the option to scan several photos at once. A real time saver. Very lightweight and portable, only a usb cable to hook up. Don't see a need to buy another one for any reason.
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: 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: 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).