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: 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: 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).
Summary: This scanner is really nice ONLY if you're looking for a scanner that does one job and does it nicely. What I like: - It construction is very simple yet the scanner does its job and produces high quality scans. - It is also very light and durable (as much as a scanner can be) - It looks good and is a great addition to a nice desk or work area. What I dislike: - Software included is a little confusing, had problems setting what type of program to show scanned images in.