Summary: Just start using it yesterday, so far works great, just with the push of a bottom you hace pdf files, copy, scan o email format, the colors are great to, the software, well a little complicated but I just start using it yesterday, when I have more time to play with it, I think I'll figure it out.
Summary: I previously had a Canon Flatbed Scanner. It connected to the computer through a parallel port. I bought a new computer and it has USB ports and rendered my scanner useless, so I bought this one as a replacement. I have found scanners to be very finicky when installing their software and trying to get them to work. I had problems getting this one to install. It took me 4 tries before I was finally successful.
Summary: The scanner is tiny. It does a great job and does not need any downloaded drivers in windows 7 as long as you do not use the front buttons. To use the front buttons you need to download "MP Navigator EX Ver. 2.03" from the Canon web site. The Navigator program gives you MANY additional features like save as PDF, auto scanning which allows you to scan a text doc and a photo at the same time and it saves each separately and in the proper format!
Summary: - Scans fast - The preview and actual scan take the same amount of time - Quiet - Accurate and fast OCR - My documents are typewritten and clear, the OCR'd text comes within 1 second of completing scanning, without errors. - Single cord to the machine (no power cord) - Software is not 100% intuitive as some controls are not obvious. But has options for removing bleed thru automatically on a page and removing 'specks' from a scan.
Summary: Does the job well How ever, although I did not pay as much for my Copier Canon Scan Lide 80 (which is about 10 yrs. old and still going well) The software on this scanner CanoScan LiDe 200 is not so sraight forward. But copy using Capture with ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5 CANNO is excellent But as I say, quite satisfied with product and reproduction is good Sailor Sidney
Summary: My old scanner wouldn't work with Windows 7 so I looked for a new and higher resolution scanner that would. So far it has worked perfectly although I have yet to find out how to obtain the very highest definition scan.
Summary: I bought this scanner to transfer old slides onto the computer, primarily, but also to use as a straight scanner. It becomes ready for use almost immediately. My old scanner took forever warming itself up, which was frustrating when there was only 1 document to scan. The Canon's preview scan is rapid and the software easy to use. I have only experimented with the slide scanning attachment so far. The plastic holder locates 4 slides without too much trouble.
Great scanner, unintuitive software, crazy English, works with Mac (edit: and Snow Leopard)
Dr T, Amazon
14 May 2009
Summary: I bought this scanner to replace a CanoScan N650U which served me well for 9 years and thousands of scans. The LiDE 200 seems to have a more robust build, it's not much heavier, the USB connector looks more durable (the other one wobbled after a few months), and four buttons on the front instead of one I imagine will be useful. The scans are fine quality (for basic documents and old 6"x4" up to 10"x8" photos). The scans are about twice the speed of my old scanner.
Summary: Scans are quick and good quality. Lightweight and tiny footprint since you can run it standing on its edge with the supplied bracket. Knocked off a star as front panel buttons don't work under Windows Server 2003.