Conclusion: Pros - Easy to use for average users. Single cord - no need for a power cord or power supply brick. This is a major plus if you're traveling with this scanner, or occasionally need to place it in the middle of a large table to scan large items. Neutral - Not any faster than the 12+ year-old scanner it was replacing.
Excerpt: This scanner replaced an older model Canon scanner that was no longer compatible with our computer after upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7. This scanner is easy to use and produces clear, concise documents and photos. We import the files through Photoshop so we have many file type options for saving files. The only downside is that you automatically create 2 files - the default .bmp and the file type you really want (we usually make .pdf's).
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution, Makes Clear Pdf Files
Cons: Default File Type Is Bmp, Scan Size Is Limited
Summary: In this day and age with multi printer scanner machines being so cheap you wouldn't think getting a separate scanner is needed... wrong! I have scanned close to 10k printed pics from old albums and still working as new. Software could be a little better regarding cropping and auto separation as it is quite dumb but other than that, the quality of the scan is beautiful. The scan speed and lack of a power supply are big pluses too.
Summary: I love the fact that you can save images as PDFs and JPGs (multiple scans as one file too), crop images and select the resolution, and I've never had any problems with it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the user interface should be better. The buttons on it don't behave the way I'd prefer so I don't use them, and I use it infrequently enough (sometimes months between uses) that a couple of times I forgot the path to take to do the kind of scan I prefer and...
Summary: Granted I've only used it for like a week, but it's been working great! I like how on the Mac (10.9) that to scan photos you can just have it set in a loop. You change the photo, hit scan. Put a new photo in, hit return. Over and over. The quality is high enough that you could print a 3.5x5 at 16x20 if you scan at 600 dpi. And to do a quick scan it really is only 10 seconds.
Conclusion: I purchased this scanner for its "easy set up and satisfactory scanning," which was touted by an online retailer. Reviews seemed favorable at that site, and the price was right. Unfortunately, the software that accompanied the scanner is apparently not compatible with Win 7 Home Edition,on a 64 bit laptop computer. The hard drive on this machine is empty, and this software was the second installed, after the security software.
Pros: Compact Design, High resolution, High-speed scanning, lightweight
Cons: Difficult to use, software not compatible with win 7
Excerpt: I've had nothing but "Navigator has stopped working" error messages since day one with this scanner! Canon's support is not helpful. It's a lost cause--Win 7 and this machine are apparently not compatible.
Excerpt: This is by far the best flatbed scanner I've purchased. I recently purchased a 2nd one for use in a high-dust area; the cover keeps everything dust-free and easily wipes clean as needed. Durable as well. Also the option to save documents as .jpg or .pdf is a plus. The one-button scan features of "copy", "email", "save" on the flatbed are a huge time-saver.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Options, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Simple to use, Widely Compatible
Excerpt: I got this scanner to replace a 5 year old Canon Lide scanner, which worked well and simply - until it died a month ago. With this new scanner it took over 15 minutes to get to the point where I could start to scan, between the CD installation process with many prompts, plus being sent to the Canon site twice to retreive and then give information. This process seemed a bit old school for 2014.