Conclusion: I scan a lot of photos and other documents for genealogy purposes and this scanner is the real deal. It is small enough to fit in my laptop case and still leave room for the computer. It does not require a clunky separate power supply allowing me to set up and scan anywhere: libraries, family homes, etc., so it goes with me on all family and vacation trips.
Pros: Compact Design, durable, Fast Connectivity, High resolution, easy to use
Excerpt: This scanner works beautifully - it's plug-and-play, the driver installed quickly and easily on Windows 8.1 64-bit. There's no power cable, it runs completely off of the USB cable. I was worried because of how light the device is that it might be flimsy, but it holds up beautifully. The main con with this device is that Canon's scanning software is so abysmal I decided to look elsewhere for compatible software.
Excerpt: Long ago, I bought a CanoScan 3000x from Staples and was happy with it for many years until I upgraded to a new operating system for which Canon did not provide drivers. I went back to staples to get the latest Canon scanner model and was sad to learn that Staples no longer sold Canon scanners in their stores. The only option for purchasing a scanner in-store was the Epson V37 line. I decided to give the Epson a try. Big mistake.
Excerpt: I've been looking for a good, reasonably priced scanner for quite sometime to scan old pictures of polaroids - this is exactly the product I needed. Installing the software took no more than 5 minutes, instructions are very simple and it's a very light and portable scanner. I recommend this for any type of scanning, I was really shocked when it got the borders of my polaroids because typically scanners can't get hte white portion of the photos.