Conclusion: Better than expected! Installation was a breeze and operating it was so simple and intuitive. The accompanying editing software was easy to use and effective. Canon has done a fine job with this product. Highly recommended.
Excerpt: I am very pleased with this Canon scanner. I bought this to make multi page PDF scans and it works great for this application. I'm able to make 100+ page PDFs. Each page takes about ten seconds to warm up and scan each page. It's about right for my ability to turning pages and realign them on the glass. The scans are of hand written cursive writing and the auto settings work well to create clear images.
Summary: I love this scanner for many reasons: 1) the scanner does not require an external AC power supply, rather it is powered through the USB port of your computer; 2) it can create PDFs of all scanned documents, especially helpful for keeping receipts for taxes - no need to keep paper receipts; 3) it creates a backup copy of all scanned materials as jpg images in folders that are dated; 4) it works with Mavericks OS and earlier - software installation is easy and...
Very good for my home task of scanning in thousands of photos.
22 August 2014
Summary: This machine has been doing a very good job for me. I have primarily been using it to scan in thousands of old photographs. I feel I have been putting it to the test with my hundreds (maybe thousands) of "scans" performed. One feature that is great: I can throw down several pictures on the glass, let's say 3 for this example, and with a single pass it will create 3 separate files - one for each picture.
Excerpt: 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, Easy to use, fast connectivity, High resolution
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
Fast Fast Fast Scanner, Great For Large Quantities of Photos
22 July 2014
Summary: Perfect for my needs -- speed scanning a few hundred family photos for a slideshow. For 300 and 400 DPI (slideshow quality) it scanned so fast I barely had time to grab my next photo. The software was a little confusing at first -- I didn't realize you had to save your scans initially -- but plenty intuitive that I had the hang of it quickly. It's very lightweight and would fit easily in a laptop bag (just don't forget to lock the scanner before hefting it somewhere!).
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.