Summary: This is an excellent scanner, but not for computers running Windows 8.1. That program doesn't recognize the scanner. But while I had my old computer, I found this scanner to be simple and basic and a joy to use.
Summary: It's fine if you only use it every once and again and you don't have to scan anything exceeding about 3 pages or photos...
Pros: It's small, it doesn't need an external power source, it's inexpensive and it works just fine. The drivers are fine, too and I havn't had problems under Linux or Win64.
Cons: It's seriously slow. It takes close to a minute to scan a page (Letter) at 1-bit (black/white) at a resolution as low as 150dpi. You really don't want to do OCR or scan larger documents on this one. I knew a scanner in this class would be slow, but I didn't quite appreciate just HOW slow this is.
Summary: I bought this for my completely non-tech-savvy mother-in-law. After I got it setup and defaults tweaked, she has been using it to capture documents and some old photos. All without calling me! Whoohoo
Pros: Low cost. Good for someone just needing a scanner for casual document storage.
Cons: Not too speedy. Excessive amount of software (none of which is very feature rich). Took a bit of tweaking to get the scanner to do photos with any sort of printable quality.
Great for scanning photos or anything perfectly flat that is 8.5 x 11 or smaller.
Jeremy E., Newegg
12 June 2007
Summary: If you are wanting to scan photos, drawings that your kids make, or your various certificates from Microsoft, I don't think you can find a better deal on a scanner. If you want to scan anything with even minor depth, like your high school letters or paintings that your kids have done, find a...
Pros: Excellent color. Wonderfully easy to use (power through the USB connection is a small thing that makes a big difference). Drivers work well for the front buttons and for scanning using Photoshop. Did I mention the color and the quality of the scan?
Cons: Only buy this if you plan on scanning nothing but flat things that are the size of the platen (8.5 x 11.69 in) or smaller. Anything that is not touching the glass is blurry when scanned. If something is greater than 1/8 in away from the glass, it starts to become unrecognizable. At 1/16 in it is ...
Summary: This scanner is pretty good considering that I paid less than fifty dollars for it. I don't like the software it came with very much, and I didn't know I was going to have to read a fourty page manual to learn how to use the editing program it comes with either.
Summary: For those of you having problems getting this scanner to work in W2k, or W2K-pro... Do this. Go into Control Panel, then Administrative tools, then Services....scroll down and find the "Still Image Service" Turn it ON, set it to AUTO. Your Cannon scanners will then work fine.