Summary: The scanner is small, light, easy to use, no power supply, it plugs directly to the laptop, definition is optimal. I don't know for professional results but for home work is a scanner that meets all your needs.
Summary: Once the software that supports this simple scanner all that is needed to plug into a USB port and voila! It is ready to roll and scan just what you need to have scanned. The supporting software that is installed will get things running in no time with no complications. Anyone needing scans done, this is a great way to get the job done. Keep it simple with a simple scanner with no more than you need or want. Simple? Very simple.
Summary: This is a great all purpose scanner. Power supply through USB - so no additional cabling etc.
Great image quality. I have been using it since 2005 - flawless.
Quite compact - so one can carry it in a briefcase, if necessary.
And - works with a Mac quite seamlessly.
Even works with SANE (linux, unix).
Only thing that I miss is the ADF. But of course, that will significantly reduce the portability of the scanner.
Summary: I'm really not a tech-expert, so I can't provide details about the technical specifications that make this a great scanner, however, I can say that I have a home-based business and I find this to be a great product for what I need. It's very very light, easy to transport, and the best thing is that you don't need a power cord! Yes, you just hook it up by USB to your computer and that's it, it's ready to go!
Summary: The Cannon Scanner works very well and the instruction manual is very easy to understand. Having the ability to be able to copy, scan and e-mail without needing to go into the software is very convenient.