Summary: While waiting for a good page scanner, I bought the LiDE 35 to use in scanning my receipts for expense reports and client documents. The cover of my scanner is dented and the TSA has mis-packed it a dozen times causing me to worry that it would be damaged but each time I've unlocked it, plugged it into my USB port and begun scanning. I've been very pleased with this scanner and on occasion when I scan photos find that it does a beautiful job there too.
Summary: This was a nice scanner until it died. It did a decent job scanning color print photos once I got the right settings. Unfortunately, it stopped working exactly one year after I purchased it. This was on a Sunday, no telephone tech support from Canon on Sundays. I called them the next day and spent almost an hour on the phone to confirm the scanner was dead. Then I was told that I was one day out of warranty, tough luck, thank you for purchasing Canon products.
Summary: I brought this scanner to replace my HP Sanjet 5470C which I had for 3 years. The design of Cannon scanner is small and cute. The quality of the picture(8*10) scanned at 400dpi was not sharp, and color is too red. I had to return it to the store because it is no comparison to the pictures I scanned 3 years ago.
Excerpt: "...least decent results, with the Canon Canoscan LiDe 35 though, this wasn't to be the case. The scanner comes across as highly home-orientated, yet never backs up its modestly flashy appearance with results. With the revision sheets however, it performed better, perhaps simply because they were plain black and white text sheets, rather than colour pictures. And while the text was clear, was also somewhat inferior to the crisp text quality my Scanjet ...
Pros: Very sleek and stylish looking, slimline . Scans quite fast .
Cons: Expensive for the specs . Lack of any special features . Limited Colour producing capabilities .