Summary: Good scanner overall. I use it alot for my illustration work, Iv had it for about 3 months and its done its job. The only real problem iv had with it is that the 4 front buttons dont seem to want to work once in a while (On my Windows XP Pro SP2 machine).
Pros: Slim design fits almost anywhere, Z-lid makes it easy to scan large or thick items. Decent scan speeds, 1200x2400 dpi. Good windows software.
Cons: A little bit noisy, 4 front buttons dont always respond/work.
Summary: This scanner is not going to have the resolution or scan quality of a more expensive one. But for normal needs it will serve nicely.
Pros: Easy to setup and use. Documentation good, and included software works fine. Canon's instant warantee exchange program was outstanding - shipped a new scanned 2nd day air with a return label for my defective scanner.
Cons: Newegg states a 30 day return policy, yet claims item is not eligible for an online RMA. My first thought was to return it to Newegg, but the way it worked out was far better.
Summary: One reason I picked this over the HP scanners is HP is well known for having HUGE software installs, and custom software for use. Canoscan is nice and simple, doesn't install itself everywhere, and the one click scan to PDF is just awesome.
Excerpt: Recently bought and installed this scanner as a replacement for an old parallel port scanner on an Windows 98 system. The scanner comes well packaged with a stand, USB cable, multi langauge instructions and a installation CD. The packaging was easy to remove with no hidden bits and bobs to remove.
Excerpt: Canon CanoScan The Canon CanoScan LIDE 60 is one of my most recent buys. It has a very hard act to follow in my study - an HP Scanjet 6300 which I reviewed some time ago. Buying ===== The HP decided to die on me, just when I needed it in connection with a funeral!