Summary: easy to set up. quality of scanned items is great. a friend had this item and i liked it so much i bought one myself after they recommended. price was about avg. have enjoyed item. would recommend.
Summary: I have two of these scanners. They are technically superb scanners. The fact that they use so little energy and can be powered solely from a single USB connection is also great. They work great with all my computers with one caveat. They will not work with my new Mac Pro. There is a note on the Canon Support website, buried deep down in some FAQ section detailing a workaround for the scanner's inability to function with Intel-based Macs, but of course it doesn't work for...
Fast and compact scanner - Great for moving between several computers
W. Hohauser, Amazon
11 September 2007
Summary: My office has several workstations that occasionally need a scanner but never a dedicated one. This model fits the bill perfectly. Easy to move around, no external AC and reasonably fast to use. Stores well on a shelf with the included side stand. The scans are of high enough quality for our needs. I do have a higher quality scanner at home for photos and negatives but I can't see a difference with web quality scans.
Summary: I bought this before a genealogy research trip to scan in wills, pages from reference books, and marriage registers. After reading some of the other reviews, I was not expecting much. I was absolutely delighted!!! This scanner worked great for my purposes - it is very light, the lock switch on the bottom is easy to work (ask my 3 year old) and the scans are quick.
Summary: I was very pleased with the scanner. My main purpose was to scan some color slides from 45 years ago. It worked great. The only problem was that my old slides were square rather than the traditional 35 mm. The container used to scan the slides assumes the slides are rectangular 35 mm. It would really be great if the container could be modified so that the square slides can be scanned without losing part of the origianl picture.
Summary: I moved my computer into the den and have very little space for things like printers, copiers, etc. The CanoScan LiDE70 is very compact, lets me scan to email and that's exactly what I want to do. I tried several others but this one beats them all.
Summary: The Canon LiDE70 scans with ease, great quality and is very easy to move or store when not in use. The minor fallbacks are the raised rounded edges that require you to press down on the glass if scanning from a book. Photostudio is easy to use (provided) or you can modify your images in Photoshop as well. The noise is a bit higher than your typical scanner, but only lasts a few seconds because it scans quickly.