Summary: The Canon Canoscan LiDE 70 flatbed scanner is a good, reasonably priced scanner that allows high quality scans from any A4 or smaller sized items. It has a compact, flat shape and comes with a USB cable to plug it into your computer (no power cord required apart from the USB). I'm sure everyone has a different way of accessing scanned files - I open Photoshop CS2, click on File/Import/Canoscan LiDE 70.
Pros: Affordable, simple to use, compact, reasonable quality
Cons: Greyscale scanner function not as high as we'd like for photo quality
Excerpt: Bought it yesterday after much deliberation between getting a scanner or an All in One.I needed to scan photos as well as text, and as my printer is still going strong, I went for a scanner.After looking around in detail the canon lide 70 had the best resolution for the price. Being able to stand on end and usb powered, it seems the right one for me.Instructions were thin on the ground and it took nearly ten minutes to load, but you cant have everything.
Pros: Slim, looks good and easy to install. EZ buttons make life easy.
Cons: Instructions are poor considering the functions it can do, also the stand could be more substantial
Excerpt: "We purchased this scanner for our home last month. We needed a machine which would be useful for scanning a bucketful of old photographs which we wanted to preserve so needed something which would be cheap but fast and simple to operate. The Canoscan filled all of these criterea perfectly. It was very reasonably priced compared to other scanners of a similar spec. We were impressed at its light weight and easy to use style, and also its incredibly ...
Pros: Fast, light, single cable, easy to use, does't take up too much room : D