Conclusion: I bought this to upgrade from a LiDE 600. Nice, solid scanner absolutely undermined by software apparently designed as a high-school programming project. No logic or rhyme or reason for menu options, poor, slow results. I've had to buy third-party software (PaperScan) to make it usable.
Good high-resolution flatbed scanner but 35mm negative/film-scanning feature was disappointing
Dancing Feet, Amazon
19 May 2014
Summary: Pros: + Powers entirely off the USB 2.0 connection + Has hinged lid to accommodate books and thicker items + Has 9600 dpi optical scanning capability + Scan quality and software is good (let's you save in a variety of formats too) + Has 35 mm negative scanning ability in a pinch (but is poorly...
Summary: I have a very tiny computer desk, so I was excited to find out that this scanner can store and scan vertically! The scan quality is great, although I'm not particularly fond of the scanning software - after saving my scans there is an option to "open file location", but it only show the location...
great scanner with high resolution and great color fidelity
Y.Song "triclops", Amazon
2 December 2013
Summary: lightweight and compact but great resolution, fast, and good scanner. I use it mainly for two applications - scanning documents and scanning drawings for later inking using photoshop. The built in software is great for making quick pdfs.
Worked as advertised after having to troubleshoot software glitch
Frederick G.Barney, Amazon
15 October 2013
Summary: When I loaded the software provided, the module named Canon MP Navigator would not run. After troubleshooting for several hours, I called in my tech-savy son, who found the problem documented on a U-Tube video.
Summary: Piles of ancient 35 mm negatives sitting in boxes. Tried to used old film scanner with abysmal results. This very inexpensive scanner gives great results. I'm using 3600 dpi TIFF format. Great results.