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.
Summary: I rated this 5 stars because it's easy to use, doesn't require a separate power source, doesn't take up a lot of space, and offers good picture quality from scans. I'm using it for photos - haven't tried it yet with negatives or slides - and am satisfied with results.
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.