Summary: works fine for an inexpensive scanner. i guess could be faster and a document feeder would be nice but for occasional use, it does the job well. i have bought two now, one for myself and one as a gift.
Works well with 32 bit / will not work at all with 64 bit
2 October 2013
Summary: BEWARE: It is impossible to obtain a driver or aftermarket software to make this scanner usable with any 64 bit machine. I purchased this item to scan old photographs and slides. It worked well with an older desk top and was easy to learn to use. It would not work with either of my laptops.
Summary: This product was bought for a very specific use, scanning negative films. It provides a good quality of scanning, but as an old product it has its limitations, wich are: - first it is really hard to install it, its compatibility is higher with old computers, if you don't have one you will need...
KEVIN M. OCONNOR "KMO is host of the C-Realm Podcast and author of the C-Realm Webcomic.", Amazon
23 April 2012
Summary: I tried just plugging and playing with a 64 bit Windows 7 machine. The computer detected the scanner but it indicated "troubleshooting required - device driver not installed." I went to the Canon website to download the required driver, and they don't offer one for Windows 7 (x64).
Summary: worked great for a few months, then never worked again. Wouldn't even power up. Wasn't worth it to try and return it since I bought it online. It literaly sat on a desk and was only used a few times and rarely even touched. Garbage hardware. Complete waste of money.
Summary: I was very pleased with results with this scanner that sold at a meagre 10% of list. As I purchased it without documentation and drivers, I had to use the Canon website for both, and was pleased at the ease of navigation on the website.