Summary: Bought this used for $35. Good condition, only needs USB power. No software or manual, just downloaded that from Cannon website. B & W scans are very sharp. Only complaint- color scans are light, not as saturated as the original. But I have an old HP scanner for that if I ever need to scan photos (almost never). For a copier and scan to file device, this is good, and very light.
Summary: This thing is ancient. The installation disc says it will run on Windows 98 to Windows 2000 Professional. After inserting the disc my laptop informed me that the program isn't compatible. So it's off to the Goodwill.
Unfortunately, the scanner was broken when it arrived.
3 March 2014
Summary: I suppose it's always a good idea to ensure that a product is coming from a trusted seller. This scanner unfortunately arrived broken with the scanning mechanism jammed. Also, if you're purchasing this scanner, know that the software is not compatible with the newer versions of Windows.
Summary: Drivers are only available for Windows XP, does work easily with Linux, but the scan comes in with really poor contrast (or at least there is a whole vertical area of the scan that comes in brighter than the rest). Only good part is not needing a separate power cord.
Summary: This is a cheap, lightweight, portable scanner. This scanner scans at a slower speed than other scanners. Also it only scans a maximum of 8.5x11. Get a difference scanner if you want to scan legal size papers. However, this scanner cuts off less than other scanners on the edges. Other scanners have higher quality images, but if you just need a general scanner for small pages this one is a good deal. It conveniently has a USB connection for data and power.
This scanner does a nice job. works with windows 7 which is why i bought it
13 April 2013
Summary: I saw other reviews and they were favorable.. It works well with windows 7 which is why i bought it as my other scanners couldn't make the transition. There is really no bundled software which is ok now that office programs are more advanced. I do like the fact that it does not require any transformer.. It works well with adobe acrobat and ms word.. I also like the fact that it is mostly the cheapest scanner out there..
Summary: This purchase will go down in history as the one that taught me to always check the dates of the reviews. I bought it in 2013 cause it was cheap. But had to purchase VueScan as well so that I could even use it! The driver can't be installed on any computers beyond Mac OS 9. whoops! It works for me now, but it's slow and reminds me of being a kid waiting for my mom's scanner to do something. Woot.