Summary: This was a great scanner until I upgraded my OS to Win 7. Cannon never invested the resources ( maybe 1 day) to creating drivers for this scanner to make it work with Win 7 or 8. Hence, a perfectly good scanner ends up in a landfill to pollute the earth.
Summary: I've had my 670U since 2001, and it's given me great service. It takes up very little space(still slimmer than many contemporary scanners), still gives great imaging for a 6 year old scanner, and, with a recent driver update, WINDOWS VISTA COMPATIBLE! This must be the best $[...
Very good basic scanner, but scanning results are variable
Joseph A. Admire, Amazon
29 April 2007
Summary: Pro: extremely lightweight - I've carried it on multiple occasions to the Library of Congress to use in research projects there (yes, they allow researchers to use scanners - and digicams too!
Buy this scanner, trust me! I grieved over the choice.
Steven R. Reiss "Xwing1", Amazon
21 September 2004
Summary: I was replacing a 5 year old 300 DPI Umax scanner Astra 600S. I am a product designer and scan at 150 DPI to 300 usually. I was addicted to the Umax interface and, when the Umax scanner's bulb started to go, I really read and re-read all of the reviews and descriptions that I could find.
Summary: Pros: Very small size. Can store vertically with the stand included. Z-lid for bulky scans. Easy to use. Cons: When looking at the scan on the computer screen sometimes they look horrible, but when printed they look great!! This is the Canon software that is included, not the scanner.
Summary: I've been using this for about 2 years and it's excellent. I use it to scan photos and documents (you can scan a document and edit it on your computer with the bundled software). The quality of scans are superb.
Summary: This is a fine little scanner for light duty. Doesn't take up a lot of space, and doesn't need a separate power cord. That's a huge plus. I take a star off for the installation and driver software. The Japanese manufacturers, try as they might, just can't seem to perfect the software fit and finish.