Summary: We bought this scanner because of the ADF for imaging all our office documents. However, the front buttons don't seem to work. I believe it's because it's connected to a computer with Vista. Canon doesn't have an updated driver to be compatible with the new OS. So, I guess we will have to wait until we are able to use the front buttons. We tried re-installing the driver, but nothing happens when we press the front buttons.
Summary: I got tired of scanning my wife's multi page documents one sheet at a time, then e-mailing the PDF files to her computer (30 ft. away). Found this Canon flatbed scanner, with 30 Sheet feeder, for her office. It is perfect for our needs. It's FAST! It's easy to use (even SHE has no problems). A 14 ft. USB cable keeps it just far enough away not to crowd her work space. A dedicated electrical outlet is advisable. No paper jams thus far, as noted on some reviews.
Summary: I have had this scanner for less than 2 weeks. During the 2 hours it worked and was in use, I loved it. Unfortunately, those 2 hours were an exception. First, the scanner arrived with a dysfunctional power cord. It was one of those cords in that needlessly comes in 2 parts, that has to plug into itself. The problem was, the two parts did not match, even though they came together in a single sealed plastic bag.
Summary: The Cannon DR1210C scanner is easy to install and to use productively for small volume scanning such as one generally has in the home. Specific jobs can be created to instantly access the settings preferred for that job and have the folder where one wants the files stored pre-selected. It scans as an email attachment and opens Outlook Express just fine. Other email handlers I have not tried.
Summary: I bought this for my wife based on reviews that I have seen stating the ease of use and quality output. I agree with the ease of use but the quality was not there in doing color scans. Her older scanner was an HP ScanJet 7400C and it produced better color head to head against the Canon. Scanning directly to a Canon I9100 Printer the HP reproduced the colors more accurately than the Canon DR1210C. I was disappointed and could not justify the cost of the Canon.
Summary: I made a mistake and bought this scanner assuming I could use it on my Intel Mac. No such luck. I'm hoping I will be able to use it with Parallels Desktop or Boot Camp. Canon should realize that lots of people own Apple computers now. I would prefer not to give this a star rating, since I really have no way of evaluating the scanner at this point. But I have to according to Amazon's rules. So: one star for a scanner I can't use.
Summary: This little workhorse is the backbone of my paperless office filing system. It is reliable, simple and makes good images. It comes with a copy of Adobe Standard, which alone would cost about as much as the machine, so in a sense, you get it for free. Adobe and the scanner work nicely together. One without the other would be more or less useless for the way I operate, at least. It is for a small office with a reasonable flow of paper flowing in.
Summary: Yes the scanner is nice. Yes it scans to a file. Yes it scans to your Microsoft email client (i.e. Outlook) and the document attaches fine. But that's not what I need. The scanner is supposed to have the ability to set up 50 "one touch" jobs that scan directly to email without going through the client app. I cannot get this to work to save my life. There are only a few options to set up and looks to be easy, but it just won't work.
Summary: I was looking for this scanner for a few days. Amazon had by far the best price. Shipping is as usual excellent, fast and efficient. I have no idea about the durability of this scanner, it also depends on the use and care. But it does look pretty sturdy to me.
Summary: Yes it costs more then a cheap home office ADF model, but the difference in quality speed and performance is massive. The people in the office call it the Cadillac of scanners, and considering the other scanner is a pretty decent Visioneer that is saying something. The software works amazingly well. The dot matrix is cool, and it really does 12 pages per minute even at settings you probably might even use.