Summary: Love the machine. Makes great scans. Software easy to use. Very fast for the price. But it's made of cheap plastic. Needs careful handling. Not something the kids can use. UPDATE--1 Year of moderate use (a couple of hours per week) and I have one problem. The paper hangs coming out of the scanner, so the bottom scan of some pages is not in focus.
Summary: Got this scanner for a small office looking to go paperless. It is not only fast, but the resolution is great. It scans in just about any kind of document. It takes up very little space. Great price and quick delivery from Amazon. May be interested in getting a second at a later time.
Summary: Comments about Canon DR-2050C: We have bought 4 of these scanners for our tax office this year and have found them easy to use and a very excellent product. As a bonus, Adobe Acrobat comes with the software for free. Really eases the ability to work with pdf files and utilize more fully.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Excellent Software, Good Resolution
Summary: I have not (yet) bought the Canon DR-2050C, but studied its specifications. It seems to be equivalent to the predecessor Canon DR-2080C, except for the supplied software and the computer interface. If you can, go back and read the reviews for the DR-2080C. The old model featured both a USB 2.0 and a SCSI-II connection. The new model has only the USB 2.0 interface. The exterior design is also a little different, with the new model being a little more rounded.