Summary: This little thing can easily scan mountains of pages in short order and do it with clear easy to read reproduction. I don't know how Canon gets so much into this rather narrow case. I highly recommend the unit.
Summary: Every time I have to use this scanner, it is a nightmare. The worst: the paper feed. Canon rates 50 pages that you can put into the feeder. That is far from the truth. 3-5 is the max! If paper is folded or crumpled, you have to feed sheet after sheet and push it down manually.
Summary: The scanner seems to do well with scanning to .pdf files. The OCR software does not seem very good, though, and the document feeder has not worked too well for me. Most frustrating is that the software for the scanner includes SPYWARE that Norton Antivirus has identified and cannot remove.
Summary: I had been shopping for a scanner for a while. I have several files and needed to reduce my paper documents. I took the advice of the previous reviewer and purchased the DR-2080-C. It's simply superb. The speed of the scanner is marvelous.
Summary: This is actually a very good scanner. It scans pretty quickly at 200 dpi/black-and-white OCR - it took me about an hour to scan in and OCR 400+ pages of class readings. I'm not exactly sure about the timing, since I wandered away every so often for a while.
Summary: This is a great scanner, and you can't beat the price. As others have already noted, it is better than some scanners costing thousands more. I love it's size, speed, and duplex scanning features. I do have some complaints though: 1.
Summary: This unit is small and compact, yet has some very nice features. I especially like the duplexing feature allowing it to scan BOTH sides in the same pass, no flipping a stack of documents over. It works from within Adobe, and Microsoft Office Imaging.
Summary: The Canon DR-2080 Duplex Color Scanner offers exceptional scanning for its small price tag. The output quality and speed of the DR-080 are comparable to competitive units 3 to 4 the cost and, in MANY cases, far superior to more costly units.