Summary: We bought this to replace a high-speed Fujitsu that finally wore out after about 7 years of heavy use. The Canon takes up a much smaller desk space and scans faster than the FI5220 did. The included software works just fine, although we scan directly in Acrobat most of the time. It does have a nice option in that you can throw a physical switch and scan the front page of a multiple-paged document - very handy for scanning invoices that have been stapled to other...
Summary: We use this scanner every day, at least 100 pages or more per day, but well within it's operating limits. It is a great scanner, but my only complaint is that is double feeds entirely too often. Our admin sits right outside my office and all too often I hear their blood pressure start to rise and they try to scan things again and again but with double feeds. I clean the retard roller often as in the instructions, but that only works for a day or so.
Summary: Scanner handles a max of 7 pages without jamming. We scan documents that have been used outdoors, so occassionally wrinkled or dirty. But, no way our scanner will scan ~50 pages without a problem, even if paper is new. Also, the automatic text recognition doesn't work very well. it will orient most pages correctly, but then scan one or two in rotated. Once the page is saved, it's rotation can't be fixed permenantly.
Summary: Bought this a few months ago for my business. I needed to scan alot of dormant files so that I could shred them & save storage space. It comes with a variety of software which I don't understnad (can't be bothered to try & learn it all) so I'm just using the basic ImageFormula software which I foumd easy to set up & use.