Summary: After my beloved Visioneer scanner died, I purchased the Canon LiDE200. Does a great job on my daily scans, everything grayscale to color photographs. The scanner driver is stable and ties into all the programs that I am using. It gets its power through the USB cord, i.e. you rid yourself of one power supply. The generic software provides basic image editing and processing functionality, but I usually use PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro for more complex tasks.
Summary: This is a wonderful zero hassle scanner. It's very compact (fits with my laptop in my laptop bag), doesn't require a power cord (powers over USB), and scans reasonably quickly. I scan both drawn line art and photos and I've been happy with the output of both though I'm no professional by any means. If you want a simple inexpensive flatbed scanner that scans well and reasonably quickly with no hassle I would recommend buying this one.
Summary: Bought this scanner to replace an older Canon that was dropped and broken. This model is much faster and higher quality than the previous one. The software is a little tricky at first compared to the old version, but once you use it a couple times, it becomes very quick and easy to master.
Summary: The Canon LiDE200 Color Image Scanner was quick to set up and start using. The scanning results are great! One of the best things about this scanner is you are able to place many photos on the scanner and it will seperate each one on your computer to save. This saves time when scanning lots of photos. Just remember, you need to select color photo when doing color photos and black & white when doing black & white.
Summary: Even though Cannon claims that this scanner is Windows 7 compatible it is not. The drivers that came with the scanner are not compatible. I even went to the Cannon website to download the Windows 7 driver and the website said it was not available. This was my experience yours might be different. I sent it back.
Summary: I just needed a simple scanner for documents and didn't want to pay a lot of money. After reading the reviews, I decided to order. It is very simple to use and very easy to set up. I'm using it on an iMac PC and the software works great. The buttons on the front of the scanner make it even easier. Just push copy, scan, PDF or email buttons and it automatically scans. Of course, you can manually set up your scan also.
Summary: This is a nice, compact scanner but I had to search the internet for a Windows 7 driver. Not that big of a deal but had to be done. It would have been nice if it came with the Windows 7 driver.