Summary: Upon setting up the scanner it's obvious Canon's engineers spent considerable time designing this device. The paper guides are simple yet functional and sophisticated. The scanner can pick up the colors yellow, green, red, blue, black and gray. I have used the scanner to scan gas station receipts and legal documents. As another reviewer wrote, for some types of paper you'll need to krinkle the leading edge of the paper, otherwise you might get double feeds.
Summary: I do a LOT of research before I buy ANYTHING! It pays off when the items are still up and running years and years later. This little machine is great! It stores in a cabinet on my computer desk. Out of sight, out of the way. Beautiful. I have used it to scan just about anything paper-based. It works quickly and quietly. The lack of an output tray is simply handled by placing it to face the length of the desk.
Summary: I always dread the software that comes with consumer appliances, but the software with this unit isn't bad. You can configure the one touch button to direct scans wherever you want them (a folder, email, an application, etc), and it integrates really well with Evernote which was a critical requirement for me. The unit itself takes little space when folded up, but is very efficient when deployed.
Summary: OVERVIEW: I have been using the product for only two weeks, but have scanned over a thousand pages. I bought this unit primarily to scan large documents (i.e. notes from grad school classes, manuals, etc.), and so the duplex mode and ability to put a stack of papers in at a time were critical. It handles both of those well. CONCERNS: some of the images show notable skew/slant, even when fed straight.
Summary: We recently turned our home office paperless. I was able to scan all our bills and documents using this scanner while under the covers in bed! The things I don't like about it is that I cannot completely scan those extra long receipts that you get when you make several purchases at once. Also the scanner uses two ports on my laptop which only has three!
Summary: Just received the scanner today and got it set up without any problems and ran it through some initial scan tasks. Here are my initial thoughts: - Has great aesthetics, but the body of the scanner picks up fingerprints easily thanks to the glossy black plastic construction. - Had no problem installing the separator pad that some users forgot about or had trouble installing.
Summary: It is amazing at how fast it is. The only fault is trying to scan receipts from registers. It is difficult to have them feed straight as they keep wanting to go crooked. The light weight receipts need to be fed one at a time. At least that is my experience. Full size documents are a snap.
Summary: This scanner is excellent. It scans a group of papers all together, both sides, creates a searchable PDF (OCRs it), and is amazingly fast. The only downsides: (1) The Evernote web site says that the software comes with scan-directly-into-Evernote feature, but it did not -- I had to dig around on the internet to find the latest version of the scan software that does include the scan-to-evernote feature (but once I found it, it does work), (2) It was tricky figuring out...
Summary: Comments about Canon Canon P-150 Portable Scanner Color 600 dpi 24 Bit USB 15 ppm: I purchased this scanner for personal use to scan documents, pictures and for faxing. This scanner is compact and very portable. It works great for the things I need it to do. For a USB powered scanner it is faster than I would have expected. The software is relatively easy to use with an easy setup.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Summary: This scanner does exactly what I want. It scans multiple pages, skips blank pages, and can export to multi-page PDF. It detects blank pages well, ignoring random pen marks and even rust stains from staples I removed. It's easy to clean the scanning sensor and does not jam often. I like that it does not need to plug into a wall socket to run.