Summary: This scanner produces superior scans compared to other scanners in it's class. It is a little on the slow side, but the scans are worth the wait. Extremely easy to use with options to turn off auto-scanning or scanning manually from other programs like Photoshop.
Summary: Tried out this new model and have decided to find a 1240U Photo. 48 bit refers to internal engine. Demo model images were too green. Epson has always led the way in price/performance until now. This scanner does improve affordability but needs imaging improvement.
Summary: All in all I am very pleased with Epson's 1250. Scanning of Color photos is quick, accurate and yields excellent results. Having the extra DPI (12x24) doesn't hurt , but I haven't made use as of yet. Convenient one touch button makes it somewhat automatic.
Summary: I recently bought this scanner to do some photo scanning and to scan some of my wife's art for the web. It's a great piece of hardware and we've been very happy with the images it produces. The software, however, leaves a lot to be desired.
Summary: I'm loving this scanner. It is small, delivers great color scans, and does a great job with OCR as well. I bought the scanner to do a family reunion project, scanning of hundreds of old photos. I scan directly into Adobe Photoshop to made edits and to save photos. What is lacking is the software.
Summary: I'm quite pleased with the Epson 1250, I've primarily used the scanner for archiving old photos. For a scanner (in that price range), it provides excellent image quality at 1200x2400 dpi. Setup w/ Epson software and USB connection was a breeze, literally taking about a minute.
Summary: Bought this scanner yesterday and also bought a USB hub, because I needed an extra to connect it to. Spent about 5 hours trying to get it to work. Somehow the TWAIN driver wasn't associated with the scanner. Uninstalled everything and tried again this morning.
Summary: We shopped around before buying the Perfection 1250 and are fairly happy with it. Initially had some problems under Windows 2000, but updated TWAIN driver (v5.51A) and plugging the scanner directly into the PC's USB port cleared that up (there were problems using it connected via my MS Natural...
Summary: I researched multiple scanners in (this)price range before finally purchasing the 1250 photo. My primary use was scanning for the Web, so the 48-bit, 1200x2400 resolution fit perfectly (Web supports 72dpi - scan at hi-res then resize) into my plans.
Summary: I have always wanted to be able to scan slides, but never could justify the high price of doing so in the past. After reading the many negative reviews of this scanner I was hesitant to order, but did so anyway, having been so pleased with previous Epson products.