Summary: Product came in in the exact described condition. Works exactly as expected. I was especially interested in its ability to save a scanned item in PDF format. Excellent scan times. Compared to HP, the software takes a bit more to get used to; and I haven't figured out yet how to make a B/W scan darker. I also read some good online reviews about the product before purchasing.
Summary: I have about 250 or so slides from around the 1930s, very well maintained by my family. I finally got around to breaking them open to archive them digitally. I needed a slide-capable, fast, high resolution scanner, and that's exactly what I got. It scans 4 slides at a time, scans very true colorwise to the original, high res pics. A very handy feature is that it saves the 4 slides as individual pic files, so i don't have to cut and paste in order to separate them.
Summary: I am very pleased with this scanner. I am very impressed by the professionalism of its features. It is very complex. I scanned in over 100 color slides and some negatives and am very pleased with the results. And considering its' complexity I consider it pretty easy to use.
Summary: I bought this scanner primarily to scan old photos, negatives and slides into digital format. It does a pretty decent job on all three formats. It seems to be a bit slow but since this is my first scanner, what do I know??? It will also scan documents into .jpg's, bitmaps or pfd pictures - in pdf you can make multiple pic files.
Summary: I am very pleased with this scanner. I have scanned about 2000 slides, and I'm very pleased. I found the software very easy to use. It has a auto mode and I used it. I saw no reason to use the other settings but it's nice to know I can if needed. Prints turn out great also.