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 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.
Summary: After much research and recommendation, we purchased the Epson scanner. The first one arrived and wouldn't work correctly. After calling the manufacturer, we discovered it was defective. I immediately contacted Amazon and my new scanner arrived in days without costing me anything extra. (Just as a side note, Amazon was great about the return!!) As soon as I got the new scanner, I started to scan my 35mm photos and negatives.
Summary: I don't scan a ton of material, but I do it enough that I wanted an inexpensive, but quality scanner. You can get up to 4800 dpi (dots per inch) resolution which is greater than most photography shops use (Walgreens, etc.) However, you must have a quality printer and photo paper to see the results. This has all the basics, like scanning directly to Email and creating PDF's.
Summary: Used with a 512mb WIN XP desktop. I couldn't be more pleased with this scanner - cheap, gives beautiful results quickly and easily. I have scanned nearly 800 slides and negatives so far, and a few photos, and am completely satisfied with the results. I am not a photographer, just someone with a ton of old film to convert. You scan, it saves the files automatically, numbered, no need to name or save manually. Dead easy.
Summary: I've had my Epson V200 scanner for a week now and have to say that this is the best scanner I've ever owned. This scanner was easy to setup and easy to use. The software has three modes: Auto, Home and Advanced. The Auto mode is just that, press the button and it scans the image (or images) into a preset directory. Home adds more options like backlight correction, dust removal and color restoration. Advanced gives you access to all the bells and whistles.
Summary: Like many boomers, we've been wanting to digitize our 35mm slides, as well as a few B&W and color negatives. I'd been researching film scanners for several months and had decided against the $500 Nikon, which apparently has problems with Kodachrome slides, and was considering Epson's $450 V700 when I chanced on the announcements for this little beauty. SO GLAD we waited! We've scanned over 200 slides so far, and continue to be impressed, amazed, really at the quality.
Summary: I almost did not open the box after reading a review below about the Software (GUI) being so bad. After deciding what the heck, I am over 30, can figure out most anything, I decided to give this scanner a try. The software loaded without problem (Win XP, SP2) and without a bunch of advertising junkware. I powered up. Stuck a photo in the machine pressed the scan button and few seconds later I had my first ever scan. Took less than 5 minutes from opening the box.