Summary: - Scans look really good, at least so far. - Installation went well. - The buttons on the scanner don't seem to work (except the power button). The PDF button worked once too, but it took so long (I'm guessing 30 seconds) before there was any response, that I had given up. Then I tried each button, allowing 60 seconds for a response before giving up. - When I tried to search the manual, I got an error message in my browser, and no result.
Summary: I bought the Epson Perfection V300 to replace another scanner that stopped working. It is a very nice scanner that does much more than I expected. The price was reasonable and it was easy to set up. I do not particularly like the cord on the front side, but overall, I would buy another.
Summary: After reading previous & very helpful reviews I decided to jump in and buy this scanner. My computer is a MacBookPro (still on version Mac OS 10.6.8) and I have oodles of slides dating back to 1965 that I wanted to convert to jpegs for preservation & my kids. (Can't watch the old slides anymore because of non functioning slide projector.) The scanner software disk specifies that it is only good for Mac OS X 10.3.9 thru 10.6.x.
Summary: Either scanners have come a long way since my old Visioneer 8920, or Epson has the market nailed. LED technology warms up in seconds, and the buttons are all conveniently grouped together--even the on/off switch is easily accessible. But it's the software that really makes this scanner stand out. Everything you might want to do on a routine basis can be done with the press of one button. I love this scanner! Far and away the best I've ever used.
Summary: For the price, this scanner can't be beat. Easy to set up, includes a transparency holder for negatives and slides, Epson software is not too bloated or wacky, works quickly, results are solid.