Summary: I spent a long time searching for scanners and reading reviews before I selected this one. I could not decide between this one and the kind that you feed individually. Those look much easier and faster but people kept complaining about the quality of the images so I went with the V300. Also I have about 30 slides to scan which only flatbed type scanners can do (to my knowledge). I could take them somewhere and have them do it but it would be handy to do it myself.
Some what disappointed but hope to work through the limitations
3 October 2011
Summary: I bought the product to get better scan quality. It does that but only through a computer and the computer soft ware programs control the quality to include size adjustments. I am at this time unable to scan in B&W and reproduce that scan in the same exact size.
Summary: I bought this scanner to scan old slides, as a lot of us are now doing. However, after a few dozen slides, a bright green/yellow line appeared and now it's in all the scans. It is not on the original slides, it is an artifact of the scanner. Likely it is from the bulb used in the transparency scanning process. Scans of photos do not have the green line.
Summary: I'm using the scanner on photos, slides, pictures and as a copy machine. For the price it does a good enough job. A more expensive scanner may do a better job. May not. It does a super job on document scans. Fast and clean copies. Much better than the scanner it replaced. I'm pleased with it's performance for the price.