Summary: I am very technology challenged so this scanner was recommended to me for clearing out a lot of paper I have in my small home office. I loved the ease of setting it up and getting started. I did have a problem with it and had to keep shutting the programs down and starting it all up again. I contacted Amazon.com and, as always, they made it good. I received a new one in 2 days and sent the 1st one back. Have had no problems with the new one at all.
Summary: OCR is fast and just about as accurate as you can get. It can even recognize some handwritten or crooked text. Photocopies or dark edges never seem to be a problem--it still gets it. The OCR component seems to be the the Adobe OCR engine cut out and inserted in the ScanSnap organizer software.
Summary: This scanner is as it states a Snap, 16 page feeder and you can add to it as the pages wine down to a few pages. If double sided no need to redo because you have to flip the page it scans both sides at the same time. I can get through a stack of a couple hundred pages in an hour just feeding the machine. The only reason i score it Good and not Excellent is it did/does get stuck feeding sometimes due to if you have small receipts mixed in with full size paper.
Summary: I bought this scanner to scan bills, receipts, etc. It works great! It is fast and compact. However I was very surprised to learn after I bought it that it does not have TWAIN drivers which means you have to use the software that comes with the device. This is not a problem for me but may be a problem for some who need the scanner to work within an application. Otherwise I am very satisfied with the scanner and its performance to date.
Summary: Overall, a great sheet feed scanner.
Pros: Auto duplex and color. Great images. Auto aligns scanned pages. Solid, reliable operation. Good scanning speeds.
Cons: Scan software only remembers the default location for images. Card scanner can't print card images or list. Locked in to Fujitsu's card mgmt software.
Summary: Highly recommend this VERY portable scanner. I would have given it 5 stars if it were not for the software conversion errors I received when trying to make multiple PDFs "searchable" via the software's batch process. One at a time works fine though. A TWAIN driver would be a welcomed upgrade.
Summary: The is not a super-power ultra fast scanner, and it should be be judged as such. But it is a auto feeder duplex scanner which fits nicely in your travle bag or takes very little space on your desk. I picked this scanner because it would fit in my office without becoming a huge fixture. at 8 pages a minute it deals well with my load of paper and the start button on the scanner makes things easy.
Excerpt: Introduction... I purchased the Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 for work purposes in September 2008 for £160 + VAT from ebuyer.com and it is still going strong despite being used every day. It has become a staple part of my office environment and its small size, ease of use and speedy scanning makes it an absolute gem of a scanner. How much use has my scanner had...?
Pros: Small, quick, efficient, easy to use - the list is endless !
Cons: No exiting paper chute, cannot cope with large batches of multiple page scanning .
Summary: Ich bin seit einer Woche in Besitz dieses wunderbar kleinen Dokumentenscanners. In dieser Zeit habe ich schon über 500 Seiten digitalisiert. Was mir an diesem Scanner besonders gefällt: - die Geschwindigkeit (8 Seiten pro Minute, 16 im Duplex-Betrieb) - die Größe (Super handlich, auch nur per USB mit extra USB-Stromkabel, super für Unterwegs) - die einfache Handhabung: Dokument(e) einlegen, Knöpfchen drücken, fertig.