Summary: To be fair, I use this as a work scanner, primarily. When I came to the company I work for now, there was a large amount of legacy documentation that was contained in binders that I wanted to add to searchable PDFs for client download. Makes sense, right? Well, a full computer swap, two hours' worth of time hanging out on the phone with Fujitsu support, running through the entire litany of getting drivers for Windows 7, and I'm wishing that either Fujitsu got over...
Summary: I have both the Mac and Win version of this scanner. As of 11-05-09 there is still no driver for Mac OS 10.6. This is critical since major functionality is compromised. Fujitsu's advice: "Reinstall OS 10.5." Incredible. As of this same date there is still no driver for Win7 either. Is this company brain dead?? If you are using Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) do not buy this scanner. Same for Win 7.
Summary: This scanner is unbelievably fast, scans both sides at the same time and is accordingly priced more expensive to many other solutions. So far the most disappointing item is the Document Feeder which more often than not is causing multiple pages to be pulled in (no matter how much time and care you take to prepare the stack). This is unrelated to the number of pages (5, 8, 12 or more) and the only resolution so far has been to always only scan one page at a time.
Overall good for what it does but a bit pricey and does not do BW pic well.
E. Choo "choo", Amazon
18 April 2009
Summary: It does its job. Really fast. Scan well on color pages but not black and white pictures. There were several pictures from a fashion magazine I wanted to keep so I scanned it in and it turn out really bad. The scan looked like pencil sketchings and you cannot see any color gradation at all (basically black and white...no greys). I gave it 3 stars cos its good overall if you dont need to scan black and white pictures.
Summary: I dont think it's a bad product it just wasn't useful for what I needed it for. The office software we use has to be able to scan in JPEG format. This scanner only scans in PDF. So it wouldn't work for us.
Summary: I have spent hours on the telephone with Fujitsu support trying to get the scanner to initialize properly and consistently. They tell me that certain HP chip sets have compatibility issues that cause the scanner to randomly not work and that there is nothing they can do. The bottom line is that I cannot rely on the scanner to work when I need it. On the days it works, I love it. The rest of the time not so much.
Summary: A fast document scanner like this one can be a huge help in organizing your life. Six months ago, the S510 was about the only game in town for a reasonable price. Now, there may be better options, especially for rather heavy-duty users like me. The pluses have been well-written about, so I'll give only the minuses: 1) No Grey Scale! B/W is fine for pure text and some graphics, but is horrible with photos.
Summary: The is a great scanner for converting documents to pdf. However, only has color and b&w options, no grayscale. If you have grayscale documents to scan, this is a major limitation. Pros: Good design, small, scans duplex, comes with Acrobat 8.0 Standard (must register), scan quality good with slow speeds, works with VISTA. Cons: No grayscale mode as above.
Summary: For the price of the product, and the advertised speeds and functions, you'd think all of your printed material could be fed into this scanner. You'd be wrong. Snapshots will jam in this device. You are locked into Fujitsu's software for scanning. And, you do not get TWAIN drivers for the device, so you cannot acquire images from this scanner when inside a program like Paint Shop Pro.