Excerpt: I own a sheet fed scanner, but need to also scan objects which sheet fed scanners cannot handle. The ScanSnap serves this task, but it is MUCH slower than advertised. The actual scanning step takes a touch longer than the advertised 3 seconds.
Excerpt: I purchased the ScanSnap SV600 primarily to use for scanning books, especially music books which I own and wish to scan so as to avoid marking up the books. I was initially concerned that the SV600 would not scan a large enough area to accommodate the entire two page music spread as many of these...
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Efficient, Fast, Good Software, Quiet, Sharp Detail, Small Footprint
Interesting device - may be right for some, but probably not for all.
Christopher Gadget, Amazon
11 August 2015
Summary: This is an interesting scanner. It actually uses an optic eye with a motor attached to send a beam of light and scan a document without physically touching it. The scanning area (A3 Size - roughly 11x16) as a result is much larger than your standard flatbed and document scanner.
If you are archiving massive amounts of fragile documents, but don't have a huge budget, this is a godsend.
Clarence Wolbrette, Amazon
21 July 2015
Summary: Best thing since buttered toast! Out the box, it is amazingly lightweight and portable. It sits stably on my roll around laptop table. It is FAST. It looks like something from a futuristic movie and works flawlessly. I am using it to archive many thousands of old, fragile sheets of music.
Excerpt: This scanner will not auto crop certain pages when scanning books. On line with tech support and scanning certain pages, he admitted there was no reason for the failure, because the pages cropped and pages not cropped were not different in appearance and generally a page that will not crop, can be...
Summary: The aren't very many scanners in the market for handling books. This scanner was the only affordable one I found for personal use, and for my needs, it has been perfect. I hope in the future there will be more options available for scanning books.
Pros: The Fujitsu scansnap handles books extremely well. I have been digitizing my collection of nearly 100 sheet music books, and for that purpose, it has been perfect. The pages come out very clear and accurate, and once a workflow is in place, the scanning process is fairly quick. I use a piece of g...
Cons: Fairly expensive scanner. Pages with curves with result in sub-par scans. Material that is black and white works very well, but if the pages have artwork or a dark background, the page detection will be inaccurate, and manual adjustments will have to be made. Manually adjusting the page dimension...