Summary: I've had this scanner now for two years and it is so feature rich and creates great images. Its not for those not so technically proficient. But you can do so much with this scanner and the software that comes with it. Ive put 8 photos on this scanner at one time and it gave me 8 separate files with excelkent definition. Great scanner. The only down side is I still don't know the full capacity if this machine. It is a bit complex.
Summary: I was surprised seeing the reviews for this scanner on Amazon. I bought this scanner from a big box electronics store for a higher price than Amazon and am very happy with it. It absolutely works with Macs (at least OS 10.5). Using VueScan, I had it out of the box and scanning within a few minutes. Didn't bother using the HP software. I needed to scan some large photos at a professional level and my Mustek large format scanner just wasn't up to the job.
Summary: Well the one I got was a used item. When I received it the item was not well pack I felt sure that it would be broken. To my surprise it worked. So it's durable scanner or very lucky one. Main reason got this scanner I wanted to do high resolution scans of old pictures. It seems to do this quit well, but is little on the slow side which is to be expected for amount of megabytes it has to put out.
Summary: Comments about HP Scanjet 8300: I replaced an HP6100C. This 8300 is far superior. It has more features and is easy to use. Never could scan slides with the 6100 but this one makes it a snap. Some have complained that is hard to set up. I have average ability and the 8300 was installed without a hitch (except I temporarily forgot to reboot after installation of the software). I was scanning in less than an hour after the scanner was delivered.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Excellent Software, Good Resolution
Summary: Comments about HP Scanjet 8300: I use this scanner, without the feeder, for personal and business purposes: mainly, for scanning photos, drawings and contracts. It is easy to use and fast compared to the 6300 version that preceeded it. The slide and negative scanning features are O.K. if you have a limited number of things to scan. Otherwise, it is too slow and cumbersome.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Summary: Comments about HP Scanjet 8300: Our office really hadn't had much of a need to scan things until recently. My boss saw no reason to get an all-in-one when we already had equipment for printing & faxing, so we got this. It has been a really excellent solution for our office. We are able to do our large scans, and not have it cut across normal printing or faxing that is being done.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Excellent Software, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible, Works on Network
Excerpt: "The HP ScanJet 8300 is a Professional Image Scanner from HP's Scan jet series. This is one of the top end Scanners HP manufacture and is ideal for the business domain. There is also an 8300gp model of this scanner which is a Graphic Arts scanner and has a monitor color-meter calibrator as a added feature ideal for graphic designers. Now about the HP ScanJet 8300, the scanner has an OR (Optical Resolution) of 4800x4800dpi and will scan high dynamic ...
Pros: Very Good Quality, Excellent SilverFast Software
Summary: Este escaner es el que tenemos en casa, es la marca Hp que es una buena marca y de gran calidad. La verdad es que ahora lo tiene mi hermana en Huesca porque como está con la carrera de vez en cuando lo utiliza. Lo tenemos ya hace unos añicos, lo compramos cuando me cambié de ordenador y ya de paso hicimos un completo y compramos también una impresora y un escaner.
Pros: Para escanear fotos, pasar textos a word etc