Summary: Bought used one for under $40. What you expect? It can scan negatives! PROS - Can scan native films CONS - can scan two negatives at one time. Files are way too big. Not good quality. Would not recommend to any one.
Summary: I am very happy with the purchase. It produces excellent clarity images and comes with a great software to match it. The body is slim unlike any other cannon scanners with slide facility. Produces very good film scanned images. The buttons at front are very useful, especially the PDF one that produces a PDF document out of the scan. If you use scanner often and occusanionally use the film scanner than this is the best i have seen.
Summary: This is a work-horse of a scanner. I looked for this particular model to replace the same scanner that is getting old, beginning to make a noise, and definitely on borrowed time. Since going to a paper-less file system, I use my scanner extensively and every day. The main reason I initially chose this model is that it was listed on the list of compatible scanners for the software I currently use to manipulate scanned documents.
Summary: I bought this scanner a few months ago, and have not been disappointed. I am running Windows Vista Home, and after inserting the disk that was shipped with the scanner I was up and running. No problems with the Windows drivers as some have mentioned.
Summary: When I received this scanner I hooked it up to Windows Vista. It worked beautifully the first time. I had read reviews to not buy it for Vista but I didn't have any problems at all. Very easy to set up and I was using it immediately. I get excellent copies. The only bad thing I can say is that sometimes I don't get a full bed scan. It seems to be after I have rescanned the item at a different resolution. I would recommend this product.
Summary: After entering program, could not use because it could not be initialized so after several hours of total frustration including time with an HP agent, sent it bak for refund. not a friendly scanner. aare they all like this?
Summary: I'm sure this is probably a really good scanner IF IT WORKED WITH WINDOWS VISTA. I had a prior HP model and I loved it. I was very disappointed when I ordered this scanner and it said it was certified for Windows Vista and YET IT DIDN'T WORK. After many hours on the phone with HP they basically said "Send it back" because it just doesn't work with Windows Vista. My review is not to shed a bad light on an HP product...this is definitely a MICROSOFT ISSUE!!!