A nice buy for the penny-pinching hobbyist/amateur photographer who has moderate scanning needs.
Though the ScanSnap is well-built and easy to use, it's not worth its premium price.
Fuel3D showcases at CES 2015 a point-and-shoot 3D scanner, called Scanify, that can capture a 3D image in less than a second and also works on objects that might move during the capture.
The Epson Perfection V700 Photo makes an excellent choice for a deep-pocketed photo hobbyist or a pro who needs to scan originals in a mixture of sizes.
The Epson FastFoto does what it sets out to do -- lets you quickly scan your masses of old print photos -- but some folks will find it an expensive and incomplete solution.
The HP Scanjet G4050 is a solid scanner that could use a driver overhaul and a better means of handling slides.
An OK scanner for an OK price.