A nice buy for the penny-pinching hobbyist/amateur photographer who has moderate scanning needs.
An OK scanner for an OK 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.
Though the ScanSnap is well-built and easy to use, it's not worth its premium price.
The Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II is a good choice for photographers who need to generate high-quality digital images from 35mm slides and negatives.
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 Epson Perfection 3170 scans like a champ--and it's cheap, too.
The HP Scanjet G4050 is a solid scanner that could use a driver overhaul and a better means of handling slides.
Fujitsu's ScanSnap S1500 is a fast, compact, and easy-to-use scanner for digitally archiving all your paper documents.
A versatile and inexpensive model for producing high-quality scans of photographs and film.
This compact, intelligently designed sheet-fed scanner almost makes it a pleasure to generate expense reports and calculate itemized income tax deductions.
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.
If you need an ultralight scanner that slips inside a deep pocket, dig deep into those pockets to splurge on the DocuPen.
If you need to scan lots of photos and negatives--and you have plenty of desktop space--the Scanjet 5530 is a good choice.
The ScanMaker 4800 offers nice color scans and speedy grayscale performance at a bargain price, but its film and slide scans are horrible.
Planon System Solutions DocuPen DocuPen (DPEN-BW)
As long as you don't need to scan film, this flatbed scanner should suit you fine.