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Pros: I've had it since 2009. That's 7 years. Still going strong. Scans quickly. MP Navigator Software (included) works well and there's even a "1 touch pdf" button on this. It stores vertically. Scans a bunch of different size documents. Better dpi than the more recent Canaon LiDE. Dollar for dollar the best and longest lasting computer component I own,
Cons: Honestly, none. Later software "upgrades" aren't as good as MP Navigator EX 2.1 and about 5 minutes after installing 4.0 I downgraded to 2.1. You're not getting decent out of the box scanning software with any other scanners.
Reviewed By:Michael M.,9/7/2016 8:46:40 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product .
Pros: Very good quality when scanning film negatives. I was sincerely surprised and impressed at how well color and black and white negatives turned-out.
Although still plenty audible, the scanner is very quiet and fast compared to the older style flatbed scanners (takes about a minute to do what old scanners did in about 15 minutes).
The included software has a dark skin (important for when used hours each day), and runs on Windows XP to 8 (my installation was on Windows 7 Home).
Sizably smaller than older flatbed negative scanners (more room left on the desk).
I like the modern appearances as compared to the older scanners.
Good quality results for most everything we have scanned.
No wireless/Wifi (for health and security reasons I purposefully avoid all wireless devices). I would not have considered the scanner if it had wireless.
Cons: The Canon website offers little information about the scanner; I could not find any useful information about the scanner aside from reviews like those here on Newegg. Although it may be par for almost all modern manufacturers to avoid giving specifications of their products, to me the absence of specs means the manufacturer is either trying to hide something or else the manufacturer is only aiming their products towards inexperienced buyers who do not understand nor care about what the specifications might imply.
The included software is about par for modern apps: a lot of 'features' that are aimed to satisfy several first-time users' needs, but without satisfactory documentation to tell the user how the software actually works (people new to scanners and photo editing may need hours or more to learn how to adequately use the software unless they accept the beginner level of pushing the single 'automatic scan' button).
The software attempts to do everything automatically and will not easily permit the user to choose a custom scan. I would not have chosen this model if I had known that the scanner does not permit fully custom scans.
The software would not retain settings at first (we had to reconfigure resolutions for each scan), but after several scans the settings finally did hold. I did not further investigate the cause(s).
The scanner's forced automated detection cannot easily scan large negatives of 90+ years old. The scanner is designed for the smaller, more modern film (35mm, 110, etc.). A lot of photo editing is required to piece together the partial scans of large 3.6" width negatives (appear to be 104-sized film), or else just use the scan-able width (which my wife chose to be good enough after she attempted numerous different ways to scan without the negative trays). Professional photographers and archivers might want to look elsewhere for a scanner that permits user-defined scans of any size.
Hugely disappointing was that the seller (Adorama Camera) shipped the scanner in the retail box without any other packaging or protection. The scanner arrived with the thin retail box severely damaged and the scanner banging around inside. Luckily I did not find any surface damage to the scanner itself, but I would not buy from Adorama again, especially if I were buying an item to be given as a present. I had initially not noticed that I was buying from a seller different than NewEgg, and if I had noticed it before ordering then I would have chosen NewEgg and paid the higher price for proper packaging. I have recently seen other NewEgg customers complaining about Adorama also, so it appears that my experience with Adorama is not an isolated case. Adorama gets zero stars, but the Canon scanner itself is good, so I won't knock off any review stars for poor seller ethics since the badness was not Canon's fault.
Other Thoughts: I chose the 9000 because  my wife scans old negatives, photos, and books for her genealogy research,  the 9000 had good reviews for scanning negatives, and because  the scanner is USB-only and has no wireless connectivity.
After I installed the software and griped about the 'owner's manual' being incoherent (it was obviously not written by a clear-headed individual), I gave control of the PC to my wife who has been using scanners and photo editing software for over twenty years (she is definitely not a newbie, she even helps some of my customers on the phone with their computer problems). I service computers, software, and do coding for a living, and I do not want to learn software that I would likely never need to know for personal use or in my business, so I initially did not give an effort to learn more about Cannon's software. When I discovered a few days later that my wife was still having problems with the scanner software refusing to permit her to choose what she wanted to scan, I then dug into the software a little and reconfigured the scanner to work through her editing software, which helped a lot but still couldn't eliminate all of the scanner's built-in 'scanning for dummies' automated functions.
The scanner is worth keeping because it does produce good quality scans, but the software appears to be aimed for the least experienced users who want computers to do all the thinking for them. I would give the scanner itself five stars for its quality and USB connectivity, but after deducting for the intrusive software and the forced automated functions, three stars feels to be fair.
Reviewed By:Larry G.,9/5/2016 1:38:00 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: I purchased the scanner to scan my artwork. Airbrush Illustrations, charcoal drawings and other paintings to be run off on a printing press for selling prints. This review is not on scanning any slides or negatives. I am very picky on the scans being true to the original art. The scanner dose a great job on separating greys from shadows. the colors are not true. Naturally photos need to be edited in photoshop. For the price this is the best you will find in it's range. I don't think I would be happy with anything under the 2000.00 price rang or a drum scanner. It dose a good job scanning photos and with a few tweaks in photoshop. It falls a bit short for me because I am so picky on the prints I sell. Using it for photos for an album or the internet it dose well. I do my scanning threw Photoshop and don't use their bundled software. I tried it but like photoshop better.
Cons: I feel the images could be a little sharper and crisper with more accurate colors when compared to the original. Using photoshop to get the files how I wanted took a more time then I expected. The bed is a bit small for most of my work but I knew this before I bought it.
Other Thoughts: I think this is a great scanner if someone scanning photos for a living and knows a few things in photoshop. I don't think there is any scanner out there any cheaper or the same price with the same quality as this one.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,12/17/2015 5:04:43 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Pros: Great resolution, hardware robust for home use.
Cons: Worked great until Windows 10, doesn't work now.
Other Thoughts: Upgrade software leaves the scanner inoperable, and adding the Windows 8.1 driver allows the system to mechanically control the scanner but will only return blank pages.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,9/19/2015 3:31:10 PM
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