Pros: Reasonably priced; Easy installation; Good software; Quality scans; Nice features; Great support.
I had been using the Canon LiDE 30 scanner for many years with no problems, until I purchased a new computer with Windows 7 installed. Apparently the LiDE 30 software and drivers will not work with an OS beyond Windows XP. So it was time to purchase a new scanner, the Canon LiDE 110.
Installation was a breeze with no hiccups. The scanner gets its power from the USB connection, so there is no power plug. The Canon 110 is about the same size as the old LiDE 30, but it has a nice feature where you can raise the top cover to accommodate books, etc. The front panel has four buttons: PDF, Auto Scan, Copy and Email. The LiDE 30 had just three buttons. Scanning time is about 7 seconds as opposed to the LiDE 30 which took about 90 seconds to scan a document. Great improvement.
Although this is considered an entry level scanner, its features and operations are fine for anyone using a home scanner with light to moderate use. The unit comes with a CD containing the software and drivers and a reasonable length USB cable. Using the scanner is simple enough with the software which allows you to scan automatically or manually. Saving the scanned document is easy enough by selecting the file type, file name and where to save it. The scanned image is adequate in quality with 2400 x 4800 dpi. Of course it will not provide the same quality when scanning photo images as the higher end scanners, but for my use as a home scanner I found it to be adequate.
The unit is black in color and measures about 14 x 10 x 1-1/2 inches high and fits nicely on a desk top. The scanning glass area is 8-1/2 x 12 inches so it will not scan larger documents like 8-1/2 x 14. The software comes with an app called MP Navigator which allows for many varied functions including correcting/ enhancing images automatically or manually, adjusting color such as brightness and contrast and classifying & sorting images. There is also an On-Screen manual installed with the software which is fairly easy to navigate and understand.
I have always found Canon products to be reliable and reasonably priced and I have owned several including scanners, printers and cameras. Their warranties are in line with most industry standards and their support is easy to reach and most helpful with toll free numbers. I paid about $58.00 for this unit at Amazon which is very reasonable for a scanner of this