Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 Deluxe Bundle
Manufacturer: Fujitsu Part number: PA03586-B005
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price range: $366.11 - $548.26
- Reviewed by: David Carnoy
- Edited by: Lori Grunin
- Reviewed on: 12/14/2009
The good: Very fast; includes OCR software and business-card reader software for Windows users; simple to use.
The bad: Doesn't scan photos well; doesn't scan oversized documents; OCR software isn't available for Mac.
The bottom line: Fujitsu's ScanSnap S1500 is a fast, compact, and easy-to-use scanner for digitally archiving all your paper documents.
Excellent for scanning docs, but damages photos
by Newt Havens on December 14, 2009
Pros: Compact unit. Quick single or double-sided scans (single pass for double-sided). Lots of options for resolution, searable .pdf and .jpg. ScanSnap Organizer software allows for organizing by folder and additional tagging.
Cons: Editor's Review incorrect; can set to save photos as .jpg. However, correct aboout lines in scans and worse, it DAMAGES photos - they are permanently scored by the feeder mechanism (scoring now picked up by flatbed scanner). UNACCEPTABLE FOR PHOTOS.
Summary: Get this for documents; it is small, convenient, and comes with some useful software. Do not get this for photos - it damages the photos. For documents I give it ...
Summary: Get this for documents; it is small, convenient, and comes with some useful software. Do not get this for photos - it damages the photos. For documents I give it 5 stars; for photos I give it 0 stars. Since I purchased it for documents, I am giving it 4 stars overall. The scanner quickly folds and unfolds (and still in a pretty small footprint) making it easy to accommodate on your desk. Note: comes with a full copy of Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard.
9 out of 9 users found this user opinion helpful.
by residentelk on January 25, 2010
Pros: Easy to set-up. Easy to use. Fast. Searachable PDF files. Affordable.
Cons: None to mention.
Summary: I have been looking for a product to electronically archive all my paper documents painlessly for over a decade. Now that is possible with the S1500 ScanSnap. The scanner is ...
Summary: I have been looking for a product to electronically archive all my paper documents painlessly for over a decade. Now that is possible with the S1500 ScanSnap. The scanner is fast and starts scanning with a touch of a button. The included software makes the task of converting to PDF (Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard) and saving into a file organization application (ScanSnap Organizer) as simple as can be. I cannot think of a time when both hardware and software work so flawlessly. This product is simple to use and works as intended without any headaches. The best part of electronically archiving with the S1500 is that the included software contains an OCR program that can turn your scanned documents into searchable PDF, so you can use Acrobat 9 to find the exact content you are looking for. You will not regret owning one.
7 out of 7 users found this user opinion helpful.
fast, clever, useful, and ok with pictures
by michaeld55 on February 7, 2010
Pros: changes documents to many formats stored in recognizable icons, converts paper documents to pictures to size them, for a newsletter, converts a paper document to a searchable document to look for a word, great price for the software
Cons: occasionally stopped working, generally fixed with restart (close and open it) does much more than I can easily understand that might be explained in a visual "how to". would like a simple way to also connect to Mac. fine price with software
Summary: I am an old guy, techie wannabe, this scanner adds to the ways that I can process papers for storage, email, word search, format, play... It reminds me of my ...
Summary: I am an old guy, techie wannabe, this scanner adds to the ways that I can process papers for storage, email, word search, format, play... It reminds me of my tools: hammer, screwdriver (regular and phillips) assorted nails and screws, and pliers) - you can fix almost anything - this is my first posting, hope it helps someone
5 out of 5 users found this user opinion helpful.
by KurgerBurger on April 3, 2010
Pros: Very fast, full color, duplex, wide range of software for manipulating images after scan. Inserted your original upside down? No problem, you can flip it before saving.
Cons: The business card software is not as flexible as CardScan's but the fact that it is even there was a pleasant surprise. All the OCR reader will capture is name, company, phone and email, but can export into Outlook.
Summary: We are trying to go paperless, I own a business and get tons of crap that I need to keep around but the filing never stays caught up, so bought ...
Summary: We are trying to go paperless, I own a business and get tons of crap that I need to keep around but the filing never stays caught up, so bought this product as an experiment. We are very surprised at the flexibility of the software- most negative scanner reviews seem to focus on the software. The unit very quickly scans docs, processing takes a little while though. Color resolution is not perfect but good enough for business. The bizcard software (OCR) only captures the name, phone, company and email and will export to Outlook, but if you need the address, fax and other info captured you should look at a bizcard scanner such as CardScan. I haven't done a lot of OCR testing yet but so far OCR accuracy appears to be around 90-95%, so you will have to clean up a bit. Overall this unit is very nice for the price.
4 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
Best new technology I bought in 2010
by MrsAdamSmith on February 1, 2011
Pros: I scanned about 300 pictures of four different sizes. Could do about 15 at a time. No problem. Jammed once, but easy quick release button. No damage. OCR great transfering old typed manuscript to Word. Minor problem with format transference.
Cons: Nothing. Have told several friends how delighted I am with it. Urged Office Max to carry it. Would have bought one at least a year ago if I had known about them. I'm 73 and no tech wizard. Managed to set up and use product with no help.
Summary: Terrific product. They need to advertise more.
Summary: Terrific product. They need to advertise more.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
by One4Mandy on September 19, 2012
Pros: Fast...fast going in the dumpster
Cons: NO TWAIN!!! Useless with ANYTHING but their own crappy software
Summary: SAVE YOUR $500
Summary: SAVE YOUR $500
Fujitsu neglects to mention TWAIN drivers
by robertslewis on August 22, 2012
Pros: Fast and Compact
Cons: No Twain Drivers and no plans to publish.
Summary: What should be a good scanner turns out to be a useless doorstop. I cannot find another company that is producing scanners without TWAIN drivers. Fujitsu claims that having TWAIN ...
Summary: What should be a good scanner turns out to be a useless doorstop. I cannot find another company that is producing scanners without TWAIN drivers. Fujitsu claims that having TWAIN drivers would make the device more complicated and harder to use. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Every TWAIN scanner I've ever used (almost all scanners are TWAIN compliant)have seemlessly integrated with my existing software simply by selecting the correct TWAIN driver from a dropdown list of installed scanners. Snapscan does not appear in the list. This scanner is strictly standalone, which I wouldn't mind except that Fujitsu was being disingenuous in their advertising. Had I been looking for this problem, I might have seen a mention that the device was not TWAIN compatible but I never evey considered that they wouild leave it out. It's an industry standard. Marketing to a demographic that wants a simple product at a good price is good business. Hiding the truth in the fine print is not. Shame on Fujitsu, and double shame on CNET for reviewing several of the Snapscan scanners and never mentioning the lack of TWAIN drivers.
I am disappointed.
by Cardozo333 on February 20, 2012
Pros: Looks OK in terms of speed and and comes with good bundled software.
Cons: Cannot connect this scanner to my computer. Couldn't find tech support to resolve my problem.
Summary: I read a good review about this scanner on www.lawyerist.com, bought it right away (because lawyerist.com is a pretty reliable web site) and was able to scan ...
Summary: I read a good review about this scanner on www.lawyerist.com, bought it right away (because lawyerist.com is a pretty reliable web site) and was able to scan well for about 1/2 hour.
All of a sudden I received a Windows message saying that ScanSnap Manager has stopped working. I went through the troubleshooting guide that came with the scanner but was not able to resolve my problem. Uninstalled, then installed again, same message. Then tried to contact their customer support line, it said that they are off on Sat. Then called them on Sunday, they were off on Sunday. Then called on Monday, they were off because it was Presidents Day. I tried to locate a resolution of the problem by researching Fujitsu's database but wasn't able to find anything related to my problem.
I am pretty upset. If they are making money selling this scanner on weekends and holidays, they should either have tech support available or provide a better troubleshooting guide. Fujitsu should know that most people use this scanner for business purposes and very often time is of the essence. I wasted one whole day trying to connect it and then ended up scanning with my old Brother all in one machine. Brother does have customer support on the weekends but I have also been able to find answers to all my problems in Brother's troubleshooting guide. If Brother had a scanner of this sort I wouldn't hesitate to return Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 and buy a Brother product.
unable to install drivers
by conn02 on March 31, 2011
Pros: unable to rate
Cons: difficult to install
0 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Cannot attach scanned documents to Gmail..see below
by bensmith3 on March 31, 2010
Pros: Not sure ... first tried to scan to attachment in GMAIL. Contacted their CHAT and s1500 cannot used web based email services... Amazing in this day and age.
Cons: Does NOT allow you to scan attachments to GMAIL or other web based EMAIL.
Summary: same as above
Summary: same as above
3 out of 12 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Fujitsu
- Part number: PA03586-B005
- Description: The ScanSnap S1500 provides Windows users an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space, and security risk associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or office. Even better, documents scanned by ScanSnap take on a higher level of accessibility and usefulness once liberated into the digital realm. Organizing with the ScanSnap S1500 happens at the touch of a single button. All this intelligent technology working behind the scenes ensures your PDF or JPEG files look their best automatically. There's speed and then there's speed with quality. The ScanSnap S1500 has been engineered to deliver even faster performance with up to 20 pages per minute in color, grayscale, or black and white; however, S1500 remains just as fast when scanning at a higher resolution of 200 and even 300 dpi color or grayscale. ScanSnap S1500 has several automatic features to help ensure scans look their best without operator intervention before or after they scan. ScanSnap S1500 is now equipped with an ultrasonic multi-feed detection sensor that can be turned on to help operators avoid losing images. What's more, an interactive interface allows users to easily and quickly bypass intentional double-feeds such as a taped-receipt on an expense report.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Type Document scanner - Desktop
- Interface Type USB 2.0
- Max Supported Document Size 8.5 in x 14.17 in
- Input Type Color
- Optical Resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi
- Scan Mode Single/duplex pass
- Automatic Duplexing Yes
- Scan Element Type Dual CCD
- Lamp / Light Source Type Cold cathode fluorescent lamp
- Max Document Scan Speed B/W 20 ppm
- Max Document Scan Speed Color 20 ppm
- Scanner Speed Details 20 ppm - black&white - A4 - 300 dpi,
20 ppm - Duplex - A4 - 300 dpi,
20 ppm - Color - A4 - 150 dpi,
20 ppm - Duplex - Color - A4 - 150 dpi,
20 ppm - Color - A4 - 200 dpi,
20 ppm - Duplex - Color - A4 - 200 dpi,
20 ppm - black&white - A4 - 400 dpi,
20 ppm - Duplex - black&white - A4 - 400 dpi,
20 ppm - Color - A4 - 300 dpi,
20 ppm - Duplex - Color - A4 - 300 dpi,
20 ppm - black&white - A4 - 600 dpi,
20 ppm - Duplex - black&white - A4 - 600 dpi,
5 ppm - Color - A4 - 600 dpi,
5 ppm - Duplex - Color - A4 - 600 dpi,
5 ppm - black&white - A4 - 1200 dpi,
5 ppm - Duplex - black&white - A4 - 1200 dpi
- Scanner Features Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection
- Max Document Size 8.5 in x 34 in
- Document Feeder Type Autoload
- Feeder Capacity 50 sheets
- Optical Storage None
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces USB 2.0 - Type B
- Cables Included 1 x USB cable - 6.6 ft
- Compliant Standards RoHS
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
- Power Device External power adapter
- Voltage Required AC 120/230 V
- Power Consumption Operational ( Standby ) 35 Watt ( 4.5 Watt )
Software / System Requirements
- Software Included Fujitsu Rack2-Filer 5.0,
Adobe Acrobat Standard,
ScanSnap Organizer 4.0,
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap 4.0
- OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits),
Microsoft Windows XP,
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,
Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits)
- Service & Support 1 year warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 11.5 in
- Depth 6.3 in
- Height 6.2 in
- Weight 6.6 lbs
- Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 95 °F
- Humidity Range Operating 20 - 80%