Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
It's hard to argue with the incredible level of scanning resolution this pick offers. You can scan images at up to 6400 x 9600 dpi compared to other scanners which often only go up to 4800 x 9600. While you may not see much difference here if you're just scanning text documents, the quality of this scanner becomes quite clear with photographs and large color images. The high resolution ensures every element of your image is properly captured, and provides you with digital files that are extraordinarily detailed.
This scanner also comes bundled with some excellent software for color correction and light source editing. While it may not compare to a full commercial photo editing suite, the basic tools it offers help boost the quality of your scanned images and let you easily clean them up as you scan them. Compatibility with both PC and Mac computers gives you greater workspace flexibility as well as the ability to scan media directly to a PDF file and/or email. Lastly, this pick comes with a built-in lid adapter for scanning 35mm film and slides.