I have an Epson Perfection 4870 Photo (released 2004) at work which is not bad by today's standards but there are a lot better scanners out there now. I have also just purchased a Brother MFC-J6920DW Printer/Scanner (released 2015) and I am less than impressed with its ability to scan. I have provided two images so you can compare. Both were scanned at 600dpi with 24 bit colour. I was perhaps not quite expecting the same quality as a dedicated scanner but then I was expecting quite a lot more than this. After quite a lot of fiddling with the basic brightness contrast controls on the Brother supplied software, this was about as close as I could get the two images. I have also tried scanning with Image Capture and VueScan with no improvement. Also when the Brother scans halftone magazines or HQ brochures, most noticeably when there is no descreening, there are evenly spaced dotted lines in the scan as if it is having trouble with the halftone. Scanner noise seems to be quite prevalent throughout, and its colour rendition is quite poor. I would be interested to see if anyone thinks this is about as good as you can expect from a multi-purpose scanner/printer or that it isn't even up to that standard.