Epson Perfection V500 Flatbed Photo Scanner with 4800 dpi High-Speed Mode

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4.7
Overall Satisfaction
4.7
Value
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Performance

Pro - -Great resolution, very good for film and slides. -Very good, versatile stable utility, allows lots of options for odd sized film -Low energy use, quick startup -ICE really works and works well Con - -Ships with Photoshop 4.0, not Vista compatible (though I've yet to run into any issues with it) -Some minor noise at very high resolution using ICE, though this may be on the slide because it doesn't always occur. Anyway you can edit it out with Photoshop. -Scanning film at high resolution is a slow process, though some other dedicates film scanners may do it faster? -If you are primary scanning documents, not photos or film, get a cheaper scanner. Other thoughts - -I've had this scanner for several months, and the more I use it, the better I like it. -I'm using an E6550 processor with 4 GB RAM, Vista platform. Scanning requires lots of memory, would recommend 2 GB minimum. -If you don't have sufficient memory your system will become unstable and you will not have a good experience. -My previous scanner was an HP 4070. This was a good replacement and, because of its resolution and features, does a much better job than the older HP, which was a good scanner. It is amazing how much better scanners have become in the last several years. -Would be interesting to compare this scanner to the Canon 8800F. The main selling point for the Epson is ICE, which corrects scratches digitally during the scan process, not as an editing process after capture, and as I said it works. The Canon might have something similar? -As with most tech things, there will be something better tomorrow and this unit may be cheaper at some point in the future. Buy.com is an excellent place to do business with.

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Can't add much to the other reviews. All they say is absolutely correct. I just got rid of another high end scanner hoping that the Epson would be better. It's the best.

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Good for Slides, Film and Photos

on 2/11/2008

Pro - -Great resolution, very good for film and slides. -Very good, versatile stable utility, allows lots of options for odd sized film -Low energy use, quick startup -ICE really works and works well Con - -Ships with Photoshop 4.0, not Vista compatible (though I've yet to run into any issues with it) -Some minor noise at very high resolution using ICE, though this may be on the slide because it doesn't always occur. Anyway you can edit it out with Photoshop. -Scanning film at high resolution is a slow process, though some other dedicates film scanners may do it faster? -If you are primary scanning documents, not photos or film, get a cheaper scanner. Other thoughts - -I've had this scanner for several months, and the more I use it, the better I like it. -I'm using an E6550 processor with 4 GB RAM, Vista platform. Scanning requires lots of memory, would recommend 2 GB minimum. -If you don't have sufficient memory your system will become unstable and you will not have a good experience. -My previous scanner was an HP 4070. This was a good replacement and, because of its resolution and features, does a much better job than the older HP, which was a good scanner. It is amazing how much better scanners have become in the last several years. -Would be interesting to compare this scanner to the Canon 8800F. The main selling point for the Epson is ICE, which corrects scratches digitally during the scan process, not as an editing process after capture, and as I said it works. The Canon might have something similar? -As with most tech things, there will be something better tomorrow and this unit may be cheaper at some point in the future. Buy.com is an excellent place to do business with. Read More

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Great Scanner

by Rodney on 4/9/2008

I bought the V500 to replace my old Epson 640U and I couldn't be happier. My wife and I had some old photos that needed to be scanned and the V500 performed superbly. The image correction features in the software did such a good job at fixing the photos, I hardly needed to do any work in Photoshop. I definitely recommend this product. Read More

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Product Overview

Epson Perfection V500

The Epson Perfection V500 Photo offers extraordinary quality and versatility with 6400 dpi resolution and an earth-friendly LED light source for greater productivity - all at an amazing value. Remove dust and scratches from slides, negatives and film. Or, restore faded color photos with one touch. Then, take your photos further with the included Adobe® Photoshop® Elements. When it’s time to archive important documents, you can scan multiple documents fast with the optional automatic document feeder. It’s all at your fingertips with this powerful performer. Best of all, the energy-efficient LED means you can work smarter with faster scans and lower power consumption. Plus, with no warmup time, it’s easier than ever to get started.ReadyScan™ LED technologyThis energy-efficient light source uses less power, while ensuring greater productivity. And, there's no warmup time required. Best of all, with no mercury included, this LED technology is better for the environment.Amazing 6400 dpi resolutionCreate extraordinary enlargements (13x19, 17x 22 or larger) from film with the Perfection V500 Photo’s 6400 dpi optical resolution and 3.4 Dmax. The Perfection V500 Photo’s built-in ReadyScan LED transparency adapter can accommodate four 35mm mounted slides, 12 frames of 35mm film and one frame of 6x12cm medium format film.Added versatility with the optional document feederWhen it’s time to archive important documents, you can scan multiple documents with the optional 30-page, 3 ppm automatic document feeder.One-touch and Full Automatic scanningThe Epson Perfection V500 Photo features four one-touch scanning buttons - Scan, E-Mail, Copy and PDF - while the Epson Scan driver features four scan modes to accommodate users from beginners to experts. Full Automatic Mode provides automatic scanning of photos, documents and film. Home Mode provides more control over scans with easy-to-follow settings menus. Professional Mode offers image correction tools for advanced users including histogram, tonal curves and a densitometer. When using the optional automatic document feeder, Office Mode provides document scanning functions such as threshold control and text enhancement.One-stop photo restoration solutionThe Epson Perfection V500 Photo offers a host of powerful tools for photo restoration. Digital ICE™ technology is a unique combination of hardware and software for correcting image defects. In the Perfection V500 Photo, Digital ICE for Film uses an infrared sensor to detect dust and scratches on the surface of the film. In a multi-pass process, the dust/scratch is mapped out and carefully removed from the scanned image, leaving the composition and quality intact.Epson Easy Photo Fix®Restore faded color photos, slides and negatives, back to their original brilliance with Easy Photo Fix scanning technology, exclusively from Epson. Take those old family photos out of that shoebox in the closet and share precious moments once again. Just scan your photos with the Epson Perfection V500 Photo color scanner and renew the color with one click. It’s just that easy. In seconds, you’re ready to print and display those memories for all to enjoy.Along with color restoration, Easy Photo Fix also includes Grain Reduction and Backlight Correction.

 

Specifications

Manufacturer Epson
Mfg Part# B11B189011
SKU 205561373
UPC 010343865372
UPC 14 00010343865372
Features
Create extraordinary enlargements (13" x 19", 17" x 22" or larger) from film with 6400 dpi
Remove dust and scratches with DIGITAL ICE™ technology
Scan slides, negatives and medium-format film with the built-in Transparency Unit
Restore faded color photos with one touch, using Easy Photo Fix®
Achieve greater productivity with the energy-efficient, earth-friendly LED light source — no warmup time, faster scans, lower power consumption
Take your photos further with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
Get brilliant, true-to-life colors with amazing, 48-bit color depth
Quickly scan multiple documents with the optional Automatic Document Feeder
Do more with Hi-Speed USB 2.0
What's in the Box
Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
35mm and Medium Format Film Holders
Scanner Installation CD-ROM
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements DVD-ROM
Scanner Setup Poster
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cable
AC Power Adapter and Cord
Tech Specs
Flatbed color image scanner
Epson MatrixCCD® 12-line, color sensor
6400 dpi (max)
6400 x 9600 dpi
12,800 x 12,800 dpi
54,400 x 74,880 (6400 dpi)
48-bit internal/external
16-bit internal/external
3.4 Dmax
35mm Transparency Adapter
12 negatives/4 slides
medium-format film (6 x 12 cm)
4 buttons: Scan, E-mail, Copy and PDF
Maximum Read Area 8.5" x 11.7"
ReadyScan LED technology
Hi-Speed USB 2.0/1.1
4800 dpi High-speed Mode
Monochrome: 16.98 msec/line
Full color: 16.98 msec/line
MCBF — 36,000 cycles
Temperature Operating 10 °C to 35 °C (50 °F to 95 °F)
Humidity Operating 10 – 80% (no condensation)
Voltage AC 100 – 120 V
Frequency 50 – 60 Hz
Power consumption 16 W
Sleep 4.0 W
Off 0.4 W
IBM® compatible PC with Pentium® II 450 MHz or higher processor
USB 1.1 — Windows Vista™, XP Professional x64 Edition, XP Home/XP Professional, 2000 Professional
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 — Windows Vista, XP Professional x64 Edition, XP Home/XP Professional, 2000 Professional
128MB RAM (512MB recommended), 512MB RAM for Windows Vista, XP Pro x64 Edition, 350MB of available hard drive space minimum, 1GB free hard disk space for Digital ICE, CD-ROM drive (4x or faster), available USB connection (Hi-Speed USB 2.0 recommended for optimum performance)
PowerPC® G3 400 MHz or Intel®-based CPU
USB 1.1 — Mac OS® X 10.2.8 or later
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 — Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later - 128MB RAM (512 MB recommended), 735MB hard disk space minimum, 1GB hard drive space for Digital ICE, CD-ROM drive (4x or faster), available USB connection
Width 18.8" (475 mm)
Depth 10.7" (272 mm)
Height 4.5" (113 mm)
Weight 8.9 lb (4 kg)
Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix technology
Epson Creativity Suite
Adobe Photoshop Elements
ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR
One-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada
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