The image was quite sharp as well. The fact it happens to be the best photo scanner we’ve ever tested is an attractive bonus. But even the V was soft at the default height setting for the holder. This one left the most curl in the film, too. Having an A4-size flatbed means that the V can scan many frames simultaneously, more than most dedicated film scanners. In addition, film up to 8 x 10 inches in size can be scanned.

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A big part of the scanning experience — both frustration and thrill — is the software. The hardware control is there and the options, too, but you just can’t find them, remember them or set them. He’d bought one but was shocked at how soft the images were. So automatic software repair isn’t always a solution. The Epson Perfection V sets the benchmark for photo scanning.

Scanners tend to have a very shallow depth of field and why not since everything they scan is rather thin? The top image shows mounting system for 35mm film strips. Be careful not to scratch the slides as you slide them under the stiff plastic springs. Different settings can have a significant effect on sharpness well, either you have it or you don’t.


The big question though is whether the V is worth buying. For more information on how Epson treats your personal data, please read our Privacy Information Statement.

And it really is that simple. No matter what we threw at it, it never missed a beat.

But Super Resolution Mode is limited to a maximum width of 5. Epson Perfection V Photo.

Epson Perfection V Photo Specs – CNET

There’s no magic height setting, we found. There was detail in the shadows of the trees. What we particularly liked about our image of the roses was the delicate modulation of those low-contrast tones. For more information and for registration, epskn click here. It’s the same hardware except the V has an anti-reflection optical coating applied to the CCD glass and comes with a fluid mount accessory. Perfectuon Excellent resolution Accurate colour capture Epsin software package Well built Option to use a normal flatbed.

If you would like to register as an Epson partner, please click here. The optical character recognition OCR software is also more than adequate and with Microsoft Word integration it’s a cinch to use. This is a far better solution than software editing.

Cons Software not so good for monochrome film, the high performance comes at a price. The Epson V arrives then with a hard act to follow, not just from its Epson predecessors but particularly when you g700 the likes of HP and Canon are also producing some great flatbed models.


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The transparency unit can actually be removed to accommodate large or thick documents. A flatbed like the V can batch scan up to 12 35mm slides or negatives at a time, which beats loading individual slides or small holders of four or less.

The Epson V Photo scanner review. Best compact cameras All this in the face of the growing digicam and shrinking film market; either way, there are still millions upon millions of prints and perfectiin out there that need to be digitised. With the ever increasing popularity of digital photography, it wouldn’t be foolish to assume that manufacturers no longer care about the loyal battalions of amateur photographers still dedicated to film.

And note the difference in color. But even the V was soft at the default height setting for the holder.

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