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Epson Perfection 1650 Photo

Epson Perfection 1650 Photo
alaScore 76

243 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 reviews of Epson Perfection 1650 Photo. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection 1650 Photo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Epson Perfection 1650 Photo


alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Epson Perfection 1650 Photo from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the products: Epson Perfection 1650 Photo Flatbed ScannerEpson Perfection 1650 Photo Flatbed Scanner

May, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Epson Perfection 1650 Photo


This dual-format scanner produces attractive color images but doesn't come cheap.

Oct, 2001

Expert review by (

Epson - Perfection 1650 Photo


There are two versions of the Epson Perfection 1650 flat bed A4 scanner; a standard version and a 'Photo' version. Both are equipped with a USB 1.1 interface, but the latter version we tested incorporates a ...

The Epson Perfection 1650 Photo is very fast and excellent at scanning prints. But as the film scanner section of the 1650 Photo is disappointing, we'd recommend the standard version of the 1650 instead, saving 30 in the process.

Nov, 2001

Consumer review (

Reasonably good scanner


Easy to use, does and good job scanning slides and prints.

Colors on negatives are sometimes way off.

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (

This scanner is Win XP compatible


Good scan quality, hardware well designed

Software is clumsy in manual scan mode

Nov, 2002

Consumer review (

Awesome Scanner


Simple one button automated scanning or full control manual


Nov, 2002

Consumer review (

Wasted my money.


May be a good machine .

Not compatible with an XP even with the Epson download

Sep, 2002

Consumer review (

Epson Perfection B11B146021 Flatbed


Consumer review (

Doesn't work properly with Windows XP


We've had this scanner for a couple of years, running under Windows 98. In general it worked well, although the "Epson Smart Panel" software was a bit flaky--sometimes (say 1 in 20) the interface screen came up completely black. (If you by luck clicked...

worked for 2 years

Doesn't work properly with Windows XP

Nov, 2004

Consumer review (

Good, but some limitations


Auto mode, ease of installation, ease of use

No user-defined parameters for color correction in the auto-scan mode.

Apr, 2004

Consumer review (

Good, but some limitations


I also have a 1650, the Photo version. I really like the automatic mode! It automatically detects the type of original (photo, document, etc.) and automatically determines how many are on the scanner plate. If the photos are not aligned properly, the...

Auto mode, ease of installation, ease of use

No user-defined parameters for color correction in the auto-scan mode.

Apr, 2004

Product Specifications

Powerful, high-quality image and document scanning! This is precisely what's delivered by the Epson Perfection 1650 Photo scanner. A fast, hassle-free and incredibly flexible scanning solution, this new scanner in the highly acclaimed Epson Perfection range has been designed specifically for the demanding user. Whether it's scanning directly to the Web, documents for Optical Character Recognition (OCR), negatives or slides for color proofs, or direct to your Epson printer, the Perfection 1650 Photo has the technology and power that's needed. The new one touch scan to web button, allows you to scan your photos directly to Epson's Online Photo Album - Epson PhotoStation. You can enhance, personalize, store and share photos in your very own personal album. And it is even more fun with the unique image editing services online, printing templates and even greeting cards. You can also scan slides and film negatives with the transparency unit - the film adapter built into the lid of the scanner.


Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power supply:20
Power supply type:AC


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States/France
Model:1650/1650 Photo
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Perfection

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.9 x 17.7 x 3.78
Power Requirements:100 - 120V, 49.5 - 60.5Hz

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ArcSoft PhotoImpression\nEPSON Smart Panel with NewSoft OCR\nEPSON TWAIN Scanning Software


Light Source:CCFL
Sensor Type:CCD


Power supply:20
Power supply type:AC


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K colors)/16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:1600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:3200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides/Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner


Color scanning: Yes
Film scanning: Yes
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Optical Density:3.2
Optical density (Dmax):3.2

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/2000/Me/XP\nMac 8.5 - 9.x
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:50
Minimum processor:Pentium
OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/ME

Technical Details

Maximum paper size:8.5 x 11.7

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4.41 / 6.17