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Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1246 reviews of Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Perfection 4490 Photo 4800 x 9600DPI Firewire / USB 2Epson Perfection 4490 Photo 4800 x 9600DPI Firewire / USB 2

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 545 user reviews of Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon CanoScan LiDE 80 Color ScannerCanon CanoScan LiDE 80 Color Scanner

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Lim (slashgear.com)

AAXA P1 LCoS-based pico projector review

 

Having used four generations of home entertainment projector over the last decade, I was skeptical of small-form factor pico projectors when they first

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (pcworld.com)

Epson Perfection 4490 Photo

 

This feature-rich flatbed delivers attractive photo and film scans, but at a premium price.

The Epson Perfection 4490 is a powerful scanner with versatile image-enhancing features, but its premium price makes it best suited for serious photographers and other detail-conscious users.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Epson Perfection 4490 Photo

 

If you have a large store of 35-mm and 2.25-inch film you want to digitize, the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo is one of your better flatbed choices right now.

Scans film in 35-mm and 2.25-inch medium film format. Color-restore feature. Digital ICE dust and scratch removal for film. 30-page automatic document feeder (ADF) option.

Dust removal works for slides and film only.

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Sep, 2005

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Epson Perfection 4990 Photo

 

The Epson Perfection 4990 Photo handles photos very well and slides better than most.

Digital ICE for removing scratches. Color restore feature. Dust removal for scanning film. Film scan quality is among the best for flatbed scanners.

No ADF. Comes with little software for scanning anything but photos and film.

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May, 2005

Expert review by: John Blackford (cnet.com)

Epson Perfection 4990 review

 

Epson Perfection 4990 series Epson's latest flatbed scanner claims capabilities in the realm of dedicated film scanners for far less money, aiming to please both advanced amateurs and professionals on a budget. The Epson Perfection 4990 Photo, an...

Very easy to set up; solid flatbed scan quality; great value.

Soft detail on film scans.

A versatile and inexpensive model for producing high-quality scans of photographs and film.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Canon CanoScan LiDE 80

 

Slim and light enough to fit into an attaché case, the Canon CanoScan LiDE 80 ($180 street) has a maximum optical resolution of 2,400 by 4,800 pixels per inch (ppi). Since it's based on CIS (contact image sensor) rather than CCD (charge-coupled device)...

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Digital Film Scanners - Nikon CoolScan IV ED Film and Slide Scanner Review, Information, and Specifications

 

Professional-quality scans; 2900 dpi resolution; 36-bit color depth; USB interface; amazing "Digital ICE" dust & scratch removal; new Digital "ROC" and "GEM" correct for faded negatives and film grain automatically

The Nikon Coolscan IV ED delivers a surprisingly high level of performance for a 12-bit scanner. Excellent electronics produce better results than some 14-bit devices, and the sharp ED optics make the absolute most of the 2900 dpi resolution. With a...

May, 2001

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

AAXA P1 Pico Projector Review

 

Today I am going to look at the AAXA P1 Pico Projector. The tiny projector is very portable and is smaller than many of the devices it can attach to. Mobile workers can use the device to show presentations to large groups of people without having to...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Sergey Samarin (xbitlabs.com)

X-bit labs - EPSON Perfection 4490 PHOTO Scanner: Impeccability Check

 

Today we are going to take a look at another solution from the EPSON Perfection family, which was supposed to update the series of scanners targeted at photo amateurs and advanced users. How good will this mainstream product prove in our lab? Find out...

This review is approaching its end, so it's time to sum it up in a few words. And in my opinion, the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo is a somewhat insipid, aimless product. It has a rather high price ($250) but lacks some useful functions. I don't like...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Jen McPherson (techgage.com)

HP Scanjet 4890 Scanner

 

There are many scanners out there today that boast a great deal of features that would be appealing to the casual user and the professional alike. Today we are looking at the HP Scanjet 4890. It has many great features, one that most impresses me, film...

Document scanning is as simple as it claims, by placing your document in and aligned correctly you can scan an paper in roughly ten seconds. I've scanned several pieces of my pencil drawings as gray scale and they scanned in exactly ten seconds. The...

May, 2006

Product Specifications

Building on the success of the MC9000 family, the rugged MC909x-K hand-held mobile computer from Symbol Technologies delivers the exceptional reliability mobile workers inside and outside your four walls need to provide real-time visibility into business-critical information. Designed to handle all-day every day use in nearly any environment, the MC909x-K enables route salespeople, field repair personnel, and workers in the warehouse or on the retail floor to access, as well as capture and send, crucial business information in real time. The latest advances in mobile technology, proven rugged construction, and support for multi-mode wireless connectivity ensure maximum accessibility to co-workers and business systems. Business processes are streamlined and errors are reduced, effectively increasing productivity - and profitability. From the latest operating system and processor designed to handle the specific demands of mobility, to robust persistent storage capabilities and multiple advanced data capture options, the MC909x-K provides the power to run nearly any application, including voice and multimedia. Built-in bar code scanning and image capture in a rugged form factor is ideal for many functions - from pick-up and delivery, fleet maintenance, and inventory counts to direct store delivery, and more. Workers can count on ample battery life for a full shift through superior power management. And modular keypads, a rugged touch panel and a display that is easy to read inside and outside provide users with maximum ease-of-use and comfort. The MC909x-K is designed to withstand rigorous use in extreme environments and a wide variety of operating conditions. Adding Symbol's Mobility Services Platform (MSP) enables you to quickly and easily provision, track and support all your MC909x-K devices from a central location, delivering an unprecedented level of simplicity and low cost to management of mobile devices. And Symbol's full suite of services offers everything from deployment assistance to comprehensive support plans that include repair of everyday wear and tear. The MC909x-K - delivering outstanding investment protection and a low total cost of ownership through superior design, construction, manageability and support services.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

AV Furniture

Color:Black
Recommended Use:Projector
Type:Mounting kit

Barcode

Barcode Reader: Yes

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Certificates

Certification:CE, FCC, UL/cUL, TÜV
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Blue, White
Mounting type:Bayonet
Scan type:Film/slide scanner / Flatbed & ADF scanner / Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Film/slide / Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in/10.7in/12.4in/14.7in/17.8in/17in/18.7in/18in/19.6in/2.3in/5.1in
Height:0.4in/1.5in/4.4in/4.5in/4.7in/5.3in/5.8in/6.2in/6.8in/6in/8in/9.1in
Weight:11.1oz/14.8lbs/19.8lbs/21.6lbs/28.7lbs/29.8lbs/3.1lbs/3.3lbs/32lbs/4.4lbs/4.9oz/4lbs/6.6lbs/8.8lbs/9lbs
Width:10.1in/10.7in/11in/12in/25.7in/25.8in/3.6in/3.8in/3in/4.7in/5in/9.8in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Diagonal Size:3.5in/3.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm/9.7cm
Technology:TFT active matrix

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):18 / 6.2
Power consumption (typical):2.5 / 27 / 45 / 50
Power supply type:AC / USB

Features

Compatible products:OpticFilm, SmartPhoto F50

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:N/a/Worldwide
Localization:Brazilian Portuguese / Chinese (simplified) / Chinese (traditional) / Czech / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Slovak / Spanish / Turkish/N/a
Manufacturer:Canon/Epson/Lenovo/Nikon/Plustek/Premier Mounts/Sony/Symbol Technologies
Model:10000XL/10000XL Pro/10000XL- Graphic Arts/20000/21/4490 Office/4490 Photo/4990 Photo/5000 ED/7200i/7200i SE/9000 ED/DVD Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive/LiDE 80/MAG-FCTA/MC70 Enterprise Digital Assistant/MC9094-K/UY-S100/V ED
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan/Epson Expression/Epson GT/Epson Perfection/Lenovo ThinkPad/Nikon Coolscan/Nikon SA/Nikon Super Coolscan/Plustek OpticFilm/Premier Mounts Polaris Universal Projector Mount/Sony/Symbol

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:100 / Optional

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch-screen/Keypad / Stylus / Touch-screen

Lens System

Closest Focusing Distance:7.28
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):39 / 39.40
Fixed focal length:2.36
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure:12/9
Maximum aperture number:32
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Number of aspheric elements:2
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Reproduction ratio:1.0 / 1.0x

Miscellaneous

Bay Compatibility:Ultrabay Slim
Category of Accessory:Scanner accessories
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Product Type:Scanner strip holder
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:EDGE / GPRS / GSM
Type:Wireless cellular modem

Networking

Wireless Connectivity:Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -25 - 60 / 10 - 32 / 20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -25 - 60 / 10 - 32 / 20 - 60

Optical Storage

Buffer Size:2MB
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Phone Edition/Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Edition

Other Features

Compatibility:PC & Mac
Density range:3.4D / 4.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.2 x 14.7 x 1.5 / 10.7 x 18.7 x 4.45 / 12 x 18.7 x 5.28 / 25.8 x 18 x 11.5 / 25.8 x 18 x 6.2 / 25.8 x 18 x 6.22 / 3.78 x 6.77 x 12.4 / 4.72 x 10.7 x 4.69
Duplex ADF scanning:Y
Film type:35 mm / 35mm, APS (IX 240)
I/O ports:1x USB B / USB / USB 2.0 & IEEE1394 (FireWire) / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Type B connector x 1)\nIEEE 1394 (6 pin connector x 1) / USB B x 1
Illumination:R, G, B, IR / Xenon gas fluorescent lamp
Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32 / 5 - 35
Network ready:Optional / Yes
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 85
Power Requirements:220 - 240V 50 - 60Hz / 220-240V / AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz / AC 220 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz / AC 220-240 V 50-60 Hz
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):-25 - 60 / 20 - 60 / 5 - 35
Scalable resolution:25 to 9600 dpi / 50 - 6400, 9600, 12800 / 50 – 6400, 9600, 12800 / 50dpi to 12,800dpi (in 1 dpi step)
Scan speed (4x6:1,200dpi - 8.0 msec/line. 2,400dpi - 16.0 msec/line / 10.38 msec/line (1200dpi) 20.7 msec/line (2400dpi) / 7, 9
Scan speed (4x6, color photo):1,200dpi - 8.0 msec/line. 2,400dpi - 16.0 msec/line / 10.38 msec/line (1200dpi) 20.7 msec/line (2400dpi) / 7, 9
Scan speed (auto document feed):A4 200dpi - 23 ppm
Scan speed (black and white drawing):1,200dpi - 2.7 msec/line. 2,400dpi - 5.3 msec/line / 12s / 17, 27, 41, 43, 68, 72, 169, 206, 219, 275 / 3.46 msec/line (1200dpi) 6.9 msec/line (2400dpi) / A4 200dpi - 23 ppm
Scan speed (film):57-113s
Scan speed footnote:A4 200dpi - 23 ppm
Scan speed in preview mode:7 / Approx. 9 sec
Scan time:36 / 38
Standard media sizes:216 x 297mm (A4, US Letter)\n35mm strip film 6 frames x 4\n35 mm slides x 8\n6 x 12cm (120/220) medium format film x 3 frames\n4" x 5" large format film x 2
TWAIN compliance interface: Yes
Weight:13.2 / 29.8 / 30.9 / 58.4 / 8.82

Packaging Content

Bundled software:-Epson Scan\n-ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR\n-ScanSoft PaperPort\n / Adobe PhotoShop Elements 2.0, Omnipage SE OCR, NewSoft Presto! Pagemanager (Win). / BizCard\nArcSoft PhotoImpression / NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10\nLaserSoft SilverFast AI 6.5 iSRD / Page Manager 7, ABBYY Fine Reader Sprint 6, Epson Event Manager 2.0
Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5
Legal: Yes
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Scanning media types supported:Photo Paper

Performance

Auto focus: Yes
Compatible products:LC-62\nLF-1\nHB-42\nCL-1018
Daily duty cycle (max):17500
Light Source:CCFL / WCC FL / Xenon FL
Manual focus: Yes
Scan drivers:ISIS, TWAIN, WIA
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF, TIFF
Scan to:File, Image
Sensor Type:CCD
Ultrasonic motor (USM): Yes

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, SCSI, USB 2.0 / SCSI, USB 2.0 / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), USB 2.0 / USB 2.0

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):18 / 6.2
Power consumption (typical):2.5 / 27 / 45 / 50
Power supply type:AC / USB

Processor

Clock Speed:624MHz
Type:XScale PXA270

RAM

Installed Size:64MB

ROM

Installed Size:128MB

Scanner

Color Depth:36-bit color/42-bit color/48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB/IEEE 1394 (FireWire)/SCSI
Interface Type (2nd):Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2212dpi/2400dpi/4000dpi/4800dpi/600dpi/7200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:1 in x 1.5 in/11.7 in x 17 in/8.5 in x 11.7 in/DIN A3 (12.2 in x 17.2 in)/film 120 (2.36 in)/film 135 (35mm)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:1 in x 1.5 in/11.7 in x 17 in/8.5 in x 11.7 in/DIN A3 (12.2 in x 17.2 in)/film 120 (2.36 in)/film 135 (35mm)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi/2212dpi/2400dpi/4800dpi/7200dpi/9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Slides / Film/Transparencies / Plain paper / Film/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Film / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Slides/Plain paper
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)/Flatbed scanner

Scanning

Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning:No / Yes
Film scanning:No / Yes
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A3):4.3
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):20 / 3.5 / 4.3
Gray scale levels:4096
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:0.988 x 1.5 / 1.45 x 1 / 11.7 x 17 / 12.2 x 17.2 / 8.5 x 11.7 / 8.5 x 14
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 2400 / 2400 x 4800 / 4800 x 9600 / 600 x 1200 / 7200 x 7200
Output color depth:24 / 48
Output colour depth:24 / 48

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /Limited lifetime warranty

Storage

Drive Type:DVD writer
Enclosure Type:Plug-in module
Interface:Serial ATA
Product Type:DVD
Type:Disk drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

Storage Removable (2nd)

Type: None

System

Handheld Type:Data collection terminal

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:-Windows 2000 Pro / XP / Vista\n-Mac OS X 10.2.8 + / Mac OS X 10.2\nWindows XP\nWindows 2000\nWindows Me\nWindows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Me / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP Professional \nMac OS 9.1 or later, Mac OS X 10.2 or later\n / Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Professional)\nOS 9.1, 9.2, OS 10.1 or later (Classic) OS 10.1.3 or later (Native). / Microsoft Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP Professional\nMac OS X 10.2.7 / Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98 SE, 2000 / Windows 2000/XP/Vista\nMac OS X 10.2.8 + / Windows 98SE/2000 Pro/ME/XP Home/Pro,\nMacOS X 10.1.5/9.1 / Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP\nMac OS X 10.2.7
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:160 / 240 / 85
Minimum processor:Pentium 300 MHz / Pentium II / Pentium II 450/1 GHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:For USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: \nWindows 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Professional); CPU: Intel PIII, P4, Celeron (566 MHz or higher). AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port¹, CD ROM drive.\nFor USB: \nWindows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Professional); CPU: Pentium II 233MHz or higher. 64MB RAM (128 MB for Win XP). USB port, CD ROM drive.\nMac OS (USB); \nCPU: PowerPC G3 or higher. OS 9.1, 9.2, OS 10.1 or later (Classic) OS 10.1.3 or later (Native). Mac with USB support. 64MB RAM (128MB OSX) / USB
OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2.7 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2.x / Apple MacOS X 10.3.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.2.7 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windo
USB required: Yes

Video Output

Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 18 / 18.7
Diameter:2.87
Filter size:2.44
Height:4.45 / 4.69 / 6.22
Length:3.5
Weight:14.8 / 15 / 29.8 / 3.31 / 32 / 4.41 / 58.4 / 6.61 / 8.82
Width:10.7 / 25.8 / 4.72