Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner
alaScore 84

1393 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1393 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good opinions.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1393 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 586 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 586 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (150)

Expert review by:

Perfection 4490 Photo


First-Rate Flatbed Photo Scanner

Small footprint. Great image quality. Solid software bundle ; No hardcopy manual

No hardcopy manual

The Epson Perfection 4490 Photo is a quality scanner that has the flexibility a photographer needs.

Expert review by:

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

Expert review by:

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.


Expert review by:

Epson Perfection 4990 photo scanner


The Perfection 4990 is housed in an attractive, rounded metallic gray case with a strip along the top that indicates sensor location via a moving blue light. The scanner occupies a small footprint on your desk and weighs less than 15 pounds. Physical...

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.

Expert review by:

Nikon Coolscan V LS-50 ED


The Coolscan V sits upright, and at 6.8 by 3.8 by 12.4 inches, it's about the size of a typical box of software. Setup is straightforward: Just install the drivers on the included Nikon Scan 4.0 software disc, and tell the Setup Wizard which of the 12...

Outstanding film scans; great software; easy to set up; intuitive scanning interface.

Manual focus is hard to use.

Unless your stuff appears regularly in National Geographic , this may be the only film scanner you'll ever need.

Expert review by:

Epson Perfection 4990 Photo


The Epson Perfection 4990 Photo ($450 street) is one of the most photocentric flatbeds we've seen. This makes sense for a scanner aimed at photo enthusiasts. Among its strengths are high quality photo scans; the ability to scan film in 35mm, 120, 220,...

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

The Epson Perfection 4990 Photo does a terrific job scanning photos, and it handles slides better than most flatbed scanners. However, it's also highly photocentric. The only bundled program that isn't meant for photos is an OCR package that's...

Expert review by:

Epson Perfection 4490 Photo


Certainly the most striking feature in the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo ($249.99 direct) is the claimed 4,800-pixel-per-inch (ppi) optical resolution—a strikingly high resolution for a flatbed scanner, and higher than you'll find even in some dedicated...

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

If you have a large store of 35-mm and 2.25-inch film you want to digitize, it's one of your better flatbed choices right now.

Expert review by:

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)...

Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

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...

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


Audio Output


AV Furniture

Recommended Use:Projector
Type:Mounting kit


Barcode Reader: Yes


Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight


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

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None


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 Device

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


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


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


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

Optical Storage

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


Clock Speed:624MHz
Type:XScale PXA270


Installed Size:64MB


Installed Size:128MB


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /Limited lifetime warranty


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


Handheld Type:Data collection terminal

System Requirements

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

Video Output

Type: None