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Epson Perfection 4990 Photo

Epson Perfection 4990 Photo
alaScore 74

6 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection 4990 Photo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 6 reviews)

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Epson Perfection 4990 Pro

 

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.

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EPSON Perfection 4990 PRO

 

Scanner favors bells and whistles over output quality

While the 4990 produced passable-to-good results at a good price, the differences between this scanner and similar products aren't what they once were. In some ways, the inclusion of so much software seems to be “because they can” and not entirely...

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"Short of drum scanning this scanner is a very good option."

 

My primary use for a scanner is scanning transparencies, and I am under no dilussions that a flat bed will match drum scanning or a dedicated film scanner. Since I shoot 6x7 slide film, a dedicated film scanner wasn't an option - there are none. The...

Good sharpness and color accuracy.

Transparency carriers require shifting of slides for each scan.

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Short of drum scanning this scanner is a very good option.

 

My primary use for a scanner is scanning transparencies, and I am under no dilussions that a flat bed will match drum scanning or a dedicated film scanner. Since I shoot 6x7 slide film, a dedicated film scanner wasn't an option - there are none. The...

Good sharpness and color accuracy

Transparency carriers require shifting of slides for each scan

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Epson's poor quality control!

 

Pencil point size piece of "trash" on the inside of glass

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Excellent All-around Scanner

 

New Egg service is great. Ordered this with overnight shipping and that's what I got. Great company.

Got the Epson 4990 Pro after my 3190 died. This scanner is as good as its reviews. Excellent quality for both transparencies and reflectives. In the 'home' user mode I can throw three 4x6s on the glass at once and the preview accurately picks up each...

Negative holders are a bit fussy to work with. D-Ice on reflectives isn't as effective. I was very disapointed that this scanner didn't come with a 'scan manager' front end like the 3000 Series. You have to deal with separate 'Epson Scan', 'Epson...

Product Specifications

With the image quality of a dedicated film scanner and the flexibility of a flatbed scanner in one affordable product, the Epson Perfection 4990 Pro delivers a total scanning solution. It scans multiple slides, negatives and photos. And, it accommodates film up to 8" x 10". Housed in a sleek outer case with an illuminated scan progress indicator, this scanner delivers intricate detail, due to its 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution and 4.0 Dmax. And, it restores faded or damaged film and photos with Epson Easy Photo Fix and DIGITAL ICE Technology. With a professional software suite that includes expansive color management, the Epson Perfection 4990 Pro provides a complete digital imaging solution.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.7in
Height:5.3in
Weight:14.8lbs
Width:12in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:4990 PRO
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Perfection

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Interface Type (2nd):Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
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:9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Transparencies / Plain paper / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
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