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Epson Perfection 4990 Photo

Epson Perfection 4990 Photo
alaScore 74

4 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Epson Perfection 4990 Photo. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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

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Expert review by : John Blackford (

Epson Perfection 4990 series


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 : daniel m. east (

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...

Consumer review (

Epson's poor quality control!


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


Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

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...

Dec, 2005

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.


Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):18
Power consumption (typical):27
Power supply:27
Power supply type:AC


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


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

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):12 x 18.7 x 5.28
Film type:35 mm
I/O ports:USB 2.0\nIEEE 1394
Power Requirements:100 - 120V, 50 - 60Hz / 100-240V, 50-60Hz / 220-240V
Scan speed (black and white drawing):12s
Scan speed (film):57-113s
Standard media sizes:216 x 297mm (A4, US Letter)\n6 x 12cm (120/220)\n4" x 5"

Packaging Content

Bundled software:LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE 6\nAdobe Photoshope Elements\nABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR\nEpson Copy Utility\nEpson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix Technology

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Light Source:CCFL
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (standby):18
Power consumption (typical):27
Power supply:27
Power supply type:AC


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


Color scanning: Yes
Film scanning: Yes
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Optical Density:4
Optical density (Dmax):4
Optical scanning resolution:4800 x 9600

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.2\nWindows XP\nWindows 2000\nWindows Me\nWindows 98 / Windows 98/Me/2000/XP\nMac 10.2.x - 10.3.x.
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:128
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium +
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP

Weight & Dimensions