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Epson Perfection V500 Photo

Epson Perfection V500 Photo
alaScore 83

2267 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2268 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and value for money also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection V500 Photo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Epson Perfection V500

 

I don't generally use sports metaphors in reviews, but sometimes there's no better way to put it. A case in point is the Epson Perfection V500 Photo ($249.99 direct). Epson has knocked one out of the park with this scanner. It offers high-quality scans...

High-quality scans for prints and film. LED light source eliminates warm-up time

A little weak on office tasks, but that's the trade-off you get for its focus on photos

The Epson Perfection V500 Photo is one of the most impressive scanners yet for the price, delivering high-quality, fast scans in fully automatic mode.

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Epson Perfection V500 Photo

 

Epson America recently started shipping the Perfection V500 Photo, its newest flatbed/film scanner. At a street price of around $250, this scanner is the first in its price range to feature a LED light source instead of a traditional fluorescent lamp....

Get 'perfect' scans of photos, slides, negatives and documents

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Epson Perfection V500 Photo

 

A Flatbed Scanner To Rival Film Scanners

Quality scans

Flimsy film holders

If you don't already own a scanner, the Epson Perfection V500 Photo is a great choice.—Steve Baczewski

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Fast and Excellent Quality

 

Best Photo Scanner category, has a great price, I bought mine maisbaratomaisbarato.com and received very fast, very well trained for retail epson, super lightweight, works even older operating system, and never need to go on assistance technique

Very Fast, Complete software and easy to use

nothing and nothing

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Bad blue light

 

I have an Epson Perfection V500 Photo. When I scan a book open, a stray blue light appears on the scan-side binding, because the space between the glass and paper. However no problem to scan the book cover when it is flat.

You can make a PDF file with this scanner

An horrible stray blue light appears when you scan an open book

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Bad blue light

 

I have an Epson Perfection V500 Photo. When I scan a book open, a stray blue light appears on the scan-side binding, because the space between the glass and paper. However no problem to scan the book cover when it is flat. Here is the response of SAV...

You can make a PDF file with this scanner

An horrible stray blue light appears when you scan an open book

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not as expected

 

For today technology it should scan much clearer on auto mode, for compare I did scan pictures about 6 years ago with regular scanner with better resoults.

There is not much to like about this scanner- previous reviewers that gave 4-5 stars did not see good scanner yet

To clumsy poor quality of output

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not as expected

 

For today technology it should scan much clearer on auto mode, for compare I did scan pictures about 6 years ago with regular scanner with better resoults. Manual scanning for clear picture take way to long, and u have to preview before scanning- time...

There is not much to like about this scanner- previous reviewers that gave 4-5 stars did not see good scanner yet

To clumsy poor quality of output

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Worked great - until it broke down after 18 months

 

Buy an extended warranty if you are going to buy this scanner.

Really nice scanning and easy to use

One day, just stopped. Won't turn on. Epson's service center told me it was a common problem with these models. But Epson will not do anything for you

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Nice hardware, BUT worst software & worst tech support

 

This is the most frustrating product I've ever owned in more than 25 years. I've had the unit for about 8 weeks, and in that time have been on the phone with some inept tech support for more than 10 hours. The software is horrible. It is NOT Mac...

The design is beautiful, it's quiet and smoothe

The software is the worst I've seen on a Mac going back to the original 64k Mac I owned >25 years ago. The Tech Support is pathetic. Some functions can be used with 3rd party software like VueScan, but Epson scan is necessary to use the film scanner

Product Specifications

Offering extraordinary quality and versatility, the Epson Perfection V500 Office is the perfect choice for all your personal scanning needs, including photos, film and everyday documents. With a host of innovative tools, including DIGITAL ICE you can achieve remarkable reproductions. Remove dust and scratches from slides, negatives and film, or restore faded color photos with one touch. Take your photos further with Adobe Photoshop Elements. And, when it's time to archive important documents, scan stacks of originals with the included 30-page automatic document feeder. The V500 Office features 6400 dpi resolution, plus an energy-efficient LED light source that enables you to work smarter with faster scans and lower power consumption. And, with no warmup time, it's easier than ever to quickly accomplish any task.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.7in/10.7in / 18.7in/18.7in/21.2in
Height:4.4in/7.8in
Weight:10.1lbs/8.8lbs
Width:10.7in/12.6in/18.7in/18.7in / 10.7in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:V500 Office/V500 Photo
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 / Autoload/Manual load / Optional autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:6400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load / Optional autoload
Supported Document Type:Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Document scanner/Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition / Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4.x / Microsoft Windows Vista / Apple MacOS X 10.5.x/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Vista