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Epson Perfection V500 Photo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2674 reviews of Epson Perfection V500 Photo. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good views, whereas there are some less positive reviews 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 V500 Photo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson Perfection V500 Photo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 367 user reviews of Epson Perfection V500 Photo from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and reliability are generally positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner (6400dpi, 3.4 Opt Density, USB 2.0)Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner (6400dpi, 3.4 Opt Density, USB 2.0)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Epson Perfection V500 Photo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 935 user reviews of Epson Perfection V500 Photo from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Perfection V500 Photo ScannerEpson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

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

Epson Perfection V500 Photo

 

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.

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.

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Nov, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

Epson Perfection V500 Office Color Scanner Review

 

Clearly the V500 Office is designed to appeal to two markets: the home or small office with both light duty document management needs who also want to the capability to manage color photo prints and film. Despite Epson's inclusion of "Perfection" in...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Robert Jensen (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

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

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

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

 
Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Steve Baczewski (layersmagazine.com)

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

Expert review by: digicambuyer.co.uk (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Epson Perfection V500 Photo

 
Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Webster (pcworld.co.nz)

New Zealand PC World Magazine > Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner

 

The Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner is a new and sleek consumer-oriented model that handles reflective copy (prints) up to A4 size, and transparencies, including those old negatives and slides you have tucked away. It comes with software for...

With transparencies in mind, the V500 comes with two holders that fit on the scan platen (the glass surface you put things on to scan when you lift the lid) to fit 35mm film strips and for larger 120-size transparencies

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Epson V500 Scanner : Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner

 

With the MFU (multi function unit) or AIO (all in one) taking up little more space than a scanner and providing the functionality of three or four products then the scanner needs to do extra things to consider a stand alone product. There are units...

click to enlarge First the all important dimensions it is 44cm long, 26cm wide and 9cm tall. It is a very dark grey in colour and has the power input and USB close together on the back and the on/off switch on the right side. There are four buttons...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Epson - Perfection V500 Photo

 

All-in-One printer/scanner/copier machines are all the rage at present, especially if you're trying to run a home office or small business on a fairly limited budget. However, the frustration for dedicated amateur and semi-pro photographers is ...

This is probably the photo scanner that a lot of serious amateur photographers have been waiting for, with a wider range of photo formats, beefed-up software photo enhancements, speedier operation and high quality image reproduction.

Jan, 2008

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.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Scan type:Flatbed Scanner / Sheet-fed scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Sheet-fed

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

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120 / 220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.4 / 4 / 6.5 / 7.5
Power consumption (typical):16 / 17
Power supply type:AC

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

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:30

Miscellaneous

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 15 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 15 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 80
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 80

Other Features

Density range:3.4D
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.7 x 18.7 x 4.45 / 18.7 x 10.7 x 4.45
Film type:35 mm
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / 100/120V; 50/60Hz / 220-240 V 50-60 Hz / AC 100 - 120V, 220 - 240V, 50 - 60hz / AC 100 – 120 V, 50 – 60 Hz
Scan media weight:60 - 105
Scan speed (4x6:16.98 msec / line / 16.98 msec/line
Scan speed (4x6, color photo):16.98 msec / line / 16.98 msec/line
Scan speed (black and white drawing):16.98 msec / line / 16.98 msec/line
Scan speed footnote:16.98 msec/line
Standard media sizes:6 x 12 cm / Minimum: 4" x 5"\nMaximum: 8.5" x 14"
Transparency adapter:35mm
Weight:8.82

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Epson Scan + Epson Easy Photo Fix technology\n- Epson Creativity Suite\n- Adobe Photoshop Elements\n- ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR / Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 (Mac)\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 6 (PC)\nEpson Copy Utility\nEpson Event Manager 2.0\nABBYY FineReader 6 Sprint Plus (PC)\nABBYY FineReader 5 Sprint Plus (Mac)\nEpson Scan 3,7 / Epson Creativity Suite 1.3\nEpson Scan 3.2 \nAdobe PhotoShop Elements 6\nABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus 6 (Windows)/ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus 5 (Macintosh) / Epson Easy Photo Fix technology, Epson Creativity Suite, Adobe Photoshop Elements, ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR / Epson Event Manager\nEpson Attach Email\nEpson File Manager\nEpson ScanAssistant\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 4 (PC)\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 3 (Mac) ABBYY FineReader 6 Sprint Plus (PC) ABBYY FineReader 5 Sprint Plus (Mac) / Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix technology \nEpson Creativity Suite \nAdobe Photoshop Elements \nABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR / Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix technology\nEvent Manager\nAdobe Photoshope Elements\nABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR / Epson Scan, Epson Creativity Suite, Epson CopyUtility, Epson Event Manager, Epson ScanAssistant, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 (PC), Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 (Mac), ABBYY FineReader 6 Sprint Plus (PC), ABBYY FineReader 5 Sprint Plus (Mac)

Paper Handling

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

Performance

Button functions:Scan
Light Source:ReadyScan LED
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120 / 220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.4 / 4 / 6.5 / 7.5
Power consumption (typical):16 / 17
Power supply type:AC

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

Scanning

Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: No
Film scanning:No / Yes
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.46 x 14 / 8.5 x 11.7 / 8.5 x 14
Optical Density:3.4
Optical density (Dmax):3.4
Optical scanning resolution:6400 x 9600
Output color depth:48
Output colour depth:48

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:- Windows Vista, XP Professional x64 Edition, XP Home/XP Professional, 2000 Professional\n- Mac OS X 10.2.8 + / Mac OS X 10.2\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP 64 Bit\nWindows XP\nWindows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP (Home Edition / Professional / Professional X64) / Windows Vista\nMac OSX 10.2.8+ / Windows 98SE/2000/Me,XP/XP 64-bit\n Mac OS X 10.2.8 + / Windows 98SE/2000/Me,XP/XP 64-bit\nMac OS X 10.2.8 + / Windows\nMac
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:215 / 350
Minimum processor:450 MHz / Intel Pentium II 450 MHz / Pentium II 450MHz / PowerPC G3 400MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:Windows XP/Professional/Vista/2000\nMacintosh OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.9, 10.4.x
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 18.7 / 18.8
Height:4.45 / 4.49
Weight:8.82 / 8.91
Width:10.7 / 18.8