Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Epson Perfection V500 Photo

Epson Perfection V500 Photo
alaScore 83

2650 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2650 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, design, size, reliability

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 2650 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 2421 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 1180 of 2421 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (227)

Consumer review by:

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 267 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 4.0/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, size, design, reliability

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):Epson, Perfection V500 Flatbed Scanner

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Epson Perfection V500 Photo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 903 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 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Epson B11B189011 Perfection V500 Photo ScannerEpson Perfection V500 Photo ScannerEpson B11B189071 Perfection V500 Document Scanner

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by:

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

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

Expert review by:

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:

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

Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

Review - Epson V500 photo scanner

 

This is the first dual-purpose flat-bed/film scanner from which we have taken respectable film scans.

Expert review by:

REVIEW—EPSON V500 SCANNER]

 

This is a flatbed scanner with the facility for scanning film material as well as print pages. Epson says that this scanner is the first in the world to use “a CCD (Charge–Coupled Device) scanner using LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.” They claim...

This is the first dual purpose flatbed/film scanner from which we have taken respectable film scans. In fact we were surprised by the quality of reproduction from all media. We tried colour transparencies, black and white negatives and medium format...

This is quite a complicated piece of machinery and not at all intuitive in setup and operation, so why not provide a printed user’s manual? It is a pain to have to have the scanner software open on the computer while at the same time trying to find the...

The Epson V500 is a very good scanner. It may look expensive but you get a lot for the money. The controlling software is excellent, even if it is a little cranky when run in Windows Vista. We were pleasantly surprised by its exceptional versatility. *

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

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