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Epson Perfection 3170
5.6 out of 10

Epson Perfection 3170

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Overall 8
8.0

Good scanner, solid quality

MovieMan, Amazon
1 November 2010
  • Summary: Good scanner. Louder than i wish while scanning (but not extreme). Wish that push-buttons were a bit more programmable...you can assign some programs/actions, but would like better options. I generally just use the included software rather than the physical buttons. Good quality, fast scans.
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Overall 8
8.0

Can't beat it for the money.

HDS "stewcanoe", Amazon
8 March 2008
  • Summary: Buy this scanner. Sure it's not the latest model, but it is half the price and the sensitivity and resolution are as good as models costing a lot more! You can toss the scanning software. Use the software that came with your photo application like Adobe PhotoShop or PaintShop Pro or whatever.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Performer

Amazonian, Amazon
3 April 2006
  • Summary: The Epson 3190, a pick by the people at CNET, turns out to be a very solid performer for basic scanning. It takes a little over a half a minute to "warm up" once you flip the switch, but rewards you with attractive images.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best quality and features for occasional users

BSR "ChildBeat", Amazon
28 September 2005
  • Summary: Picked one up for about three-quarters of a C-note (USD) at a Sam's Club location mid-2004 and couldn't really be more satisfied. The software/driver package is newbie-friendly while also allowing advanced users some freedom and the included negative holders work well, letting the 3170p turn 35mm...
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Overall 8
8.0

Mostly great scanner with some minor issues ...

S. Sen "sens", Amazon
11 May 2005
  • Summary: I bought this scanner mostly for restoring old photos and scanning old negatives. The scanner was a breeze to install and set up with my system running Windows XP with 512 mb of RAM. Image scanning is very quick at the default setting (300 dpi) and with excellent image quality.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderful scanner, so-so software

Michelle Catherine Marco "friendly neighborhood tech guru", Amazon
7 February 2005
  • Summary: This scanner is a pretty solid piece of hardware. It's downright snappy (fast using USB 1.1, blazing using USB 2.0) and yields very high-quality images. It's not a suitable replacement for a dedicated negative/slide scanner if you do that sort of work often, but the included adapters can do the job...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice scanner, Very poor software.

Alex Vox, Amazon
10 October 2004
  • Summary: I'm kind of having mixed emotions about this one. While it produces some of very decent quality scans , the software that claims to be the help (as the copy function or scan and mail) in fact is the nail in the chair padding.
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Overall 8
8.0

A lot of potential, if you know what you are doing

Erik M. Thiesemann, Amazon
3 October 2004
  • Summary: This scanner was bought as a gift for me, and I've had it at over half a year, long enough to get a feel for it. I don't do a lot of heavy duty scanning, so it has taken me a while to learn this machine. My family's first reaction was "It looks like a Jedi Knight of a scanner.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good desktop scanner, not so great with slides

Kirk Lashley, Amazon
23 August 2004
  • Summary: I got this scanner last year as a christmas present for myself, and its a great scanner for the desktop. Capable of 48 bit colour scans and 16-bit gray scale, with automatic photo finishing effects, it's great. As a desktop scanner, it's excellent.
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Overall 8
8.0

Had some issues, but 3170 performs very well regardless

ffass "ffass", Amazon
28 July 2004
  • Summary: I purchased my Epson 3170 yesterday so I can't give an opinion on extensive usage. Although I had an significant issue with my new scanner I was immediately impressed with the solid build and look of the 3170 so I decided to resolve the issue myself.
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