Conclusion: The Epson Perfection 4180 Photo scanner offers better photo scan quality for both prints and film than most flatbed scanners. And the claimed 4,800-ppi optical resolution is more than most people will ever need. We've seen as good or better scans from less expensive scanners, however.
Pros: Better scan quality than most flatbed scanners, particularly for slides. Color restore feature for faded photos. Claimed 4,800 pixel-per-inch (ppi) optical resolution.
Cons: Dust and grain reduction features work with film only. OCR program had trouble reading Times New Roman fonts.