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.
Summary: [ia] The Perfection 4180 Photo scanner has double the resolution of the 2480 model, and can be used for scanning medium format film frames as well as 35mm negatives or slides. Up to 12 frames of 35mm film, or up to four 35mm mounted slides and six medium format film frames can be accommodated in the transparency unit. . .
Pros: Excellent results at high resolution settings, Accurate colours and tonality, Excellent bundled software
Cons: Dust and moiré removal disabled for print scanning, Can't scan film in Full Auto mode