Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V100 PHOTO
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not bad for $35
11 December 2010
Summary: well for $35 plus shipping for a native 3200x9600 8x12 scanner with USB2.0, 2" of lid-play and a film holder, it's not bad. Certainly does a decent job scanning 35mm film which is the reason that I bought it. I do wish the V300 that I won at the same time (got caught between two auctions) had actually come in so I could compare it to this, but I think the V100 is fine for generating 30MP or so from 35mm film.
Summary: Having photo prints I wanted to put on the computer, and an all-in-one printer which refuses to scan photo prints through the rollers, I needed a flat-bed scanner. This one filled the bill perfectly. Though used, it worked fine, and was very easy to operate, so now those photos are on the computer (and some have been emailed to family).
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for older, slower scanner. I liked the option to scan negatives - I also used it to digitize my 50+ film rolls. The resolution and the color is great, its pretty fast for home use and the software is allright. Taking off a star because the buttons (on the scanner) don't really work. I was told that this is a common problem for all usb scanners, nevertheless if you add a button - please make sure it works.
Summary: It was a great bargain. For the price I bought it for it is a really great scanner. Obviously since its old, it doesn't scan as fast or as good as the new 100 dollar scanners that are out there, but for this price it is a great buy.
Summary: I have owned dozens of Epson products and two previous Epson scanners. They have all performed reliably. When my last trusty scanner started to show its age I figured the V100 would be a great replacement. Instead I feel thoroughly cheated by Epson. It has major trouble being properly recognized by the Twain drivers and instead prefers to go into some sort of hardware coma - blinking red or green light mode indefinitely.
Summary: After reading some of the negative comments regarding this scanner I was quite hesitant to buy one, but the price was right, so I did. I was pleasantly surprised. It worked as advertised and the setup was without complications (for my PC at least, it may be different for a Mac). One word of advice; I believe that some people may have had trouble because they did not install the software before they installed the hardware.
Summary: To start with Amazon blew me away with delivery. Ordered one afternoon and it was delivered next AM at 9:30. The scanner itself, was so easy to use, copies of perfect quality. It developed a small glitch with the software, but, there was a PHONE # to call and a LIVE PERSON answered with the expertise to get me going again real fast. A quality experience all around.
Summary: This scanner is a perfect example of "you get what you pay for." It's a cheap piece of crap. I suppose it's okay if you want to scan a snapshot and do nothing to it--but if you want to try the various settings to do something "professional," prepare to be astounded. And confounded. The machine locks up and offers no way to unlock it. Among the most offensive things is that there is no power button.