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Epson Perfection V30
6.9 out of 10

Epson Perfection V30

Outstanding quality. Easy to use. Scan photos and 3D objects Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V30

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Overall 6
6.0

Good scans, but buggy & unprofessional

Jim, rakuten
9 September 2012
  • Summary: - Scans look really good, at least so far. - Installation went well. - The buttons on the scanner don't seem to work (except the power button). The PDF button worked once too, but it took so long (I'm guessing 30 seconds) before there was any response, that I had given up.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not so good for color

Christopher C., Newegg
4 May 2010
  • Summary: The LED really doesn't perform well if the subject cannot lay absolutely flat on the glass. Paperback book covers, for example, tend to wrap around the spine and there is no way to lay them completely flat. With the V30, I get a visible shadow along the edge of the spine.
  • Pros: Quick, no warm up, easy to use. Has auto and advanced modes. Probably just fine for b&w photos, art, and text.
  • Cons: I tried diligently to get colors as correct and bright as from two older CRT scanners (an HP Scanjet from a few years ago, and an ancient Epson 1250). The old workhorses are clearly more accurate and brighter, even without using their advanced settings. Of course, they require warming up and scan...
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre

matthew s., Newegg
13 April 2010
  • Pros: Looks cool.
  • Cons: Bloated software, requires a transformer and still makes big power demands of the USB.
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Overall 6
6.0

scanner seems OK - software is mostly bad shovelware

Pete ZaHutt, Amazon
27 March 2010
  • Summary: The scanner itself seems like a good scanner, but the software is horrible. The Epson Scan app is OK as a stand-alone app, but if you want to scan from within Photoshop like I do, you'll have to use a klunky TWAIN driver. If you use CS4, you'll have to install the TWAIN plug-in.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great quality to price ratio, bad lifespan.

Vort3xxX, Amazon
9 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this for Christmas last year & it died a mere 3 weeks into its service life. Something in the motor / sensor assembly wouldn't calibrate to zero when you power it on. It would just sit there with the LED lit up & stuck near the bottom of the device.
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Overall 6
6.0

Was okay while it worked

Anonymous, Newegg
2 February 2010
  • Pros: Pleased with the speed and quality of the scan, but after about 30 scans, it froze...cant even turn it off without unplugging!
  • Cons: Tried different usb ports and cables, tried reinstalling software, rebooting...all I can get is about 2 or 3 scans, and it freezes up again. So, I am returning it, with hopes of better luck on the next one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good image quality for the price, but...

docbrown88, Amazon
16 May 2009
  • Summary: ...the placement of the usb and power ports is such a glaring design flaw. If you don't use the buttons, or you expect to have this only on the right side of your desk and against the wall, it might not be a big deal. Maybe that's being picky, but it bugged the heck out of me.
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Overall 6
6.0

Epson V300 Scanner

Crater1, Amazon
16 May 2009
  • Summary: Good scanner for the price but I needed slide scanning and the quality is far below my needs and expectations. I will need to send out my slide for scanning but I will keep the Epson V300 for general use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good quality scanner- but program has many flaws

Steve Kelso, Amazon
16 May 2009
  • Summary: This scanner is a good value- very low price and high quality scans. It's lightweight, quiet and the installation was a breeze. So far I've scanned over 2,000 photos and documents.
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Overall 6
6.0

A nice little scanner but the software is slow and the framing is off.

a reader from San Mateo, Amazon
16 May 2009
  • Summary: The setup for this scanner was easy and the price was excellent but the software that comes with the scanner is very slow, taking two minutes to power up after you press one of the command buttons.
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