Summary: Product is easy to set up and use. It does have some misleading nomenclature as mentioned by other reviewers ("home", "office" etc). Scans of old black/white photos are sharp. Have not yet tried to scan slides. Satisfied so far.
Summary: I read the other reviews, but I guess I didn't quite believe that the scanner could be this good at such a great price. I bought a scanner when they first came out for professional use. It was expensive, over $500, clunky, slow and as complicated a piece of software/hardware I had ever dealt with, so part of my enthusiasm may come from the leaps technology has made in recent years.
Works Good but you need extra software for PDF docs on the Mac
D. Parikh "Dave_P", Amazon
1 August 2012
Summary: I purchased the product so that I could scan documents in and copy part of the documents into a word document. The software provided seems to create pdf files, but they seem to be in image fromat only. You cannot highlight the text and copy it say to a word document. After I purchased the product I went on their website, and it indicated that --- Creating a searchable PDF (Windows only): You can create a PDF file with search functionality, so that you can look for words...
Summary: One of the main reasons I purchased this scanner was to scan old slides. While it scanned photos fine I could not get it to scan slides and called the Help Desk at Epson. The woman I talked to was not able to help me and thought it was a hardware problem. The company sent me another scanner free although I had to give them my credit card # for them to charge until they got the old scanner back.
Summary: I bought this scanner after looking at a few other models and looking over the reviews. I decided on this one because of the ability to scan negatives and I'm so glad I did! I've mostly scanned a bunch of my daughters artwork and I have been pleased with the speed and quality of this scanner so far.
Summary: I initially bought the V30 Scanner but discovered it's NOT for 35MM film or slides, but for actual photos and documents. Obviously, I misread the comments section on Amazon. After returning that to Amazon, I bought the V300 and I'm pretty happy with it. I initially bought a cheap scanner from CVS and while it worked OK, it was clumsy to use and required a huge amount of work on PhotoShop after scanning images.
Summary: I was looking to buy a scanner to convert old 126 format slides to ditigal images. After contacting Epson about the Perfection V300 Photo Scanner I was told it would scan them but that it wasn't supported. I went ahead and ordered it and I'm very happy with the outcome. It scanned the slides very well although some where cut off at the top. I just turned them sideways and they came out fine. All in all, very happy with the product.