Summary: I spent a long time searching for scanners and reading reviews before I selected this one. I could not decide between this one and the kind that you feed individually. Those look much easier and faster but people kept complaining about the quality of the images so I went with the V300. Also I have about 30 slides to scan which only flatbed type scanners can do (to my knowledge). I could take them somewhere and have them do it but it would be handy to do it myself.
In use with Fedora 14, Fedora 19 (info for Fedora drivers included)
Ali Julia, Amazon
23 October 2011
Summary: I am a heavy scanner user. I use a scanner to scan not only paperwork, but my mini quilt fabric art. This scanner did a great job on paperwork, but it did not do a good job on items that are not totally flat against the glass or don't cover the entire glass. This is my first LED lights scanner (third scanner overall), and LED lights are not strong enough to overpower the light that comes into the areas that are not totally flat against the screen.
Some what disappointed but hope to work through the limitations
3 October 2011
Summary: I bought the product to get better scan quality. It does that but only through a computer and the computer soft ware programs control the quality to include size adjustments. I am at this time unable to scan in B&W and reproduce that scan in the same exact size.
Summary: I bought this scanner to scan old slides, as a lot of us are now doing. However, after a few dozen slides, a bright green/yellow line appeared and now it's in all the scans. It is not on the original slides, it is an artifact of the scanner. Likely it is from the bulb used in the transparency scanning process. Scans of photos do not have the green line.
Summary: The V300 scanner performs very well. However, the slide/negative feature will only scan 35mm format film. You will not be able to scan larger negative/slide sizes such as medium format. If you have slides/negatives larger than 35mm, you will need a Model 4490 or above that states it can also scan medium format. If you only need to scan 35mm format film, the V300 scans that format very well.
Summary: The USB and power connectors are in a strange, inconvenient location, and the power button sometimes launches the Epson Scan utility (depending what applications you have open in Windows) instead of powering the unit off. Other than that it's a good performer and quite speedy at scanning images.