Summary: I bought the Epson Perfection V300 to replace another scanner that stopped working. It is a very nice scanner that does much more than I expected. The price was reasonable and it was easy to set up. I do not particularly like the cord on the front side, but overall, I would buy another.
The Epson V300 is a best buy for the home enthusiast!
27 October 2011
Summary: This scanner is top notch for the home enthusiast. Epson provides the latest drivers and software for Windows 7 x86 and x64. The resolution is excellent for OCR and photos, and the downloadable scanning software from Epson can be used from within your favorite software applications or as a stand alone application itself. The V300 has a high-rise 180 degree lid for scanning difficult items like pages from a book, without that 'warped' final scan look.
Summary: I purchased the scanner to do scannography. This scanner has an LED light source which is not as well suited to this type of scanning art as is the flourescent tube light source of an Epson Perfection 3200 because the light is more soft and diffused (my opinion). That being said, this is an excellent scanner for scanning documents, photos, and 35mm film. It has a small foot-print, weighs next to nothing, looks good on your desk.