Summary: The scanner is easy to setup and the quick start guide was easy to follow. Up and running within 10 minutes. Most of the time was installing the included software. The Mac and Windows versions included. It took about 10 minutes to scan 4 slides at the highest resolution.
Summary: I've been a professional digital image specialist for over 12 years, literally starting this career path scanning book covers. Over the years, I've found that Epson is the finest consumer grade brand for scanners and printers. The V330 is no exception.
Summary: I had an old epson perfection way back from around 2000 or so and it was great. I remember it was a bit contrasty but pretty close to an exact match to the real thing. and by that I mean I scanned a magazine and them looked at the actual magazine next to the monitor and it looked close.
Summary: I mainly bought this scanner to scan my 35mm film negatives. I have scanned nearly 150 negatives, and so far the results are great. If the image is well exposed it comes out great. Even if the image is underexposed or overexposed it stills comes out great.
Summary: I purchased this scanner due to a recommendation from two friends who used one to scan in slides. I have hundreds of slides of our kids growing up, fishing trips, camping and so on. This scanner does an EXCELLENT job. I scanned them in on "Full Auto" mode at 600 DPI. 600 will do fine.
Summary: I bought this scanner to replace a not very old Epson that had seen only moderate use but one day decided to stop working (hardware issue). I chose it because I have something like 30 years worth of negatives and I had scanned only a few with the old.
Summary: I'm extremely pleased I selected this photo scanner instead of one of the stand alone slide scanners. My primary purpose for the scanner will be to scan over 5,000 35m slides. When I'm done I'll still have a use for it since I have thousands of still photos to scan.