Conclusion: The inclusion of a CCD sensor in the comparatively inexpensive Epson Perfection V37 improves the quality of colour scans, in comparison with a CIS-based scanner. Scans are reasonably quick and the supplied software provides quick and easy transfer of documents and photos to email, printer or PDF, with full OCR if required. Cabling is unnecessarily untidy, but that’s really the only niggle in what is otherwise a low-cost device that scans above its weight.
Pros: Extending hinge for book scans, OCR direct to Word and Excel, Good software bundle
Cons: Sockets at front mean ugly cables, Separate mains power supply, Larger footprint than some competitors