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Epson Perfection V500 Photo
7.0 out of 10

Epson Perfection V500 Photo

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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT, especially for an "amateur".

Nemo, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Scanning photos collected for the past 50 years. Large, small, clear, faded, B&W, color, all manners of curly. V550 does a great job recovering lost detail. Easy installation - important for a computer illiterate like me.
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution
  • Cons: Slow
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Suzham, B&H Photo
17 March 2015
  • Excerpt: My previous flat bed scanner was bought in 1998. It made accurate copies. It scanned pictures well. It wore out. I did a lot of research before I bought this scanner, because I use it for photo restoration. I had great expectations that in the 25 years since the previous scanner, that I would be wowed by the improved technology. I'm disappointed, the quality of scans is much less than the old one. The copy function is worthless.
  • Cons: Difficult Setup, Inaccurate Color, Inaccurate Scans
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good with one caveat

ABHalsey, B&H Photo
11 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Works very well, although the film holder is poor. It is hard to get the film to stay in place, and almost impossible if the film is curled. Other than that it works very well. Slides are not a problem.
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Widely Compatible
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Overall 10
10

Epson Scan Artist

Wolfspit, B&H Photo
24 February 2015
  • Excerpt: The V550 does exactly what it promised and the learning curve is not steep. We're getting great quality digital copies of slides and photos with a setting at 600 DPI. We have hundreds of old slides and photos from the 1970's and some even older. We wanted to preserve them for family and this machine is allowing us to do that. I sort through slides and pick out 4 at a time to scan. I load the 4 onto the holder, then push "scan.
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
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Overall 10
10

A great scanner...

Cole, B&H Photo
17 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I just scanned over 300 negatives with my new Epson v550 and it worked perfectly.
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
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Overall 8
8.0

Good scans for the price

The Bunny, B&H Photo
5 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I purchased this scanner mainly for digitizing thousands of slides. I had considered a dedicated film scanner before, but this flatbed scanner is more versatile and very economical. The scanner does not automatically work with Linux OS and the drivers provided on the Epson website are no good. My previous Epson printers and scanners work fine with Linux.
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: No Linux Support, Poor Software, Slow
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Overall 10
10

Excellent performance at a bargain price

DVision productions, B&H Photo
16 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I am very impressed with the scan quality of documents, photos and slides. Slide scans come out better than using my older Nikon Coolscan 4000ED! Lots of great options as well as auto/semi auto user settings. Epson scan software is intuitive and easy to use. Only bummer is the Epson Scan software closes after each scan and you must restart the software for the next scan (only a few seconds to load however).
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Resolution
  • Cons: Software Closes Post Scan
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Overall 10
10

exceeded expectations

rosiehaller, B&H Photo
13 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I have over 2,000 family slides, most of which are over 40 years old. I bought this scanner rather than send them out to a service, because I knew I wanted to color correct and retouch each image. I might as well scan them myself. The software that comes with this scanner allows me to do most of the clean up during the scan. The film grain reduction and Digital ICE for dust works wonders!
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution
  • Cons: Poor Documentation, Poor support
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Scanner! (Be Warned: DIGITAL ICE does not work on printed images - only film/slides)

Dennis Haynes, Amazon
2 January 2015
  • Summary: This printer was an amazingly good purchase. It's ability to scan slides, negatives and other film AND color fix old photos is fantastic and easy. THE ONE DOWNSIDE is that Epson expands on the virtues of the "Digital ICE" software that can remove scratches from old photos and what they don't care to mention is that it ONLY WORKS ON NEGATIVES, SLIDES AND OTHER FILM....NOT PRINTED PICTURES.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great scanner

John, B&H Photo
1 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Needed one to scan my medium format films and it did the job.
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