Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V500 Photo
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Good hardware, Poor software
Vote for Pedro, B&H Photo
28 July 2015
Excerpt: The Epson V550 gets the job done for document scanning is a good option for inexpensive, high resolution photo print scanning. For negatives, there are much better options, but nothing at this price, though you sacrifice details. I had the previous version, the V500, and it felt sturdier than this.
Excerpt: I am scanning mostly documents. I replaced a V100 with the V550. The 550 seems to use the same clunky software that came with the V100. While the scanner is fast (much faster than the 100), the software does it's best to slow you down.
Summary: I debated over the 550 or the 370. I am mostly using this for scanning pictures and kid's artwork. I read the reviews and was under the impression that it came with the Arcsoft Scan-n-stictch software, but it doesn't. The 370 does, I wish now I would have gone with it.
Summary: The first one I received was defective and had to return. Additionally, the USB cord was also defective. The replacement scanned 35 mm film ok but could not scan my 35mm slides as the holder was too large. The unit is not equipped to scan 10mm film.
Summary: Like the scanner - very easy to get up and running. But I am totally not impressed with the film holders. I don't think plastic can flow any thinner..! For a repetitive use item "Come On" put some plastic in it... ! The film frame is Very flimsy! I expect it to be broke within a month.