Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner Review – A Mid-Ranged Scanner Delivering Average Results

With the Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner, all those old slides and negatives located inside shoeboxes found at your attic can be turned into digital copies. If you’re thinking about getting a run-of-the-mill scanner, then perhaps you’re thinking about document scanning. Those won’t do you any good with regards to your current problem. With Epson’s Photo Scanner, you’re old slides and negatives can be turned, and even enhanced into viewable, and even sharable digital imprints.

Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner Review - A Mid-Ranged Scanner Delivering Average Results

The Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner is Not Your Typical Scanner

The Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner is aimed for people who finds the pricier V700 model to be too much for their scanning tastes but still wants to get a hold of a serious scanner. For comparisons sake, it has an LED light source much like the Canon MP980 but Epson’s contender has twice the area of Canon’s offering.

In a nutshell, the Epson Perfection V600 packs some impressive features. These include a 6,400 x 9,600 dpi optical resolution, film scanning of up to 120/220 film size in medium format, digital CIE for both prints and film, a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port, 3.4 Dmax, an LED light source that requires no warm-up (turn the unit on and it’s ready to use), and an included Photoshop Elements software for a complete photo retouching experience.

Admittedly, the V600 does not produce film and negative scans as good as that of the company’s own V700 or V750 models. However, it does outperform other inexpensive flatbeds. Also, a feature that can be found in other photo scanners is the ability to automatically calibrate the scanner. Sadly, this cannot be found on Epson’s V600.

Epson delivers a valiant attempt in delivering what the V600 is intended to do – scanning old slides and negatives. In this regard, it does hold up to what it advertises. Digital renditions of said slides and negatives have been made into a more digitally-friendly version of their former selves. However, seeing the final images on a screen may look astounding for the untrained eye. For those who want to get gritty on the details, then you will find that this quality does not match up to other scanners that are found within the same price class.

Therefore, if you can live with a scanner that delivers average performance and are a true-blue Epson fan, then perhaps the Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner can still land a place in your wishlist. However, do not believe the “Perfection” in its name as it is very much far from it.


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