Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner (First Look Review)5 Aug, 2008 By: Ron LaFon
Professional-level photo scanner offers remarkable flexibility for high-quality scans.
The vast majority of photography today is digital, and thus easily accessible on computers. But a huge body of yesterday's work -- color slides and negatives, black-and-white negatives and transparencies, and color or black-and-white prints -- have been produced using conventional photographic processes and need to be transferred to digital file formats to be usable. Common flatbed scanners often have some sort of attachment for scanning slides, but generally the results are insufficient for professional use. The Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner is a professional-level photo scanner that offers a remarkable amount of flexibility for creating very high-quality scans.
The V700 offers 6,400-dpi optical resolution (9,600-dpi maximum hardware resolution with Epson Micro Step Drive) and 12,800-dpi maximum interpolated resolution. Transparency scanning is at 48-bit color with 4.0 dynamic range and 16-bit grayscale scanning.
The Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner is an advanced professional-level scanner that combines unprecedented 6,400-dpi maximum hardware resolution, 48-bit color scanning with 4.0 Dmax, a new dual-lens scanning system, and a robust feature set.
Bundled software includes LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE, Adobe Photoshop Elements, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR, Epson Scan Driver with Epson Easy Photo Fix, and the Epson Copy utility.
The Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner has an estimated street price of $549.99 and is widely available. The scanner is covered by a one-year warranty that includes access to an automated toll-free help line. Several scanning applications that incorporate a great deal of intelligence help users to get the type of scan they want at resolutions that meet their specific needs. Highly Recommended.