Epson Perfection V750 Pro Flatbed Scanner

Rating: 4.5/5 ★★★★½ 

slide scanner

Price £669

The Epson V750 pro is a high end flatbed scanner that boasts an exceptional image processing resolution not only for scans with traditional film media but also for its handling of transparent slide and negative media of various sizes.

While it’s generally recommended to favor a dedicated slide scanner for high end scanning, the V750 pro and its little brother the V700 give even the top end dedicated scanners a run for their money when it comes to quality; packing a punch well above its price tag.

Both models come with almost identical hardware (the V750 also includes an anti-reflective lens coating) operating a dual lens system which selects the appropriate lens according to the desired resolution and media type. It’s this system along with Epsons arrangement of CCD sensors that provide optical resolutions of a very impressive 6400dpi.  Along with this the product boasts a very high VMAX (measure of detail within dark areas) of 4 giving darker scans clarity and depth. The integration of Digital ICE works well at removing dust and scratches, adding a little time to the scan period but saving much post editing.

A great advantage of the large flatbed design is the flexibility to accept a wide variety of media. The bed size of 8×12 inches can be used to scan any large film material, but it comes with holders for many common film types from 35mm film strip to 4×5 inch flat film making the product a good choice for someone with a varied collection to scan.

The Bundled Epson scan software includes its own version of colour correction and dust removal software which do leave a bit to be desired. While both models come with adobe elements The V700 comes with Laser soft SilverFast SE6 whereas the V750 comes with SilverFast Ai6 and Monaco EZ colour, which is really the main difference between the two.

While the V700 can scan at a dazzling resolution, if you are serious about getting the highest quality results the upgrade to Silverfast Ai software bundled with the V750 is recommended; the program is highly regarded by many for its ability to squeeze the most out of scans enhancing the image to the highest level of quality.

 

Scanner Type: Flatbed color image scanner

Optical Sensor: Color Epson MatrixCCD™ line sensor

Optical Resolution:

Epson Dual Lens System

4800 dpi and 6400 dpi

Hardware Resolution:

4800 x 9600 dpi

6400 x 9600 dpi with Micro Step Drive™ technology

Maximum Resolution: 12,800 x 12,800 dpi

Effective Pixels:

40,800 x 56,160 (4800 dpi)

37,760 x 62,336 (6400dpi)

Color Bit Depth: 48-bit internal / external1

Grayscale Bit Depth: 16-bit internal / external1

Optical Density: 4 Dmax

Maximum Scan Area: 8.5″ x 11.7″

Light Source: White cold cathode flourescent lamp

Scanning Speed:

High-speed mode: 4800 dpi

Color 10.8 msec / line

Monochrome 10.8 msec / line

 

Transparency Size: 8″ x 10″

Supported Film Size:

35 mm mounted slides (12 frames)

35 mm film strips (24 frames)

Medium format strips 2 1/4″, 120 / 220, 6 x 20 cm (2 – 6 frames)

4″ x 5″ film (2 frames)

8″ x 10″ film area guide

Dust/Scratch Removal: Fluid mount tray and film guide for wet mount film scanning (Mounting fluid and supplies not included)

 

Buttons: 1 button: Start

Software:

Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix™ technology2

Epson Copy Utility

LaserSoft Imaging™ SilverFast® SE 62

Adobe® Photoshope® Elements

ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR

MonacoEZcolor™

 

 

Connectivity

Scanner Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 (FireWire)

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows Requirements

Pentium® III equivalent or higher processor

256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

350 MB HD space (1 GB recommended)

DVD-ROM drive

USB 1.1 – Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition / XP Professional or Windows XP x64 Edition. Hi-Speed USB 2.0: Windows 2000 Professional (with Service Pack 4), Windows XP Home Edition / XP Professional or Windows XP x64 Edition. IEEE 1394 (FireWire) – Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition/XP Professional or Windows XP x64 Edition3

Macintosh Requirements

PowerPC® G4 500 MHz or higher with built-in USB

256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

732 MB HD space (1 GB recommended)

DVD-ROM drive

USB 1.1 – Macintosh OS X 10.2.x – 10.4.x. Hi-Speed USB 2.0: Macintosh OS X 10.2.7 – 10.4.x. IEEE 1394 (FireWire) – Macintosh OS X 10.2.x – 10.4.x

 

General

Reliability: MCBF: 100,000 cycles

Operating Temperature: 41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C)

Operating Humidity:

Operating

10 – 80%

Storage

10 – 85% (no condensation)

Rated Voltage: AC 100 – 120 V

Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz

Power Consumption: 32 W

Dimensions: 12″ x 20″ x 6″ (W x D x H)

Weight: 14.5 lb

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