Epson Perfection V600 Photo

September 3, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | Scanners | 6 Comments | |
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The Epson Perfection V600 Photo is a new energy-efficient scanner for photographers. The Epson V600 has low power consumption for maximum efficiency and no warm-up time for instant scanning, plus 6400dpi optical resolution and 3.4DMAX optical density for film scanning. It also features a built-in Transparency Unit (TPU) that supports full panoramic medium format film and supports both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard. The Epson V600 will be available from 5th October 2009 for £259.99 / $249.99.

Epson UK Press Release

Epson® Perfection V600 Photo, an energy-efficient scanner for photographers

1 September, 2009 – Epson today announces the launch of its Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner. With the ability to scan, restore and archive an extensive range of films and prints at fast speeds, the V600 has low power consumption for maximum efficiency and no warm-up time for instant scanning. With 6400dpi optical resolution and 3.4DMAX optical density for film scanning, the Epson Perfection V600 Photo creates high-quality images, meeting the photo and film reproduction needs of photographers.

Richard Aplin, Product Manager, Epson UK, commented: “The Epson Perfection V600 Photo allows advanced photo enthusiasts to create exceptionally high-quality digital archives. Scanning is fast and efficient with Epson’s pioneering ReadyScan LED technology, while dust and scratches can be easily removed on films and photos, allowing images to be restored to their former glory.”

The Epson Perfection V600 Photo features a built-in Transparency Unit (TPU) that supports full panoramic medium format film. Users have the ability to create digital archives from photos, 35mm filmstrips, mounted slides and medium format full panoramic film (6x22cm), making it ideal for preserving important memories and images, as well as photographic reproduction for printing.

ENERGY STAR® compliant, Epson’s innovative ReadyScan LED technology minimises power consumption. With the added benefit of no warm-up time, scanning can start as soon as the power is turned on and the scanning of reflective targets is 1.5 times faster than previous models.

Epson Scan software has been upgraded and now supports Windows 7 and Snow Leopard, has a re-sizeable preview window, user defined preference naming and intelligent auto exposure for film scanning. Epson Scan is designed to make scanning easy with its Automatic and Home mode, whilst the needs of the advanced user are addressed with the Professional mode.

Additional software includes Epson Event Manager v2.3 for Scan Button management, Adobe® PhotoShop® Elements 7[1] and ABBYY® FineReader® 6 Sprint Plus[2]. The stylish new design complements Epson’s range of consumer products.

Epson Perfection V600 Photo key features summary:
·      High-quality 6400 dpi film and photo scanner with ReadyScan LED technology for instant-on, energy-efficient scanning
·      Dust and scratch removal from films and photos with DIGITAL ICE Technologies
·      Scan a wide range of photo and film formats
·      Scan to multi-page searchable PDF
·      RRP including VAT, £259.99- available 5 October, 2009

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#1 Toronto photographer

sounds great! thanks for the useful info!

3:26 pm - Thursday, September 3, 2009

#2 Rob Rosetti

Very interesting!
Probably my next Christmas gift! :)
Hope to find soon a review.

7:48 am - Saturday, September 5, 2009

#3 slickness black

And I just bought a V700 8(

Quick ! Quick ! a test review ! 8)

12:25 am - Tuesday, November 3, 2009

#4 Rob Rosetti

@slickness black: the epson V700 is much better scanner than the V600. Indeed, the V600 is only a minor update of the old V500. You've done the right choice, in my opinion. :)

Anyway, film scanners are still very requested and appreciated: a lot of people have started with digital, just to discover the magic of film photography. So I'll wait for a review of the V600 ! :)

8:48 am - Tuesday, November 3, 2009

#5 LED GU10

Does anyone know how this compares to the V700?

11:50 am - Friday, August 20, 2010

#6 Toronto Wedding Photographer

This is a great scanner. Even though it is a few years old now, it still does a great job. We also use high end Epson printers for many of our prints.

3:54 pm - Friday, December 30, 2011