Epson V200 Photo Scanner

June 18, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | Scanners | 10 Comments | |

Epson V200 Photo ScannerThe Epson V200 Photo is a cost effective, high-quality scanner in a compact and slim design. It features 4800dpi optical resolution, Auto Photo Orientation to straighten photos, and a built-in transparency unit with film holding storage. The Epson V200 can scan a range of document sizes, including A4, 35mm strip film x 6 frames and 35mm slide x 4 frames. The Epson V200 Photo will cost £69.99 / $99, available July 2007.

Epson UK Press Release

With Epson’s superior Matrix Charged-Coupled Device™ (CCD) scanning technology, exceptional image quality, high resolution and slim design, the Perfection V200 Photo is the ideal scanning and copying partner for users with restricted space.

18th June 2007 – The Epson Perfection V200 Photo is a compact, stylish photo and film scanner designed to meet the needs of the photo enthusiast.  It features a remarkable 4800dpi optical resolution with Epson Matrix CCD technology for premium image quality. A new Auto Photo Orientation feature will straighten photos, which have been inserted off-angle, on the flatbed to produce a perfectly aligned image.  For added convenience a multiple scan to PDF button has been added, automatically saving documents into PDF format so they are easy to email and file. Hassle-free film scanning is delivered with the built-in transparency unit which scans six frames of 35mm stripfilm or four frames of slides at once. 

With an extendable hinge and fully open lid design, the Perfection V200 Photo scans documents up to 25mm thick with the lid closed. When open fully to 180° it can copy large document formats, crucial for scanning thick textbooks with heavy spines. 

The modern black and silver slim-line body of the Perfection V200 Photo includes four quick-start buttons to immediately access the power on/off, scan to PDF, scan to email and copy making the scanning process fast and convenient, from start to finish. When the power button is selected, the Perfection V200 Photo will start immediately and power down in just three seconds, eliminating unnecessary waiting time once scanning is complete. It is Energy Star compliant and features a power saving mode that is automatically activated after 14.5 minutes of inactivity or immediately under manual operation.

Also in the box is a range of software to help with image manipulation.  The latest version of Epson Scan 3.1 offers up-to-the-minute photo enhancement technology including Auto Photo Orientation.  It analyses the image content to detect the top direction of the image and automatically rotates itself, meaning photos don’t have to be carefully laid out on the scanner. Epson Easy Photo Fix™ offers colour restoration, backlight correction and improved digital dust correction to restore old or faded images and bring them back to life.  Epson Creativity Suite offers a new red-eye reduction feature. In automatic mode, red-eye will reduce automatically, or if preferred users can choose the manual option.  Additional software includes ArcSoft PhotoImpression® 6 and ABBYY FineReader® Sprint 6 Plus

Mark Robinson, Senior Product Manager, Epson UK, says, “In spite of almost all photos now being taken on digital cameras, there remains customer demand for a scanner that is affordable and offers the wide range of features and software necessary for digitising or enhancing photo collections.  The Epson Perfection V200 Photo will satisfy the needs of the home or small office customer who may also want to scan important documents or letters to email.  The Perfection V200 Photo is a high-quality scanner with flexibility to serve the needs of all markets. It is also fully compatible with Epson’s range of Claria Photographic Ink printers for premium quality photo prints.”

Epson Perfection V200 Photo key features:

Stylish and slim black design
4800dpi optical resolution
Superior scanning capabilities with Matrix CCD (12 line colour) scanning technology
Flexible 2-way design for portrait or landscape scanning
Scan thick materials easily with the extendable hinge and fully open 180° scanning
Four quick-start buttons for fast and convenient scanning and copying
Instant start up and power down in only three seconds
Low power consumption and Energy Star compliant
Scan multiple pages to PDF at the touch of a button
Auto Photo Orientation and improved dust removal sensors for hassle-free scanning
Epson Creativity Suite software, including red-eye reduction and ArcSoft Photo Impression® 6 and ABBYY FineReader® Sprint 6 Plus1
Built-in transparency unit with film holding storage
Scan a range of document sizes, including A4, 35mm strip film x 6 frames and 35mm slide x 4 frames
Mac and PC compatible
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connectivity for fast plug and play
1. ABBYY FineReader 5 Sprint Plus for Mac

Epson America Press Release


Epson Perfection V200 Photo Offers High-Quality 4800 dpi at $99

LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 25, 2007 – Designed for Chief Memory Officers™ and active photo enthusiasts, Epson America, Inc. today announced the Perfection® V200 Photo, its newest consumer scanner featuring a high-quality 4800 dpi optical resolution – for only $99. Equipped with the ability to scan photos or film with just one touch, scan 3D objects with the unique high-rise 180-degree lid and offer features such as photo restoration and Advanced Digital Dust and Scratch Correction, the versatile Perfection V200 offers remarkable results.

“At Epson America, we strive to enhance the value our products deliver and exceed our customers’ expectations for imaging technology,” said Grace Huang, senior product manager, Epson America, Inc. “Without question, the Epson Perfection V200 Photo is a breakthrough scanner that offers an amazing degree of high-quality 4800 dpi at just $99.”

The Perfection V200 Photo features 4800 dpi optical resolution with 48-bit color scanning and 3.2 dynamic range for high quality scans of images, documents and objects with brilliant clarity and accuracy. Furthermore, its four convenient front panel one-touch buttons make it simple for users to scan, copy directly to e-mail or produce PDFs to facilitate sharing and archiving.  Scanning to e-mail, copying and producing PDFs is easy and affordable.

For more advanced photo enthusiasts, the Perfection V200 Photo offers precision film scanning to create enlargements up to 14 by 21 inches and features an innovative high-rise lid to accommodateoversized and 3D objects, also making it a natural choice for scapbookers who like to create custom background pages. It is also equipped with a built-in transparency unit to scan 35mm slides and negatives with ease and offers one-touch restoration of faded color photos. 

The Perfection V200 Photo comes with Epson Easy Photo Fix® for automatic color restoration of faded photos, dust removal and grain reduction, Epson Creativity Suite which includes ArcSoft PhotoImpression™ 6 (PhotoImpression 5 for Mac), ABBYY® Fine Reader® 6 Sprint Plus (ABBYY® Fine Reader® 5 Sprint Plus for Mac). The scanner is compatible with popular programs including Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Macintosh OS X 10.2.08 and later, and is also TWAIN compliant.

The Epson Perfection V200 Photo comes with a one-year limited warranty. To learn more about the Perfection V200 Photo and other Epson scanners, please visit or call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) for more information.

About Epson America, Inc.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

Epson V200 Photo Scanner

Epson V200 Photo Scanner

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#1 Peter Kilmister

I had two of Epson V100 scanners and both had the same fault, that is the higes on the lid breaking and rendering them inoperable.

I am wondering if Epson has addressed this problem with the V200. The case looks the same as the V100.

Its a pity about the V100, it gave good results on print scans, but this is of no use if the unit falls to pieces.

6:41 am - Thursday, September 20, 2007

#2 Jason Brice

I have Epson V200, which I am very pleased with but I have a problem when scanning negs, It sometimes performs an automatic crop and I can not find an obvious answer?
Any help would be nice.

5:19 pm - Thursday, December 27, 2007

#3 M Anderson

What's the difference between the V100 and the V200 scanner? Is the 200 a newer version of the 100?

4:51 pm - Wednesday, February 20, 2008

#4 j b coleclough

dear sir,
i have a epson V200, but i need something, that scans black and white negs, to print photos, i have a collection of negs from 1929 up to 1960, can you help

8:23 pm - Sunday, March 2, 2008


I recently purchased a V200 scanner and I have the same question as one of the other owners. I did not see any aswers posted , so I'll asked the question again. How do I get the entire page to scan and avoid the automatic crop. It crops it too tight and I don't like it.


3:47 pm - Tuesday, March 11, 2008

#6 Ricker Polsdorfer

Wy don't you answer any of these questions?

6:20 pm - Saturday, April 5, 2008

#7 Mark Goldstein

Epson have kindly provided some answers to your questions...

1. Peter - In most cases the hinges are broken through accidental damage. When the lid is put into the vertical position it can be accidently knocked putting undue pressure on the hinges , When the lid is put into the vertical position if it is then lifted up a bit more the lid can the be laid down horizontally lessen the chance of hinges getting broken , it also needs to be lifted that bit more to enable thicker documents to be placed on the scanner unit.

2. Jason - It sounds like they are scanning negatives in the Auto Mode, when scanning negatives it is best when opening up Epson scan changing it to Professional Mode and change Document type from Reflective to Film, then Film Type to either Colour Negative or B&W Negative Film and make sure that the Normal View is selected , then you can draw Marquee around the individual negative.

3. M Anderson - The main difference between the V100 and the V200 is the Optical Resolution the V100 has a resolution of 3200 x 9600 dpi the V200 has a resolution of 4800 x 9600 dpi

4. j b coleclough - The Perfection V200 is capable of scanning black and white negatives but only 35mm size , if you have negatives dating back to 1929 you will probably need a scanner that will be capable of doing medium format 6 x 12 cm so the V500 would probably suite your needs.

- To stop the automatic cropping, when opening up Epson Scan you need to change it from Auto Mode to Professional Mode,

5. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - click on the Preview button on the bottom left hand side, making sure Normal View is selected, this will make the scanner scan the entire scanner bed when the preview window opens do a Marquee of the area of the image or document.

9:19 am - Thursday, May 29, 2008

#8 Edhi Prabawa

How can I use it in Linux Mint 8 Helena? Where can I get the driver for it?
thanks for your attention.

3:12 am - Monday, March 8, 2010

#9 Anne-Mette Bering

Epson perfection V 200 Photo: Where is the carriage lock??

1:23 pm - Sunday, August 22, 2010

#10 Tufty

Epson V200 scanner.
When in preview or scan mode as the carriage moves across a lound clicking sound is heard and the copy is blurred.
The scanner has not done very much work and has been well looked after.
Anybody any thoughts please.
Kind regards

12:39 pm - Sunday, December 25, 2011