The Epson Perfection V550 Photo scanner is now available in the USA. Announced a month ago, the Epson Perfection V550 Photo is a new scanner that can automatically remove dust and scratches from damaged film. The V550 can also upload scanned images directly to selected social media and photo sharing sites such as Facebook or Picasa. With a hardware resolution of 6.400ppi, a dMax of 3.4 and built-in transparency unit, the V550 photo scanner can easily scan a wide range of media – from standard photographs, newspapers and A2-sized posters to mounted slides and loose strips of 35mm and medium-format film. The Epson Perfection V550 Photo is now available for $199.