Epson Perfection V200 Photo Flatbed Scanner

48 bit Color - 16 bit Grayscale - USB - MPN: B11B188011
Product Details
Description
The Epson Perfection V200 Photo brilliantly scans photos, film and even 3D objects. With automatic scanning, 4800 dpi resolution and a convenient, high-rise lid, this versatile performer makes it easy to accomplish virtually any scanning project.Scan images to e-mail, copy photos and documents for archiving purposes, scan film for frame-ready enlargements, or scan books and magazine layouts. You can even restore faded color photos and use them in your scrapbooking layouts. Or, use the Built-in Transparency Unit to conveniently scan slides and negatives. However you use this full-featured model, you're sure to get remarkable results.
Quick Glance
Scanner Type Flatbed Scanner
Interface Connection 1 x USB 2.0 USB
Max Vertical Scan Size 11.7 in
Scan Depth 48 bit Color / 16 bit Grayscale
Green Compliance Yes
Expert Reviews
Epson Perfection V200 Photo
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 4, 2008

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User Reviews
Decent scanner for the money!
4 Star Review   By member bluemindscape - Mar 27, 2008   

Strengths: Good quality scans.

Weakness: Inconvenient location of power and USB plugs located in the front next to the power/PDF/Mail/print buttons.

I've had my Epson V200 scanner for a few weeks now and have found that it was easy to setup and is easy to use. I bought this scanner to replace another one that worked great, but would not work with my new Vista OS. The hardware has a slim design and a side-opening high-capacity lid for bound material. The software has three modes: Auto, Home and Advanced. The “Auto” mode is just that, press the button and it scans the image (or images) into a directory of your choice. “Home” adds more options like backlight correction, dust removal and color restoration. “Advanced” gives you full access to the software’s features. Scans are very rapid through USB 2.0 interface. The image recognition is great. Place three, 4x6 photos on the platen and it produces three separate image files. It also scans up to four slides and six frames on a negative. I've used it to scan prints, negatives and slides so far and the results have been excellent. Also, unless you chose a specific application to use all the time, it is slightly inconvenient to have to make the application selection every time you switch on and start to make scans. Lastly, this scanner does have a functional problem with its power and USB plugs located in the front next to the power/PDF/Mail/print buttons. The location of the plugs is counterintuitive and is an annoyance with the cables running to the front of their desk. If you move the scanner such that the cables are to the back, but then the buttons are further away! Except for the few inconveniences noted above, I am very pleased with this product considering its purchase price of less than $80.

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Decent product for the money!
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Good scan quality, easy to use.

Weakness: Location of power and USB cord in front next to buttons.

I've had my Epson V200 scanner for a few weeks now and have found that it was easy to setup and is easy to use. I bought this scanner to replace another one that worked great, but would not work with my new Vista OS. The hardware has a slim design and a side-opening high-capacity lid for bound material. The software has three modes: Auto, Home and Advanced. The “Auto” mode is just that, press the button and it scans the image (or images) into a directory of your choice. “Home” adds more options like backlight correction, dust removal and color restoration. “Advanced” gives you full access to the software’s features. Scans are very rapid through USB 2.0 interface. The image recognition is great. Place three, 4x6 photos on the platen and it produces three separate image files. It also scans up to four slides and six frames on a negative. I've used it to scan prints, negatives and slides so far and the results have been excellent. Also, unless you chose a specific application to use all the time, it is slightly inconvenient to have to make the application selection every time you switch on and start to make scans. Lastly, this scanner does have a functional problem with its power and USB plugs located in the front next to the power/PDF/Mail/print buttons. The location of the plugs is counterintuitive and is an annoyance with the cables running to the front of their desk. If you move the scanner such that the cables are to the back, but then the buttons are further away! Except for the few inconveniences noted above, I am very pleased with this product considering its purchase price of less than $80.

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EPSON V200 SCANNER
4 Star Review   By member felund - Mar 20, 2008   

Strengths: EASY SETUP & USE. LOW PRICE.

Weakness: OCR

I have had a Microtek and two HP scanners. This Epson outperforms them all with ease of setup and use. I had a pile of prints and slides waiting to be scanned, so when this unit arrived, I immediately put it to extensive use. The results have exceeded my expectations for such a reasonable priced scanner!

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No good for film
2 Star Review   By member TechTime - Mar 8, 2008   

Strengths: inexpensive

Weakness: very poor focus; unsharp mask doesn't help

Don't be suckered in by all the glowing reviews you may read on other sites. - This scanner is designed to handle film, and it will scan in film, for sure. But, the image is so blurry you'd be better off having your film developed at the worst 1-hour lab available. - For example, I scanned some 35mm negatives of closeups of computer circuit boards (taken to show part numbers, etc.) and all but the very largest letters are unreadable. I used special macro lenses for these photos, and, using an 8x magnifier over a fluorescent lamp, these negatives are proven to be razor sharp -- one can easily read even the smallest print on the tiny SMD resistors. Even the prints from the "el cheapo" lab I originally used are better than these scanned images. - As mentioned in the cons section, the unsharp mask is of little use in restoring focus. Besides, as anyone familiar with digital imagery knows, there's always a setback to "enhancing" an image, and the included software offers no exception -- use unsharp and you'll find your image bestowed with a mottled appearance. As always, the more you unsharp, the worse the mottling. - As a comparitive example, I scanned in a microfiche on an old UMAX AstraNet 5420 at its maximum hardware resolution (1200x2400) and even that was sharper than the V200's scan at the same resolution. Edges of characters on paper documents are also blurrier on the V200. You'd think that a scanner with 4x the hardware resolution of the old UMAX would produce a superior image at the same resolution (which doesn't even tax the V200). Think again. Is Epson fudging their specs even more than competitive brands? hmm... - I'm an electronics tech, but I haven't opened the unit up, so I don't know whether the focus is factory adjustable and I just got home with a lemon. I suspect, especially considering the price of this unit, it's probably a snap-n-go assembly, which would mean all units are likely similarly out of focus. - The focus improves the closer the source material is to the glass. The problem is, you can't get closer THAN the glass, of course, and I suspect tweaking the focus internally -- if feasible via factory adjustment or washers, etc. -- would likely reduce the available scanning margins. So, unless you're ONLY going to scan film, refocusing probably is a bad idea, especially since it will also void all warranties. - I can recommend this scanner as a paper document scanner only. It's cheap enough to make you happy with it for that purpose. But, if you want a scanner that will make crisp images from film, look elsewhere.

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Worth the price
4 Star Review   By member oberer - Mar 7, 2008   

Strengths: Esay to use, good scans

Weakness: Poorly designed cable connections

This Epson scanner replaces my Canon CanoScan D1250U2F and I chose Epson because I was disappointed with Canon's quality. I love the fact that this scanner opens sideways which uses less space and makes it feel more like a xerox copier when you operate it from the side. But now that the lid opens ancored on the long side, the pushbuttons are at the far end. If I turn the scanner around so that the pushbuttons face me, the cables stick out on the right side. The small cable channel may hide the cables but the USB connector still sticks out about two inches. The software was easy to install even though took a while. I haven't needed the manual yet and the scan results exceed my expectations. Overall, it's a good scanner for the price.

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Great for the money to digitize print
5 Star Review   By member dennyyim - Jan 25, 2008   

Strengths: Simple to use, Single button with automatic settings. You can do a lot of photos pretty quick. Colors come out excellent in my view.

Weakness: Don't expect too much for scanning color negative.

I already had a Canon LiDE 20 which I used for scanning documents. I like the Canon for it small size and no addition power cable needed. Just an USB cable. However, scanning picture is not very good. I do some research and decided on the Epson V200 photo. It was on sale for $69.99 + tax and shipping. The scanner is very simple to hook up and the software seem to be better than the Canon one. The 1-push button actually work. You can put the photo in and push the button wait for a while it is done. You can just repeat than without touching the keyboard. I got a lot of photos I need to digitize for keepsake. This will help accelerate the process. The Epson is also faster compare to the Canon. I also play a little bit with scanning negative but the result is not as good as the print scan without any retouching. Anyway, I would recommend anyone to buy this scanner if they primary scanning prints.

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Product Details
Description
The Epson Perfection V200 Photo brilliantly scans photos, film and even 3D objects. With automatic scanning, 4800 dpi resolution and a convenient, high-rise lid, this versatile performer makes it easy to accomplish virtually any scanning project.Scan images to e-mail, copy photos and documents for archiving purposes, scan film for frame-ready enlargements, or scan books and magazine layouts. You can even restore faded color photos and use them in your scrapbooking layouts. Or, use the Built-in Transparency Unit to conveniently scan slides and negatives. However you use this full-featured model, you're sure to get remarkable results.
Quick Glance
Scanner Type Flatbed Scanner
Interface Connection 1 x USB 2.0 USB
Max Vertical Scan Size 11.7 in
Scan Depth 48 bit Color / 16 bit Grayscale
Green Compliance Yes
Summary
Product Title Epson Perfection V200 Photo Flatbed Scanner
Manufacturer Epson
Power Score 4.0 | 7 Reviews
Media Handling
Max Horizontal Scan Size: 8.5 in
Scanner Performance
Scan Resolution: 4800 x 9600 dpi Hardware / 12800 x 12800 dpi Interpolated
Scanning Speed: 12 ms/line
External Scan Depth: 281.5 Trillion Colors (48-bit), 65,536 Gray Shades (16-bit)
Max Scan Resolution: 12800 x 12800
Optical Scan Resolution: 4800 x 9600
General
Operating System: PC, Mac
Included Devices: Yes Integrated Transparency Adapter
Dimensions
Height: 2.2 in
Dimensions: 2.20" Height x 16.90" Width x 11" Depth
Weight: 5.70 lbs
Width: 16.9 in
Depth: 11 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Product Line: Perfection
Interpolated Resolution: 12800 x 12800 dpi
Scan Color: Color
Product Model: V200
Software Included: Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix technologyEpson Creativity SuiteArcSoft PhotoImpressionABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR
Brand Name: Epson
Hardware Resolution: 4800 x 9600 dpi
Media Size: 8.50" x 11.70"
Frequency Band: Transparency Unit: 35mm Transparency Adapter, 6 negatives/4 slides capacityLight Source: White cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Expert Reviews
Epson Perfection V200 Photo
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 4, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 13 expert reviews for Epson Perfection V200 Photo and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Decent scanner for the money!
4 Star Review   By member bluemindscape - Mar 27, 2008   

Strengths: Good quality scans.

Weakness: Inconvenient location of power and USB plugs located in the front next to the power/PDF/Mail/print buttons.

I've had my Epson V200 scanner for a few weeks now and have found that it was easy to setup and is easy to use. I bought this scanner to replace another one that worked great, but would not work with my new Vista OS. The hardware has a slim design and a side-opening high-capacity lid for bound material. The software has three modes: Auto, Home and Advanced. The “Auto” mode is just that, press the button and it scans the image (or images) into a directory of your choice. “Home” adds more options like backlight correction, dust removal and color restoration. “Advanced” gives you full access to the software’s features. Scans are very rapid through USB 2.0 interface. The image recognition is great. Place three, 4x6 photos on the platen and it produces three separate image files. It also scans up to four slides and six frames on a negative. I've used it to scan prints, negatives and slides so far and the results have been excellent. Also, unless you chose a specific application to use all the time, it is slightly inconvenient to have to make the application selection every time you switch on and start to make scans. Lastly, this scanner does have a functional problem with its power and USB plugs located in the front next to the power/PDF/Mail/print buttons. The location of the plugs is counterintuitive and is an annoyance with the cables running to the front of their desk. If you move the scanner such that the cables are to the back, but then the buttons are further away! Except for the few inconveniences noted above, I am very pleased with this product considering its purchase price of less than $80.

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Decent product for the money!
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Good scan quality, easy to use.

Weakness: Location of power and USB cord in front next to buttons.

I've had my Epson V200 scanner for a few weeks now and have found that it was easy to setup and is easy to use. I bought this scanner to replace another one that worked great, but would not work with my new Vista OS. The hardware has a slim design and a side-opening high-capacity lid for bound material. The software has three modes: Auto, Home and Advanced. The “Auto” mode is just that, press the button and it scans the image (or images) into a directory of your choice. “Home” adds more options like backlight correction, dust removal and color restoration. “Advanced” gives you full access to the software’s features. Scans are very rapid through USB 2.0 interface. The image recognition is great. Place three, 4x6 photos on the platen and it produces three separate image files. It also scans up to four slides and six frames on a negative. I've used it to scan prints, negatives and slides so far and the results have been excellent. Also, unless you chose a specific application to use all the time, it is slightly inconvenient to have to make the application selection every time you switch on and start to make scans. Lastly, this scanner does have a functional problem with its power and USB plugs located in the front next to the power/PDF/Mail/print buttons. The location of the plugs is counterintuitive and is an annoyance with the cables running to the front of their desk. If you move the scanner such that the cables are to the back, but then the buttons are further away! Except for the few inconveniences noted above, I am very pleased with this product considering its purchase price of less than $80.

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EPSON V200 SCANNER
4 Star Review   By member felund - Mar 20, 2008   

Strengths: EASY SETUP & USE. LOW PRICE.

Weakness: OCR

I have had a Microtek and two HP scanners. This Epson outperforms them all with ease of setup and use. I had a pile of prints and slides waiting to be scanned, so when this unit arrived, I immediately put it to extensive use. The results have exceeded my expectations for such a reasonable priced scanner!

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No good for film
2 Star Review   By member TechTime - Mar 8, 2008   

Strengths: inexpensive

Weakness: very poor focus; unsharp mask doesn't help

Don't be suckered in by all the glowing reviews you may read on other sites. - This scanner is designed to handle film, and it will scan in film, for sure. But, the image is so blurry you'd be better off having your film developed at the worst 1-hour lab available. - For example, I scanned some 35mm negatives of closeups of computer circuit boards (taken to show part numbers, etc.) and all but the very largest letters are unreadable. I used special macro lenses for these photos, and, using an 8x magnifier over a fluorescent lamp, these negatives are proven to be razor sharp -- one can easily read even the smallest print on the tiny SMD resistors. Even the prints from the "el cheapo" lab I originally used are better than these scanned images. - As mentioned in the cons section, the unsharp mask is of little use in restoring focus. Besides, as anyone familiar with digital imagery knows, there's always a setback to "enhancing" an image, and the included software offers no exception -- use unsharp and you'll find your image bestowed with a mottled appearance. As always, the more you unsharp, the worse the mottling. - As a comparitive example, I scanned in a microfiche on an old UMAX AstraNet 5420 at its maximum hardware resolution (1200x2400) and even that was sharper than the V200's scan at the same resolution. Edges of characters on paper documents are also blurrier on the V200. You'd think that a scanner with 4x the hardware resolution of the old UMAX would produce a superior image at the same resolution (which doesn't even tax the V200). Think again. Is Epson fudging their specs even more than competitive brands? hmm... - I'm an electronics tech, but I haven't opened the unit up, so I don't know whether the focus is factory adjustable and I just got home with a lemon. I suspect, especially considering the price of this unit, it's probably a snap-n-go assembly, which would mean all units are likely similarly out of focus. - The focus improves the closer the source material is to the glass. The problem is, you can't get closer THAN the glass, of course, and I suspect tweaking the focus internally -- if feasible via factory adjustment or washers, etc. -- would likely reduce the available scanning margins. So, unless you're ONLY going to scan film, refocusing probably is a bad idea, especially since it will also void all warranties. - I can recommend this scanner as a paper document scanner only. It's cheap enough to make you happy with it for that purpose. But, if you want a scanner that will make crisp images from film, look elsewhere.

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Worth the price
4 Star Review   By member oberer - Mar 7, 2008   

Strengths: Esay to use, good scans

Weakness: Poorly designed cable connections

This Epson scanner replaces my Canon CanoScan D1250U2F and I chose Epson because I was disappointed with Canon's quality. I love the fact that this scanner opens sideways which uses less space and makes it feel more like a xerox copier when you operate it from the side. But now that the lid opens ancored on the long side, the pushbuttons are at the far end. If I turn the scanner around so that the pushbuttons face me, the cables stick out on the right side. The small cable channel may hide the cables but the USB connector still sticks out about two inches. The software was easy to install even though took a while. I haven't needed the manual yet and the scan results exceed my expectations. Overall, it's a good scanner for the price.

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Great for the money to digitize print
5 Star Review   By member dennyyim - Jan 25, 2008   

Strengths: Simple to use, Single button with automatic settings. You can do a lot of photos pretty quick. Colors come out excellent in my view.

Weakness: Don't expect too much for scanning color negative.

I already had a Canon LiDE 20 which I used for scanning documents. I like the Canon for it small size and no addition power cable needed. Just an USB cable. However, scanning picture is not very good. I do some research and decided on the Epson V200 photo. It was on sale for $69.99 + tax and shipping. The scanner is very simple to hook up and the software seem to be better than the Canon one. The 1-push button actually work. You can put the photo in and push the button wait for a while it is done. You can just repeat than without touching the keyboard. I got a lot of photos I need to digitize for keepsake. This will help accelerate the process. The Epson is also faster compare to the Canon. I also play a little bit with scanning negative but the result is not as good as the print scan without any retouching. Anyway, I would recommend anyone to buy this scanner if they primary scanning prints.

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