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Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner

B&H # EPPV30 Mfr # B11B193141
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Product Highlights
  • 4800 x 9600 dpi Resolution
  • Letter Size Scan Plate
  • Sharp Text Scans
  • ReadyScan LED
  • High-rise Lid
  • One-touch Photo Restoration
  • Scan Directly to e-mails & PDFs
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Windows & Mac Compatible

The Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner scans photos, documents, and even 3D objects, for brilliant results every time. Its high resolution of 4800 x 9600 dpi ensures superior quality scanned images that can be used for almost any application while the simple operation and one-touch scan buttons make it simple to scan images to e-mail, copy photos and documents for archiving purposes, or scan books and magazine layouts.

The scanner's convenient, high-rise lid makes it easy to accomplish virtually any scanning project, and users can also restore faded originals with Epson Easy Photo Fix one-touch color restoration. With precision scanning technology, included photo editing software and more, the Epson Perfection V30 has everything you need to achieve exceptional clarity and detail, whatever the project at hand.

Precision Color and Detail
With 4800 x 9600 dpi scanning and 48-Bit RGB Color the scanner can produce brilliant enlargements and reproductions - capturing all of the detail of the original
ReadyScan LED Light Source
The exclusive ReadyScan LED technology provides for more efficient operation with no warmup time and therefore fast scanning speeds. Plus the LED technology is environmentally friendly with lowered power consumption and no mercury
Slim Design with Innovative High-rise Lid
The sleek, slim design has a flat scanning area of 8.5 x 11.7 inches, and can be used in either the portrait or landscape orientation. The high-rise lid opens to a full 180 degrees for scanning large and bulky items. You can even scan three-dimensional items up to approximately one inch thick with the lid closed
Four Easy-to-use Buttons
Four buttons let you perform the most common functions with just one touch. Automatically scan photos, negatives and documents using the Start button, and the software chooses the most appropriate settings. Copy documents and print with an easy copy utility. Scan a photo and attach it to a new e-mail message. Or, scan and create a single or multi-page PDF
Restore Faded Images - Automatically
The Perfection V30 scanner includes Epson Easy Photo Fix to instantly restore faded color photos to their original beauty
Comprehensive Software Included
The Perfection V30 includes extra software that gives you the most from scanned images and documents. Whether you're a novice or an old hand at digital editing, it's easy to use ArcSoft Media Impression to enhance and get creative with images, using them in calendars and other fun projects. ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus turns your scanned documents into editable text files, eliminating the need to re-type the document. And, the Epson Creativity Suite makes it simple to scan, save, manage, and edit images
Scan Quality
Scan Sensor Epson Color MatrixCCD sensor
Optical Resolution 4800 dpi
Hardware Resolution 4800 x 9600 dpi with Micro Step Drive technology
Interpolated Resolution 12,800 x 12,800 dpi
Color Depth 48-bit RGB (internal & external)
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Scan Area
Reflective Scan Area 8.5 x 11.7"
Transparency Scan Area No
Film Formats Not Applicable
Performance
Preview Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Scan Speed 12.0 msec/line (4800 dpi High-speed Mode)
Batch Scanning No
Automation Auto Color Restoration
Connectivity
Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Windows System Requirements IBM compatible PC with Pentium II 450 MHz or higher processor
Windows Vista, XP (x64, Home, Pro), 2000 Professional, Vista
512MB RAM
215MB of available hard drive space minimum
CD-ROM drive (4x or faster)
Available USB connection (Hi-Speed USB 2.0 recommended)
Mac System Requirements PowerPC G3 400MHz or Intel-based CPU
Macintosh OS X (10.3.9 or later)
128MB RAM (256MB recommended)
200MB hard disk space minimum
CD-ROM drive (4x or faster)
Available USB connection
Physical
Light Source ReadyScan LED
Front Panel Controls Power, Scan, Scan to E-mail, Copy, Scan to PDF
Power Requirements 100-120V AC; 50-60Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11 x 16.9 x 2.2" (429 x 279 x 56mm)
Weight 5.7 lbs (2.6kg)
Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner
  • AC Power Adapter
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Scanner Installation CD-ROM (Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix technology, Epson Creativity Suite, ArcSoft MediaImpression, ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR)
  • Scanner Setup Poster
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty (U.S. and Canada)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    EpsonPerfection V30 Flatbed Scanner
     
    4.6

    (based on 70 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good resolution (55)
    • Accurate color (51)
    • Excellent software (33)
    • Easy to setup (32)
    • Good bit depth (32)

    Cons

    • Poor software (6)
    • Slow (4)

    Best Uses

    • Photos and graphics (49)
    • Publishing (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (34), Frequent user (28), Great graphics (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (55), Business (15)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (20), Mac (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Exceeded my expectation

    This was a perfect scanner for me. I am not technically savvy but was able to set this up, install the driver, and use it within 15 minutes. I was amazed at the...Read complete review

    This was a perfect scanner for me. I am not technically savvy but was able to set this up, install the driver, and use it within 15 minutes. I was amazed at the ease of use and I loved how the software brightened my old photos. I was initially going to have a retail store scan my photos, but for 53 cents a photo I thought it would be worth it to do it myself. It was a good choice because I am impressed with the quality of the scans. I love the multi-photo feature - the scanner recognizes multiple photos but scanned individually.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Meets Expectations

    Scanner does what it is supposed to do. The documentation is not clear on how to OCR.

    Scanner does what it is supposed to do. The documentation is not clear on how to OCR.

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    5.0

    exactly what I needed

    By Mag

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Color
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Resolution

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos and Graphics

      Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

      I've been using this to scan my pencil sketches and watercolor paintings. It comes out pretty accurately with no effort, I didn't even have to do any fiddling in photoshop after. My computer downloaded the latest driver automatically and it worked right away. The device itself is slim, light, and simple. Very good scanner, would buy again.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      I Would Buy this product again

      By Fresno John

      from Fresno ca

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Resolution

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photos and Graphics

        Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

        I use this scanner to scan photos and graphics
        to print on dvds

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        2.0

        Good & Bad

        By JJ ATL

        from Alpharetta, GA

        About Me Frequent User

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photos and Graphics

            Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

            First the good, I get great scans by importing with P.S.CS5. This is my third scanner over 15 years and my Microtek & Canon never had this quality.
            The bad, YES the power switch is just as bad as you read about in other reviews. This is not a new concern and should have been fixed by now! I have to unplug the unit to turn it off.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Great scanner

            By MG

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Color
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Bit Depth
            • Good Resolution

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Photos and Graphics

            Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

            Excellent scanner all around. Great color quality, fast, the Epson software gives you a decent amount of control over everything, has one touch scan buttons. It can scan to pdf and it allows you to do multiple pages in 1 file. The lid's ability to lift up for thicker objects like books is quite handy.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            The "Little Scanner that could" -and did

            By 5BigRay

            from Middleton, Wisconsin

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Color
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Excellent Software
            • Good Resolution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photos and Graphics
              • Publishing

              Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

              I'm a "computer simpleton," who didn't have his tech available, so I bought this scanner and set it up myself. I installed the software disc, and after literally "sweating" 15 minutes of whirring and clicking, voila - - it was good to go. I followed the web based tutorial- - simple and easy. And while I'll need my tech to help me "learn" some of the more complex capabilities of this scanner (which I probably won't use anyway), it does what I need- - quickly and efficiently. One of Epson's best- -(after two bummer printers). But I gave them another try, and this time I "won." Don't hesitate to buy this unit- - and oh yes, no one comes to close to B & H's price, and the customer/delivery service was exemplary. I surely will buy from B & H again.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By chimichanga

              from Santa Rosa, CA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Color
              • Good Resolution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                  My scanner works as advertised and yields extremely high definition scans.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Super Scanner

                  By D&J

                  from PA

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Color
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Resolution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos and Graphics

                    Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                    I use this scanner for making product samples for my vending machines. It is fast and has excellant color rendering. Only negative is the lid is extremely lightweight and sometimes I have to add weight to keep the original flat enough to eliminate shadowing.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Scanner on the Go

                    By Thegcontinuum

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Graphics Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                        Scanners were once heavy and complicated to use. I never owned one for personal use until I bought the Epson Perfection V30. I was surprised to see how much of the features from the upper-end models have been integrated into this consumer model. I can scan not only text and photographs, but also objects with bulk. It's a little difficult figuring out how to turn the unit off (even with a diagram on a sticker).

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        A Great Buy for the Money

                        By Harvey

                        from Florida

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Color
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Excellent Software
                        • Good Bit Depth
                        • Good Resolution
                        • Widely Compatible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photos and Graphics

                          Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                          Excellent quality scans.

                          Easy to use.

                          Priced very low.

                          An excellent value.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Great for technology challenged.

                          By Steve

                          from Amherst, WI

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Color
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Good Resolution
                          • Widely Compatible
                          • Works on Network

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photos and Graphics

                            Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                            We bought this scanner to scan old photos to make slide shows for graduations, anniversaries etc. It works great and is easy to use especially if you are technology challenged such as myself. I could not tell you the specs for this item or if is old or new technology. All I know is that it works.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Great Image Quality

                            By AESnHSV

                            from Huntsville, Alabama

                            About Me Graphics Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Color
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Excellent Software
                            • Good Resolution

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Format Film
                              • Photos and Graphics
                              • Publishing

                              Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                              Used for high resolution document and photograph scans. Delivered in about three days. Extremely EASY installation - was up and running in about 15 minutes. Image quality was better than anticipated. We scan several documents per day and are very satisfied with the ease, speed and quality of the finished PDF files.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Per description

                              By ipcemail

                              from New York

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Color
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Excellent Software
                              • Good Bit Depth
                              • Good Resolution
                              • Widely Compatible

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Publishing

                                Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                                I'm giving this a 5 star rating for what it is.I got what I paid for.
                                I'm using this for documents and map scanning.
                                Good scan speed and very good outputs for my use.
                                Very nice form factor and compact.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                It works like it's suppose to.

                                By Mac User

                                from Richmond, VA

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Excellent Software
                                • Good Resolution

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                                    I am working on going paperless in my home office. The V30 is an inexpensive scanner with no-frills. The speed matches my expectations as I am scanning receipts, financial information and some fun stuff.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    4.0

                                    Great baseline scanner

                                    By Adam K

                                    from Branford, CT

                                    About Me Graphics Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Color
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Excellent Software
                                    • Good Resolution

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photos and Graphics

                                      Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                                      I picked this up to scan final inked comic book pages in greyscale at about 400-600ppi using my Spring 2008 iMac running Mac OS X 10.7.2. I'm very pleased with the outcome, lots of detail, very accurate reproduction of ink wash values. Scans themselves don't take that long, even at high resolution. The full 180º hinge is super handy, too.

                                      Not so pleased with Photoshop CS5 not letting me use it under the Import menu, but whatever, that's their problem. The EPSON Scan software is well built and gives you lots of control in Advanced mode.

                                      The power and USB cables are in a pretty dumb spot, too. What's supposed to be the front right corner. Don't really understand this design as most people have all their cables running behind their desks and computers, not in front. Mine is turned around with the cables at the back, which actually made the hinge placement more convenient. Weird design choice, still a great scanner.

                                      Definitely satisfied. Would recommend it. You don't need a higher end one unless you're scanning slides or film.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      4.0

                                      Scanner v30

                                      By Scan user

                                      from NY

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate Color
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Excellent Software
                                      • Good Bit Depth
                                      • Good Resolution

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photos and Graphics

                                        Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                                        very good scanner, scan quality great

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Really Economical But Does a Fine Job

                                        By Alaskasourdough281

                                        from Roseville, California

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate Color
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Excellent Software
                                        • Good Resolution
                                        • Inexpensive economical
                                        • Widely Compatible

                                        Cons

                                        • Slow

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photos and Graphics

                                        Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                                        This scanner was very inexpensive but the quality of the scans exceeds my expectations. It was really easy to set up and I was scanning within seven or 8 minutes. The scans take longer than I'm used to with other more expensive machines but for the price, I absolutely cannot complain. I recommend this to anyone who is not concerned about speed. I haven't tried film yet (the scanner manual and advertising say clearly it is not designed for it) but I suspect there is probably a way to do it successfully. I could not have asked for more in view of the price and am extremely satisfied with the scanner. Black and white documents, business cards, color photographs, it just doesn't seem to matter. If you accept the stated limitations of the scanner, this is one heckuva fine product! If it was just a little faster, I would give it five stars without hesitation. If I could, I would have given it 4 1/2.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        5.0

                                        So glad I bought this!

                                        By Maude

                                        from Tampico, IL

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate Color
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Excellent Software
                                        • Good Bit Depth
                                        • Good Resolution
                                        • Widely Compatible
                                        • Works on Network

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Photos and Graphics

                                          Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                                          I use this mostly for scanning pictures and the quality is fabulous!!! I did a consumer comparison online and this one received rave reviews, so I bought this one and haven't regretted it. Very user friendly. Would recommend to anyone.......and I got it for a great price to boot.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent entry level scanner

                                          By Stormi4501

                                          from Portland, OR

                                          About Me Casual User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Good Resolution

                                          Cons

                                          • Location of cords

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                                            The Epson V30 Scanner will scan multiple photos at once and separate them into individual pics. It also will scan in Photoshop, but it is easier to use the scanner software.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            4.0

                                            Great reviews and great results!

                                            By Mister G.

                                            from Illinois

                                            About Me Casual User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate Color
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Good Resolution
                                            • Widely Compatible

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Software

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Photos and Graphics

                                            Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                                            I like this scanner which is a replacement for a Canon Canoscan 70 scanner which did not work well
                                            with Windows 7.

                                            This scanner is much easier to work with and the
                                            scanned results are very good, as good as the original.
                                            I use this scanner for home office work and i am enjoying my purchase.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            5.0

                                            I would buy this product again

                                            By Patty F

                                            from Evansville, IN

                                            About Me Casual User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate Color
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Excellent Software
                                            • Good Bit Depth
                                            • Good Resolution
                                            • Widely Compatible

                                            Cons

                                            • Slow

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Photos and Graphics
                                            • Publishing

                                            Comments about Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed Scanner:

                                            This is a great scanner for the price.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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