Epson V600


The Epson V600 looked to be a good choice for the money. The idea here was to scan old photos and negatives. Very little work on that front has taken place yet!


  • 6400x9600 dpi maximum hardware resolution with Micro Step Drive
  • 48-bit depth (internal/external)

Key Features

  • Built-in transparency unit for 35mm slides, negatives and medium-format panoramic film up to 6x22 cm
  • Digital ICE Technology removes the appearance of dust and scratches from film, plus tears and creases from damaged photos
  • ReadyScan LED light source for fast scanning and no warm-up time; lower energy consumption and mercury-free so it's better for the environment
  • Four customizable buttons can instantly copy, scan-to-email and create PDFs

Software Bundle

  • Epson Scan driver and with Easy Photo Fix technology for one-touch color restoration
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit and enhance images
  • ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus optical character recognition software for converting scanned documents into editable text
  • Epson Creativity Suite

Scanning Speed (at 6400 dpi (high-speed mode)

  • Black and white: about 21 msec/line
  • Full Color: about 21 msec/line

Light Source

  • White Light Emitting Diode
  • Infrared LED (for Digital ICE)

Photoelectric Drive

  • 12-line Epson Matrix CCD

Maximum Scan Area

  • Flatbed 8.5x11.7 inches with 2.7x9.5-inch transparency unit


  • 50 percent to 200 percent (one percent step)


  • 11 x 19 x 4.6 (W x D x H)
  • 9.04 lbs.

Interface and Power Supply

  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • AC adapter (100V and 200V type)


  • TWAIN compliant
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.x, 10.5.x or later


  • LED light source with lower energy consumption than a fluorescent lamp
  • Designed to be recycled
  • Mercury-free LED light source
  • Energy Star qualified