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Epson Perfection V200 review

A great all-round option for scanning text docments and photos

Our Verdict

An excellent entry-level scanner that is ideal for all-round home scanning

For

  • Excellent-quality scanning
  • Easy-to-use software bundle
  • Rising lid hinge
  • Slim design
  • Speedy with documents and prints

Against

  • Slow with transparencies

The V200 is a great entry-level option. The captured resolution and colour representation are excellent for our needs.

It handles colour, black-and-white photos and text documents well. The lid is also placed on a rising hinge to help get thick books or wide margins onto the glass plate.

You only have four buttons to control, though mostly we just used EpsonScan software to capture the image. It's a very simple system.

User-friendly software

The Epson software bundle has always been very able. It now includes such treats as Auto Photo Orientation, which corrects wayward positioning, and a new auto-cropping feature that lets you throw two photos onto the plate, scan once, but get two separate files back.

This is a great timesaver. One problem we had in the past was the noise Epson scanners made while scanning (not unlike loading software from a cassette tape).

This issue has thankfully not lingered too badly in the Epson V200, which performed reasonably quietly for us.

Quick prints

You need to have realistic speed expectations for a scanner of this size and price. Speed is generally excellent for photos and documents; you get a preview back in eight seconds, and 300dpi A4 colour scans in 15 seconds.

Scanners like this are much slower at scanning film; to do the job right you need to set a higher resolution, and this bogs the scanner right down.

Our strip of four negatives scanned at 2,400dpi took just under six minutes to scan, which is quite slow. If you have bags of them to scan, you'd be better off with Epson's V750.

For more basic scanning, though, you can't knock the V200.

Tech Specs

Product TypeFlatbed Scanner
Optical Resolution4800 dpi
USBYes
Product FamilyPerfection
Brand NameEpson
Scan ColorColour
Grayscale Depth16-bit
Interpolated Resolution12800 x 12800 dpi
Hardware Resolution4800 x 9600 dpi
Height55.9 mm
Width429.3 mm
Depth279.4 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Photo, 3-D Object, Book, Magazine, Transparency, Film
Colour Depth48-bit
ManufacturerEpson Corporation
Product ModelV200
Product NamePerfection V200 Photo Flatbed Scanner
Product LinePerfection
Image SensorCCD
Manufacturer Part NumberB11B188032
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.epson.co.uk
Marketing Information

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.

Media Size215.90 mm x 297.18 mm
Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Weight (Approximate)2.59 kg