Review #8: Epson Perfection V39 Scanner

What goes in, must come out!

Amazon classifies the 5-star rating as "I love it" and for me it is more of love at first sight as I have yet to put the product through its paces. However, from what I have seen of it so far, it certainly does what's expected. It requires just a USB to Micro USB cable to operate which makes it a treat to use. It comes bundled with an useful bunch of software (Epson Scan, Scan to PDF, Document Capture Pro, and ArcSoft Scan-n-Stitch Deluxe) which should come in handy when dealing with various types of documents. I have only used Epson Scan till date in auto mode with few analog photos from the 80s & some documents and the scan quality is simply awesome at 4800 dpi.

The scanner can be vertically or horizontally oriented though I always prefer to have it flat as it makes it more convenient to use. The scanning speed is not breath-taking but certainly good enough for home usage, especially at such high resolutions. The one missing feature is "negative scanning" which comes at a higher price for it is certainly quite a niche feature. Unless you have a bunch of undeveloped photographs, this feature isn't an essential one.

All in all, a great budget pick over its closest competition from Canon (LiDE 120).

Originally published on Amazon on 28th October 2015.

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