The white light LED technology is environmentally friendly, as the ReadyScan LEDs contain no mercury, have low power consumption and heat dissipation and virtually no warm up time.
The Perfection V500 Photo's high level of performance is due to the combination of 6400dpi Matrix CCD (Charged Coupled Device) and Micro Lens Technology. By incorporating on-chip Micro Lens on every CCD chip, greater light volume is captured during the scanning process, creating superior image reproduction. Scanning is then taken to the next level with 12 lines of CCD with micro lenses compared with six lines on previous models, therefore producing quality scans at super-fast speeds.
Epson says an optical density of 3.4 Dmax means the Perfection V500 Photo captures a wide range of tonal colours ensuring the greatest level of detail in both highlight and shadow areas.
The Perfection V500 Photo features Digital ICE (Image Correction and Enhancement) and Digital ICE Lite, a powerful tool that uses both hardware and software to accurately detect and remove dust, scratch marks and finger prints from colour film and slide scans. The Digital ICE software analyses each scan for the nature and location of image surface defects using an infrared LED channel that collects information during the scanning process. This ensures the removal of image surface defects without softening, blurring or altering any of the image's underlying details or composition.
The Perfection V500 Photo is a versatile scanner providing the ideal solution for scanning documents, 35mm strip film and slides and medium format film. It features an integrated Transparency Unit (TPU) and two film holders that can process 12 frames of 35mm strip film, 4 frames of 35mm mounted slides and 1 frame of 6x12cm medium format film.
With a USB 2.0 port interface compatible with Windows and Mac, the Perfection V500 also comes with an array of bundled software including the newest version of Epson Scan 3.2 that restores faded photos and automatically corrects any defects, Adobe Photoshop Elements; an advanced photo editing program that allows consumers the flexibility to transform their images, and Abbyy Fine Reader Sprint Plus that converts scanned documents into editable text.
The Epson Perfection V500 is valued at RRP $499 including GST and is available now through Epson dealers.