Product Comparison: Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII vs Epson Perfection V550

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General Specifications
CanoScan 9000F MKII
Perfection V550
About the Product
Enjoy high-speed scanning for everything from photos to documents, to even 35mm film while also enjoying superb quality. The CanoScan 9000F Mark II Color Image Scanner, a high-speed scanner with professional film scanning quality. With 9600 x 9600 maximum color dpi1, it produces incredible detail in both business documents and photographs. The CanoScan 9000F Mark II also helps you get the most out of your photos and documents with My Image Garden2 software, offering a simple and intuitive way to scan and organize your files.
The Epson Perfection V550 Photo features amazing performance and versatility for any project. 6400 dpi resolution ensures images are sharp and vivid, whether you're scanning film, slides, negatives, photos or everyday documents. And, it makes it easy to create enlargements up to 17" x 22". The V550 Photo will automatically upload your scans directly to Facebook, Picasa, popular cloud services and more.1 Plus, at the touch of a button, you can restore old photos and negatives, thanks to Easy Photo Fix. Or, use DIGITAL ICE to remove the appearance of dust and scratches from film. The V550 Photo features energy-efficient, ReadyScan LED technology for high-speed scanning with no warmup time.
Key Specs
Scanner Type
Resolution Up to
9600 dpi
6400 dpi
Duplex Scan Function
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII Color Image Scanner
  • Fast, quiet, and at high resolution with quality. And with the three negative / positive film trays I've scanned those for the 1st time & the SW divides up the negative and numbers without a problem.
  • You can pick resolutions where you swap out slides almost as fast as you can close the lid, and resolutions where it takes 20 minutes to process a batch.
  • It's cheaper than the V600 and I believe has just as much, if not more, resolution.
  • Very quiet, fast operation, with high color resolution.
  • At a 4800 dpi setting it takes about 5 minutes to do four slides/ The results are quite good and with my old scanner it took that long to do one slide with lower resolution.
Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner
  • For older pictures or documeents you can adjust the resolution. I keep it on 300 DPI for most scans. Produces good results at a reasonable time.
  • The scanner is fast if one selects a lower resolution. Photos can be scanned at 300 dpi or 600 dpi and 24-bit color.
  • When scanning film or slides, 1200 dpi or 2400 dpi and 48-bit color should be the norm. Takes about 17 minutes to scan four slides.
  • Don't buy the Epson Imperfection V550 if you need high quality scans. I'm scanning in photos and negatives at high resolution and need a clean scan. However the scanner has big dust particles on the under side of the glass inside the machine where it can't be cleaned.
  • Scanned some 35mm on it at full resolution and the scans seemed dull, flat, almost down-right fuzzy. At full resolution this guy is down right cumbersome in operation and the result are fit merely for small-print family mementos and no more.
Size & Weight
10.7 in.
4.6 in.
18.9 in.
11.2 in.
4.4 in.
19.1 in.
10.1 lbs.
9.6 lbs.
Slides, Documents, Photos, Film
Documents, Photos, Film, Negatives, Slides
Scanner Depth
48 Bit
48 Bit
Maximum Document Width
8.5 in.
8.5 in.
Maximum Document Length
11.7 in.
11.7 in.
What customers say about "Scanning"
Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII Color Image Scanner
  • The image quality is better than my Epson Perfection 3170 Photo Scanner. You can set the each button on the scanner to auto scan in 5 different way without ever opening any application
  • The quality of the scans is excellent; i mean really extremely good.
  • The speed is far faster than my earlier scanners. The LEDs allow the scan to begin very quickly, without the pause that my earlier scanners had. The speed of the actual scan is faster than my others. Speed has always been one of the problems with earlier scanners
  • I can set the dpi very high and get a very detailed scan. I am using this to scan some of my antique Lenormand decks from the 1800's and it is doing a very nice job and showing great detail and quality.
  • The cropping isn't as good as my Epson Perfection 3170 Photo Scanner. When it auto-scan, it cut-off edges of your image or document.
Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner
  • High-quality scans for a flatbed scanner at its price. Can scan slides, negatives, and medium-format film as well as prints. Digital ICE hardware-based dust removal for film. Can upload scans directly to Facebook and cloud-based services.
  • As for the scanning and features, I love it! Have been scanning tons of old negatives and photos from an inherited collection, and am extremely happy with the speed and quality of the images.
  • Great scanner. Scans multiple photos at once. Photos look good. Works with mac.
  • The Epson does a good job of color and brightness correction and I only touched up a couple of the slides that were not perfect exposures to start with. It will scan 4 slides at a time. It takes about 2-3 minutes to scan and save the 4 slides at a resolution good enough for 4x6 prints.
  • This scanner works beautifully. Quick, high resolution scans. Easy to install, but be sure to download the driver from the epson website.
Automatic Document Feeder Included
Included Software
My Image Garden2
Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix® technology, Epson Easy Photo Scan software, ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR
Accessories Included
Setup CD-ROM and Printed Documents, Film Guide 35MM Mount, Film Guide 35MM Strip, Power Cord, USB Cable
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable, AC adapter and power cord, Scanner software CD-Rom, Film holders for: 35mm film and mounted slides & 6 x 22 cm medium-format film
Scanner Connectivity
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
7 EZ Buttons, Auto Document Fix, Auto Scan Mode, OCR Text Data Conversion, Zero Warm-up Time
Multi marking, Multi-purpose user interface, Automatic de-skew, Digital Ice technology removes dust particles and scratches from images, Mercury-free LED light source
What customers say about "Features"
Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII Color Image Scanner
  • ScanGear (or IJ Utility included within the Canon Driver package) are useful and apparently adequate. ScanGear's Advanced menu without thumbnails appears to be very similar to Linux XSane with having a few additional customizations.
  • Scanner seems very light weight, and I like the inside cover unique insertion, and can be easily removed for scanning negative/positive media.
  • Power management is another huge plus. I always hated seeing my older scanner filament lights always powered on.
  • The software has some basic image enhancement/manipulation controls so you can correct things like overexposure, granularity, scratches, fading, luminosity, balance, etc. I am not a pro and for me this was sufficient to correct most common issues with old pictures.
  • The connection is USB2.0, i would have liked to see USB3.0.
  • The scanner comes with some accessories to scan negatives and slides. This is quite cool however it takes FOREVER to scan a single strip of negatives. By forever I mean a good 3-4 minutes at 4000 dpi or more.
  • It is huge... much bigger than I realized it would be.
Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner
  • Easy to install software & set up. Packaging protects device from damage. Hinge stays open on 2 angles.
  • Software was easy to install and fairly easy to execute. Take the time to read the instructions before you start. This will save you a lot of time and make the process much easier. Scans are clear.
  • If you are scanning a lot of pictures at first, you can create folders in your pictures file, then drag and drop as the scanner goes to the next picture.
  • HUGE. You need a lot of room. It seems to think it knows what should be turned (lots of pics put in correctly get turned upside down). Overall, happy with the product.
  • Assembly of the scanner was NOT in a dust free environment as other have noted! Rather large footprint taking up space on my desk; but it is not too heavy to move around or store until needed.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
ENERGY STAR® qualified
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