Product Comparison: Epson Perfection V550 vs Epson Perfection V600

General Specifications
Perfection V550
Perfection V600
About the Product
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.
The Epson Perfection V600 Photo delivers outstanding quality scans from photos, film, slides and everyday documents. With 6400 x 9600 dpi resolution, this high performance scanner ensures precision film scanning for sharp, vivid reproductions up to 17" x 22" Featuring DIGITAL ICE® for both film and prints, one-touch color restoration and ArcSoft PhotoStudio, this scanner provides a complete photo restoration solution.
Key Specs
Scanner Type
Resolution Up to
6400 dpi
6400 dpi
Duplex Scan Function
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
Epson Perfection V600 Flatbed Scanner
  • Plus, this Epson also scans paper photographic prints because it's a flatbed.
  • I've owned a dozen different flatbed scanners and a couple of film scanners. You might be able to get better results from a more expensive scanner, but for the money this Epson V600 is tough to beat. Highly recommended. And give the included software a chance, you'll probably like it just fine.
  • First, this unit does a superb job of scanning both slides and film, so that part worked out very well. At first, I scanned at 4800 dpi, but after a bit, realized that 3600 dpi was more than enough resolution for most pictures.
  • If you want to start going to the max resolution you are going to spend a fantastic amount of time waiting because the scans get very slow very quickly much above the 2400 DPI setting.
  • I have experimented with many different scanning resolutions and found the same thing others did, that if you scan at very high resolutions like 9600 or above and save the files as TIFF, you get a huge file that is high res but does not have any advantages over JPEG.
Size & Weight
4.6 in.
4.6 in.
11.2 in.
11 in.
19.1 in.
19 in.
9.6 lbs.
9 lbs.
Documents, Photos, Film, Negatives, Slides
Documents, Photos, Slides, Film
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"
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.
Epson Perfection V600 Flatbed Scanner
  • This scanner is a fantastic deal and worth more than they sell it for.
  • Here's the deal. I run a professional darkroom and print lab. This scanner does a great job at scanning 35mm and 120 film. Scans look great, have excellent detail, you can easily make a 40" print from one frame of 120 film.
  • The main things I'm scanning is 35mm negatives and 35mm slides and boy do I have a lot of them!!! I only scan prints if I don't have the negative or slide for them.
  • First, this unit does a superb job of scanning both slides and film, so that part worked out very well. At first, I scanned at 4800 dpi, but after a bit, realized that 3600 dpi was more than enough resolution for most pictures. People have said that the carrier is flimsy, but it wasn't a problem.
  • This scanner produces blurry images from negatives. I had been using my ten year old Epson 2450 scanner which was doing a great job scanning prints and negatives.
Automatic Document Feeder Included
Included Software
Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix® technology, Epson Easy Photo Scan software, ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR
Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix® technology, Epson Copy Utility, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR, ICA3 (MAC® only)
Accessories Included
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
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable, AC adapter and power cord, Transparency unit (built into lid), Film holders for: 35mm film and mounted slides & 6 x 22 cm medium-format film, Scanner software CD-Rom, Arcsoft Photostudio DVD
Scanner Connectivity
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Multi marking, Multi-purpose user interface, Automatic de-skew, Digital Ice technology removes dust particles and scratches from images, Mercury-free LED light source
ReadyScan LED technology
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Epson Perfection V600 Flatbed Scanner
  • Don't get too worked up by the negative reviews calling the Epson Scan software "junk." It isn't. I read enough of the other reviews to convince me to download a copy of Vuescan and try it out right away.
  • I have since solved the issue of it crashing. Somehow the software set itself for compatibility to Windows Vista. I've switched it back to Windows 10 and it has been running smooth like it should be. Hope that might help some people.
  • I installed the CD software, then plugged in the machine, and finally I turned it on with the ON/OFF button HIDDEN on the right side of the machine. The online manual and the manual on the CD say to use the box with a diagonal arrow to turn it on but that's WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!
  • The problem is the software. If you don't babysit the "Epson Scan" software while it scans each frame, it won't run in the background.
  • While we are on the subject of things the v600 doesn't like, add in USB hubs. You want to connect this scanner directly to your computer; no USB hub in the middle.
  • The software does not seem to work on a Linux system under Wine. That being the case, I did not connect it to my Linux computers.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
ENERGY STAR® qualified
ENERGY STAR® qualified, CE
Other Information
299.99 $

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