Product Comparison: Epson V800 vs Epson V850


General Specifications
Brand
Epson
Epson
Model
Perfection V800
Perfection V850
Origin
Indonesia
Indonesia
About the Product
Get the precise color and detail you need to digitally archive all your priceless originals - with the Epson Perfection V800 Photo scanner. 6400 dpi resolution1, a 4.0 Dmax and an innovative dual-lens scanning system ensure extraordinary results whether scanning slides, negatives, medium- or large-format film. Offering a robust feature set, the scanner includes Digital ICE® Technologies to automatically remove dust, scratches and surface defects. And, its innovative LED light source ensures remarkable quality, while boosting productivity with no warmup time required.
The quality and control you need to preserve priceless originals, right in your studio – it's easy with the Epson Perfection V850 Pro scanner. You get professional-quality scans that make it simple to digitally archive virtually any original. 6400 dpi resolution1, a 4.0 Dmax, advanced optics and dual-lens scanning ensure extraordinary results whether scanning slides, negatives or film. Digital ICE® Technologies remove surface defects, while two sets of film holders and an energy-efficient LED array help boost productivity. SilverFast® SE Plus and X-Rite i1® color management software add versatility. A specialized fluid mount tray (not included) is also available for unparalleled reproductions from black-and-white film.
Key Specs
Scanner Type
Flatbed
Flatbed
Resolution Up to
9600 dpi
6400 dpi
Duplex Scan Function
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Epson V800 Perfection Photo scanner
  • Back to Epson and this is the scanner if you need true high resolution scanning not that fake "Interpolated" resolution other brands promote.
  • This scanner is great! Scans all types of positive and negative film. I bought it to scan the boxes of large format negatives I found in my grandfather's stuff that I inherited. It did a great job scanning, and the process was simple, even fast! Also does a good job on slides. Prints are a given.
  • This flatbed is the best scanner on the market, hands down. I own the V 800 and it is worth every penny.
  • The resolution of the scan was so sharp that we could read prices in the window of a store in the picture. Slide scans were also excellent.
  • First, lets set things straight -- it DOES take a long time for the scanner to scan at a high resolution.
Epson V850 Perfection Pro scanner
  • Speed of scanning depends on resolution. I was going for slightly less than archive quality. I averaged about 5 minutes per set of 12 slides. It would have been faster if I hadn't been capturing the notes on the edges of all the slides in an extra photo step.
  • We have purchased many scanners over the years. The v850 Pro is the best one yet. Fastest startup to scan time with superb resolution & quality.
  • At this point I use Lightroom to export the final image to my image management system; which is really a folder structure on my NAS to store the images in a couple different formats and resolutions for web viewing, printing, etc... Lightroom has great export features to make this easy.
  • Took a bit of manual reading to figure out how to use the film attachments. But I'm very happy with the quality of scans I'm getting from this product.
  • Quality is excellent, with details rendered clearly and grain (always reduced for medium format compared to 35mm) present in a realistic manner.
Size & Weight
Color
Black/Grey
Black/Grey
Height
6 in.
6 in.
Width
19.8 in.
19.8 in.
Depth
12.1 in.
12.1 in.
Weight
14.6 lbs.
14.6 lbs.
Scanning
Scan
Slides, Negatives, Documents, Photos, Film
Slides, Negatives, Documents, Photos
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 V800 Perfection Photo scanner
  • While my older Epson was suppose to do negatives and slides, the work flow and speed was such that I never did many. So far that is all that I have done with the new one.
  • Bottom line, I am very pleased with the scanner’s performance for this, with reflective flat art and photos. Resolution, color depth, and color accuracy are superb.
  • I always use the professsional mode so i can adjust the settings. Since some of my pics had handwriting in the white borders, I always did a preview and adjusted the picture width to capture it all. I can save the settings for different projects like these pics, negatives, color prints, etc.
  • Epson scan represents the best I could come up with after over a dozen scans, tweaking the various settings to achieve the best scan possible.
  • Sad to find out this brand new v800 has a defect. It has a banding issue that places a distinct thin vertical line on the scanned negative.
Epson V850 Perfection Pro scanner
  • Excellent and powerful. Is an upgrade for me from my old V600 which is still great for general document scanning and even slide scanning. This is more versatile and can handle my large format photos as well.
  • Wonderful scanner! Having two sets of plastic holders for your slides, negatives, etc. makes the job of scanning go so much faster. The only thing I would suggest is that better documentation be included on how to use all the various parts.
  • I've used the Epson scan software on a smaller scanner and got used to its quirks. I'm using the silverFast software with this scanner, and finding it difficult to use, and documentation is extremely sparse.
  • I bought this scanner primarily to scan 120 medium format negatives, mostly black and white, and that remains my sole use of the equipment. As such, it performs entirely satisfactorily. The film holder for 120 film is robust plastic with anti-Newton Ring glass.
  • Keep in mind that if you are scanning 120 or bigger format film, you are better off with the old masks from v700/v750.
Features
Automatic Document Feeder Included
No
No
Included Software
Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix® technology, LaserSoft Imaging® SilverFast® SE
Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix® technology, LaserSoft Imaging® SilverFast® SE, X-rite i1Scanner with reflective/transparent IT8 targets
Accessories Included
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable, AC adapter and power cord
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable, AC adapter and power cord
Scanner Connectivity
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Extras
Epson Dual Lens System, Micro Step Drive™ technology, ReadyScan LED technology, Automatically remove dust and scratches
Alternative 6 lines color Epson MatrixCCD®, Micro Step Drive™ technology, Epson Dual Lens System, ReadyScan LED technology, Automatically remove dust and scratches, Precision film scanning
What customers say about "Features"
Epson V800 Perfection Photo scanner
  • It connects easily to my Mac OS X (10.6.8), and scans are fine.
  • I was worried that I would need a scanner with a slide feeder to get the job done, but it turned out that by buying a few extra slide holders, I was able to move along reasonably briskly, swapping in and out slides as others were scanning. Overall I am very pleased with the quality of the scans.
  • Got it all connected and started on all the old pictures, with the samples I used this worked much better than I hope, I need to spread out and clean my slides and negatives but this works great
  • Even though I have just begun learning the features and applications of the Epson Perfection V800, it appears that everything is doable. There are movies embedded in the included CD that take me step by step through various procedures.
  • Changing the way the finished photo looks is a simple task in several steps when using the auto-pilot feature with the ability to undo any changes in that step without rescanning the photo.
  • I cannot, however, report the same level of happiness with transparent art and photos – although reviews of this machine heralded slide and negative scanning as its crowning feature.
Epson V850 Perfection Pro scanner
  • At this point I use Lightroom to export the final image to my image management system; which is really a folder structure on my NAS to store the images in a couple different formats and resolutions for web viewing, printing, etc...
  • However, I'm giving it four starts because the Silverfast software that comes with it is a total bust. After an hour of playing with it, I still couldn't get a decent scan out of the Silverfast software.
  • For 8-bit scans, the Silverfast software is adequate, but to work with 16-bit images, you would need the full Studio AI version of Silverfast's software to get proper control over your scanning.
  • This Epson Perfection V850 scanner ships with color calibration software that is not supported and cannot be registered. There is no way to know the color calibration software is not supported until you attempt to install it, then register it.
  • One more thing to note is that with the 800 and 850 pro. you can order a fluid mount kit, for wet negative,positive scans to produce even better scans. This option is not included with either model, but is an optional accessory.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
999.00 $


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