Product Comparison: Fujitsu iX500 vs Epson ES-500W

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General Specifications
ScanSnap iX500
WorkForce ES-500W
About the Product
The ScanSnap iX500 provides PC and Mac users an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space, and security risks associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or the office. For even greater accessibility and usefulness, users can now scan wirelessly to a PC or Mac as well as iOS or Android mobile devices.
Wireless, fast and easy to use, the WorkForce ES-500W duplex document scanner cuts down on clutter. Wirelessly scan documents to a PC, Mac®, smartphone, tablet or online storage account1. The powerful ES-500W makes it all simple. Featuring speeds up to 35 ppm/70 ipm2 and a 50-page Auto Document Feeder, this compact, reliable performer breezes through stacks of documents — from business and ID cards to receipts, extra-long pages, and more. Easily scan to searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel® files with included software. For added value, the scanner includes a TWAIN driver for compatibility with virtually all document management software.
Key Specs
Scanner Type
Resolution Up to
600 dpi
600 dpi
Duplex Scan Function
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fujitsu iX500 Document Scanner
  • I bought another cheaper scanner for my business and it was horrible so I spent the extra money and got this one. It is an absolute dream to work with.
  • I have two flatbed scanners and this Fujitsu was pricey so I did a lot of research before I took the plunge and bought it. I am so glad I did.
  • This is an excellent scanner! It definitely does everything I need and more!
  • This is a great quality scanner and I would recommend!
  • This desktop scanner quickly scans documents and then opens the images for filing. Just load your docs and press a button. That's it. A plastic sleeve easily transports smaller items, such as business cards, right through the scanner.
Epson ES-500W WorkForce Wireless Color Duplex Document Scanner for PC and Mac, Auto Document Feeder
  • Fast scanner. Love the ability to scan to my android phone.
  • After looking at lots of reviews and different scanners, I️ finally settled on this one. I️ have been very happy with its performance.
  • This is the best scanner I've ever owned, it will not disappoint
  • The ES-500W produces quality one-sided or double-sided scanned images at any resolution (200, 300 or 600 dpi), with impressive sharpness for both text and images as well as solid distinction between colors.
  • It would be great if the resolution were higher for scanned photos and illustrations but for documents, this thing is fast and reliable.
Size & Weight
6.6 in.
6.9 in.
11.5 in.
6.6 in.
6.2 in.
11.6 in.
6.62 lbs.
8.1 lbs.
Documents, Photos, Business cards, Post cards, Handwritten Notes, Drawings
Documents, Photos, Business cards, ID cards, Receipts, Extra-long pages
Maximum Document Width
8.5 in.
8.5 in.
Maximum Document Length
34 in.
240 in.
Scanner Depth
24 Bit
What customers say about "Scanning"
Fujitsu iX500 Document Scanner
  • It scan documents rapidly. The quality is excellent.
  • Oh and if you scan a document that the software app believes a problem exist, it provides you an option to keep it and continue scanning. I can't say enough positive about this scanner.
  • This scanner is fabulous. It scans quickly. It scans papers even if you have sticky notes or receipts attached to them. It auto detects 2 sided sheets and scans both sides with one pass through. I am very happy with it.
  • Performs well. Scans quickly and clearly. Easy options to scan to - pdf, cloud, file...really whatever you want. touch of a button operation. nice heavy duty feeling construction.
  • I am scanning tax returns with various sized documents, and the scanner accommodates the various sizes without any issues. I also am moving our household to a paperless environment so I scan almost daily. The device is great. I highly recommend it.
Epson ES-500W WorkForce Wireless Color Duplex Document Scanner for PC and Mac, Auto Document Feeder
  • The main thing I need in a scanner is something that is very fast with decent resolution. Most of the documents that I need to scan are text documents so I could set it to the lower resolution and it was very fast.
  • Scans to BITMAP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, PDF and Searchable PDF. Scanned output is clean and easy to read, I've had no complaints from any of my clients regarding clarity or readability.
  • The ES-500W also works great for scanning receipts and other miscellaneous paperwork lying about your home, scanning is fast and efficient, it's been excellent for getting rid of all the clutter on and around my desk.
  • This scanner works great for small offices that need to scan docs. quick. Easy setup with usb or wireless network. Great buy.
  • Great multi feed desk top scanner. Works well when I need a quick scan and subsequently email documents.
Automatic Document Feeder Included
Included Software
ScanSnap Manager, ScanSnap Organizer, ScanSnap Receipt, CardMinder, ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap, Scan to Microsoft® SharePoint®, Nuance® Power PDF Standard
Epson Scan, Document Capture Software, ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint, NewSoft® Presto! BizCard® OCR
Accessories Included
USB cable (USB 3.0 supported), AC adapter and power cord, ScanSnap Carrier Sheet
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable, AC adapter and power cord
Scanner Connectivity
USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 / 1.1 Compatible)
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Mobile Wi-Fi or USB connectivity to a computer, Easily Transform Paper with the Touch of a Button, Scan Directly to Mobile Devices, Fast Double-Sided Scanning, Built-in "GI" microprocessor, Advanced Paper Feeding System, Advanced Paper Detection, Accelerated Searchable PDF creation, More Scanning Options = More Quick Menu Productivity Space
Wirelessly scan to your smartphone, tablet or computer, Get organized in a snap, Scan to online storage accounts, Easily scan stacks of paper, Turn paper documents into searchable, editable files, Versatile scanning for everyday documents, Powerful performance with a small footprint, Compatible with most software, Intelligent color and image adjustments, Reliable paper feeding system
What customers say about "Features"
Fujitsu iX500 Document Scanner
  • I love that I can put a stack of paper in the feeder and the scanner will feed them through smoothly, straightening the image, scanning the backs if needed, and it does it quickly.
  • As advertised. Works great. Love it! Best feature is auto correcting the image if it's scanned slightly crooked.
  • The ScanSnap scanner was easy to install and very easy to use. It works great for all the items I need to scan.
  • The document feeder auto detects two pages going through at the same time within 99% accuracy. Bonus benefit is it's wireless connectivity.
  • I had difficulty setting it up on a new MacBook Pro because the MacBook does not have a USB connection which is required for set up.
Epson ES-500W WorkForce Wireless Color Duplex Document Scanner for PC and Mac, Auto Document Feeder
  • This scanner is excellent. It has many features, but it is very easy to set up and easy to use. It also has an awesome text enhancement feature, so even papers and documents that were formerly blurry become easy to read and see after being scanned.
  • Creating the scan job through the Document Capture Pro software is easy
  • The wireless connectivity has been perfect. It's so nice to be able to locate the scanner in a convenient place and not be bound to having a USB cable connected to my laptop.
  • The instructions for setup were easy to follow and connecting the scanner to my wireless network was fast and painless using the WPS function on the scanner and my WiFi router.
  • The one issue I️ had was trying to hook it up wirelessly and just ended up using the cable to connect it to the computer.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
CE, RoHS, ENERGY STAR® qualified
CE, RoHS, ENERGY STAR® qualified
Other Information
399.99 $

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