Epson Perfection V300 Photo, 8.5x11.7" Flatbed Scanner, 4800x9600dpi, 48 bit, USB 2.0 for Mac & Windows

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About Epson

The Epson Perfection V300 Flatbed Scanner allows to scan film, photos and 3D objects with amazing clarity and detail. The value-priced Epson Perfection V300 Photo makes it easier than ever with 4800 dpi optical resolution and a host of family-friendly features. Use the built-in Transparency Unit to scan up to 6 negative frames or 4 slides at one time.

With the scanner's remarkable resolution, you can easily create extraordinary enlargements. And, if you want to bring those faded family photos back to life, you can use the V300 Photo to easily restore the color. This versatile performer even includes a high-rise lid for scanning books and other 3D objects. And, it offers easy setup and one-touch scanning. So, whether you choose to archive important documents or copy the soccer team photo, you can be up and running in no time. Best of all, with an innovative, LED light source, the V300 Photo provides fast scans with no warmup time.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good resolution (11),Accurate color (10),Easy to set up (10),Excellent software (7),Good bit depth (7),Widely compatible (7),Works on network (4)
Inaccurate color (4),Inaccurate scans (3)
Best Uses:
Photos and graphics (10)
Reviewer Profile:
Frequent user (9),Casual user (6)

Epson Features

  • Achieve exceptional clarity and detail with 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution
  • Scan 35mm slides and negatives with ease using the built-in Transparency Unit (for beautiful enlargements up to 13x19)
  • Restore the color to old, faded photos with one touch
  • Do more with one-touch document scanning - send e-mails or create PDFs
  • Quickly copy documents and photos for archiving purposes
  • Enjoy remarkable versatility, plus fully automatic scanning
  • Scan books, photo albums and 3D objects with high-rise, 180-degree lid
  • Enjoy more efficient operation with exclusive ReadyScan LED technology - no warmup time and fast scanning speeds
  • Rest easy with earth-friendly LED technology - no mercury included and lower power consumption
  • Enhance your images with photo editing and creative software included
  • Scan text with amazing clarity - Office Mode delivers sharp scans, even if text is on colored paper or a double-sided document
  • Advanced Digital Dust Correction

Epson Specifications

Scanner Type
Flatbed color image scanner
Photoelectric Device
Epson Color MatrixCCD 12-line sensor
Optical Resolution
4800 dpi with Epson MatrixCCD
Hardware Resolution
4800 x 9600 dpi with Micro Step Drive technology
Maximum Resolution
12,800 dpi with software interpolation
Effective Pixels
40,800 x 56,160 (4800 dpi)
Color Hardware Bit Depth
48-bit internal/external
Grayscale Hardware Bit Depth
16-bit internal/external
Optical Density
3.2 Dmax
Transparency Unit
35mm Transparency Adapter, 6 negatives/4 slides capacity
4 buttons; Scan, E-mail, Copy and PDF
Maximum Read Area
8.5" x 11.7"
Hi-Speed USB 2.0/1.1
MCBF - 10,000 cycles
Windows Requirements
215MB of available hard disk space (500MB recommended)
CPU: Intel Pentium II 450 MHz or higher processor
USB 2.0/1.1: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home Edition/XP Professional/XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Vista
Available USB connection
Macintosh Requirements
200MB of available hard disk space (500MB recommended)
CPU: PowerPC G3 400 MHz or Intel-based CPU
USB 2.0/1.1: Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.5.x
Available USB connection
Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix technology
ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR
ArcSoft MediaImpression
11.0" W (429 mm) x 16.9" D (279 mm) x 2.2" H (56 mm)
5.7 lbs
Epson 1 year limited warranty

Reviews about this item

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(based on 141 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review



After almost 40 plus years,I decided to transfer/scan 900 plus slides and negatives into jpegs. I was quoted about .55 to .85 per slide by a pro shop. This EPSON v300 PHOTO SCANNER was a perfect choice,very simple to operate and much cheaper . Enjoyed memory lane of my youth


Most Liked Negative Review


V300 How to use(?)

Your "instructions" on How to use this contraption are about as WORTHLESS as any I have EVER seen!! Nothing in print and then via a devious route to find machine display

Reviewed by 141 customers


Pros: It works just fine! ...


from Chicago

Pros: It works just fine! I was really surprised to discover that "negatives"are converted to a "Positive" picture. Con: It takes about 1 minute to scan each slide.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nice Scanner


from Colorado

I purchased this scanner to transfer 35mm slides to digital. It does a good job and it will transfer four slides at a time. However, my dad took at least 6000 pictures in this format, so the conversion process is slow. The pixel definition is great and it beats getting this process done with a commercial outfit.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Choice for Home


from San Bernardino, CA

I was looking to scan a mess of slides. Checked reviews on line. The Epson V300 kept popping to the top with rave reviews. Now I'll add my rave to theirs. This has been an excellent plug and play scanner with excellent output quality and terrific ease of use (my learning curve was about 10 minutes). Love the ability to scan multiple pages to a single PDF document. My only gripe now is that I put the slide tray away somewhere safe so I wouldn't lose it or have it broken. Now I can't find it.


Best scanner I've used


from Santa Monica, CA

I've only used this to scan flat items -- usually color work from magazines, for reference. The fact that it folds almost flat is a boon! I've used various weights to flatten the items I'm scanning, so far without damaging the unit luckily. I've used it off and on for more than a year with no real problems at all. But all ain't perfect. The routing of the two cables could be better -- they do get in the way. And I fear I will bang the flipped-over top on something important when opening it all the way, though that hasn't happened yet. Installation instructions were weak, but what else is new.


Epson Perfection V300


from Parvomay,Bulgaria

Perfect scaner ,easy to use ! I use scan 35 mm film ,old picture and document .Result is alway beautifull !!!


An Epson for all OS's


from San Antonio, TX

I purchased the V300 because of good experience with previous Epson products, and, for the good reputation for Linux suppoort. The scanner works smoothly with Windows 7, OS X and Fedora 17. Epson provides the files necessary for use with Linux, but no readme for installation--I found a howto that gave detailed instructions as to which files I needed and the order of installation


Easy Scanning with Epson V300


from Rockland County, NY

Even a tech-challenged guy like me can use this user -friendly scanner with ease. It took no time to set up and is extremely easy to use. Basic scanning of photos cannot be made any easier. I highly recommend this device for anyone interested in scanning photos.


A great scanner


from Long Island, NY

Excellent quality. Easy to use. Great job when scanning slides and negs. Well worth having.


Epson perfection V300 scanner for old photos


from New Hampshire

I've used the Epson perfection V300 scanner mostly for old slides and photos for writing a narrative on family history and am pleased with the performance. It launches and scans fast with good quality. I wish there had been a way to narrow down the scanned area to put in the file, however other software can do that.




from Tempe, AZ

Very satisfied with this product. It performs as advertised. Great picture quality from photos and slides.


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Questions about this item:

Ralph P  Greetings. Hi, currently have a Epson perfection 3490 scanner and thinking of getting a new Epson Perfection V300 but is seems that the 3490 is just as good as the V300, just a newer version ( I think ) has any one replaced the 3490 for a V300?? or what do you think that both are compatible in Pixels, etc. Thanks Ralph
DAVE N  I appreciate your question but I do not know much about the 3490. The V300 was my first choice although, I would like to trade it in for a scanner that can handle 120 film sizes The scanner itself has excellent quality and I have been able to make great reproduction posters of art prints from books for my apartment and nobody can tell i printed them myself. I mean 4800 is a pretty huge image. A great scanner. The only downside is it is limited to 35mm film scans
Terri Z  There are a number of negative reviews. I want to digitize skides (some 50 years old) and photos. Nothing fancy. I don't need to play with colors, etc. Does this do an adequate job and is it easy enough to use by just reading the directions with the unit?
DOBBIE V  Terri, That is exactly the reason I purchased this scanner. I scanned over 1600 slides (some over 60 years old) within two weeks of receiving this unit. It was a bit tedious, but once I got a an "assembly line" set up, it went smoothly. The instructions were adequate and if some of your slides are faded as some as mine were, a couple of simple software settings tweaks will take care of that. Scanning pictures is very straight forward, typical scanning. Scanning slides requires the use of the included slide holder to be used and a setting change in the scanning software to tell the scanner you are scanning transparencies. This is all spelled out in the instructions. All in all, I have no complaints about the product, especially when taking the price into consideration. Based on my experience, I would reccommend the Epson scanner. One other thing, when scanning slides be sure to orient the slides correctly from a front and back perspective or you will scan images backwards. Dobbie
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
RANDY G  This scanner is versatile as it handles slides, photo paper, negatives (haven't actually tried), and correcting abilities for common blemishes. The greater reason for purchasing was quality and you customize the resolution. Everyone's sweet spot is different - this scanner gave me adequate choices. Pictures turn out great; didn't spend too much either.
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