Epson Perfection V330 Photo Scanner - A Personal Review

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Some things are better done personally. We are spoilt for choice of scanners as there are many brands, models, functions to choose from. Also, photo and film scanners are quite expensive. But I chose this… EPSON Perfection V330.

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EPSON Perfection V330 is a 35mm film scanner with optical resolution of 4800 dpi, hardware resolution of 4800 × 9600 dpi. With software interpolation, it can reach a maximum resolution of 12,800 dpi (Normally, Lomography competition requirement is only 768 dpi). Of course, besides scanning films, Epson V330 can also scan photos, documents, receipts, art work, books, magazines, and even 3D objects.

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Supplied softwares are Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix® technology, ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint OCR, ArcSoft® MediaImpression™, ArcSoft Scan-n-Stitch Deluxe. The 4 buttons on the bottom edge of the scanner are for power, one touch scan to PDF, scan to email and scan to printer.

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To Lomographers, I think the most important criterion is film scanning. EPSON V330 is able to scan 3 types of film: Negative, Slides, Black & White. And it has Color restoration, Digital ICE settings etc that makes the job easier…

Without using Digital ICE function
With using Digital ICE function

The best feature is the Auto Exposure function, it can save your underexposed photos, even those that are too dark on first glance.

The above photos are all severely underexposed and too dark to be seen before using the Auto Exposure function.

written by mune316 on 2011-03-01 in #reviews

14 Comments

  1. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Saving up for one of these!

  2. sammy_a
    sammy_a ·

    @natalieerachel although this sounds like a great scanner if i were you i would get one that scans medium format films too seeing as you have a holga 120.. i went for a canoscan9000f and love it, it was worth every penny

  3. colloid_android
    colloid_android ·

    i own v330 and i'm satisfied with it

  4. rrmonroe
    rrmonroe ·

    I've been using an older model Epson photo scanner and it has worked great with the different negative trays that come with it. However, I cannot get the Lomography DigitaLIZA trays (specifically the 35mm tray) to work with the scanner. Have you had any success using this scanner with the DigitaLIZAs?

  5. dyluzo
    dyluzo ·

    I have the Epson 4490 which scans 120 negative so fare so good !!

  6. daforl
    daforl ·

    and I have the epson v500 with which you can scan 120 and 35mm and slides easily. very happy with my scanner

  7. king-louie
    king-louie ·

    now it's time to buy a scanner for me. does anybody have some experiences with epson 2450? (it's an older model, but i would get it quite cheap) the resolution is "only" 2400x4800 dpi, but do I need more?

  8. linusbm
    linusbm ·

    I would also like to know if it works with digitaLIZAs, or maybe someone could recommend me one that will work and is in the same price range. :)

  9. erdnusskeks
    erdnusskeks ·

    i have the same scanner, it's a great scanner for negativescanning beginners who don't want to spend large amounts of money on a scanner, i think. what bothers me the most about this scanner right now, however, is the fact that it can't scan medium format. everything else works pretty fine, although i am sometimes annoyed by the fact that some dust on the scanner glass can make scanning work harder when you don't want to have these white stains on your results, but oh well, only my kinda sometimes-messy-character is to blame for that, not the scanner ;)

  10. svala
    svala ·

    Do you know if it scan with the Lomography digitalizas, the 35mm & 120 ones??

  11. indieslap
    indieslap ·

    i got one last week
    its great, but sadly it doesn't scan 120.....

  12. bgeldard
    bgeldard ·

    i got this scanner however when i scan my x pro film the high contrasts and colours are gone as they are in the prints.

  13. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    I THINK THIS SCANNER IS THE CHEAPEST IN TOWN..=) I'M SAVING UP FOR ONE OF THESE

  14. welliamancio
    welliamancio ·

    among the Epson scanners for 35mm and 120, the V500 is perhaps the most interesting about the cost and benefits.

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