Epson Perfection V850 Pro scanner review

Professional quality flatbed film scanning for any home lab, although at a professional price that is hard to justify

Epson Perfection V850 Pro flatbed film scanner
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Epson V850 is an excellent film scanner for processing large amounts of film quickly and in high quality. Its high optical resolution of 6400 dpi, support for multiple film formats, and advanced technologies including Digital ICE and Silverfast software make it the ideal choice for professionals. The V850 is capable of producing high-quality scans with accurate color reproduction, and detail, and additionally, the V850 comes with multiple sets of film holders that ensure accurate film placement during scanning, and a faster workflow. However with a very expensive price tag and not noticeably better than its little brother the Epson V600, is the substantial additional cost justified.


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    Excellent quality scans

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    Batch scanning is quick and effortless

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    Professional level control over scans


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    Big and bulky

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    Quality appears the same as V600

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.