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Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1242 reviews of Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Perfection 4490 Photo 4800 x 9600DPI Firewire / USB 2Epson Perfection 4490 Photo 4800 x 9600DPI Firewire / USB 2

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 545 user reviews of Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon CanoScan LiDE 80 Color ScannerCanon CanoScan LiDE 80 Color Scanner

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (goodgearguide.com.au)

Epson Perfection 4490 Photo

 

With the debut of its new Perfection 4490 Photo, Epson has another winner on its hands. Although the 4490's price makes it expensive for a value model...

Fast scans, Good colour reproduction, Excellent automatic corrections

A little expensive

The Epson Perfection 4490 is a powerful scanner with versatile image-enhancing features, but its premium price makes it best suited for serious photographers and other detail-conscious users.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The Epson 4990 offers outstanding performance for both images and film, albeit at a price

Excellent film negative scanning, speedy

Expensive for a home/office scanner, big, bulky and ugly

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : John Blackford (cnet.com.au)

Epson Perfection 4990 Photo

 

A versatile and inexpensive model for producing high-quality scans of photographs and film.

Very easy to set up ; Solid flatbed scan quality ; Great value

Soft detail on film scans

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Dorgay (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolscan V LS-50 ED

 

This is a solid film scanner for hobbyists and professional designers alike.

Outstanding film scans ; Great software ; Easy to set up ; Intuitive scanning interface

Manual focus is hard to use

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : PhotoReview (photoreview.com.au)

Epson Perfection 4490 Scanner

 

Epson's Perfection 4490 Photo scanner has many of the features of the Perfection 4990 Photo model but a $300 lower price tag. For photographers, the 4490 has a moving carriage transparency unit (TPU) plus holders for 35mm and medium format films. It...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Epson Perfection 4990 Photo

 

Epson's latest top-of-the-range flatbed/film scanner may be large and relatively pricey but you get plenty of bangs for your buck. The Perfection 4990 Photo combines 4800dpi resolution with a bit depth of 48, and Epson claims its high 4.0 optical...

Epson's latest top-of-the-range flatbed/film scanner may be large and relatively pricey but you get plenty of bangs for your buck. The Perfection 4990 Photo combines 4800dpi resolution with a bit depth of 48, and Epson claims its high 4.0 optical...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by (zdnet.com.au)

Canon CanoScan LiDE 80

 

The CanoScan LiDE 80 flatbed scanner is slender and stylish, and it's a cinch to use. Because it's so light and compact, this device can accompany you anywhere you need to scan.

Nov, 2003

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

AV Furniture

Recommended Use:LCD display
Type:Mounting kit

Barcode

Barcode Reader: Yes

Battery

Technology:Lithium Ion

Certificates

Certification:CE, FCC, UL/cUL, TUV
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Blue, White
Mounting type:Bayonet
Scanner Type:Film/slide / Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:27.2cm/3.7cm/31.5cm/37.3cm/45.3cm/45.8cm/47.5cm/47.6cm/49.9cm
Height:11.3cm/11.9cm/13.4cm/15.3cm/15.8cm/17.2cm/20.2cm/29.2cm/3.8cm
Weight:1.4kg/1.5kg/13.5kg/13kg/14.5kg/26.5kg/2kg/314g/3kg/4kg/6.7kg/9kg
Width:12cm/24.9cm/25.7cm/27.2cm/30.4cm/65.3cm/65.6cm/7.6cm/9.6cm

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:16-bit (64k colours)
Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Technology:TFT active matrix

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Features

Compatible products:OpticFilm, SmartPhoto F50

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:N/a/Switzerland/United Kingdom
Localization:N/a
Manufacturer:Canon/Epson/Nikon/Plustek/Samsung/Symbol Technologies
Model:10000XL/10000XL Pro/20000/20000N Pro/21/4490 Office/4490 Photo/4990 Photo/5000 ED/7200i/7200i SE/9000 ED/LiDE 80/LS 50 ED/MC70 Enterprise Digital Assistant/V ED/WMB1900T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan/Epson Expression/Epson GT/Epson Perfection/Nikon Coolscan/Nikon SA/Nikon Super Coolscan/Plustek OpticFilm/Samsung/Symbol

Input capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:100 / Optional

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Stylus / Touch-screen/Keypad / Stylus / Touch-screen

Lens System

Closest focusing distance:0.185
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):39 / 39.40
Fixed Focal Length:6
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/9
Maximum aperture number:32
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Number of aspheric elements:2
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Reproduction ratio:1.0 / 1.0x

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Scanner accessories
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Product Type:Scanner strip holder
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:EDGE / GPRS / GSM
Type:Wireless cellular modem

Networking

Wireless Connectivity:Bluetooth/Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -25 - 60 / 10 - 32 / 20 - 60

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Phone Edition/Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Edition

Other features

Compatibility:PC & Mac
Density range:3.4D / 4.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):120 x 272 x 119 / 258 x 374 x 38 / 272 x 475 x 113 / 304 x 476 x 134 / 655.3 x 457.2 x 157.4 / 656 x 458 x 158 / 656 x 458 x 292 / 96 x 172 x 315
Duplex ADF scanning:Y
Film type:35 mm / 35mm, APS (IX 240)
I/O ports:1x USB B / USB / USB 2.0 & IEEE1394 (FireWire) / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Type B connector x 1)\nIEEE 1394 (6 pin connector x 1) / USB B x 1
Illumination:R, G, B, IR / Xenon gas fluorescent lamp
Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32 / 5 - 35
Network ready:Optional / Yes
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 85
Power requirements:220 - 240V 50 - 60Hz / 220-240V / AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz / AC 220 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz / AC 220-240 V 50-60 Hz
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):-25 - 60 / 20 - 60 / 5 - 35
Scalable resolution:25 to 9600 dpi / 50 - 6400, 9600, 12800 / 50 – 6400, 9600, 12800 / 50dpi to 12,800dpi (in 1 dpi step)
Scan speed (4x6, colour photo):1,200dpi - 8.0 msec/line. 2,400dpi - 16.0 msec/line / 10.38 msec/line (1200dpi) 20.7 msec/line (2400dpi) / 7, 9
Scan speed (auto document feed):A4 200dpi - 23 ppm
Scan speed (black and white drawing):1,200dpi - 2.7 msec/line. 2,400dpi - 5.3 msec/line / 12s / 17, 27, 41, 43, 68, 72, 169, 206, 219, 275 / 3.46 msec/line (1200dpi) 6.9 msec/line (2400dpi) / A4 200dpi - 23 ppm
Scan speed (film):57-113s
Scan speed footnote:A4 200dpi - 23 ppm
Scan speed in preview mode:7 / Approx. 9 sec
Scan time:36 / 38
Standard media sizes:216 x 297mm (A4, US Letter)\n35mm strip film 6 frames x 4\n35 mm slides x 8\n6 x 12cm (120/220) medium format film x 3 frames\n4" x 5" large format film x 2
TWAIN compliance interface: Yes
Weight:13.5 / 14 / 26.5 / 4 / 6

Packaging Content

Bundled software:-Epson Scan\n-ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR\n-ScanSoft PaperPort\n / Adobe PhotoShop Elements 2.0, Omnipage SE OCR, NewSoft Presto! Pagemanager (Win). / BizCard\nArcSoft PhotoImpression / NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10\nLaserSoft SilverFast AI 6.5 iSRD / Page Manager 7, ABBYY Fine Reader Sprint 6, Epson Event Manager 2.0
Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5
Legal: Yes
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Scanning media types supported:Photo paper

Performance

Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible products:LC-62\nLF-1\nHB-42\nCL-1018
Daily duty cycle (max):17500
Light Source:CCFL / WCC FL / Xenon FL
Manual Focus: Yes
Scan drivers:ISIS, TWAIN, WIA
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF, TIFF
Scan to:File, Image
Sensor Type:CCD
Ultrasonic motor (USM): Yes

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, SCSI, USB 2.0 / SCSI, USB 2.0 / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), USB 2.0 / USB 2.0

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):18 / 6.2
Power consumption (typical):2.5 / 27 / 45 / 50
Power supply type:AC / USB

Processor

Clock Speed:624MHz
Type:XScale PXA270

RAM

Installed Size:64MB

ROM

Installed Size:128MB

Scanner

Colour Depth:42-bit colour/48-bit colour
Document Feeder Type:Autoload/Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K grey levels)
Input Type:Colour
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB/IEEE 1394 (FireWire)/SCSI
Interface Type (2nd):Hi-Speed USB/Hi-Speed USB / Ethernet 100Base-T
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi/4000dpi/4800dpi/600dpi/7200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:216 x 297 mm/25.1 x 38 mm/297 x 432 mm/DIN A3 (310 x 437 mm)/Film 120 (6 cm)/Film 135 (35mm)
Max Supported Media Size:216 x 297 mm/25.1 x 38 mm/297 x 432 mm/DIN A3 (310 x 437 mm)/Film 120 (6 cm)/Film 135 (35mm)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi/4800dpi/7200dpi/9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload/Manual load
Supported Document Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper/Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Film / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Slides/Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper/Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Film / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Slides/Plain paper
Type:Film scanner/Film scanner (35 mm)/Flatbed scanner

Scanning

Colour scanning:Y / Yes
Duplex scanning:No / Yes
Film scanning:No / Yes
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A3):4.3
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):20 / 3.5 / 4.3
Gray scale levels:4096
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:215.9 x 355.6 / 216 x 297 / 25.1 x 38 / 297 x 432 / 297.1 x 431.8 / 310 x 437 / 36.8 x 25.4
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 2400 / 2400 x 4800 / 4800 x 9600 / 600 x 1200 / 7200 x 7200
Output colour depth:24 / 48

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System

Handheld Type:Data collection terminal

System requirements

Compatible operating systems:-Windows 2000 Pro / XP / Vista\n-Mac OS X 10.2.8 + / Mac OS X 10.2\nWindows XP\nWindows 2000\nWindows Me\nWindows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Me / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP Professional \nMac OS 9.1 or later, Mac OS X 10.2 or later\n / Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Professional)\nOS 9.1, 9.2, OS 10.1 or later (Classic) OS 10.1.3 or later (Native). / Microsoft Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP Professional\nMac OS X 10.2.7 / Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98 SE, 2000 / Windows 2000/XP/Vista\nMac OS X 10.2.8 + / Windows 98SE/2000 Pro/ME/XP Home/Pro,\nMacOS X 10.1.5/9.1 / Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP\nMac OS X 10.2.7
Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:TCO\nUL(cUL)\nFCC-B, CE\nEPA 6.0\nEPEAT\nISO13406-2\nTUV-GS\nTUV-Ergo\nVESA Mount\nWindows
Minimum hard disk space:160 / 240 / 85
Minimum processor:Pentium 300 MHz / Pentium II / Pentium II 450/1 GHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:For USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: \nWindows 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Professional); CPU: Intel PIII, P4, Celeron (566 MHz or higher). AMD Athlon, Athlon MP/XP, Duron. 128MB RAM, USB port¹, CD ROM drive.\nFor USB: \nWindows 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP (Home/Professional); CPU: Pentium II 233MHz or higher. 64MB RAM (128 MB for Win XP). USB port, CD ROM drive.\nMac OS (USB); \nCPU: PowerPC G3 or higher. OS 9.1, 9.2, OS 10.1 or later (Classic) OS 10.1.3 or later (Native). Mac with USB support. 64MB RAM (128MB OSX) / USB
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:272 / 45.8 / 47.5
Diameter:7.3
Filter Size:6.2
Height :11.3 / 119 / 15.8
Length:8.9
Weight:1.5 / 13.5 / 14.5 / 2000 / 26.5 / 3 / 4 / 425 / 6.7
Width:120 / 27.2 / 65.6