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Epson Perfection V850 Pro Photo Scanner

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The pro-quality scanner with advanced control to archive film and photos.

The quality and control you need to preserve priceless originals, right in your studio – it's easy with the Epson Perfection V850 Pro scanner. You get professional-quality scans that make it simple to digitally archive virtually any original. 6400 dpi resolution1, a 4.0 Dmax, advanced optics and dual-lens scanning ensure extraordinary results whether scanning slides, negatives or film. Digital ICE® Technologies remove surface defects, while two sets of film holders and an energy-efficient LED array help boost productivity. SilverFast® SE Plus and X-Rite i1® color management software add versatility. A specialized fluid mount tray (not included) is also available for unparalleled reproductions from black-and-white film.

    • Resolution: 4800 dpi and 6400 dpi (Epson Dual Lens System)
  • Model: B11B224201
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Epson Perfection V850 Pro Photo Scanner is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 68.
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  • Professional quality color and detail — get unparalleled scans with state-of-the-art 6400 dpi optical resolution1 and advanced optics
  • Remarkable tonal range and shadow detail — 4.0 Dmax for smooth gradations and fine shadow detail
  • Epson's exclusive Dual Lens System — automatically selects from two lenses for optimum results based on the media being scanned
  • Automatically remove dust and scratches — Digital ICE Technologies remove many surface defects from film and prints to minimize costly retouching
  • ReadyScan® LED light source — for fast scans with no warmup time required
  • Greater productivity — batch scan multiple slides, negatives, medium- and large-format film with two sets of film holders (included)
  • Advanced optics — high-reflection mirror and anti-reflective optical coatings ensure minimum optical distortion
  • Do more with your film and photos — LaserSoft® Imaging SilverFast® SE Plus software included for added versatility and control
  • Precision film scanning — specialized fluid mount option available (not included)

Eco Features

  • RoHS compliant
  • Recyclable product2
  • Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay™ Transport Partner3

Better Products for a Better Future™
For more information on Epson's environmental programs, go to www.epson.com/environment

What's in the box:

  • Epson Perfection V850 Pro color scanner
  • 8" x 10" Transparency Unit (built into lid)
  • Eight film holders: 35 mm slides, 35 mm film strips, medium format 6 x 20cm and 4" x 5" (two each)
  • Film Area Guide
  • Scanner Software installation CD-ROM
  • LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE PLUS
  • X-Rite i1Scanner with reflective/transparent IT8 targets
  • Setup poster
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable
  • AC adapter and power cable

Specifications Scanner:

Scanner Type: Flatbed color image scannerPhotoelectric Device: Alternative 6 lines color Epson MatrixCCD®Optical Resolution:
  • Epson Dual Lens System
  • 4800 dpi and 6400 dpi
Hardware Resolution:
  • 4800 x 9600 dpi
  • 6400 x 9600 dpi with Micro Step Drive™ technology
Maximum Resolution: 12,800 x 12,800 dpiColor Bit Depth: 48-bits per pixel internal / external1Grayscale Bit Depth: 16-bits per pixel internal / external1Output Resolution: 4.0 Dmax Effective Pixels:
  • 40,800 x 56,160 (4800 dpi)
  • 37,760 x 62,336 (6400 dpi)
Maximum Scan Area: 8.5" x 11.7"Light Source: ReadyScan LED technologyScanning Speed:
  • High-speed mode: 4800 dpi
  • Full color: 10.8 msec / line (approx.)
  • Monochrome: 10.8 msec / line(approx.)
Optical Density: 4.0 DmaxHigh Pass Optics:
  • Anti-reflective optical coatings
  • High-reflection mirror

Transparency Adapter:

Supported Film Size:
  • 35 mm slides (12 frames)
  • 35 mm film strips (18 frames)
  • Medium format film (1 frame, up to 6 x 20 cm)
  • 4" x 5" film (1 frame)
Dust/Scratch Removal:
  • Digital Dust Correction via Epson Scan
  • Digital ICE Technologies for Film and Prints
  • Optional Fluid Mount (scanning fluid and supplies not included)
Transparency Size:
  • Transparency adapter: 8" x 10" (max size)
  • Transparency adapter using film holders/fluid mount: 5.9" x 9.74"


Operating Systems:
  • Windows® 8 – 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows XP®
  • Windows XP Professionnal x64 Edition
  • Mac OS® X 10.6.x – 10.10.x
Temperature: 41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C)Humidity:
  • 10 – 80% (no condensation)
  • Storage
  • 10 – 85% (no condensation)
Dimensions: 19.8" x 12.1" x 6" (W x D x H)Weight: 14.6 lb

Scan Features:

Other: Optional Fluid Mount (scanning fluid and supplies not included)Buttons: 1 button, Epson Scan


Standard Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Scanner Details:

Included Software:
  • Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix® technology
  • LaserSoft Imaging® SilverFast SE PLUS
  • X-rite i1Scanner with reflective/transparent IT8 targets
Interfaces: Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Reliability: MCBF: 100,000 cycles


Rated Voltage:
  • Input: AC 100 – 120 V
  • Output: DC 24V, 1A
Rated Frequency: 50 – 60 HzPower Consumption:
  • Operation: 23 W
  • Standby Mode: 12 W
  • Sleep Mode: < 1.5 W
  • Power Off: 0.3 W
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best professional flatbed scanner next to drum scanning I have had two other scanners in the past but the Epson Perfection V850 is probably the best professional flatbed scanner by far and along with ICE software that comes with it.
Date published: 2020-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Buy for your money Its very user friendly and the results are great after paying a fraction of other scanners that not even equivalent. You will love it.
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Software doesn't provide same functionality with current Mac I'm disappointed that the latest software updates for the scanner doesn't provide the same functionality under the latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.3. I have thousands of color transparencies that I had started scanning and the ops scanner software under the old MacOS would scan the 12 slides in the holder & save each slide separately. No more.
Date published: 2020-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Fantastic Scanner!! I purchased the V850 Pro photo scanner for a large project I'm working on for my local library. The scanner that I was using at the library is a Epson V700 scanner, which is a workhorse, but I wanted the freedom to work at home, so after some research I ended up purchasing this scanner. The project involves scanning thousands of negatives of all ages and sizes, from the 1940's through the 2000's. The V850 Pro performs better than I expected. It's also a workhours of a scanner and a bit faster at scanning than the 700. The only thing I don't really care for are the clunky film holders, which has glass covering for the negatives for some reason. Also, I haven't yet found a good way to scan 110 negative film. Other than those few minors details, I would highly recommend this scanner.
Date published: 2020-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Acceptable sharpness and good color, when used carefully. I bought this scanner because it offers scanning of medium- and large-format negatives. I was concerned about its actual resolution potential in spite of its native 640 dpi. I'm comparing it to the results I obtain from a Nikon 4000 ED, which scans at 4000 dpi. The Epson is actually not producing sharpness that equals the Nikon, straight out of the scanner. However, I do obtain reasonably comparable sharpness to the Nikon if I apply a post-scan workflow similar to what I apply to my digital photographs. I can apply similar to the Nikon scans, but if I push too hard they look too driven) What is working for me is to take the scan through DXO Photolab Noise reduction, and then through PhotoShop SmartSharp or similar. The DXO NR seems to prep the the scan for sharpening better than if I sharpen first. In terms of color fidelity, I've used both the included Silverfast (8 SE+) to drive the scanner and Vuescan (Pro), and each offer the same functionality, but I'm seeing much more realistic color rendition when using VueScan. In terms of value, I think that one should look at the reviews of the V800, which the reviewers believe offers the same performance for significantly less money. You get a lower level of Silverfast, but you can add Vuescan and still be much cheaper than the V850. The V850 offers the ability to calibrate, but I haven't done that yet because 20-40 year-old film and slides are pretty variable anyway, and I'm getting very realistic colors from it with Vuescan (better than the Nikon for negatives). You get a duplicate set of holders with the 850, which lets you mount the next tray while one is scanning. I do think the glass-based negative holders are a plus in terms of flattening the film, and I suggest trying the different height adjustments for sharpness. Attached are 4 scans of the same negative, from the two scanners, raw and with my post. The two raw scans are quite different in sharpness, but it takes serious peeping to see the sharpness difference after my post-process. I think the color rendition of the Epson makes up for it. The file names indicate which example is which. You may notice that my Epson post example is from a 3200 dpi scan. I really see no difference from scanning at higher sample density with the Epson. The lens is apparently not that sharp. Even 2400 looks about the same as 6400 dpi, when viewed comparably.
Date published: 2020-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scanner! Very happy with the scanner!
Date published: 2020-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works Poorly with Mac OS Nothing about this scanner has worked easily or well with my Mac. I could not get the Epson software to work at all on a computer running the latest Mac OS, Catalina, but I could get it to operate and on a different computer running Mojave, I was able to get the Espon software to run, but it only connect with the Epson printer/scanner I have on my network, not with the new scanner which has a wired-connection. I could only use the new scanner with the scanning software already on the Mac. Furthermore, as you can see by the error message below, the Silverfast software that came with the scanner would not even load. Furthermore, the device is not network-enabled so it must be connected via a cable, which means it has to be located next to the computer. While the software failures have prevented me from seeing the full capability of this scanner, the operation of the scanning with the resident Mac scanning app has not been appreciably better and certainly no faster than the scanning on my Epson WF-4740 printer/scanner. All-in-all, this V850 scanner is the most disappointing Epson device I have purchased. It was not only expensive to purchase, it cost me hours of my time in a futile effort to get it to function properly. It may well be the last Epson product I acquire.
Date published: 2019-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible scanner Incredible scanner, in using either the Epson software and even more possibilities using the SilverFast version tht came ith the scanner. I have thousands of 35mm, 6mm x6mm, 6x7 and 4x5 film to scan for my image library archive. I am mostly scanning images to print on canvas and mounting as Gallery' wrap.
Date published: 2019-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A big help archiving 40+ years of film based photographs Not only getting my old film-based pictures ported over to digital for archiving and viewing on computer or TV display, but having fun doing it. I own an Apple iMac computer as its interface and it DOES work with the latest iMac OS, Catalina. (However, a couple of non-essential features are currently inaccessible and I hope a future Epson update will fix that.) I'm getting some extremely detailed and accurate scans of old photos, and there are even some image improvement features that are not hard to master, to plus up shortcomings in your originals.
Date published: 2019-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best scanner for 35mm slides Have scanned several hundred 35mm slides with excellent results
Date published: 2019-10-13
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1 Optical resolution is the maximum scan resolution of the CCD elements, using the definition of ISO 14473.

2 For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit www.epson.com/recycle

3 SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.

Specifications Notes:
1 External bit depth is selectable to 48 bits/16 bits depending on the image editing software.
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