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Canon 9000f vs Epson v600 

Do you have many old photos you would have a digital version of them? If that so, you’ve probably found that these two scanners are among your most popular options. Generally, if you are looking for a picture scanner you will find there are many choices. In fact, there are almost too many choices which can make it difficult to decided what to buy. We will look at the Canon CanoScan 9000F vs Epson V600. The following article will compare between Canon 9000F with Epson v600 from their design and performance. 

The Canon CanoScan 9000F and the Epson V600 have some similar features that have different names. For this, we will still discuss them within the same category. After, we will look at the areas in which they differ.

Epson V600 vs Canon 9000F Flatbed Scanner Review

These are two of the most popular flatbed scanners for photo, film, and negative scanning, and have been for some time.  New flatbed scanners have been released, but these continue to be better, at least when we’re talking about value for your money.  You can pay 3x-5x as much and buy a newer, better scanner, but we don’t find it necessary.  Read also: Netgear AC1200 vs AC1600.

  • Similarities:   

These two flatbed photo scanners look pretty equal in most of their stats.  Even those that look different are more or less the same.  For instance, take the optical resolution.  Although the Canon 9000F appears to be twice that of the Epson V600, it’s not commonly feasible to use that resolution.  More or less, they will max out around the same level, much lower than what’s published to make file size that is realistic.  Both have similar connectivity, similar stats, scan size, color depth, and publish a dust and scratch remover technology.

 Canon 9000f Epson v600 
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Package Dimensions 18.9 x 10.7 x 4.4 inches
19 x 11 x 4.6 inches
Item Weight 10.1 pounds
9 pounds
  • Differences:  

We say they “look” equal because although the stats appear similar, there are some large differences, more so even than our Epson V600 vs V550 comparison.  Major points of difference can be found in the software included with the scanners, the dust & scratch removal technology, scan quality, and the price difference between them.  Let’s discuss each in more detail.  

  • Appearance

Neither of the designs stands out as particularly different. Sleek, black, and straight lines seem to be a favorite for photo scanners. However, there is a minimal difference in their size. The Canon CanoScan 9000F is 10.7 x 18.9 x 4.4 inches. The scanning bed is 8.5 x 11.7 inches. It weighs 10.1 pounds. The Canon is on the lid and the 7 buttons are towards the front of the lid.

On the other side, The Epson v600 is 19 x 11 x 4.6 inches.with 9 lbs weight. The scanning bed is the same size. The logo is on the front of the lid and the buttons are positioned on the front of the unit.

  • Included Software

Software is important, especially when scanning photos.  Both have one of our favorites, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, so that’s great. Both can do OCR.  The Epson V600 with ABBYY FineReader and the Canon CanoScan 9000F with Canon’s freeware, MP Navigator EX.  Where do they differ?  The Canon 9000F includes Adobe PhotoShop Elements.  A great photo editing software, which we believe puts it out in front of the V600 in the software category if you’re working specifically with new photos more often than anything else.

Dust & Scratch Remover Technology

The Canon CanoScan 9000F is a software feature called “FARE level 3” that attempts to do the same thing.  Meanwhile The Epson Perfection V600 uses Digital ICE, a hardware feature that gives it the ability to detect and remove things like dust, scratches, and hair in both photos and film like magic.  

  • Scan/Image Quality

Both of the two scanners are able to scan, copy, scan to email and scan to PDF. The Epson V600 has 4 control buttons on the front of the scanner, whereas the Canon CanoScan 9000F has 7 (there are 4 PDF scanning options). Both can scan multiple photos at once and both can scan negatives. Although scanning and resolution specs are either the same or show the Canon 9000F as the leader.  The Epson V600 actually outperformed the Canon in image quality on both photos and film scans.  It achieved truer colors, higher contrast, and better details in the shadow areas.  

  • Purchase Price

No matter how often we update this page, prices change constantly, so we won’t attempt to call out price tags here.  But, at the time of this writing, the Canon 9000F was priced significantly higher than the Epson V600.  The prices vary greatly on photo scanners. Cheap little scanners can cost around $100. A quality scanner can set you back around  $1000 or more.

Canon 9000f vs Epson v600 

- Fare Level 3 delivers automatic dust and scratch removal as well as fading, grain and backlight correction
- Zero warm-up time and lower power consumption with White LED
- "Auto Scan Mode" automatically adjusts settings by detecting what you are scanning
- Maximum Document Size: 8.5 x 11.7 Inch (21.6 x 29.7cm)
- Remove the appearance of dust and scratches from film: Digital ICE for Film
- Remove the appearance of tears and creases from photos: Digital ICE for prints
- Restore faded color photos with one touch: Epson easy photo fix included
- Scan slides, negatives and medium format panoramic film: Built in transparency unit

Comparison Result

After all, there are two things that we decided not to take into consideration, first is the operating system and second is the DPI. Those who struggle with the software probably aren’t using the right operating system and therefore we felt it isn’t fair to judge the scanners on this.

Also, while the DPI is very important, many professionals will agree that once you get over a certain number of DPI, the only difference it tends to make is a larger file to save rather than improved resolution.

With all of this in mind, we can say that the Epson V600 was the best option, particularly in terms of value for money. It has brilliant software to edit your photos and it also does a wonderful job on negatives. It is also very useful that the Digital ICE works on negatives too. While the Canon CanoScan 9000F is faster, the Epson V600 is by far slow.

Considering some of the key features are the same, auto crop, one-touch image correction, scanning multiple photos, we decided that there was little point spending the extra money when the Epson V600 is a perfect all-round scanner for professionals and non-professionals. So, you know which one fits for you, aren’t you?

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