There is no doubt that Canon and Epson are renowned for their quality photo products. Both have a range of printers and scanners for hobbyists and professionals. Our article today is going to focus on two scanners from these leading brands. With such a number of options to choose from, it’s difficult to know which photo scanner is the right choice for you. The Canon CanoScan 9000F MKii and the Epson V800 have some similar features that have different names. For this, we will discuss each of these two products so you will get the clear information about their specifications.
Design and Dimensions
Both the Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII and the Epson Perfection V800 are considered as flatbed scanner. CanoScan 9000F MKII comes with 480×272 mm in size and 4.58 kg weight, while the competitor, Epson V800 has 503×152 mm size and with 6.6 kg weight. In terms of size, the Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII is better than its competitor. With its compact size, you won’t need to think about where to place this scanner at home too much. The CanoScan 9000F MKII provides two colour type, which is black and silver. On the other hand, the Epson V800 provides more colour for satisfying customer : black, grey, and black metallic.
The Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII features “push-button simplicity” with seven buttons to let the user choose the task to be done with the original document. It features an auto-scan option that detects the type of document you’re scanning, to scan and automatically save in the best format for the media. The built-in guides allow for up to 4 35-mm slides and up to six negative frames to be scanned at once.
|Canon Canoscan 9000F MK II
|10.7 x 18.9 x 4.4 inches
|12.1 x 19.8 x 6 inches
Canon also provides My Image Garden software which allows you to handle all document and photo scanning in one place, as well as organizes your files. The Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement (FARE) feature offers built-in correction for film and photos, to remove scratches and dust, while also restoring color.
While The Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanner comes with the state-of-the-art 6400 dpi optical resolution. Digital IC technologies automatically remove scratches and dust from the surface of the image to minimize retouching costs and time. The readyscan LED light source allows for fast scans with no required warm-up time. The scanner includes lasersoft silverfast SE software to allow for easy editing and organization of your files. For those who need precision film scanning, a specialized fluid mount option is available, though it is not included.
The included film holders can accommodate up to 12 35mm mounted slides, three 35mm film strips of up to 18 frames and one medium format strip and one 4” x 5” frame. Read also: Netgear AC1200 vs AC1600.
Scanning Speed Photo Quality
The CanoScan MKII is capable of producing more than 281 trillion colors provides amazing quality with the maximum 9600 x 9600 color resolution for film scanning combined with the 48-bit color depth. The software included with the scanner allows enhancements up to 19,200 x 19,200 resolution. The scanner requires no warm up time, and as an Energy Star qualified product, uses little energy. The scanner uses the same CCD technology found in digital cameras.
This scanner provides a decent scanner speed, scanning color photos at 8.6 pages per minute (PPM), at a 300 DPI resolution. When scanning film, the speed slows down considerably, to 3.3 PPM, at 1200 DPI resolution. The decrease in speed results in a higher quality image scan. It takes approximately 18 seconds to scan a single 35MM film negative, and approximately 7 seconds to scan a single photo.
The resulting photo quality is good enough to store your memories for digitization, and reprinting later, should you decide to restore old photos. The scanner quality is above satisfactory in terms of photos, but could use improvement in terms of slides and film.
On the other side, in high-speed mode at 4800 dpi a full-color or monochrome scan will take approximately 12.3 ms per line for Epson V800. Scanning speeds are not available for the higher 6400 dpi resolution though will be a bit slower. The resulting photo quality is quite high.
When scanning with the absolute perfection the eighth hundred scanner, the dual lens system will automatically place the optimum lens in the right path depending on the media scanned and your chosen resolution to ensure you get the highest quality scan possible.
The included software allows you to control shadows, highlights, gradations, sharpening, scaling, descreening, and both selective and global color. The software makes it easy to restore faded photos to their original colors using the easy photo six scanning technology. With just one click, you can brighten old photos, remove dust, and include backlight correction. The scanner quality is above satisfactory, because of all the features it has.
Canon Canoscan 9000F MK II vs Epson V800
After all, we can say that the CanoScan 900F MKII is more affordable in terms of price, it doesn’t offer the same high quality resolution options. Though the Canon CanoScan MKII can also do film and negatives, it does not include the option to add fluid mount tray. Unlike the much higher priced Pandigital Personal Photo Scanner/Converter, it requires the use of a computer to scan and save photos. The Pandigital scanner allows users to scan directly to SD, meaning there is no need for a computer to serve as the “middle man.”