The Epson Perfection V850 Pro is designed for professional photographers. It has amazing scan quality for photos, but it's also capable of scanning film.
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Pro Produces high-quality scans
The scanner has 6400 ppi optical resolution. The quality is slightly better than on it's brother, the Epson Perfection V800. The V850 can distinguish between very small changes in shading, to provide a more life-like result.
Pro Great value for your buck
The scan quality is amazing for this price class.
Pro Includes color-calibration software
Con Overkill for regular users
The Epson V850 Pro is a professional tool for scanning film. When backing your physical family photos on your computer, this nearly $1000 scanner is a clear overkill. Scanners that cost just a fraction of the price can do a quality job.
Con Color-calibration software is frustrating
Using the software on this Epson requires a lot of learning - reading the manual and watching the embedded videos. Getting the cheaper Epson Perfection V800 and acquiring color-calibration software like the SilverFast Ai Studio 8 in addition is a great alternative.