Epson (http://www.epson.com) has announced two all-purpose scanners: the Perfection V33 and Epson Perfection V330 Photo, which are priced at US$89 and $119, respectively. Both models feature 4800 x 9600 dpi (dots per inch) optical resolution and an 180-degree lid for scanning oversized objects.
The V330 however adds a built-in transparency unit that enables it to scan slides, negatives and film. Bundled with these scanners is ArcSoft Scan-n-Stitch Deluxe, which enables users to scan multiple images such as panoramas, oversized artwork, documents, and scrapbook pages (to name a few) which it stitches together automatically.
The Epson scanners sport ReadyScan LED technology, which enables fast scan speeds, eliminates warm-up time and decreases power consumption. The technology is also mercury-free.
Epson’s Easy Photo Fix technology allows users to restore color from old/faded prints, remove dust from scanned film or slides, and reduce grain. Four customizable buttons allow for one-touch scanning, copying, scan-to-email, and creating PDFs.
The Epson Perfection V33 and Epson Perfection V330 Photo are compatible with Mac OS X and Windows.