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Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed scanner A4

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Perfection 4990
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With a scanner you can make all your documents, pictures and photos digital.
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Included since: 15 May 2009
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Info modified on: 24 Jun 2018 03:45:47
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Warranty: 1 year
Long product name Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed scanner A4 :
The short editorial description of Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed scanner A4

Perfection 4990, 4800x9600dpi, CCD, USB, 6.7kg
Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed scanner A4:
The official marketing text of Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed scanner A4 as supplied by the manufacturer

- Scan images with precision quality and detail;
- Get high-quality scans from negatives and transparencies;
- Automatically correct an image when scanning damaged film and photos;
- Speed through every scan.

Quality performance. Precision detail.
With the image quality of a dedicated film scanner, plus the flexibility of a flatbed scanner all in one affordable product, the Epson Perfection 4990 Photo delivers a total digital scanning solution.
This powerful performer scans multiple slides simultaneously, as well as negatives and photos. And, with its built-in transparency unit, it accommodates film up to 8" x 10". Housed in a sleek outer case with an illuminated scan progress indicator, this scanner delivers intricate detail, due to an astounding 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution, 48-bit color depth, and 4.0 Dmax. And, it easily restores faded or damaged film and photos with Epson Easy Photo Fix and DIGITAL ICE Technology.

Short summary description Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed scanner A4:
This short summary of the Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed scanner A4 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Epson Perfection 4990, 216 x 297 mm, 48 bit, Flatbed scanner, CCD, CCFL, A4

Long summary description Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed scanner A4:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed scanner A4 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Epson Perfection 4990. Maximum scan size: 216 x 297 mm, Input colour depth: 48 bit. Scanner type: Flatbed scanner. Sensor type: CCD, Light source: CCFL. Maximum ISO A-series paper size: A4, ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9): A4. Standard interfaces: USB 2.0

Maximum scan size *
216 x 297 mm
Colour scanning *
Indicates whether this product scans in colour.
Input colour depth
Colour depth of the input into the product. The colour depth is either the number of bits used to indicate the color of a single pixel, in a bitmapped image or video frame buffer, or the number of bits used for each color component of a single pixel. High-end laptops have 24-bit colour depth.
48 bit
Film scanning
Device made for scanning photographic film directly into a computer without the use of any intermediate printmaking. It provides several benefits over using a flatbed scanner to scan in a print of any size: the photographer has direct control over cropping and aspect ratio from the original, unmolested image on film; and many film scanners have special software or hardware that removes scratches and film grain and improves color reproduction from film.
Optical density (Dmax)
Scanner type *
Indicates the type of scanner this product is.
Flatbed scanner
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
Light source
Paper handling
Maximum ISO A-series paper size *
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9)
Different sizes of paper from A0 (big) to A9 (small). A4 is the most common size used for printing documents.
Ports & interfaces
Standard interfaces *
Most common industry-standard communication protocols ranging from RS-232, RS-422, RS-423, RS-485, and LVDS to USB.
USB 2.0
Power supply type *
The type of power supply which this product uses.
Power supply
The way in which the product is powered e.g. rechargeable battery, mains electricity connected via a plug and cable.
27 W
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Minimum hard disk space
The minimum hard disk space required to store or run a computer program or operating system.
128 MB
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
Intel Pentium +
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP Mac 10.2.x - 10.3.x.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 80%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 85%
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
6.7 kg
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE 6 Adobe Photoshope Elements ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR Epson Copy Utility Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix Technology
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
304 x 476 x 134 mm
Power requirements
100 - 120V, 50 - 60Hz
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 7 expert reviews for Epson Perfection 4990 and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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One of the aims of such tests is to establish how much you need to pay for a flatbed scanner. Central to this is whether you want high-quality film scanning, as this is what tends to bump up the price. Cheaper flatbeds can scan film, but usually to a s...
Good Superb scan quality, Blisteringly fast, Film scanning options...
Bad The most expensive on test, Big and bulky, No push-button panel...
Bottom line One of the aims of such tests is to establish how much you need to pay for a flatbed scanner. Central to this is whether you want high-quality film scanning, as this is what tends to bump up the price. Cheaper flatbeds can scan film, but usually to a s...
At the top end of Epsons range of home and office scanners sits the Perfection 4990 Photo. Its big, its expensive and it has some impressive specifications, but is it any good?...
Good Excellent film negative scanning, speedy...
Bad Expensive for a home/office scanner, big, bulky and ugly The Final Word The Epson 4990 offers outstanding performance for both images and film, albeit at a price...
Bottom line The Epson 4990 offers outstanding performance for both images and film, albeit at a price...
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