In terms of peripherals, scanners are one of the most present ones. This stems from their widely applicable nature, especially with the ability to quickly back up your information. The number of media types supported by these peripherals gives additional utility to this capability. To give you a proper purchase in this category we will be looking into Epson V370 Vs V600, comparing their strengths and weaknesses for the sake of giving you better insight into what they offer.
This category tells us more about compatible media scanners can wor with. The higher the number of compatible types the better the item is, even if additional media it supports is fringe in usage it’s better to have the option than to not have it at all. Models on review today share compatible media types. These types are negatives, slides, and photos.
When it comes to image fidelity there are two specifications we should look out for. The first one is the resolution which we will take a deeper look into when we get to differences and the second one is color depth. Color depth determines the extent of color reproducible by the device. The more bits there are the more shades of can be recreated due to more data being given to each pixel when deciding its color. As far as this category goes, both of our models have very good color depth at 48-Bits. This allows them to reproduce over 65,000 shades of each primary color in the RGB spectrum.
|Weight||6.1 lbs||9 lbs|
|Dimensions||11 x 16.9 x 2.6 inches||11 x 19 x 4.6 inches|
|Optimal Resolution||4800 dpi||6400 dpi|
|Film Formats||30 mm||30 mm, medium format|
|Media Types||Negatives, slides, photos||Negatives, slides, photos|
|Automatic Image Corrections||Yes||Yes|
|Operating System Support||Windows, macOS/OS X
|Windows, macOS/OS X
Under this specification, we will get some insight into film formats supported by the two devices. The film formats include any films utilized in camera equipment. The more items scanner supports the better it is.
The only available film format on Epson V370 is 35 mm film format. The format itself is used in many cameras such as single-lens reflex cameras, rangefinder cameras, mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital cameras, point-and-shoot film cameras, and many more.
The model retains 35 mm model support, allowing all of the aforementioned cameras to be covered when it comes to scanning necessities. On top of that, it has medium film format compatibility. This includes any camera format that makes use of the 120 film size or utilizes a digital imagining sensor that mimics that size.
The Winner: Epson V600
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When using scanners we want the highest quality possible for the investment. Discerning the fidelity of the picture is partially done by resolution, as we’ve mentioned before. The amount of dpi, dots per inch, directly increases the fidelity of the object scanned.
We’ve already seen V370 showcase its potential in the color depth category so let’s see how well it does with resolution. This flatbed scanner comes with 4800 dpi of optical resolution. The number is quite potent, offering proper fidelity for its price. With this, your pictures should be replicated properly and scanned documents left fully readable.
The next model doesn’t waste time when it comes to building onto the V370 entry in the Perfection series. Its optical resolution goes up to 6400 dpi, offering a straight improvement in the visual fidelity of scanned objects. Be it pictures, documents, books, or any other item your scans will be high quality every time you use this device.
The Winner: Epson V600
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This covers the beneficial aspects of the item’s design and any specifics those may have.
In terms of design, V370 utilizes the flatbed scanner appearance. The flatbed scanners set emphasis on occupying less space than usual. Their flat design makes them simple to operate as most scanning is done by placing items under the lid. The remaining aspects of its design are no less convenient. The four buttons to the right side of the item provide quick access to any important activities.
The second Epson model also uses the flatbed design, offering quick scanning preparation by putting the items to be scanned under the lid. Buttons have been shifted to the front of the scanner but retain their functionality. One visible change is a sleeker design, occupying even less space despite improved specifications.
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