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Epson Perfection V850 Pro Scanner

[MPN: B11B224502] [IS SKU: HES_V850_B11B224502]

Epson's flagship film and document scanner, offering both better quality and speed.

Currently on back order - ETA of mid August but subject to change based on supplier delivery date. Available to order now but do not order with other items or those will also be delayed.


The Epson V850 is Epson's best scanner model - a unit we describe as 'enthusiast level'. While a far cry from a professional film scanning service, the film scanning results from these machines, when used with care, can be quite good and suitable for a variety of proofing and enthusiast level tasks. The document and artwork results can, with good technique, be excellent.

The V850 has all of Epson's best features:

  • Dual lens system - one lens optimised for flatbed document/ark work, and a second coated lens for film scanning
  • Speed - A faster scanning speed and two sets of film holders means your throughput with this machine can be considerably higher
  • Colour Management materials supplied - reflective and transmissive calibration targets, and scanner profiling software, come with the V850 - this can significantly improve the accuracy of your results
  • Silverfast SE Plus - includes features for much better Kodakchrome scans, for example

Basically, as far as affordable film scanners go, this is probably the best option on the market.

Epson Says:

The Perfection V850 Photo provides professional quality results from virtually any photographic original. Providing up to 6,400 dpi resolution, this powerful scanner consistently delivers precision colour and detail, whether scanning slides, negatives or medium–format film.

Including 4.0 Dmax optical resolution, it offers exceptional image quality, excellent detail in shadow areas and remarkable tonal range. 48–bit colour and 16–bit grayscale provide subtle shades and accurate colour reproduction for everything from professional slides to simple business documents.


  • Precise Colour and Detail – get extraordinary scans with state-of-the-art 6400 dpi optical resolution
  • Remarkable tonal range and shadow detail – 4.0 Dmax for smooth graduations and fine shadow detail
  • Epson’s exclusive Dual Lens System – automatically selects from two lenses for optimum results based on the media being scanned
  • Automatically remove dust and scratches – Digital ICE® Technologies remove many surface defects from film and prints to minimise costly retouching
  • ReadyScan® LED light source – for fast scans with no warmup time required
  • Batch scanning – digitise multiple slides, negatives, medium-and large format film with 2 sets of included film holders
  • Do more with your film and photos – SilverFast® SE software included for added versatility and control
  • Precision film scanning – includes 2 sets of anti-Newton ring film holders

The Flagship Scanner

The Epson Perfection V850 Pro includes the following:

  1. Anti-reflection optical coatings on the CCD cover glass for cleaner output with reduced distortion and ghosting
  2. High reflection Mirror to ensure improvements in scanning speed
  3. Advanced Silverfast® SE Plus 8 software for versatility and control
  4. X-Rite i1 software for colour profiling and consistency
  5. 2 x sets of film holders which will allow preparation while simultaneously scanning


Please note: Specifications are provided as a guide only.

We try very hard to keep these up to date and correct, but if a particular specification is really critical to you, then please double check the specification directly with the manufacturer.

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  • Optical Resolution
    6400dpi x 9600dpi (with Dual Lens System)
    Separate, optimised lenses for document/artwork scanning and film scanning
  • Document Size
    216x297mm (A4+Letter)
  • Film Formats
    2 x 35mm strip film x 18 frames (4 strips)
    2 x 35mm mounted slides x 12 frames
    2 x Medium format 6cm x 20cm x 1 strip
    2 x Large format 4in x 5 in x 1 frame
    You get two of each holder - meaning you can load one whilst scanning with the other - a real productivity booster!
  • Optical Density
    4.0 Dmax
  • Configuration
    Advanced Matrix CCD Micro Lens Technology
  • Light Source
    Powered with energy efficient ReadyScan LED Technology
  • Image Quality Enhancer
    DIGITAL ICE Technologies for advanced dust and scratch removal
  • Supported Platforms
    Windows 10/8/7/Vista, & Windows XP, SP2 or higher
    Mac® OS 10.3.9 or later
  • Dimensions
    503x308x152mm (WxDxH)
  • Scanner Calibration Software
    X-Rite i1Scanner
    With included targets for both reflective and transmissive (film) work, you can make ICC profiles and significantly increase the accuracy of your scans.

In The Box

Please Note:
We keep these details up to date to the best of our knowledge.

However if a particular item is of special importance to you please also check the manufacturer's listing for the product.

You will get:

  • Epson Perfection V850 Pro color scanner
  • 8" x 10" Transparency Unit (built into lid)
  • 8 * Film holders: 35mm slides, 35mm film strips, medium format 6 x 20cm and 4" x 5" (two each)
  • Film Area Guide
  • Scanner Software installation CD-ROM
  • LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE PLUS
  • X-Rite i1Scanner Software with reflective/ transparent IT8 targets
  • Setup poster
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable
  • AC adapter and power cord

Also In This Range

Epson Perfection V600 Scanner
A high quality document and artwork scanner, but look at the V850 if you need film scanning too.
Currently on back order - ETA of late November but subject to change based on supplier delivery date. Available to order now but do not order with other items or those will also be delayed.
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