The quality and control you need to preserve priceless originals, right in your studio - it's easy with the Epson Perfection V850 Pro scanner. You get professional-quality scans that make it simple to digitally archive virtually any original. High resolution, advanced optics and dual-lens scanning ensure extraordinary results whether scanning slides, negatives or film. Digital ICE technologies remove surface defects, while film holders and an energy-efficient LED array help boost productivity.
Epson Perfection V850 Pro Photo Scanner is rated4.50 out of5 by58.
Rated 5 out of 5 byEly Parker from Great quality, does the I need, and looks great.I have always had Epson products, and I find the equipment I have very dependable. Thank you for your quality Epson.
Date published: 2017-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRegB from Quality ResultsNot only does this scanner produce high quality results -- clean scans, good colour restoration with old slides -- it does it quickly and conveniently. I was sceptical about the need for two sets of original holders, but now see how much it saves times and how much more I can get done. What I would really like as an addition to an already fine product is a bell or beep signal to indicate when the scan is finished, so I can leave the room and not have to track how long is remaining on some other timer.One annoyance I have encountered is the tendency to mistake the orientation of a dark slide and then make it impossible to correct in the "thumbnails" view
Date published: 2018-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJim from So-soOperation of the software is slow and tedious. Presumption is that the user is a PC/Windows user and logic follows that line. Advanced users will balk at the slowness. Scans are indeed sharp and forgiving.
Date published: 2015-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bywrong choice from no supportspend big money for nothing. can't download updates. can't talk with a knowledgeable tech. very frustrated
Date published: 2019-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGreen Co Historic Images from Great Image Detail, Fast and Easy to Use!I have a collection of 4x5 glass plate negatives from the early 1900's that I needed to digitize.After figuring out how to scan these with a low end scanner and doing a lot of research I decided to go with the V850 to capture all of the detail these negatives hold. A lot of these negatives are of businesses and I was hoping this scanner would allow me to capture enough detail so I could read the storefront signs and window lettering that are at a distance. This scanner exceeded my expectations and now the only problem I have is my monitor doesn't have enough resolution to bring out all the detail this scanner captured so I am upgrading to a 4K monitor, I can't wait to see the clarity of these scans on a 4K monitor!
Date published: 2017-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCanvasCraig from MisleadingI upgraded from a v500... for about triple the price, not sure why this unit cost so much more, its basically the same piece of equipment
Date published: 2019-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBoobBum from Best scanner for 35mm slidesHave scanned several hundred 35mm slides with excellent results
Date published: 2019-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byChris514 from Great Scanner!Very happy with the scanner!
Date published: 2020-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBobM from Good Job, Epson and SilverFast !I got the Epson v850 two weeks ago and I'm very pleased with it so far. I've got no comparison, but I've read a lot of positive things about it and I can only agree. My parents talked me into scanning their photos, slides and some filmstrips so that they could enjoy them on their new flat screen... At least, they payed for the scanner and I may keep it :-)I tried the Epson software first and then switched to the SilverFast SE Plus software that was included in the package. I'm an absolute beginner and had some difficulties in finding my way around the software and getting the settings right at first, but the video tutorials (the one on Epson scanners in particular) and the SilverFast support were very helpful in this. Not so much a tutorial but, I also found this very detailed and long independent pdf to be a great help:https://luminous-landscape.com/epson-v850-pro-scanner-context/It's a steep learning curve, but I managed to get really good results in only a short time. I'm still amazed to see what the software can get out of these old pictures and can't wait to see my parent's reactions when they see them.
Date published: 2016-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMel Jenkins from Best professional flatbed scanner next to drum scanningI have had two other scanners in the past but the Epson Perfection V850 is probably the best professional flatbed scanner by far and along with ICE software that comes with it.
Date published: 2020-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byThaddeus13K from First ImpressionsI just unpacked my Epson V/850 scanner and the installation was simple and within 15 minutes I am able to scan prints and negatives.
Date published: 2020-05-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTomB_TX from Clear improvement over V700I've had a V700 for years, used primarily for scanning film (mostly negatives, some slides). The results were usually good unless the film had a "bow" or curl and wouldn't stay flat in the carriers. In recent years it would also "lose communication with scanner" and Epson Scan would close - sometimes several times for 20 frames.The 850 is faster, has glass carriers to hold negatives flatter, and has yet to lose communication during a scan. I'm very pleased.
Date published: 2019-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byksphotos50 from Great Scanner. Very versatile!Bought this model for use in my photography business. Great investment.
Date published: 2017-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byKevin Roeckl from A long love-affair with Epson scannersI am a long-time fan of Epson scanners and printers. I bought my first pro-quality Epson scanner in 2001 (Expression 1600). I rode that baby hard (I am a professional photographer and graphic artist) and it has worked like a dream and still does after 16 years! (The colors started going inaccurate a couple years ago but still scans like a dream mechanically.) So I did not hesitate to go back to Epson for my next scanner, the V850 Pro. I like the high resolution and the fact that it can scan negs and transparencies as well as flatbed documents and photos. I have found Epson products to be well-designed, well constructed, and their "QuickStart" instructions and drivers are so user friendly it is a piece of cake to set up and get rolling immediately. I have only had my V850 for a month so I can't say much yet about it's performance or reliability long-term. I have tried scanning slides, photos, and original artwork with it, and am pleased with the results. I also like the "Professional" options in the scanner dialog window. You can use it with the Basic options and the auto features do a great job, or you can choose Professional options and have a lot of control over the scans. It also comes with SilverFast (software), which I haven't learned to use yet. I love Epson!
Date published: 2017-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLondon from Epson is the bestI've owned your scanner and printer for a while but now upgraded to the epson V850 Pro Looking forward to working wonders with this.
Date published: 2017-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMoPhocus from FIX THE FILM HOLDERS!Great scanner, wonderful new light source, lousy film holders!I use this for scanning prints, slides and negatives - holding the film and transparencies flat and in the right place, without damaging them, is ESSENTIAL.Everyone criticizes the holders, especially medium and large format.So fix them, already!
Date published: 2015-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJack Tan from great product meets all my expectationsI only used this scanner for weeks. It's easy to be installed and interface. A little bit challenge on the Silverfast 8.0 comes with this pro version. Will spend more time on it.
Date published: 2018-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byoldPhotosrestoredCDLtd from Follow up to 2/16/15 V850: Silverfast softwareMy original review of the V850 included comments on my disappointment with the upgrade on the third party Silverfast software from LaserSoft. After that review was published, a representative from Lasersoft very graciously contacted me and provided a written description of where in the upgrade dialog box to find the correct buttons and/or fields to complete the upgrade process.The problem, which was the main reason for my review critism, turned out to be that the upgrade on my system was suffering from some sort of bad instruction loop during the fresh install/upgrade process. All versions of the software are installed at the same time from the disk or download and the purchase or upgrade serial number unlocks the advanced features. On my system entering the upgrade serial number was not resulting in activation of additional features or changing the version when checking the “About Silverfast” under the Apple menu.After researching reasons for failed upgrade and finding no answers I concluded that the ends did not justify the means. I wrote my review as a consumer who has benefited from the time others have taken to record their experiences, not only by learning new skills but learning how to save time in the studio. At some point we all have to make time management decisions.I have to give the company, Lasersoft, customer service kudos for contacting me after my review had been out for a while and providing me with a complete description of the upgrade steps, including how to get through a misbehaving upgrade. I believe that the problem I had was fairly uncommon and the only bit of criticism I have is that uncommon problem or not, the solution—a full description of the upgrade dialog box— should have come up readily when searching for upgrade information. Language translation is also a factor—I am in the USA, Lasersoft is in Germany. Communication is an issue that all venders have to address, no one can get the perfect message to all users. I expect Silverfast tech information to be improved upon because LaserSoft appears to be a company that wants to identify and solve user issues.The result is that I can recommend Lasersoft as a company with a staff that will spend the time needed to connect with their customers and can now give my purchase of the V850 five stars.Now that I can use the upgrade features I can confirm that they are worth the effort to try on your scanning workflow. Silverfast is time consuming to learn after being accustomed to the Epson driver. Part of the learning curve is getting up to speed on the complex interface, scanner technology and scanner limitations.For the restoration work that I do if there is some definition left in an image a wider variety of scanning techniques give me more to work with to make repairs.While I have just begun to test Silverfast's capabilities it is apparent that using their various tools gives me more options for image repair. Sometimes that means better information for making selections, sometimes it means better color.The SilverFast upgrade features with the V850 purchase:AACO( Auto Adaptive Contrast Optimization)Correct contrast in darker areas. Kodachrome FeaturesThere is a Kodachrome automatic adjustment when scanning transparencies. SilverFast Multi-ExposureTwo scans are made with different settings and combined into a single file. Take time to get used to the driver window settings and behaviors and do lots of tests for results that fit your workflow. And by the way, I have had the Epson V850 for over a year and a half now and like it more than ever for all for the reasons in my earlier review.
Date published: 2016-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byVintage from Epson V850 Pro ScannerI bought this last month to supplement my V 700 and 11000 scanners. These are great devices for archiving my old photos and slides.
Date published: 2019-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMattfi1 from B & W negativesI bought this scanner for only one purpose, scan old negatives from WWII. My father was a Army photographer and had file cabinets full of personal negatives that had never been printed. Over this winter I will be scanning some of them. The little I have used the V850 so far it has done a great job. But I still will have to learn the software's capability .
Date published: 2017-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBlue Skies from Great update to my old Epson scannerI wanted to update my old Epson scanner(about ten years old) with a newer, faster scanner. I was used to using the older scanner and found the transition practically seamless. The improvements were worth waiting for. The scanner is faster and the resulting files produced are better than ever. Interestingly enough, I use both Epson and Silverfast software. Each is useful, depending on how much "tweaking" is needed. I really don't have any problems with the negative carriers. They certainly hold the negatives flatter than the previous carriers. Well done, Epson.
Date published: 2018-05-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byIRDW from Incredible scannerIncredible scanner, in using either the Epson software and even more possibilities using the SilverFast version tht came ith the scanner. I have thousands of 35mm, 6mm x6mm, 6x7 and 4x5 film to scan for my image library archive. I am mostly scanning images to print on canvas and mounting as Gallery' wrap.
Date published: 2019-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byShutterbug Sam from A big help archiving 40+ years of film based photographsNot only getting my old film-based pictures ported over to digital for archiving and viewing on computer or TV display, but having fun doing it. I own an Apple iMac computer as its interface and it DOES work with the latest iMac OS, Catalina. (However, a couple of non-essential features are currently inaccessible and I hope a future Epson update will fix that.) I'm getting some extremely detailed and accurate scans of old photos, and there are even some image improvement features that are not hard to master, to plus up shortcomings in your originals.
Date published: 2019-10-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byPhiddie from Previously owned several Epson products.Epson is an excellent name and having past ownership, it was my first choice.
Date published: 2019-10-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCJayC from Easy Software UpgradeMy Apple Desktop Computer runs macOS operating system software that has recently been updated to 64 bits. My Epson Perfection V850 Pro scanner ran on a 32 bit application. It was very easy for me to go to the Epson website and have my scanner software revised to a 64 bit application. And free. Hooray!
Date published: 2019-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDiigitaltouch from Worth the investment.I am pleased with the quality and the results of the scanner. It was worth the investment.
Date published: 2016-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAAGrote from Best Film scanner you can buyI bought this a month ago but I'm very familiar on how they work and what they can do. I had access when I was a student and I didn't have the money for someone else to scan my film. In the big picture this will save me in the long run. I'm very happy to own one of my own.
Date published: 2017-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJeremy 1976 from Probably the best scanner on the marketI brought this to scan my dads old negatives; it does a superb job on 35mm and 2 1/4 negatives Epson scan is easy to use and what you need then other software is a pain in the bottom (and I make video games for a living so I know my way around programmes) It takes time; but you own it so you can take the time. Super fun, great build... A+
Date published: 2018-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJim from nullDoing slides is what I have used so far and got excellent results. I am still in a learning curve for negatives.
Date published: 2016-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMsxcski from Working great with prints, will try with transparenciesI purchased this many months ago but wasn't able to get it set up until a month or so ago. Despite getting a notice that my registration time limit had expired, I was able to register it. So far I've been using it to scan old family photos and found it quite helpful. It's quality is far better than the scanner in my desktop all in one printer. I think it's also better than the V700 that I've used at school. The Silverfast 8 software works fine though I was surprised it wasn't a more recent version.
Date published: 2018-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byFrustrated from nullIts hard to write a review when the scanner didn't work right out of the box. The epson photo printer I got for my birthday quit after 6 prints. Whats going on at Epson!!
Date published: 2016-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGDumas from Epson V850 Photo ScannerTogether w/SilverFast software, it does a great job scanning 4x5 and 220 film.
Date published: 2016-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byutahcamera from Much more capable than the model it replacesThe Software is somewhat quirky; however, once you get it down the scanner runs like a champ. I've used it on 35mm OLD Kodachrome and prints. Works flawlessly with both!
Date published: 2018-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bytomcap from Large FormatRaised on film photography, I made the move to large format recently. This scanner is the best available for my needs that does'nt cost as much as a used car. My work is primarily in black and white, but I am also scanning the best of old color work. The scanner itself is awesome. The software, Epson and Silver Fast need improvement. 1st, the Epson software. All the controls needed are present in the software, however the interface is tiny and suffers in usability. For example, if I wish to use the histogram and move the sliders, I can barely grab them with the mouse pointer and just a little travel of the 3 pointers results in too generous an adjustment. This tool alone needs more room to make adjustments along the baseline. The 4x5 preview is a disappointment too. Why do I see the entire holder? I would rather have at least a 4x5 preview, clear and clean. The other software has a steeper learning curve and I do not yet hve the experience needed to comment. Even YouTube is not much of a help.Thanks for listening.
Date published: 2017-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byProfessor TP from It works greatIm new to scanning, but the Epson worked great right out of the box. It was easy to set up and the software is easy to use. My only wish is for an illustrated book or vid on all the ways to use the scanner. There is lots on youtube, but its hard to sift through all the non relevant stuff. Im figuring it out as I go. Great way to archive those very old family photo albums.
Date published: 2019-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bywepj from Please Update SoftwareExcellent scanner with great potential but currently has extremely limited functionality due to lack of support for new macOS 10.15 Catalina. Cannot recommend until software updated.
Date published: 2020-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byEBower from Great ScannerWhen this scanner is partnered with Silverfast scanning software, it can produce spectacular images from old film, slides, and pictures. I upgraded to this scanner from the epson Perfection V750 Pro because of the new features on this scanner and a good trade in. The new media trays allow for better flattening of negatives and the ability to scan 16 mm negatives. The no warm up feature is a nice addition. If this is your first scanner, there is a significant learning curve, but the results are well worth the effort.
Date published: 2020-05-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTopper77 from Still learning but love it so farGetting great scans , Love this scanner
Date published: 2020-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byHugewally from Great Results!The improvement of the raw scans over my old V700 is amazing.
Date published: 2020-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byscannernewbie from Nice scannerI compared several scanners. This is my first scanner bought for the purpose of scanning film (35mm/medium format) negatives and positive slides. I feel like it still has features I don't fully understand but there's always youtube. I have noticed that on my mac, I have to keep focus on the software Epson Scan or it will pause. I hope to resolve this soon. There was another scanning software included in the box (Silverfast) which I've installed; but, the app with it's ui elements seems more like a bad video game than professional imaging software, though it seems to have it's fans.
Date published: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySPACEFOXBAT from GREAT SCANNERAfter 2 decades of using Epson scanners for our newspaper, we needed a replacement for one of our 10 year old Epson scanners (which still works). There was no other choice in my mind than Epson, but we did a comparison to other scanners out there, and Epson came out on top, especially the V850 Pro. We never had a Epson scanner fail on us, and that was one of biggest selling points of Epson.
Date published: 2015-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLen L from Solid features and improved film holdersThis is my 5th or 6th film scanner from Epson. I love that I can scan my 4x5 negatives and having 2 sets of film holders improves scanning time. I am still working on better scanning techniques and will need to investigate why I can't do B&W > 1200 dpi 16 bit. But I am pleased with the overall performance of the V850 Pro. I haven't been able to get the SilverFast SE Plus 8 to work but I am sure it is something I am doing wrong.
Date published: 2017-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGuiltbar from High quality.High quality is all I wanted, got it.
Date published: 2017-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGeorgeRa from Very good and fast scannerI am planning to scan my films and BW photos from about 1880. Epson software is robust a simple. Silver Fast is another story, weird interface and buggy. So, 4 stars because of this software. Epson software is simple but insufficient.
Date published: 2018-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byChesty from V850This machine is an excellent device for scanning 35 mm slides. There is a learning curve, but it is well worth the effort.
Date published: 2016-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDesigner1 from wishAlways loved the Epson performance
Date published: 2017-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGolf Shirt Group from Good Reliable Scanner that works in Windows 10I like this Scanner, I use it as a film scanner and odd document scanner. It is pretty fast, does a good scan with basic software and transfers to Photo Shop easily for final color preference. Takes a little skill and patience for a easy learning curve to give professional results. Don't forget to unlock bottom and top scan locks.
Date published: 2017-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydwr57 from Solid construction but...I bought the V850 two months ago. Overall, I am very satisfied. I do have a few complaints however. First, the amount of educational material associated with the scanner is difficult to come by. Second, related to the first, I find the film carriers a bit flimsy and documentation of how exactly to use them is none existent; I am specifically interested in how to efficiently use the focus sliders. Third, I purchased the liquid emersion carrier but as with my first and second complaints I cannot find much information, nor recommendations for supplies needed to use it.
Date published: 2017-09-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJohn73 from Great scanner, mediocre film holdersThis is my second Epson film scanner. Both have been exceptional. The only drawback is the design of the 35mm film, and slide holders. They are awkward to use. The v750's holders were under designed and not very durable. With the v850 they attempted to correct the problems, but introduced other problems. I prefer the weaker v750 holders and use them on the v850.
Date published: 2019-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byacmdas from Seems Pretty GoodI've used this a few times - seems to work fine. I'm sure that it can do a whole lot more than what I've seen so far - I'm a film guy, and tweaking and fiddling with digital images is very new to me, and I'm very early in the learning curve. My guess is that later on I'll be better able to judge its more extreme features. For now, it seems solid (heavy!), the film holders are solid and easy to use, and the output seems good.
Date published: 2016-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLinda from Just opening it!I can't review yet as I am just setting it up! Sorry it took me so long to get it set up. There is confusion in which CD to use first however. As per the instructions, I thought was to use the Silverfast first, so did,and it seems to say to go to the Epson one. I will soon know!!!Linda
Date published: 2015-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRobin M from Capable High End ScannerThe purpose for this scannerThe purpose for this scanner was to digitize over 100 years of extended family prints and transparencies of every conceivable dimension, process and condition. One set of slides had faded to nearly invisible to the eye but the V850 pulled out the images. Some images are small in need of editing repair and precisely scanned in high resolution. Many can't be cleaned because of process and ICE has worked very well for dirt cleanup. Some images have required wet process but have delivered extremely good results. Did switch to a 3rd party software for fine adjusts and cataloging. The V850 is a little expensive and heavy but has been a worthy investment.
Date published: 2019-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMaxey from Solid perfaormanceI bought this about a year ago and have found it very reliable, quality results, and does 35mm slides that are better then other scanners I have used. I have been using scanners, as a volunteer for 15 years. We use a professional version and this scanner performs as well, just a smaller scanner size.
Date published: 2019-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBdanO from Epson Perfection V850 Pro ScannerI've had my new scanner for a couple of weeks now and not only to I love this scanner, but I love all the awesome software that came with it! Makes working fun again!
Date published: 2018-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byjims1 from It works greatIt scanned a negative that was thought to beunscannable
Date published: 2017-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGary from epson v850 scannerdoes exactly as advertised good results with slides that are close to 50 years old , some cleanup required
Date published: 2016-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMikeSp from Great Scanner but I feel cheatedThe scanner does a great job but without SilverFast 8 SE Plus, it is extremely limited in function -- while the DVD of SilverFast 8 SE Plus was included, there was no registration number and thus was misled about SilverFfast 8 SE Plus being included since apparently it was a trial copy -- there was no mention of trial copy in the online data about this V850 Pro
Date published: 2018-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySteveO from Terrific scanner; Silverfast, not so muchThis is an excellent scanner, and I'd recommend it to anyone. Does an excellent job of positives, negatives, and slides. The downside is Silverfast; I've never been able to get it to work. However, the Epson scanning software works well enough that Silverfast isn't really necessary. The only thing that I'd want Epson to change is to sell additional holders for film, slides, 120, etc. as accessories. Especially if someone has a very large quantity of items to scan. It would speed up the process. It would also be nice if the scannable area was larger, like 11x17.