But which Epson scanner
EPSON America, Inc. - Product Information - Scanners. Well, the Epson scanners have gotten great reviews. There is a rebate on the Epson 3200 Photo and the Epson 3200 Pro of $100 right now through the end of the year, but what the heck are the differences between them. Here's a crib sheet:
* Epson Perfection 3170 Photo Scanner. Although it has the same specifications as the 3200, it is much cheaper at $200 and most likely an outsourced unit. Some think from Taiwan somewhere. Has a different command set, so you can't use tools like Silverfast with it.
* Epson Perfection 3200 Photo Scanner. This is the base unit. Comes with the baby version of Silverfast called SE.
* Epson Perfection 3200 Pro Scanner. This comes with the full Silverfact 6 Ai and so is about $200 more expensive. If you are going to pay that much, might want to go up to a full film scanner.
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