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The summer season is traditionally scrimpy for any events in the sphere of information technologies. All activity is depressed, presentations of new produce being rare or even postponed for the fall. EPSON was among the first to remind us that the summer was over by rolling out two scanners of the legendary Perfection family at the end of the last August.

The new models – EPSON Perfection 2480 and 2580 PHOTO – have come to replace the popular EPSON Perfection 1670 PHOTO and they are still oriented at the home user who feels the urge to digitize both opaque originals (text, illustrations, photographs) and film of the amateur formats (35mm positive and negative film and slides).

Let’s see what’s so new in EPSON’s offer, first examining the specifications.

Technical Specifications

EPSON Perfection 2480 PHOTO

EPSON Perfection 2580 PHOTO

I should note that the main innovations, compared to the Perfection 1670 model, are a higher scan resolution and a wider range of optical densities. For example, the Perfection 1670 featured 1600x3200dpi resolution and 3.1Dmax density, whereas the Perfection 2480/2580 models have 2400x4800dpi resolution and 3.2Dmax density. The case design remained practically the same, save for the 2580 model’s having acquired an automatic feeder of 35mm film, integrated into the lid. With an abundance of useful properties, the new scanners seem to bring us a nice functionality at a relatively low price. If you want to learn more about the devices, rather than just a tableful of numbers, read on the review. The scanners are going to pass through a full-scale testing today.

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