Epson on Monday introduced three new Mac and PC-compatible photo scanners: The Perfection 4180 Photo, 2580 Photo and 2480 Photo. The scanners run from US$99 to $199 (after rebate) depending on features, and are aimed at general consumers, amateur photographers and hobbyists. All three scanners ship with software, including Epson Easy Photo Fix, and interface with the computer using USB 2.0.
The Perfection 4180 Photo sports 4800 x 9600 dot per inch (DPI) optical resolution and a built-in adapter for scanning 35mm slides, negatives and 2.25-inch transparencies. It costs US$249 — $199 after a $50 rebate, and will ship in August. The Perfection 2580 Photo features 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution, an auto film loader for 35mm negatives, and an optional Multi Photo and Business Card Reader for an additional $149. It’s coming in August for $149. The Perfection 2480 Photo is similar to the 2580, but skips the auto film loader. It’s coming in July for $99. Epson’s Web site was not updated with information about the new scanners as MacCentral posted this article.