Underpinning the Epson Epson Perfection V500 Photo's high level of performance is its 6400dpi Matrix CCD (Charged Couple Device) and Micro Lens technology combination. The enormous advantage of the CCD and OnChip Micro Lens combination is that it enables the Epson Epson Perfection V500 Photo to be incredibly light sensitive. As a result, photograph and film scans exhibit superior levels of picture quality than would otherwise be achieved. The Epson Epson Perfection V500 Photo takes scanning to the next level with 12 lines of CCD with micro lenses compared with only 6 lines on previous models. This enables the Epson Epson Perfection V500 Photo to produce better quality scans at faster speeds.
Adding even greater scanning resolution power is the scanner's ability to move the optical carriage at 9600dpi with Micro Step Drive a feature that has consistently provided Epson Perfection scanner users with brilliantly clear images exhibiting high colour consistency.
One of the most oftenoverlooked features of a scanner is its Dmax the difference in luminosity between the darkest and lightest parts of an image. With a Dmax rating of 3.4, the Epson Epson Perfection V500 Photo has the ability to reproduce the luminosity of the original photograph or slide with brilliant accuracy.