Billed as a high-quality film and print scanner for the ?advanced amateur? is the Perfection V500 Photo, unveiled today by Epson.

Priced £199, the Perfection V500 Photo includes a built-in transparency unit and uses ReadyScan LED technology as a light source which, according to Epson, saves power.

Due out in September, the 6400dpi (?optical resolution?) model is designed to be capable of scanning a 12-frame strip of 35mm film, four frames of mounted 35mm slides or a frame of 6x12cm medium-format film.

It includes Epson Scan 3.2 and Epson Creativity Suite software, along with DIGITAL ICE Technology designed to remove the effect of scratches and dust on film being scanned.

The Perfection V500 can scan prints up to A4 in size.

For details call Epson on 08702 416900.

Perfection V500 Photo