Canon 9000F vs Epson V600: Which Photo Scanner is Better?

Canon 9000F vs Epson V600

There is no doubt that Canon and Epson are renowned for their quality photo products. Both have a range of printers and scanners for hobbyists and professionals. Our article today is going to focus on two scanners from these leading brands. With such a number of options to choose from, it’s difficult to know which photo scanner is the right choice for you. We will look at the Canon CanoScan 9000F vs Epson V600. We are going to compare their features so that you are aware of their scanning abilities and specifics. All of the information will be put into a handy comparison chart. We then will follow up with some pros and cons of each and give you our final verdict.

The Canon CanoScan 9000F and the Epson V600 have some similar features that have different names. For this, we will still discuss them within the same category. After, we will look at the areas in which they differ.

Canon 9000F vs Epson V600

Canon 9000F vs Epson V600 – Similarities

Scanner Abilities

The two scanners are able to scan, copy, scan to email and scan to PDF. The Epson V600 has 4 control buttons on the front of the scanner, whereas the Canon CanoScan 9000F has 7 (there are 4 PDF scanning options). Both can scan multiple photos at once and both can scan negatives.

Restoring Photos

With either of the machines, you will be able to restore faded color photos and negatives. They are 48-bit scanners. With the Canon CanoScan 9000F, this feature is called Auto Document Fix and with the Epson V600 it’s called Easy Photo Fix.

Formatting

The Canon CanoScan 9000F and the Epson V600 will scan photos and automatically crop the image. It will then be saved into the correct format. It will also do this after scanning multiple photos.

Advanced Technology

With the Canon CanoScan 9000F you will Fare Level 3. The Epson V600 has Digital ICE. Essentially, what both of these do is to remove the appearance of dust, tears, and scratches in photos.

Warm-Up Time

These two scanners are ready to use straight away with built-in LED lights so that there is no warm-up time.

Title
Canon CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner
Our Pick
Epson Perfection V600 Color Photo, Image, Film, Negative & Document Scanner
Image
Canon CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner
Epson Perfection V600 Color Photo, Image, Film, Negative & Document Scanner
Size
18.9 x 10.7 x 4.4 inches
19 x 11 x 4.6 inches
Weight
10.1lbs
9lbs
Functions
Scan/copy/scan to email/PDF (x4 options)
Scan/copy/scan to email/PDF
Restoration
Fare Level 3-removes dust and scratches in photos
Digital ICE removes dust and scratches in films, negatives, and photos
Instant Use
Yes- LED light
Yes- LED light
Bit Color
48 bit
48 bit
DPI
9,600 x 9,600, up to 19,200 with software
6,400 x 9,600
Scan Multiple photos
Auto Crop
Operating systems
Windows/ Mac
Windows/downloadable for Mac
Software included
My Image Garden and Gutter Shadow Correction
ABBYY Fine Reader Sprint + OCR/ ArcSoft photo edit
Auto Photo Fix
Yes- Auto Document Fix
Yes- Easy Photo Fix
Extras
Setup CD and documents, 35mm mounted film guide, 33mm strip film guide, medium format film guide, power cord, USB cable
X 2 film holders, setup poster, installation CD, USB cable, AC adapter, power cable
Warranty
1 year
1 year
Prime Status
-
Title
Canon CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner
Image
Canon CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner
Size
18.9 x 10.7 x 4.4 inches
Weight
10.1lbs
Functions
Scan/copy/scan to email/PDF (x4 options)
Restoration
Fare Level 3-removes dust and scratches in photos
Instant Use
Yes- LED light
Bit Color
48 bit
DPI
9,600 x 9,600, up to 19,200 with software
Scan Multiple photos
Auto Crop
Operating systems
Windows/ Mac
Software included
My Image Garden and Gutter Shadow Correction
Auto Photo Fix
Yes- Auto Document Fix
Extras
Setup CD and documents, 35mm mounted film guide, 33mm strip film guide, medium format film guide, power cord, USB cable
Warranty
1 year
Prime Status
-
Our Pick
Title
Epson Perfection V600 Color Photo, Image, Film, Negative & Document Scanner
Image
Epson Perfection V600 Color Photo, Image, Film, Negative & Document Scanner
Size
19 x 11 x 4.6 inches
Weight
9lbs
Functions
Scan/copy/scan to email/PDF
Restoration
Digital ICE removes dust and scratches in films, negatives, and photos
Instant Use
Yes- LED light
Bit Color
48 bit
DPI
6,400 x 9,600
Scan Multiple photos
Auto Crop
Operating systems
Windows/downloadable for Mac
Software included
ABBYY Fine Reader Sprint + OCR/ ArcSoft photo edit
Auto Photo Fix
Yes- Easy Photo Fix
Extras
X 2 film holders, setup poster, installation CD, USB cable, AC adapter, power cable
Warranty
1 year
Prime Status

Differences Between Canon CanoScan 9000F and Epson Perfection V600

Now that we have covered the similarities, let’s go over how the two photo scanners differ.

Canon 9000F vs Epson V600 – Appearance

Epson V600 dimension

Sleek, black, and straight lines seem to be a favorite for photo scanners. Neither of the designs stands out as particularly different. There is a minimal difference in their size.

Canon CanoScan 9000F

This unit is 10.7 x 18.9 x 4.4 inches. The scanning bed is 8.5 x 11.7 inches. It weighs 10.1 pounds. The Canon is on the lid and the 7 buttons are towards the front of the lid.

Epson V600

It is 19 x 11 x 4.6 inches. The scanning bed is the same size. It weighs a tad less at 9lbs. The logo is on the front of the lid and the buttons are positioned on the front of the unit.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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Canon 9000F vs Epson V600 – DPI (Dots Per Inch)

Epson v600 review

The Dots Per Inch (DPI) will determine the quality of your scans. The minimum resolution of a file is 300dpi, anything less and you will get fuzzy or blurred images.

Canon CanoScan 9000F

This has a maximum color resolution of 9,600 x 9,600 dpi. With the interpolated software, this can be enhanced to 19,200 x 19,200 dpi.

Epson V600

It is not far behind with a dpi of 6,400 x 9,600.

The Winner Is- The Canon CanoScan 9000F

Canon CanoScan 9000F vs Epson V600 – Operating Systems

Not only do you have to consider whether you run on Mac or Windows you also have to ensure that the photo scanner will run on the version you have.

Canon canoscan 9000f

Canon CanoScan 9000F

The software included is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP 2000, and Mac OS x 10.58 to 10.7.

Epson V600

While the scanner runs on both Mac and Windows, you will have to download the software to be able to use this scanner on your Mac.

The Winner Is- The Canon CanoScan 9000F

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Canon CanoScan 9000F vs Epson V600 – Software

Canon CanoScan 9000F Review

Canon 9000F

Once you have scanned your photos, films, or documents, you are going to want to edit them. In many cases, it’s what you can do with your images afterward that affects the buyer’s decision.

Canon 9000F

We have already mentioned Auto Document Fix and Fare Level 3. This photo scanner comes with My Image Garden Software and Gutter Shadow Correction. In My Image Garden, you can enjoy facial recognition, there are fun filters, calendar organization, and automatic layout suggestions, to name a few. The Gutter Shadow correction removes the shade when you are scanning book pages.

Epson V600

We have talked about Digital ICE and one-touch Easy Photo Fix.  You will be able to edit your scanned images in the Arc Soft Photo Studio. It also comes with ABBYY Fine Reader Sprint Plus OCR, this allows you to scan your documents and then edit the text.

The Winner Is- A Tie

What’s Included

Epson V600 comparison

Once you receive your scanner, you want to know that you have everything you need to start scanning straight away.

Canon 9000F

With the scanner, you will get the setup CD and printed documents. There are three film guides, a 35mm Mount, a 35mm Strip, and a medium format. You will also get the power cord and USB cable.

Epson V600

With this scanner, you will get a setup poster with pictures to keep life simple and the software installation CD. There is a USB cable, a power cable, and an AC adapter. There are also two film holders to scan negatives, one is a 33mm with film-mounted sides, and the other is a 6 x 22-inch medium format.

The Winner Is- The Canon CanoScan 9000F

Value For Money

The prices vary greatly on photo scanners. Cheap little scanners can cost around $100. A quality scanner can set you back around  $1000 or more.

Canon CanoScan 9000F

This is a pricey scanner at the higher end of average. It has a one-year limited warranty. Read the warranty carefully because it’s only valid for the country you purchase it in.

Epson V600

This comes at a great price for all you get with it. There is a one-year warranty and again, only valid in the country you buy the scanner.

The Winner Is- The Epson V600

Epson V600 comparison

Epson V600

Pros and Cons

Prior to our final verdict, we have offered some pros and cons of these two photo scanners.

Canon 9000F

Canon 9000f

Pros:

  • We loved how the Auto Scan Function will detect the type of thing you are scanning. Then it chooses the best resolution depending on whether it’s a film, photo, or document.
  • It’s handy that you can save in TIFF and JPEG
  • Everything about it is fast, from the EZ Buttons to the scanning

Cons:

  • Some people have has issues with the software on Mac and Windows
  • Running Fare Level 3 can greatly slow down the process

Epson V600

Epson v600

Pros:

  • The Digital ICE works on photos and negatives, unlike the Canon CanoScan 9000F
  • It’s a better solution if you regularly scan and edit documents
  • The built-in transparency unit means you can scan negatives at a higher resolution.

Cons:

  • There are some issues with the software again, mostly with Windows 10
  • The film holders are a bit tricky to use

The Final Verdict

There are two things that we decided not to take into consideration, first the operating system and second the DPI. Those who struggle with the software probably aren’t using the right operating system and therefore we felt it isn’t fair to judge the scanners on this.

Also, while the DPI is very important, many professionals will agree that once you get over a certain number of DPI, the only difference it tends to make is a larger file to save rather than improved resolution.

With all of this in mind, we felt that the Epson V600 was the best option, particularly in terms of value for money. The software to edit your photos is brilliant and it also does a wonderful job on negatives. It is also very useful that the Digital ICE works on negatives too. While the Canon CanoScan 9000F is faster, the Epson V600 is by far slow.

Considering some of the key features are the same, auto crop, one-touch image correction, scanning multiple photos, we decided that there was little point spending the extra money when the Epson V600 is a perfect all-round scanner for professionals and non-professionals.


Last update on 2021-11-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

1 thought on “Canon 9000F vs Epson V600: Which Photo Scanner is Better?”

  1. I find the Epsom painfully slow compared to my Canon 9000f. Also when scanning with the 9000 the images go to a screen where you can view them. Next my 9000 scanner is by far a better made scanned and more robust. It does a better job with 126 slides whereas the V600 crops the top of the slide off.
    I have copied over 4000 35mm slides and not a single issue. But it cannot do continued scanning anymore.
    I did buy the Epsom V600 but do regret it. I will purchase a new canon 9000f. On a final note the Epsom stops for no reason saying “ lost communication with the scanner”.
    As I stated the Canon never gave me an issue apart from me working it too hard but it still remains a great scanner.

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