Pros

  • Superior photo prints on glossy paper
  • Film scanning; includes light in lid

Cons

  • Plain-paper text output is mediocre

At A Glance

The RX700 earns top marks for scan and photo print quality, but plain-paper text output is weak.

Manufacturer’s Description

Explore your creativity using your favorite photos, slides and negatives. It's easy with the powerful Epson Stylus Photo RX700. This top of the line performer makes the most of your digital and traditional photography, from restoring the color to faded photos to printing stunning color or black-and-white reprints and enlargements. It even prints directly on CD/DVDs.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11C583001
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Poor
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Copy quality Very good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 3.7   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 12.23
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 42.15
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 3.62
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 161.69
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Poor
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 5.47
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 444.59
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.3
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 5.29
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 5.6
Color Photo, Normal Settings 22.41
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 5.24
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 47.71
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.7
Line Art Output Quality Poor
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 47.71
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 196.43
Color Output Quality Fair
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 7.42
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 67.03
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Superior
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Poor
One-Page Copy (secs) 29.25
Color Photo (secs) 22.41
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 23.15
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 5.69
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.3