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All in one (AIO) printer for scanning photo prints

I have neither a printer nor a photo scanner at this point. I am looking to purchase both but am curious if there are any AIO printers that have photo scanning capabilities equivalent to non-professional dedicated photo scanners.

I don't have the need to scann slides or negatives; just scanning prints.

I am not an amateur photographer. I just have years of old snapshots I'd like to scan into digital form.

To give you an idea of what I am looking at cost and quality-wise, If I get a dedicated scanner I have decided on the Epson V300 (about $100), and if I get an AIO printer I am probably going with the Canon PIXMA MP640 or MP990 ($100 to $150).

Will those All in one's "measure up" against the Epson scanner?

What am I losing or missing out on if I go the AIO route instead of a dedicated scanner?

Any other AIO suggestions that may have better scanning ability than the Canon's (preferably below $200).


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