Film scanner test-reports: complete overview of all the models

On this page there is an overview of all film scanners that we have been testing so far, sorted according to the producer. There are also older test reports of those scanners that disappeared from the market long ago. Finally, there are a lot of film scanner buyers who want to purchase a used device. In our film scanner shop, we still offer some Accessoires and adapters for many older devices.

Braun

Since the year 2003, the German producer Braun Phototechnik from Nürnberg offers some magazin scanners that are of the same structure as the respective ones from Relecta. Both devices are of the same production and are therefore functionally identical but only have a different label.

Current models Old models
Braun Multimag SlideScan 6000
Braun FS-120
Braun Multimag SlideScan 4000b

Canon

Since August 2005, the Japanese producer Canon gave up its unique film scanner model. Ever since, Canon offers some flat bed scanners, partly with an integrated transparency unit, in the lower price categories.

Current models Old models
Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark 2
Canon CanoScan 8800F
Canon CanoScan 9000F
Canon CanoScan 9900F
Canon CanoScan 9950F
Canon CanoScan FS4000US

Epson

There are almost countless flat bed scanners from Epson in all price categories and sizes. We have tested those devices with a transparency unit that are suitable for the scanning of slides and negatives.

Current models Old models
Epson Perfection V600 Photo
Epson Perfection V700 Photo
Epson Perfection V750 Pro
Epson Expression 11000 XL
Epson Perfection V500 Photo
Epson Expression 10000 XL

Hasselblad

Hasselblad

The Swedish company Hasselblad offers upscale professional film scanners (formerly Imacon). The scanners are virtual drum scanners which offer an excellent image quality thanks to an extremely high resolution and a hugh density range.

Current models Old models
Hasselblad Flextight X1
Hasselblad Flextight X5
 

Hewlett Packard

There are numerous flat bed scanners of HP to reasonable prices, partly also with an integrated transparency unit. But HP does not set the focus on the filn scanners but on the paper- and document-scanners.

Current models Old models
HP Scanjet G4050
 

Konica Minolta

The firm Konica-Minolta (emerged from the firms Konica and Minolta) has produced very good film scanners in the field of 35mm- and medium sized-images. Unfortunately, in spring 2006, Konica-Minolta completely gave up the photo business so that there were also no new film scanner models following.

Current models Old models
  Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Multi Pro

Microtek

The firm Microtek offer numerous product lines in the field of the scanners, from the simple flat bed scanners to document scanners up to the professional scanners with an integrated transparency unit. The main product portfolio of Microtek are scanners.

Current models Old models
Microtek ScanMaker i800
Microtek ScanMaker i900
Microtek ScanMaker 1000XL
Microtek ScanMaker s480
Microtek ArtixScan F1
Microtek ScanMaker i700

Nikon

Already in the end of the last millenium, the Japanese photo producer Nikon brought the first film scanners to the market, thus Nikon was a pioneer in the field of the film scanners. Ever since, the Nikon film scanners are the measure of all things; no other device can compete with the professional Nikon-scanners concerning the image quality, scan speed and film variety. With Nikon, also the last big camera producer has stopped its film scanner business in the year 2009. There are still some Nikon-film scanners and Nikon-accessoires available in the market.

Current models Old models
Nikon Coolscan V ED (LS-50)
Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 ED (LS-5000)
Nikon Super CoolScan 9000 ED (LS-9000)
Nikon CoolScan III (LS-30)
Nikon Coolscan IV ED (LS-40)
Nikon Super CoolScan 4000 ED (LS-4000)
Nikon Super CoolScan 8000 ED (LS-8000)

Plustek

The Taiwanese producer Plustek (German branch in Norderstedt) offers a wide portfolio of different types of scanners. Since the year 2004, Plustek also offers film scanners that have been further developed in numerous variants and also improved ever since.

Current models Old models
Plustek OpticFilm 8100
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i
Plustek OpticFilm 120
Plustek OpticFilm 7200
Plustek OpticFilm 7200i
Plustek OpticFilm 7300
Plustek OpticFilm 7400
Plustek OpticFilm 7500i
Plustek OpticFilm 7600i

Quato

Beside high-quality monitors and colour management tools, the German firm Quato also offers some scanners for the digitalization of film material. Quato produces the film scanners with a license of Plustek.

Current models Old models
Quato IntelliScan 5000  

Reflecta

The German firm reflecta from Rottenburg is the only firm which core business are film scanners. Reflecta offers the biggest range of film scanners in different price categories, from the simple CMOS-based compact scanners up to full-automatic slide magazine scanners. Due to the large variety of models, Reflecta is the market leader in the field of film scanners.

Current models Old models
Reflecta CrystalScan 7200
Reflecta ProScan 7200
Reflecta ProScan 10T
Reflecta RPS 7200 Professional
Reflecta DigitDia 6000
Reflecta MF-5000
Reflecta iScan 3600
Reflecta ProScan 4000
Reflecta RPS 3600 Professional
Reflecta DigitDia 5000
Reflecta x-Scan
Reflecta x1-Scan
Reflecta x2-Scan
Reflecta x3-Scan
Reflecta x4-Scan
Reflecta MemoScan
Reflecta ImageBox
Reflecta ImageBox IR
Reflecta iPad-Scanner

Umax

Up to the year 2007, the firm Umax only had one film scanner in the range. Today, Umax is active in some very different business areas; the scanner department has been taken over by the firm Microtek.

Current models Old models
  Umax PowerLook 270 Plus

Buying a film scanner

Please, feel free to visit our film scanner shop - it's the only shop on the Internet which is fully specialized on film scanners and accessories! We can provide you with any film scanner at an extremely attractive price and we also can supply you with accessories such as film holders or optional adapters.


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