Pacific Image PS5000 PowerSlide 5000 CCD Slides Scanner with 5000dpi, USB 2.0 Connectivity

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The Pacific Image PowerSlide 5000 CCD Slides Scanner is designed to convert large numbers of 35mm mounted slides into digital files that can be searched, processed, printed, or delivered electronically. With its impressive optical resolution of 5000dpi and 48-bit data conversion, the PowerSlide 5000 will deliver digital files that remain true to the original images.

The included slide magazine gives the scanner the ability to convert up to 50 mounted slides at a time. The Powerslide 5000 also includes software to streamline your digital workflow: Magic Touch for automated dust and scratch removal and the popular ImageFolio Software for easy editing and organizing of your images.

The Pacific Image PS5000 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pacific Image PS5000: Accurate color and Good resolution

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good resolution (5),Accurate color (4),Good bit depth (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Great graphics (3)

Pacific Image PS5000 Features

  • Efficient Batch Scanning: With the included slide magazine, the PowerSlide 5000 is capable of nonstop scanning up to 50 slides at a time. Single slides can also be scanned just as easily
  • Superior Image Quality: With advanced 5000dpi optical resolution, 48-bit data conversion and Dmax 3.8 dynamic range, PowerSlide 5000 captures and digitizes a crisp and vivid image from the slide. Includes Magic Touch dust and scratch removal technology
  • Convenient Interface: Equipped with a USB 2.0 port, the most popular computer interface, PowerSlide 5000 offers you the benefit of versatility and fast performance
  • Powerful Bundle: Bundled with world class ImageFolio, PowerSlide 5000 enables you to edit the images the way you like and helps you organize, manage and share your digitized images with ease
  • Quick Slide Viewer: The PowerSlide 5000 has a built-in mini-light panel which allows you to conveniently view the slide image before scanning

Pacific Image PS5000 Specifications

Film Types
50mm x 50mm Mounted Slides
Scan Sensor
Linear Array Color CCD
Optical Resolution
5000dpi x 5000dpi
Scanning Area
37mm x 37mm (max)
Color Depth
48-bit
Data Distribution
48 bits per pixel (color mode)
16 bits per pixel (grayscale mode)
Dynamic Range
3.8 Dmax
Focus System
Auto Focus
Batch Scanning
2MB Buffer
Automation
Magic Touch Dust & Scratch Removal
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 only
Windows Requirements
Windows XP (SP2), Vista, Win 7 (32 & 64-bit)
Pentium 4 2GHz or Higher, AMD 2GHz or higher (or compatible)
1GB of RAM
10GB of available hard-disk space
(DVD-R drive required to make DVD image archive disks & CD-R drive to make slide shows)
Macintosh Requirements
MAC OS 10.5+ INTEL based processor (PowerPC NOT Supported)
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz
1GB of RAM, 667Mhz DDR SDRAM (2GB Recommended)
10GB of available hard-disk space
Light Source
White and Infrared (IR) LED Array
Power Requirements
100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
12VDC / 3A
Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.4 x 4.9 x 11.8" (29 x 12.5 x 30 cm)
Weight
5.5 lb (2.5kg)
Mfr #
PS5000
SKU
IPIPS5000

Pacific Image PS5000 Reviews

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3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product!

I have a huge collection of slides to archive, 20K-25K. I needed an automated system for the scanning. Bought the PS5000 as it seemed the most cost effective system at the time. The alternatives such as the Braun Multi-Mag are more expensive but are the SAME machine! This is a great machine for what it is designed to do. Scan speeds are good but are dependant on your dpi setting. Resolution is superb but remember how big your images will be. 5000 dpi at 16 bit depths generates HUGE images (24...

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I have a huge collection of slides to archive, 20K-25K. I needed an automated system for the scanning. Bought the PS5000 as it seemed the most cost effective system at the time. The alternatives such as the Braun Multi-Mag are more expensive but are the SAME machine! This is a great machine for what it is designed to do. Scan speeds are good but are dependant on your dpi setting. Resolution is superb but remember how big your images will be. 5000 dpi at 16 bit depths generates HUGE images (240mb?). You'll need more drive space. I have settled on 2400 dpi at 16bit as a happy medium for speed and resolution. I do all colour correction in the Gimp as a post process. I have scanned over 2000 slides to date and the machine works well. My only issues have involved old cardboard mounts (pre 1972) that come apart after scanning. The included Paximat magazine has sharp 2mm slots which seem to catch the edges of these mounts, spreading the cardboard and jamming. Removal of one jammed slide is easy but I had 3 slides get stacked up inside somehow. This required me to take the cover off, voiding my warranty. They need to improve the system for clearing jams. If you're dealing with glass or metal mounts, you need to buy a magazine with 3.2mm slots. This would also work for those old cardboard mounts. If you have lots of slides to scan, this is your machine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but not worth the expense

I scan slides and photos as part of my business, and have been looking for a high quality slide scanner that could batch up slides. I currently use an Epson 700 scanner and it does 12 slides at a time. Roughly 30 seconds per slide. I have an extra slide holder, so I can keep the machine pretty busy by pre-loading a tray while the other is being scanned. I tried the powerslide5000 with a set of 90 slides. I'd read the horror stories of slides getting jammed, but I didn't have that problem at a...

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I scan slides and photos as part of my business, and have been looking for a high quality slide scanner that could batch up slides. I currently use an Epson 700 scanner and it does 12 slides at a time. Roughly 30 seconds per slide. I have an extra slide holder, so I can keep the machine pretty busy by pre-loading a tray while the other is being scanned. I tried the powerslide5000 with a set of 90 slides. I'd read the horror stories of slides getting jammed, but I didn't have that problem at all. The universal holder is useless. Slides bounce all over the place. I used the white paximat holder and it was great (Tech support says that the black one is not good - the spaces for slides are too narrow). The powerslide misses a slide occasionally, so you get a blank image in your collection. Annoying but not the end of the world. I compared color and dust between my existing flatbed scanner and the powerslide5000. Slides were scanned at ~2400 dpi and 16-bit color. I don't use the color adjustment in any scanner s/w. I scan the images and do all contrast, color, and tone adjustment in Photoshop. When comparing the final images side-by-side, I generally preferred the Epson. Colors were better and images were sharper. In both cases, dust removal was switched off on the scanner, but much more dust showed up on the powerslide5000 slides. Odd. I did try the dust removal option in the powerslide5000, but my set of slides contained quite a few trees, and the artifacts introduced by the dust-removal s/w made the slides unusable. Whole sections of the slide were grayed/smeared. Otherwise the dust reduction worked fine. I need to process a large number of slides, and don't have the time to be re-doing a slide, especially if the order of scanning is important. If you are scanning slides for personal reasons and don't mind having to re-scan some slides, then I'd say the dust-removal option is a good one to use. Being able to load 50 slides and go away is a nice feature that I can't find anywhere else. But at 2 - 3 mins per slide (at 2500 dpi), its a long wait. I can do 200 slides on my other scanner in the same time period. More babysitting is needed though. In conclusion, its a good scanner. Nice to be able to batch up 50 slides. I saw no jamming when using the paximat holder. But looking at time needed to scan, and looking at the quality of the final images, I'd say the powerslide just isn't worth the extra $$

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
4.0

No warped or damaged slides please

By

from Colorado  -  Casual Photographer

I scanned about one thousand old slides. took less than a week, I thought it would be all winter. Instruction manual useless...They might as well include: Tips for Hassle Free Scanning... I wrote a paper on organizing and loading/setting-up the slides, as this was the hardest part. Had a few jams mostly all in number one slot in tray??? Machine sounds awful when scanning (wonder how long it will last)??? I scanned everything in 2500dpi JPG as I wanted the digital images to be around 2MEG each when compressed. So nice to look at the pictures on my large screen HDTV they look far better than when "Projected"....

 
4.0

Might Little Magician

By

from Waterbury, Connecticut  -  Graphics Professional

Once set up and running ... does a great little job. A tad slow ... but then so am I :) Can be a little ornery during software setup, but all can be overcome. For the price, a SUPER DEAL! Back to scanning ... Bye for now.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great job so far

By

from KY  -  Frequent User

I've scanned so far about 800 of my Dad's old slides, with maybe 2000 to go. The results look great, and the only jams I've had have been with some old, thick cardboard mounts from the 1950's. The only minuses involved the length of time required to learn the best way to set up a tray to scan.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good, but not worth the expense

By

from Alamo, CA  -  Graphics Professional

I scan slides and photos as part of my business, and have been looking for a high quality slide scanner that could batch up slides. I currently use an Epson 700 scanner and it does 12 slides at a time. Roughly 30 seconds per slide. I have an extra slide holder, so I can keep the machine pretty busy by pre-loading a tray while the other is being scanned. I tried the powerslide5000 with a set of 90 slides. I'd read the horror stories of slides getting jammed, but I didn't have that problem at all. The universal holder is useless. Slides bounce all over the place. I used the white paximat holder and it was great (Tech support says that the black one is not good - the spaces for slides are too narrow). The powerslide misses a slide occasionally, so you get a blank image in your collection. Annoying but not the end of the world. I compared color and dust between my existing flatbed scanner and the powerslide5000. Slides were scanned at ~2400 dpi and 16-bit color. I don't use the color adjustment in any scanner s/w. I scan the images and do all contrast, color, and tone adjustment in Photoshop. When comparing the final images side-by-side, I generally preferred the Epson. Colors were better and images were sharper. In both cases, dust removal was switched off on the scanner, but much more dust showed up on the powerslide5000 slides. Odd. I did try the dust removal option in the powerslide5000, but my set of slides contained quite a few trees, and the artifacts introduced by the dust-removal s/w made the slides unusable. Whole sections of the slide were grayed/smeared. Otherwise the dust reduction worked fine. I need to process a large number of slides, and don't have the time to be re-doing a slide, especially if the order of scanning is important. If you are scanning slides for personal reasons and don't mind having to re-scan some slides, then I'd say the dust-removal option is a good one to use. Being able to load 50 slides and go away is a nice feature that I can't find anywhere else. But at 2 - 3 mins per slide (at 2500 dpi), its a long wait. I can do 200 slides on my other scanner in the same time period. More babysitting is needed though. In conclusion, its a good scanner. Nice to be able to batch up 50 slides. I saw no jamming when using the paximat holder. But looking at time needed to scan, and looking at the quality of the final images, I'd say the powerslide just isn't worth the extra $$

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pacific Image PS5000 PowerSlide 5000 CCD

By

from Houston, TX  -  Graphics Professional

Instruction manual almost useless. I would recommend this only to someone who is also mechanically adept.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Product!

By

from Toronto, ON, CA  -  Frequent User

I have a huge collection of slides to archive, 20K-25K. I needed an automated system for the scanning. Bought the PS5000 as it seemed the most cost effective system at the time. The alternatives such as the Braun Multi-Mag are more expensive but are the SAME machine! This is a great machine for what it is designed to do. Scan speeds are good but are dependant on your dpi setting. Resolution is superb but remember how big your images will be. 5000 dpi at 16 bit depths generates HUGE images (240mb?). You'll need more drive space. I have settled on 2400 dpi at 16bit as a happy medium for speed and resolution. I do all colour correction in the Gimp as a post process. I have scanned over 2000 slides to date and the machine works well. My only issues have involved old cardboard mounts (pre 1972) that come apart after scanning. The included Paximat magazine has sharp 2mm slots which seem to catch the edges of these mounts, spreading the cardboard and jamming. Removal of one jammed slide is easy but I had 3 slides get stacked up inside somehow. This required me to take the cover off, voiding my warranty. They need to improve the system for clearing jams. If you're dealing with glass or metal mounts, you need to buy a magazine with 3.2mm slots. This would also work for those old cardboard mounts. If you have lots of slides to scan, this is your machine.

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Shopper  Will this scanner work on a WIndows 8 (64bit) system?
ART G  yes ; )
harold l  how long does it take to scan the slide?
MARK J  One to two minutes depending on how many dpi
Don N  Do you rent scanners like this?
ART G  No. However, it may be possible in the future.
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