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(based on 15 ratings)
Brand:VuPoint Solutions
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VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP
Product Reviews Summary
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
2.1 stars
(based on 15 reviews)
36% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Accurate thumbnails(4), Consistent(5), Good bit depth(4), Good resolution(4)
Cons:
Slow(5)
Best Uses:
Digital printing(3)
Describe Yourself:
Casual user(4), Frequent user(10)
Primary use:
Personal(13)
 
Follow the instructions, & it works well
By kdsemonVerified Reviewer from Marietta, Ohio on 9/8/2008
Pros:
Accurate Thumbnails, Consistent, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Cons:
Slow
Best Uses:
Digital Printing, Photos and Graphics
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

For the money it is a great device, if you can follow instructions then you will have no problem using this scanner. There are more expensive and better scanners out there if you want to spend the money, but this one works very well. I'm saving 50 to 60 year old 35 mm slides to a digital format, and this works very well. I'm enjoying saving these old slides for the next generation of our family. You will also!

 
It's a joke!
By Mattman66 from Chillicothe, Mo. on 9/1/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

I am reminded of the old joke about the guy that goes into the pet shop and all the little birds go, "Cheep, Cheep, Cheep." This thing is cheap and all the baggage that goes with cheap. Try as I might I can find nothing to recommend it. I will try to send it back tomorrow but I can't imagine why they would accept it. I know I wouldn't!

 
BAD
By BillT from Portsmouth, Va on 7/30/2008
Pros:
None
Cons:
Everything
Best Uses:
Not usable
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

Software is totally useless on XP. Slide door on scanner broke the first time I used it. DON'T BUY IT.

 
instructions were not clear
By mukie from weeki wachee ,florida on 7/9/2008
Pros:
Consistent
Cons:
Instructions not clear
Best Uses:
35 mm slides
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

had to call technical support as the instruction were written by china, technical support walk me thru step by step and it worked fine,understand that if the slides are bad to start with it can only do so good .I was happy with the product

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Don't buy it...
By Joe from Atlanta, GA on 3/4/2008
Pros:
There are none
Cons:
It does not work
Best Uses:
It is good for nothing
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Business
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

This piece of junk cost me the price of the scanner and an IT professional's fees, but it still does not work. I strongly recommend that no one waste money on this piece of junk.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
I don't recomend this scanner!
By Fred from Chino, CA on 2/18/2008
Pros:
Compact
Cons:
Not simple to use
Best Uses:
Leave it in the box
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

My Dad bought this and asked me to install it for him. He is 90 and I am 60. It took me about 2 hours to get it up and running. Then I couldn't get the software to find the scanner, well there is a drop-down that shows all of the devices and you have to pick the one you want. So I guessed and it worked. Next I had to open the slide holder. That took several minutes to figure out how to get it opened. So we get it opened and placed 3 slides in it and insert it into the scanner. I started the scan and in about 20 sec. I had an image on the screen about 5" square. It looked like it had been photo copied, not scanned. After reading some other reviews the contrast was set too high. Anyway after 3 hrs today I put in back into the box and it is going back. I have to find another scanner that a 90 year old can operate. Too complicated and too much work for the poor to fair scan. He has 60 Kodak slide reels to scan.

 
Works pretty decent
By Gerry from Sioux Falls, SD on 2/10/2008
Pros:
Accurate Thumbnails, Consistent, Fast, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Best Uses:
Photos and Graphics
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

While not a heavy duty production system, this scanner has been working great for almost all of our very old slides. The intensity contrast steps a bit too far at times but you can grab the picture at the level you like to compensate. Wish it had some form of control over that. Otherwise, it's fast, it does a nice job of balancing color on old yellow slides and is easy to use.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very Poor Product
By Tom from Minneapolis on 2/7/2008
Pros:
None
Cons:
Not Versatile, Poor Info, Slow
Best Uses:
None
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

This is a really poor product. Cheaply buiilt and doesn't do the job it was designed for

 
Drivers do not work on WIndowsXP
By Professor from Michigan State University on 1/15/2008
Cons:
3X loaded drivers, Does not find Scanner, Does not scan
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Business

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

I cannot get the ArcSoft PhotoIm--- to find the scanner. Pressing the button does nothing even though the light diode is on.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Broken hope
By Geek 3.14 from Vancouver, BC on 1/8/2008
Cons:
Not performing
Best Uses:
Learning tool
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

* The software installation is possible on WinXP SP2 but not works on WinXP SP1
* Scanned negatives is not possible to convert to positive with this software.
* Mechanical design is less than poor. The slide holder accepts only slides with
paper frames. In order to remove them you must touch the slide with your finger.
*The exit holder gate have 1mm plastic pin as a hinge. In my case broke at 2-nd
attempt to insert the slide holder into scanner. (Works one way only right to left).
*Final results is a disappointment, quality of scanned image on monitor is visible
lower quality than the slide is. Probably due to poor power source as USB port is.
*This experience makes mi put my box of slides back in to closet and try to forget
this very slow process of digitizing my slides.

 
Super Device
By Tigercat from Long Island, NY on 1/7/2008
Pros:
Accurate Thumbnails, Consistent, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Cons:
Slow
Best Uses:
Digital Printing
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

This is a device that will let you scan in your old negatives and color slides without using the big clumsy scanner that takes up so much room.
It worked without problem after I followed directions supplied with the software. Load in the Scanner Driver and Photoimpressions 6 software. Then you can attach the device to your USB 2.0 port. The computer will then see it as a new hardware, click on the Icon on your desk top, (Photo Impressions 6) and you will be able to bring up the proper window to aquire pictures. I use Photoshop Elements 5 only because I didn't want to learn a new photo handling program. I spend a few minutes with Elements removing any dust from years past and the results are amazing. Color, Black and White they look better than they did 50 years ago.

 
Seems to work to a point
By Ed the Biker from Kent, Ohio on 1/6/2008
Pros:
Accurate Thumbnails, Consistent
Cons:
Slow
Best Uses:
Digitalizing many slides
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

Unit does work with XP and have used it on a Vista machine with no problems. Be mindful that the 3600dpi is interpolated and produces little or no discernible improvement. Other than producing huge files with the TIF format. Havent yet determined whether it is or is not recording through glass which could produce distortion. Doesn beat digitalizing with my Sony F707 but will do to archive/catalog old slides while I have the originals.

 
Works on Vista, But...
By JK from MT HOLLY, NJ on 1/5/2008
Pros:
Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Low Cost Slide Scanner
Cons:
Manual Slide Feeder, Not Versatile, Poor Software, Slow
Best Uses:
Digital Printing, Web Design
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

Software works on XP Pro SP 2 but USB 1.1 DOES NOT! New Vista Ultimate w/USB 2.0 works fine. Slides must be scanned 1 at a time, saved and transfered before another can be scanned. TOO TIME CONSUMING!!! If you have only a few slides and lots of time or a child with nothing to do, this might be a solution otherwise spend more money.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Limited Hardware Support
By --McD from Midland, MI on 1/1/2008
Cons:
Limited OS support
Best Uses:
Dedicated computer
Describe Yourself:
Frequent User
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

I also got one as a gift, and it doesn't work on any of my XP machines, and it is not supported on Linux.

I get the impression, although I can't say for sure, that the problem is that it expects to be the only device on the system.

Attempting to install the software it did manage to mess up other USB devices, so you might consider testing this on a box you can reload before plugging it into a valuable computer.

 
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By Seaeff from Lawrenceville,GA on 12/30/2007
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about VuPoint Solutions VuPoint Solutions FS-C1-VP Film Scanner with 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS Sensor, USB 2.0 Interface, Windows XP:

I have not been able to load the software to the extent the product can be used.[...]What can I say?

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