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The Flashpoint 35mm Film and Slide Scanner converts your 35mm slides and film negatives into digital images, allowing you to easily preserve your memories without having to rely on a conversion service.
Slides and negatives are placed into a tray that aligns each properly. at the touch of a button images are scanned instantly.
The Flashpoint 35mm Film and Slide Scanner has a 5 Mega pixels CMOS sensor. It scans at high resolution up to 1800 dpi, and provides a data conversion of 10 bits per color channel
The scanner uses fixed focus and automatic exposure control and color balance resulting in clear digital images without loss of quality. Uses 3 white LEDs as a back light source. Supplied with a USB 2.0 cable and it is compatible with PC's running Windows XP or Vista
Includes software that allows you to edit, crop and resize your slides as well as convert your negatives into positives.
Most Liked Positive Review
Worth the money
This product was delivered yesterday and we spent much of the evening scanning old negatives. I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of installation and setup of the scanner. The instructions are clear and simple. And you are quickly ready to get to it. I recommend anyone interested in conserving images from old snapshots consider this economical product. I would like to see additional film holders for this unit become available. In any case, this is a good buy.
Most Liked Negative Review
Works on XP, Forget Vista.
Unit works OK on XP, altho it says's it will work on Vista, not so. it does not have the right driver for 64 bit vista and they are not available. Customer service will not even answer your questions on how to use it on Vista or supply the driver information and will not call back when you request to talk to a tech rep.
Reviewed by 39 customers
Strictly speaking, this is not a scanner. It makes a digital photograph of a slide, negative, or photo and writes it as a highly-compressed JPEG file to a memory card. Problems: 1. In spite of the 14 mpix sensor, the resolution is poor, either due to poor quality optics, out of focus, and/or excessive compression. 2. Color reproduction is very poor; it would require extensive work in photoshop to recover the colors of the original, if at all. 3. There are no controls or adjustments except for exposure. 4. The User's Manual is nearly useless; it reads like a bad translation from Chinese.
This is a great little scanner, really quick, and easy to use. I wish it could handle larger sized negatives, but for the price is decent enough.
Used to digitize photos and slides. Dynamic range of CCD array isn't large enough to match the whole dynamic range within some slides and negatives I digitized. Controls are cumbersome and not well described in the user manual. For example, what is the EV adjustment, what does it do, and how should I use it? Needs better access to internal components to remove dust particles.
Best used with an external monitor. Bit tough to clean the dust. SD card should be on the front. Would be nice if it had an HDMI port.
Great for converting slides to digtial format
Very disapointed for tha bad quality of scans
Archiving 60- or more -years of slides. May be forced to upgrade because it takes so long to open the film strips. Still waiting for Meyer at Adorama to call me back. Said 5 minutes earlier this afternoon.
Not top of the line but definitely good for the money. Some adjusting before up and running.
If slide is exposed perfectly it will do a passable job. A used flatbed scanner with slide or film scanning built in is cheaper and is so much better that you soon realize this thing is a complete waste of money.
I am somewhat disappointed with this product. It appears as though the ArcSoft software does not like my computers, or maybe my computers don't like it. My brother purchased another brand from a local wholesale warehouse, for about two thirds of the price I paid for this one, and he had a much easier time with his. The software his came with was Photoshop Elements 5. I feel the software for this is complete garbage, and will try to see if I can intergrate the scanner with Photoshop Elements 4. I will try to contact ArcSoft in reference to their software. Otherwise, I will just go and get the one from that same wholesale warehouse.