About Flashpoint

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good resolution (13),Easy to setup (10),Good bit depth (8),Accurate thumbnails (6),Consistent (6),Fast (6),Accurate color (5),Excellent software (3)
Slow (14),Inaccurate color (6),Difficult setup (3),Poor software (3)
Best Uses:
Photos and graphics (22),Digital printing (5),Publishing (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Frequent user (22),Casual user (12),Great graphics (3)

Flashpoint Specifications

35mm slides
35mm film strips
APS (IX240) film
Scanning system
Light source
Image sensor
Optical resolution
5M(Equal to 1800 DPI)
JPEG file
Fixed Focus
USB 2.0
Power requirements
From USB Port
165.7(L)X 104(H) X90(W)mm
Weight (approx.)
8 OZ
Optical Resolution
F=6.0 4 Glass Element
Max. Interpolated Resolution
3600 DPI
Scan Area
35 mm
Windows XP/ Vista (not for Windows 7)
Included Accessory
Arcsoft Photo Impression 6 , 35mm Slide Carrier , 35mm Negative Carrier
Image Sensor
Mega CMOS Sensor
Scanner type
Film scanner
System Requirements: PC
*Pentium pII800 Processor * USB port * 256MB RAM internal memory minimum * 100 MB free hard drive space * color monitor * CD-Rom drive

Reviews about this item

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(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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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


Very unsatisfactory product


from Spokane, Washington  -  Frequent User

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.


great for digitizing your old photos


from huntington beach, ca  -  Casual User

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.


I would buy this product again


from Richland, WA  -  Frequent User

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.


Works very well


from Illinois  -  Frequent User

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.


It can do what it's made to do


from west haven, ct  -  Casual User

Great for converting slides to digtial format


bad qualitys cans


from Dominican Republic  -  Graphics Professional

Very disapointed for tha bad quality of scans

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Can't open the film strip holder. Scared


from NYS  -  Frequent User

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.


Good for the money


from Arizona  -  Casual User

Not top of the line but definitely good for the money. Some adjusting before up and running.


Buy a good used flatbed scanner


from Kansas City  -  Frequent User

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 should have waited...


from Coral Springs, FL  -  Frequent User

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.


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Tom P  wont work with vista or win7. Does the drivers need updated or what?
GEORGE S  I do not know - have not put scanner on line yet.

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