The VuPoint FS-C1-VP Film Scanner has a 5 Mega pixels CMOS sensor. It scans at high resolution, 5 Mega pixels equals to 1829 dpi enhanced 3600 dpi. The data conversion is 10 bits per color channel. This model will convert your film slides and negatives to digital images via a USB 2.0 interface.
Most Liked Positive Review
Works pretty decent
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.
Most Liked Negative Review
I don't recomend this scanner!
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 sView full Review
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.
Reviewed by 23 customers
Software loads but scanner will not scan images! Hard to load. If you want to waste several hours of your time trying to get this thing to work, do it. I'm sorry I wasted mine!! I bought mine at Sharper Image before they folded their tent, so I can't take it back...
Cannot beleive you are still selling this. It does not work!!!! There was no mention that it only worked with XP. I have Vista. so i tried to download it in another computer with XP. Not successful! [...] Please stop selling it!!!!
[...] However, I was very disappointed when the software did not work on my Vista running Laptop Computer, even though the program stated it would work. I felt duped and sent it back after multiple times of trying to get it to work. A consumer should not have find or load product patches for software to maintain it's working function. The product should come to the buyer with a 100% working function.
Nice way to save a small amount of negs/slides. Not real fast but tolerable. Software was easy to use.
This unit is being returned. I bought it because the picture on the box shows a negative being turned into a photograph and that it's discription say 'Film Converter" thinking it would convert a negative to a postive. All it does is copy the negative image.
Performs as advertised. Often the image is too light, and there are limitations on adjusting. Good software for the price. It is time consuming, but expected for the price. Overall I got what I paid for. I still have my slides if I want to do more with some, but it is converting everything good enough for posterity.
For an inexpensive scanner it is satisfactory for the personal user for low volume scanning of slides. The uploading from the scanner to the computer is slow -- takes a little over minute for each slide. There is NO indicator to tell you that the uploading of the 12 scans is completed which would be a great improvement. Also the automatic light control many times over compensates so the slide will look washed out - especially in the faces of persons close up.The software is missing a .dll file which the company says is not needed, but a popup says it is needed. I was able to get it working on a desktop with Windows XP home SP3 without the missing .dll, but it will not work on my laptop with Windows XP Pro SP3. [...].I would recommend the purchase of this slide scanner to anyone who has a low volume to scan. I have scanned over 1500 slides since I got it about 1-1/2 months ago.
Just what I need to save my old 35mm slides.
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!
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!