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Reflecta x8-Scan - scanners (24.3 x 36.5 mm, Film/slide, USB 2.0, USB, 1800 x 1800 DPI, CMOS)
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Due to the application of a high performance CMOS image sensor with 1800 dpi (3600 dpi interpolated) and a color depth of 24 Bit, the reflecta x8-Scan achieves very good scans.
The CMOS image sensor makes it possible to reach an extreme fast scanning speed of 2 seconds. Quick Connecting using USB 2.0; no additional power adaptor required.
The reflecta x8-Scan can be used with Windows and with Mac.
Colour of product: Black
Colour scanning: No
Depth: 9 cm
Film scanning: Yes
Height: 16.6 cm
Input colour depth: 24 bit
Input voltage: 5
Light source: LED
Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Maximum scan size: 24.3 x 36.5 mm
Minimum RAM: 512 MB
Minimum processor: Pentium III
Optical scanning resolution: 1800 x 1800 DPI
Power supply type: USB
Scanner type: Film/slide
Sensor type: CMOS
Standard interfaces: USB 2.0
USB required: Yes
Weight: 450 g
Width: 10.4 cm
Windows operating systems supported: Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64
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Top Customer Reviews
I wanted to go through his old slides and transfer them to digital images, I have only scanned slides and I am more than happy with the results.
I assume the quality depends on the original camera spec. His slides were taken 45-50 years ago with a Kodak Sportsman.
This scanner is very easy to use with the supplied software, The end result is very good even when enlarged on a computer. I also printed some of the scanned images and was impressed with the quality.
I would highly recommend this scanner, very good quality at a reasonable price.
The slide carrier can be very tricky to open and close and I keep worrying about breaking it.
It hasn't suffered any problems as yet, but it's still very annoying.
Four tips ...
(1) - You MUST install the software that comes with the item and then you MUST reboot your computer. Only then will you be able to capture the scans.
(2) - I found that the USB connection wouldn't work when used with the hub in which my wi-fi adapter sits. (All my USB ports are on the back of my PC, so I use a hub to make things accessible). I solved the setback by using a second hub for just the X8. I can now connect and disconnect with ease whenever I need to.
(3) - The image editor that comes with the program is adequate but I have found it far better to use either Photoshop or Irfanview. The latter offers a lot of editing options and is totally free. You can also download a free plugin which will then let you use Photoshop filters (of which there are hundreds freely downloadable if you go looking for them).
(4) - If your slides or negs are so old that the actual quality of the image is beginning to degrade because of chemical changes, then colour balancing can be a nightmare.Read more ›
Summary: If you are a serious photographer, then this is too simplistic, but for quickly getting those old slides on your PC it's great.