HP Scanjet 4010 Flatbed Scanner
The Scanjet 4010 or G4010 as it is also known is not a purpose built negative scanner like some of the other models we have featured on this site. It does however manage negative slides and being a standard flatbed scanner it also has the added advantage of being able to scan a variety of negatives regardless of the size and type. It also has the added bonus of being a very good flatbed scanner, perfect if you are looking for something that will complete a number of different tasks.
Priced around the £120 mark it places itself in a market with some tough competition although this is not a problem as HP have done a very good job in producing a quality scanner. The HP comes complete with a Transparent Materials Adapter (TMA) which is located on the underside of the lid and is capable of holding five 35mm slides or six negatives depending on what style you have although if you do have older versions or larger slide based negatives then the scanner should still handle these without the use of the TMA.
The only slight downfall about the Scanjet (and this is more common with the flatbed scanners) is the pre bundled software that comes with it. Trying to use the scanner to copy negatives onto your PC is far from easy and as we have suggested in the past the best option would be to opt for some negative scanning software with more control.
Overall though if you are looking for a good all round scanner with the ability to scan a variety of negative formats then you could do a lot worse than the Scanjet 4010 Flatbed Scanner from HP. Capable of 4,800 x 9,600dpi it’s no slouch in the quality department.
The Zennox Slide Scanner is available from Amazon.