Zennox Slide Scanner

Zennox 35mm Negative USB Slide Scanner

The Zennox negative slide scanner will help inject new life into your old cherished film and slide negatives by transforming them into digital prints quickly and easily.  The Zennox is a simple compact negative scanner perfect for desktop use much like the Veho usb negative scanner.

zennox slide scannerPriced around the £80 mark it also shares a similar price tag to the aforementioned Veho.  Ideal for use with 35mm negatives and slide collections, the plug and play operation gives simplicity allowing you to simply connect your PC / Laptop using the supplied USB cable.  It’s then a simple case of using the supplied software or opting for some negative scanning software with more control.  Although we are yet to try the Zennox from other reviews online the scanner is capable of clear and sharp high resolution images and the pre bundled software features automatic exposure control, fixed focus and colour balance.  An ideal starter slide scanner and perfect for those looking to experiment with negative scanning without the adding cost of some of the more expensive units. Featuring a 2.0 USB connection, the film scanner is compatible with PCs using Windows XP or Vista. Measures 16.5 x 9 x 9cm.

The Zennox Slide Scanner is available from Clifford James below.




Note about Windows 7 Support – there appear to be many reports that the Zennox Slide Scanner does not support Windows 7. Since Zennox do not have an official driver download page, we recommend you use a better supported scanner on Windows 7, such as a Veho negative scanner.

If you’re having trouble with your negative scanner, please check out the Troubleshooting Negative Scanners page.

Canon CanoScan 4400F

canon 4400fFor a scanner that mixes quality with value for money look no further than the CanoScan 4400F from Canon.

The CanoScan 4400F comes complete with a built in film adapter unit (FAU), allowing you to scan 6 x 35mm negatives or 4 slides in a single operation.  Included with the scanner is a bundle of imaging software with ArcSoft PhotoStudio, OmniPage SE and Presto! Page Manager, you are able to edit your images retreived from the 4400F easily, and best of all the Cannon 4400F negative scanner is compatible with both Windows and Apply Mac.

The Canon gives brilliant results, with accurate exposures and colours although like many negative scanners in this price range the results can be slow with 4 slides at 2400 dpi taking around 8 minutes to complete.  It may be a time consuming process converting slides and negatives into digital images but if you are looking to recreate your fond memories then it is surely worth the time and effort involved.

Canon are also a name you can trust. With cameras such as the EOS 1000D digital SLR and EOS 40D.

Features and Details:

  • Canon CanoScan 4400F – flatbed scanner
  • Flatbed scanner – desktop
  • Max Supported Media Size: 216 x 297 mm
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 25.9 cm x 47.4 cm x 8.3 cm
  • Weight: 2.8 kg
  • Input Type: Colour
  • Resolution: 16-bit (64K grey levels) / 48-bit colour
  • External Resolution: 8-bit (256 grey levels) / 48-bit colour
  • Optical Resolution: 4800 dpi x 9600 dpi
  • Interpolated Resolution: 19200 dpi x 19200 dpi
  • Max Document Size: 216 mm x 297 mm
  • Supported Media Type: Plain paper, slides, bulk objects (such as books), film
  • Media Feeder Type: Manual load
  • Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
  • System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later

If your looking for a scanner to scan 35mm slides then look no further, this scanner is perfect for the job.

The Canon 4400F is available from Amazon priced at £60.65click here

Epson Perfection V350 Photo And Film Scanner

Epson V350 scannerThe Epson Perfection V350 is a great piece of kit which not only scans film & slides very easily it also works well as a standard scanner.  User friendly, you should be scanning slides within 30 minutes of getting it out of the box.
With an auto film loader it does make the process of scanning film very easy in deed provided the film is fed into the scanner with care.

The only negative comment i would give on the Epson is scanning can be a little on the slow side but good things come to those who wait and the quality achieved is very good indeed, and using the bundled software you can tweek your images to achieve the desired results.

Product Features Description:

  • Scan 35mm film at the touch of a button with the Auto Film Loader
  • Capture amazing quality with 4800dpi and 48bit colour
  • Handle positive and negative film scanning with the built in Transparency Unit
  • Restore colour and clarity with new Epson Easy Photo Fix

For a more detailed specification list visit the official Epson V350 page on the Epson site here.

Although it may not compare to a top of the range scanner i would recommend the Epson V350 to anyone wishing to scan old photos, slides or negatives with a view to acheiving decent results.

The Epson V350 is available from Amazon priced around £105.00click here




Veho USB Negative Scanner

Veho USB ScannerThis USB film scanner from Veho is fairly reasonably and compact and is capable of scanning at the equivalent of 5MP (megapixels) in quality.

The scanner is easy to use and plugs straight in via USB to your computer, once the bundled software and drivers are installed the device is ready to use.

Included with the Veho are two holders for negatives and slides, along with the bundled software ArcSoft PhotoImpression which will help you edit and adjust any negatives uploaded via the scanner to your computer. Files can be saved in either JPG or TIF formats where you can then.

 

Once uploaded you can edit photos and create slideshows through the ArcSoft software, which also has the ability to touch up the images and add effects to them. Read more