Ion Film 2 SD Negative Scanner

February 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Firebox, Ion, Under £150

Film 2 SD Negative Scanner

What makes the Ion Film 2 SD Negative Scanner stand out from the rest in it’s price range is it’s ability to work on it’s own without the need for a computer.  Using the built in colour digital screen you have the ability to view your slides once they are scanned and can then store them on the bundled 1GB SD Card.ion film 2 sd

Priced around the £120 mark the Ion scanner is worth a look for those wanting a basic but perfectly adequate film and slide scanner.  With neat little touches such as the ability to flip, mirror and rotate the images the Ion is worth considering for the additional £20-£30 over the likes of the Veho previously reviewed. 

The great thing about the SD card included is that you can then use the digital images it produces to display on your computer or through a digital photo frame, with the 1GB of storage the memory is good for at least 500-600 images at 5 megapixels.  There is also the ability to upgrade upto 8GB of storage at a later date should you require.

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You can of course use the scanner with your computer as a way of processing negatives should you need to.


  • Transfer 35mm negatives and slides to an SD card
  • Preview your image on the colour LCD screen
  • High-resolution, five-megapixel scanner
  • Fast, one-touch scanning takes just one to two seconds
  • Optional USB connection for Mac and PC
  • Portable design with ultra-small footprint
  • Auto-exposure and colour balance
  • Mirror, flip, and rotate controls
  • Scans colour and black & white slides and film negatives
  • Works with all SD and micro SD cards, SDHC cards up to 8GB
  • Includes 1GB SD card
  • The Ion Film 2 SD Scanner is available from Firebox – click here