Ion Photo and Film Scanner

October 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Amazon, Firebox, Ion, Under £150

Pics 2 SD/PC Photo & Negative Scanners

The Ion Pics 2 SD & PC scanners have the added benefit of being both negative film & photo scanners rolled into one and have the option of working without 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 SD Card with the Pics 2 SD or with the Pics 2 PC version store them on your PC.

pics 2 sdPriced around the £120 mark the Ion photo and film scanner is worth well worth considering if you need both a film and photo scanner but would prefer another option to the traditional flatbed scanners. Both compact scanners feature auto exposure and colour balance and have pre bundled software although we always recommend trying other software options to get the best out of your negatives.

If you want to use this without a computer then this is where the Ion really stands out as the Pics 2 SD has the ability to store the images straight onto an SD card via the built in slot and view the results on it’s handy integrated 3.2 inch colour screen where you can view the images to make sure you are happy with the results achieved.

pics 2 pc

You can of course use the scanner with your computer as a way of processing negatives should you want to or take the SD card along to your local photo processing outlet where you can convert the files to images in full colour.

Features:

  • PICS 2 PC
    • Works with 35mm negatives, 35mm slides, and 3×5, 4×6, and 5×7-inch pictures
    • Comes with easy image transfer and editing software
    • High-resolution 5.1 Mega Pixel scanner with up to 3600 Dots per inch
    • Fast, one touch scanning takes just one to two seconds

    System Requirements:

    • Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows 7
    • Not Mac compatible

    PICS 2 SD

    • Standalone picture scanner does not require a PC to use
    • Large 3.2-inch colour screen for viewing images
    • Works with 35mm negatives, 35mm slides, and 3×5, 4×6, and 5×7-inch pictures
    • High-resolution 5.1 Mega Pixel scanner with up to 3600 Dots per inch
    • Works with virtually any computer for optional transfer
    • Easy, single button operation with auto focus, auto exposure, and auto colour balance

    Dimensions:

    • Pics 2 SD and Pics 2 PC unit – approximately 22cm (W) x 15.5cm (H) x 20cm (D)

  • 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.

    ion film scanner lcd screen

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

    Features:

  • 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