|Display||2.4” Color LCD Display|
|Exposure Control||Automatic & Manual Adjustment|
|Recording Resolution||5856 x 3904 pixels/interpolation|
|Scan Quality||4200 dpi (interpolation)|
|Picture Aspect Ratio||135 film – 3:2, 135 slide – 3:2, 110 film – 4:3, 126 film – 1:1|
|Scan Method||Single Pass|
|Film Type||135 film, 135 slide, 110 film, and 126 film|
|Picture Effects||Black & White, Slides, Negatives|
|Light Source||LED back light flat pad|
|TV Out Type||NTSC/PAL|
|Built-In Memory||64 MB|
|External Memory Card||Up to 32GB SD card|
|Scan Speed||3-5 seconds|
|Language||English/French/Spanish/Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese/German/Italian/Japanese|
|Dimensions||3.98 (H) x 3.78 (W) x 4.80 (L) inches|
|Power Supply||AC/DC (USB), Input: 100~240V, 50/60 Hz 0.2A. Output: 5V, 1A|
It is easy to use and I have gotten about 1/2 through my b/w negatives. Lots of color negatives to go. The quality is better than my photography & development skills.
I think I would have liked a focus mechanism but maybe that would add too much expense. The price was one of the reason I chose this product.
Actually the biggest issue which I haven't really figured out how to handle is the date and file naming. The date should reflect the current date rather than defaulting some arbitrary date in the past. The file naming is a problem if I upload to my PC in the same file directory. If I use an SD drive without all the previous scans on it will repeat their filenames. That's because it starts out on the default beginning date on an empty disc. If the device could hold the current date then file naming would follow the date, like on my camera.
Once again I don't know if this would increase the cost I could just download to separate folders on my PC and rename there.
Pretty good. Digitized slides look high quality. Operations manual is very thin, however. Not at all clear from the manual, but you CAN'T scan directly to files on the computer. You can connect the the computer, but ONLY to download the slides you scanned to internal memory. Now, the internal memory is very small. Only about 14 pictures worth. First thing you'll want to do is to get an SD card to expand that. Really strange that Magnasonic can't put in a few tens of gigs of memory. That would be a minor addition to the cost, and would make, out-of-the-box, a MUCH better device. There is text on the LCD screen, but the manual doesn't tell you what that text is. Weird. The SD card doesn't slide in or out easily, you have to push and pull on it kind of hard. You can delete images when in "Playback mode", but that mode is never defined in the manual. There is a brush that comes with the device, presumably for cleaning it, but there are no instructions about how to use it. When I first got this scanner, things failed miserably. They were prompt about giving me the option to refund or replace (and also answering questions about it), and I chose the latter. The new one works well. It was frustrating, but now I'm satisfied.
Much asier to use than an Epson photo scanner but
less ability to improve on original slide. On the other hand,
much better results than using an app on a smartphone!
Compact, easy to use, makes good quality image files