In the list below you can find the details of the 35mm slide scanners now available in the market along with a brief details of each:
Epson’s Perfection V600: This $250-priced Epson’s Perfection V600 model
scanner is cheaper than the Epson V700 but still retains most V700’s feature and thus is preferred by the professional photographers. The V600 model has an Led light device that helps to scan films of sizes up to 120/200.Moreover, it can also process two 35mm negative strips simultaneously.
EPSON Perfection V700/750: This model falls in the high-range bracket and its performance, especially with the new scanner software SilverFast Ai, is quite satisfying.
HP Photosmart Scanner: This 2400 DPI resolution scanner comes at a price of $399.
HP Photosmart S20Scanner: This one is comes with certain up gradations over the model mentioned just above. The Photosmart Scanner was given a thumbs up by the users, so this quite gladly accepted by the people. It has a 36-bit colour over its predecessor’s 32-bit and it also works on USB interface and no card is required. The price of this model is $499 but that is understandable given the up gradations.
Microtek ScanMaker i800: This pro configuration model comes with an improved software. It has a transparency adapter in the lid and the lamp in the adapter makes a synchronized movement with the CCD in order to maintain a constant illumination. You can get sharper scan with this model as the spring tension design of the scanner flattens the film to perfection.
Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro: This is the advanced model of the original Dimage Scan Multi model and scan down 6X9 cm to 16mm. It has a resolution of 4800 dpi for 35mm and smaller slides while for medium format, the resolution is 3200 dpi. Its estimated market price is $2999.
Nikon Nikon CoolScan IV ED Film & Slide Scanner: Resolution is 2900 dpi
while it has 36-bit colour depth. Dust and scratch can be removed through the Digital ICE technology and, at the same time, two new features in Digital Recovery Of Colour and Gradient Equalization and Management technology are available. This model is for professionals who crave for quality scans.
Nikon LS-2000: This model has 2700 dpi resolution and 36-bit colour dept which can be enhanced to 42-bit.
Nikon Super CoolScan 4000 ED: This scanner comes with a high resolution of 4000 dpi and 42-bit color depth in addition to the 16x for 48-bit
equivalent. Superior technologies like Digital Image Correction Enhancement, Digital Recovery of Colour and Digital Grain Equalization and Management are all available.
Nikon Super CoolScan 8000 ED: This is the best scanner model of the above lot which provides with scans of the highest quality and is liked by all professionals. It has all the ingredients that makes it the most desirable model on display — non-interpolated 4000-dpi resolution, 42-bit color depth, 16x for 48-bit equivalent, high-speed FireWire interface, Digital ICE dust & scratch removal, Digital “ROC” and “GEM” correct for faded negatives and film grain automatically, Multi-sample scanning for even lower noise on critical (dense) images, Sophisticated color management system supports ICC profiles.