Top 10 – Best Slide & Negative Scanners

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Slide and Negative scanners are a great way to preserve old memories and digitize all those images that can be stored all those years in boxes or slides. To be honest it’s not necessary to buy the most expensive scanner out there as due to the advanced technology those devices share you will most like get excellent digital images of your films and negatives with any of the scanners in our list. So let’s have a look at the best film/slide/negative scanners you can buy today without breaking the bank:

Bestseller No. 1
KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner – Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to JPEG – Includes Large Tilt-Up 3.5” LCD, Easy-Load Film Inserts, Adapters & More
  • FILM TO JPEG IN SECONDS - Powerful 14/22MP KODAK Film Scanner Converts Old 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Negatives & Slides to JPEG Digital Files
  • LARGE, BRIGHT 3.5" TFT LCD - High Definition Built-In Color Display Features Adjustable Brightness & Convenient Tilt for Easy Operation & Image Viewing
  • AN ADAPTER FOR EVERYTHING - Unit Arrives w/Multiple Film Inserts & Adapters for Fast, Flexible Operation; Big One-Touch Buttons Allow for One-Step Scan & Save
  • INTUITIVE USER INTERFACE - Includes Helpful Tray & Insert Directory; Easily Edit Image RGB & Resolution, Browse Gallery [SD Card NOT Included, supports up to 128GB] & More
  • CABLES & EXTRAS INCLUDED - Mac & PC Compatible Converter Comes w/USB Power Cable, HDMI Cable, AC Adapter, Video Cable & FREE Film Cleaning Brush
Bestseller No. 2
Magnasonic All-In-One High Resolution 22MP Film Scanner, Converts 126KPK/135/110/Super 8 Films, Slides, Negatives into Digital Photos, Vibrant 2.4" LCD Screen, Impressive 128MB Built-In Memory
  • Effortlessly convert your 126KPK, 135,110, Super 8 and Negatives into premium high resolution 22MP digital photo JPEG files. Still images only, not video. Relive and share your memories in no time with only the push of a button.
  • View your scanned slides and films with the built-in, vibrant full color, 2.4 inch LCD screen or directly onto your television with the included Video Out TV cable. No computer is needed to transform your slides from outdated to updated.
  • Thanks to the generous 128MB of built-in memory, save up to 100 images directly onto the All-in-One Converter. The easy to use SD card slot expansion allows you to hold even more of your high resolution images until you are ready to transfer them to your computer, smartphone, tablet or digital picture frame.
  • Quickly and seamlessly scan all your film without the need to precut into strips and painfully line up correctly. When teamed up with the one-touch scanning software you can go from loading to saving in less than 5 seconds.
  • Start editing your photos right out of the box with the easy to use plug-and-play interface. No complicated computer software or driver installation needed.
Bestseller No. 3
DIGITNOW film scanner convert 35/135mmNegative&Slide to Digital JPEGs and saved to SD card, Using Built-In Software Interpolation with 1800DPI High Resolution-5/10M Photo&Film Scanner
  • Includes adjustable rapid slide feeder; Once you digitize them into JPG files they can be copied, moved, duplicated freely with a simple click of a mouse.
  • 5/10 Mega Pixel Stand alone Film/Slide, scan film to your SD card(up to 32GB SDHC) in 1800DPI high resolution
  • USB 2.0 interface Convert Video Cable to TV out feature: NTSC/PAL
  • Display is 2.4 inch TFT LCD screen (480x234)on the bottom, you can make the adjustment conveniently
  • Operation system: Windows XP, VISTA, 7, 8,10,Mac OS
Bestseller No. 4
Medalight 35mm Desk Top Portable LED Negative and Slide Viewer + AA Batteries + MicroFiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Glass Lens - Fits 2x2 mounted slides and 35mm film strips and negatives
  • Portable - Use in Studio or at Home - Eject Button and Collection Tray
  • 3x Magnification Factor - Bright and Even Lighting, No Color Cast
  • optional DC 6V 500mA adapter (Not Included) - Uses Four AA Batteries (Included)
  • Bundle Includes: Medalight Slide Viewer + 4-Pack AA Batteries + TheImagingWorld Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
Bestseller No. 5
Wolverine 8mm & Super 8 Reels to Digital MovieMaker Pro Film Digitizer, Film Scanner, 8mm Film Scanner, Black (MM100PRO)
  • A fully automated apparatus to digitize 8 and Super 8 movie Reels (no sound and no split 16mm). Frame-by-Frame digitizing for high-quality digital conversion.
  • Stand-alone machine, no computer, no software or Drivers are required. Scans and directly saves digital movies into SD/SDHC cards (32GB max, not included)
  • Converts 8 and Super 8 movies into 1080P mjpeg-4 (MP4) digital video files.
  • Compatible with all windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.
  • Playback direct to tv's using the included TV cable.
Bestseller No. 6
Jumbl 22MP All-In-1 Film & Slide Scanner w/ Speed-Load Adapters for 35mm Negative & Slides, 110, 126, & Super 8 Films
  • Scans & Digitizes 35mm Slides & Negatives, 110, 126 KPK, and Super 8 Slides & Negative
  • Included Speed Loaders Means No Reload for Each Slide/Negative
  • Built-In Software Interpolation Can Improve Quality to 22 Megapixels
  • No Computer Required; Saves to Internal Memory or Optional Memory Card
  • Video Out for TV Connection (Cable Included); Mac & PC Compatible
Bestseller No. 7
22MP All-in-1 Film & Slide Scanner, 35mm 135 110 126 and Super 8 Films/Slides/Negatives Converter
  • Converts 35mm/135, 110, 126KPK and Super 8 films,Slides & Negatives and save as digital format within 1 to 2 seconds
  • Stand-Alone and no computer required, save the scanned films to scanner or SD card(up to 32GB, not included)
  • Mac & PC Compatible, transfers high resolution images to your computer, laptop, smartphone and tablet
  • Built-in software interpolation, digitized photo quality up to 22 Megapixels
  • With integrated 2.4" color LCD screen, supports to connect TV for larger screen display
Bestseller No. 8
DIGITNOW!Film Scanner High Resolution Slide and Photo Scanner for 35mm/135mm Negatives and Slides, Support XP/Vista/Windows (Not Support Mac).
  • converts film &slide to digital images(135mm or 35mm negative /slide),Quick single pass scanning
  • Powered by USB, no additional power required.High qulity and easy scanning takes just one to two seconds
  • In 2 mega pixels CMOS sensor. USB2.0 interface,Operation:Systemrequired:WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7/windows8/windows10
  • Scan high resolution: 3600 DPI interpolation resolution,Dimensions: 87x86x102mm
  • The now price concludes USB Film Scanner , USB cable,software CD, Negative Film Holder, Positive Slide Holder, Manual,Brush
Bestseller No. 9
Ivation 22MP Digital Film Scanner and Converter, Includes Speed Load Adapters for 35mm, 110 and 126 Negatives and Slides and Super 8 Films, 2.4 LCD Screen and BuiltIn Editing Software
  • ALL-IN-ONE FILM & SLIDE SCANNER - Converts Old 35mm Slides, Negatives & Other Films Into Sharp, Vibrant Digital JPEG Images for Easy Viewing, Saving & Printing
  • SPEED LOADING ADAPTERS - Versatile Device Includes Multiple Attachments for Quickly Loading & Scanning 35mm, 110 & 126 Slides & Negatives & Super 8 Films
  • FILM SCANNER with ADVANCED SOFTWARE - Interpolation Technology Improves Image Quality Up to 22MP & Features Built-In Resolution, Brightness, Coloration & Other Adjustments
  • NO COMPUTER NECESSARY - Scanner Automatically Saves Files to Internal Memory or Optional SD Card; View Instantly on Built-In 2.4" Color LCD Display
  • ALL CABLES INCLUDED - Set Arrives w/ Video Out & USB to Mini USB Cables for Fast Viewing on Television, Mac, PC & More; Also Includes Cleaning Brush
Bestseller No. 10
Rybozen 35mm Portable LED Negative and Slide Viewer
  • Super Bright: Fits 2X2" mounted slides and 35mm film strips and negatives.
  • 3x Magnified Glass Screen: Bright and Even Lighting, No Color Cast, Cool White LED Illumination.
  • Convenient: Desk Top Portable Viewer, Have Eject Button and Slide Tray.
  • Power Supply: optional DC 6V 500mA adapter Or 4*AA Batteries (Not Included).
  • Note: the slide need to insert on the back of the viewer.If you have any questions, please contact us immediately.

What to consider when purchasing a slide scanner? 

There are a lot of photo scanners that have the ability to also scan slides and film with the use of additional attachments but there are also dedicated devices in the market for those you want to digitize slides easier and faster. Such devices are commonly referred to as converters and offer the convenience of just putting your slide in, in order to get a quality digital image for archiving but to be honest your should expect a photo scanner to provide images of greater resolution.

On the other hand, their speed and ease of use have made them a lot popular compared to traditional scanners as each scan takes only a few seconds to complete. They are aimed as a push-button solution without the need for a computer to output the files and due to their small size, they are an attractive alternative compared to a traditional flatbed scanner. If you plan to digitize a lot of negatives or slides such a solution is a great investment. Just take the time to clean dust of your negatives and slide and you are good to go.

These devices offer different resolutions for your digital images so as a quick tip you should go for the max resolution you can afford and preferably aim for a model that is dedicated to film resolutions instead of a regular scanner. Colour depth also is vital in order to recreate the photo so have a look at the specifications that manufacturers provide for each device before purchasing. It advisable to take your time and scan each photo individually as you’ll have the chance to preview the screen and make the appropriate adjustments you won’t be able to do if you scan in bulk. When archiving your files try to save them as TIFF or PNG instead of JPG as these formats can preserve better the scanned image.

Michail
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