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 necessery to buy the most expensive scanner out there as due 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
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 No computer is needed to transform your slides from outdated to updated.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. 2
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. 3
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. 4
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. 5
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. 6
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. 7
Wolverine Titan 8-in-1 High Resolution Film to Digital Converter with 4.3" Screen and HDMI output & Worldwide Voltage 110V/220V USB AC Adapter
  • Worldwide Voltage 110V/220V USB AC Power Adapter included. Simply add your countries type plug adapter!
  • Convert 35mm, 127 (1.5x1. 5"), 126Kpk, 110, Advantex APS slides & negatives into digital in three seconds
  • New large 4.3" Color screen. Stand-alone no computer or software required.
  • New HDMI to-out jack to view images on TV in hi-def. (cable not included)
  • Unique speed-load adapters for fast loading slides & negatives. Worldwide Voltage 110V/220V USB AC Power Adapter included. Simply add your countries type plug adapter!
Bestseller No. 8
Ivation High Resolution 23MP Film Scanner Converts 135, 110, 126, Black and White, Films Slides and Negatives into Digital Photos, Vibrant 3.5" 3.5" Color LCD Display, Easy Quick Load Film Inserts
  • FILM TO JPEG IN SECONDS - Powerful 23MP Film Scanner Converts Old 35mm, 126, 110, Blac and White, Negatives & Slides to JPEG Digital Files
  • LARGE, BRIGHT 3.5" TFT LCD - High Definition Built-In Color Display 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 32GB] & More
  • CABLES & EXTRAS INCLUDED - Mac & PC Compatible Converter Comes w/USB Power adapter & Cable, Video Cable & Film Cleaning Brush
Bestseller No. 9
Wolverine Titan 8-in-1 20MP High Resolution Film to Digital Converter with 4.3" Screen and HDMI output, Worldwide Voltage 110V/240V AC Adapter & 32GB SD Card (Bundle)
  • Wolverine F2D Titan Bundle Includes:
  • 1 x F2D Titan 8-in-1 20MP High Resolution Film to Digital Converter ( B017H11VI4 )- 135 mm Negative Film Adpater - 135 mm Slide Adpater - 110/APS Negative Film Insert - 110 Silde Instert - MultiVoltage 110V/240V AC Adapter USB Power Adapter & Cable (Simply add your countries type plug adapter! Not Included) - Cleaning Brush - English User Manual
  • 1 x SanDisk 32GB SDHC Flash Memory Card
  • Convert 35mm, 127 (1.5x1. 5"), 126Kpk, 110, Advantex APS slides & negatives into digital in three seconds
  • SanDisk Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card features an impressive 32 GB capacity to hold all your important pictures, videos, music, data files and more.
Bestseller No. 10
LED Lighted Illuminated 35mm Slide Viewer
  • For 35mm Slides.
  • Portable - Fold-Away Stand - Use in Studio or at Home.
  • Operates on Two "AA" Batteries (NOT Included).
  • Lightweight and easy to use.
  • Bundle Includes: Slide Viewer+Instructions.

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 commonfly reffered to as  converters and offer the conviency 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 easy 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 wihtout the need of a computer to output the files and due to theur small size they are an attractive alternative compated to 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 device offer different resolutions for your digital images so as a quick tip you should go for the max resolution you can afford and prefferable 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 a scan each photo individually as you’ll have the chance to previewon 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
I'm Michail, the founder of TopTenCollections and author of the top ten lists. In my free time I enjoy board games with friends and playing escape rooms. I love conceptual photography and also have an online radio station. When I'm not compiling top ten lists I spend my time editing videos or playing video games.