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HP Scanjet 8300

HP Scanjet 8300
alaScore 81

62 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of HP Scanjet 8300. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and size, but there are some negative views about the reliability and price.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Scanjet 8300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Scanjet 8300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Scanjet 8300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Some have doubts about the usability.

usability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Scanjet 8300 25PpmScanjet 8300 25Ppm

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Scanjet 8300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of HP Scanjet 8300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability, whereas the reliability and price get critical reviews.

usability, size

price, reliability

44% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP SJ8300 Professional Image Scanner (Silver/Black)HP SJ8300 Professional Image Scanner (Silver/Black)

Jul, 2016

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

HP Scanjet 8300

 

The HP Scanjet 8300 is an extremely capable and versatile large format scanner with a high-quality software suite and by far the best hardware and optical resolution of any product in our review. It is the only large format scanner in our review to...

The HP Scanjet 8300 scans at 4,800 dots per inch

Free technical support ends when the warranty expires

This large format scanner achieves the best scanning resolution of any product in our review.

Expert review by: (photographyreview.com)

Hewlett-Packard Packard Scanjet 8300 Flatbed Scanner Reviews

 

Scan documents, photos, film and other materials with a versatile scanner. Perform common tasks-scan, create PDFs and even make copies by sending a sc

Expert review by: Simon Eccles (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Scanjet 8300

 

The latest flatbed scanner from HP is available in two versions - the standard Scanjet 8300 and the 8300gp, which is supplied with a GretagMacbeth monitor calibrator.

Excellent quality even from 35mm film. Ships with SilverFast software and IT8 targets. 8300gp version includes monitor calibrator.

Rather large footprint considering the scanning area. Software dust removal is poor. 120/220 film holder only takes single frames.

HP's scanners have historically been unimpressive for serious photographic work - but the 8300 is an improvement, making it the first Scanjet we'd recommend for a creative studio

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: nothappy123 (hp.com)

HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner

 

The quality is acceptable when scanning documents and photos. I tried film and the scanner would not work. No help, except HP said it was out of warranty and suggested that I buy a new scanner. I'm sure this scanner would not scan film from the beginning.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: JLA27 (hp.com)

HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner

 

This scanner worked fine for one year, then started acting up by created one enormous file instead of separate smaller sized scans. Contacted HP about the problem and they said after much going over it exhaustively that they couldn't help me further,...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Av8nFish (hp.com)

HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner

 

The Scanjet 8300 does not seem to be supported well by the HP software package. Device driver installed and the hardware was "functional", but use of the transparent media adapter (backlight in the cover for scanning slides and negatives) requires...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Anonymous337 (hp.com)

HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner

 

This Scanjet 8300 was purchased as a replacement for a Scanjet 6350Cse, to do low-volume, single-page copying and/or scanning of documents and photographic positives and negatives. (Having had experience with an Automatic Document Feeder on the...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: BobbyS (hp.com)

HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner

 

Now that the latest firmware is available, the 8300 is a good scanner. With the new firmware 1.45 the scanner does not go into sleep mode anymore. Previously, I had to turn it off and back on after sitting awhile but now it works fine. I use it for...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: tdsd (hp.com)

HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner

 

I am using a Macintosh Power PC with 10.4 OS and a HP 4300 all-in-one printer. In my retirement, I decided to digitize all the family photos. I saw all the five star ratings on this scanner so i bought one. It was new in the box. It took me two days to...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Cindy (pcnation.com)

HEWLETT PACKARD SCANJET 7800 SF CLR 48BIT 25PPM

 

The software is good (not great) and gives you a lot of options. I have not used all the software that comes with the scanner. I scan to pdf and then use Adobe Acrobat for OCR conversion. I have a lot of very old type written doents and it has worked...

I got this primarily for doent scanning. It is very fast and will scan two sides. The footprint is small which is great because I was worried about not having enough room for it. It has many scanning options for setting up different types of jobs and...

This scanner is supposed to work with VISTA but it would not install on my computer. I tried about 6 times and it would not install. The HP data sheet for this product shows XP compatibility and other places shows VISTA compatibility. The CD ROM says...

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

HP Scanjet 8300gp Graphic Arts Scanner gives graphics professionals everything they need from an image-scanning station, ensuring line accuracy and color consistency. The scanner comes with superb resolution, making it perfect for those needing ultra-sharp reproduction. The scanner's Transparent Material Adapter gives the versatility needed in a professional environment, taking up to eighteen 35mm frames of negative film, eight 35mm framed slides and one frame of middle (120mm) or large (240mm) photographic format. In addition, the HP Scanjet 8300gp includes the HP Colorimeter powered by Gretag Macbeth, which allows monitor calibration.

Consumable

Consumable Type:Scanner roller kit

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.6in/16.3in
Height:10.4in/4.8in/5.1in
Weight:14.6lbs/19.6lbs/20.3lbs/33.1lbs
Width:22.6in/24.6in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

General

Consumable Subcategory:Other
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States/Denmark/Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/Europe/Germany/Switzerland/Turkey/United States
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish/English/English / French / Spanish/French / German / Italian/German/Turkish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:8200 Digital Flatbed Scanner/8300 Professional Image Scanner/8300gp Graphic Arts Scanner/8350 Document Scanner
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP ScanJet

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing consumables/Scanner accessories
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Product Type:Scanner roller kit
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload / Manual load/Manual load/Manual load / Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 14 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 14 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload / Manual load/Manual load
Supported Document Type:Business card / Film / Bulk objects (such as books) / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Bulk objects (such as books) / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Slides / Plain paper/Plain paper / Slides / Film/Transparencies / Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Business card / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Plain paper / Slides/Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Document scanner/Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP