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Agfa Snapscan 1236s

Agfa Snapscan 1236s
alaScore 73

17 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Agfa Snapscan 1236s. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

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Agfa SnapScan 1236S


This scanner should fit the bill for SOHO or home users who want an upgradeable model that produces good-quality images. (You can attach a $220 transparency adapter and a $249 auto document feeder.) But those who primarily need a speedy workhorse...

Dec, 1999

Product Specifications

SnapScan 1236s is ideal for both home and office use. Designed for both PC and Macintosh platforms, SnapScan 1236s is a high-performance, SCSI-port color scanner, with a remarkably low price tag. It captures razor-sharp images up to 8.5" x 11.7" (A4) and can register more than 60 billion colors! This amazing color sensitivity extracts every last detail from your originals. And the optional transparency scanning module and automatic document feeder give you full flexibility and high productivity. SnapScan 1236s captures the detail and color depth you'd expect from a scanner of twice the price. Its true optical resolution of 1200 x 600 ppi gives impressively sharp images from photos, artwork, magazines or books up to 11.7" x 8.5". The optional transparency module scans slides and film up to 8" x 10". With its unusually high 36-bit sensitivity, SnapScan 1236s can register more than 60 billion colors. That's 4000 times the number used in any desktop publishing application! FotoLook's intelligent processing of this 'super-sampled' data results in rich images that retain important but subtle color changes, like skin tones and shadow details. For the dare-devils among you, AGFA has created a dusky-gray version called the SnapScan 1236s Art line. An additional range of image manipulation software from MetaTools is included in the package: Kai's Power Tools SE, Bryce 2.0 SE, Convolver Full and Soap SE. Both the standard and Art Line models are equipped for direct connection to PC or Macintosh.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac/Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:United States
Model:1236s/1236s ArtLine
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Agfa SnapScan


Color Depth:36-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:12-bit gray
Interface Type:Fast SCSI
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi/600ppi
Max Supported Document Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi/1200ppi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Transparencies / Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51 or later/Apple MacOS 7.1 or later/Apple MacOS 7.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 5.0/Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0