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HP ScanJet 4890 Photo Scanner

HP ScanJet 4890 Photo Scanner
alaScore 76

128 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for HP ScanJet 4890 Photo Scanner

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of HP ScanJet 4890 Photo Scanner from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner (L1952A#B1H)HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner (L1952A#B1H)

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HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner

 

This flatbed churns out photo and film scans in a flash, but getting good image quality requires some fiddling.

Although the HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner satisfies the need for speed--especially with transparency scanning--its features and default image quality could be better.

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HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner

 

The HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner ($199.99 direct) is the best argument we've seen lately for never buying a scanner based on the big numbers shouting from the box. The claimed 4,800 pixel-per-inch (ppi) optical resolution and 48-bit color depth...

Scans 35mm, medium-format, and 4- by 5-inch film, documents, and photographic prints. Fast performance, particularly for film

Low scan quality. Good only for printing scans at snapshot quality

With HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner, working with film and photographic prints is easy, but scan quality lacks.

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Hewlett-Packard Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner

 

High Speed, good quality once defaults are turned off

Unimpressive image quality in default mode, lack of features

Although the HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner satisfies the need for speed - especially with transparency scanning - its features and default image quality could be better.

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HP Scanjet 4890

 

If you need to produce a large number of scans as quickly as possible - especially on a routine basis - the HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner may be the r...

High Speed, good quality once defaults are turned off

Unimpressive image quality in default mode, lack of features

Although the HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner satisfies the need for speed - especially with transparency scanning - its features and default image quality could be better.

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HP - Scanjet 4890

 

In these days of all-in-one printers that are capable of scanning, photocopying and printing high quality photo images, finding a decent stand-alone scanner that can successfully compete and appeal to camera enthusiasts is a tall order, ...

Although sturdy and stylish, the Scanjet 4890's main selling point is the speed of delivery, but its less-than-impressive image quality and so-so software won't elevate it above the competition.

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HP Scanjet 4890

 

The HP Scanjet 4890 comes in an initially impressive desktop-eating form factor..

Generous film scanning area

Disappointing scan quality ; no hardware dust and scratch removal

Fast preview time, but also bulky, noisy, and disappointing reflective scans. Not really good enough for the price.

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Fast.

 

It is a FAST SCANNER.

Like the other person said it is somewhat noisy.

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Bad news so far

 

Still trying to get it working.

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More scanner than I need

 

Sleek and easy to install. Great quality for the price. I like the Image software that comes with it, there are lots of tools available for use after the scan. (way cheaper than Photoshop) Turns out that I don't really need the high resolution like I...

Probably need some previous scanner expertise to get good scans/image quality. This is not a "scanner for dummies". Auto cropping doesn't work very well, so you have to check the cropping before you scan the images. The automated buttons on the top...

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Simple

 

I can see I'm going to be putting this machine to good use.

Product Specifications

HP's premium photo scanner, the HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner, allows users to scan even more using the built-in film scanner. With a scanning resolution of up to 4, 800 x 9, 600 dpi and 48-bit color, users enjoy high-quality reproductions. One-touch buttons make it easy to scan, print and share quickly. In addition, users can enhance photos using HP Real Life technologies to remove red-eye, brighten dark photo areas, remove the appearance of dust and scratches and restore faded color.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8in
Height:4.2in
Weight:11.2lbs
Width:19.9in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Brazil / Mexico / Peru
Localization:English / Portuguese / Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:4890 Photo Scanner
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
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:8.7 in x 12.2 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.7 in x 12.2 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Slides / Film/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Plain paper / Slides/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
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