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Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV

Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV
alaScore 73

319 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 319 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Minolta Scan Dual IV USB 2.0 35mm APS Film ScannerMinolta Scan Dual IV USB 2.0 35mm APS Film Scanner

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Amazon.com review summary for Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 user reviews of Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV 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.

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Konica Minolta DiMage Scan Dual IV

 

When it comes to slides and negatives, few flatbed scanners can hold a candle to a film scanner like the Konica Minolta DiMage Scan Dual IV. Designed to scan 35-mm slides and negatives as well as APS film, the Scan Dual IV can handle transparencies...

Excellent scan quality, easy-to-use scan utility for novices, advanced scan utility for more knowledgeable users, easy setup

Setting resolution through the advanced scan utility is far more difficult than it should be, APS carrier costs extra

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Gears

 

Does good scanning

Gears jam regularly

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slide scanner

 

Would buy again

Easy setup and the scan utility is very easy to use, lots of warnings about this scanner. I have not had any trouble with use or setup

a little over two minutes to scan at 3200dpi, Nikon takes about the same time at 4000dpi

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Good Product - Recommended w/some limitations

 

Happy with quality of scanning and ease of set up. Batch scanning OK - takes about 10 minutes for four slides at highest resolution. Nice looking, compact unit. Quiet operation. Nice job on delivery by Newegg (prompt and well-packed at a good shipping...

Software is a bit clunky and not intuitive. Software is the real weakness of the product. When I left the room and my screensaver started the scanning froze and machine became quite hot. Would not respond to software after it froze. Slides did not melt...

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Poor quality item

 

This is the worst electronic item I've ever bought. The software and unit are both fragile and unforgiving. The first unit I got was flaky and produced poor quality scans (nowhere near stated resolution). Then it just stopped working. My second unit...

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Great scanner, great price

 

This scanner rocks. I've had it for 6-8 months and I've scanned over 1,000 color negatives. It's best to bring them in with no tweaks and to adjust and retouch in Adobe or Corel. But the batch scanning is no problem. I highly recommend buying two...

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Better is impossible

 

If you compare scanner with cars, this scanner is a Audi A3. Simple, but efficient. Five months with this baby and 80G of films digitalized so far (1000+ slides) and he still precise and efficient like the first day I scan my first photo with him. I...

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Konica Minolta Scan Dual IV 16bit CCD Film Scanner

 

If you compare scanner with cars, this scanner is a Audi A3. Simple, but efficient. Five months with this baby and 80G of films digitalized so far (1000+ slides) and he still precise and efficient like the first day I scan my first photo with him. I...

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bang for the buck

 

This scanner blows away the other film and flatbed with negative attachment scanners I have tried. 300 images so far and all look better than scanning the original photos. Thanks again newegg for the exceptional shipping and great product selection.

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Great Product!

 

After extensive research online and talking with others, I decided to buy the Scan Dual IV. No ICE tech, it has its own dust/scratch remover, but not very effective. I've scanned about 100 negs so far at differenct resolutions, and they are all great...

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Product Specifications

Stay true to your film images with a film scanner that's truly up to the job - the DiMAGE Scan Dual IV. Its high performance 3.200dpi CCD lets you convert 35 mm film frames into breathtaking, 14-million pixel digital images. With this much detail, print enlargements can be as large as 58 cm x 38cm (22.8 inches x 15 inches) at 200 dpi inkjet output. The DiMAGE Scan Dual IV also features an exclusive drive mechanism and improved scanning software to ensure razor-sharp scans. Furthermore, an advanced optical system designed specifically for film scanning offers excellent color fidelity and sharpness. An exclusive film grain detection method delivers fast and accurate autofocusing, even with low-contrast images, and when you want to adjust focusing on a specific part of the film image, you can use Point Focus. To prevent dark area noise, you can set the scanner to extract more information from your film by sampling it 2, 4, 8, or 16 times. This feature makes the most of the rich gradations produced through 16-bit A/D conversion, and leads to smoother and clearer scans as a result. Once you've loaded your film, simply push the Quick Scan button and a software menu will appear on-screen. You can then choose the software that best fits your needs for that session: quick and easy printing, high volume scanning, and more. If you want total control over the final look of your image, you've got it. The DiMAGE Scan Dual IV lets you adjust a wide array of factors, such as tone curve, histogram, sharpness, brightness, exposure, and color balance. The adjustment window offers a convenient side-by-side view that allows you to compare the effects of your alterations against the original image. With the Easy Scan Utility, you simply specify the purpose you're scanning for, and the scanner delivers a correctly sized image. You can also easily adjust image quality. It's the simplest way to turn your photos into email attachments, printouts, desktop images, and more. Auto Dust Brush feature quickly cleans up your images, saving you the time and trouble of manual editing. What's more, a separate plug-in version of Auto Dust Brush is included for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements. This plug-in lets you perform post-scan dust removal, select the area of dust removal, preview results, and adjust parameters. The DiMAGE Scan Dual IV comes equipped with a specially designed 35m Film Holder that allows you to scan the frame from edge to edge. The 35mm Film Holder holds down your filmstrip securely on all sides, ensuring better focusing accuracy during the scan. Also supplied with the scanner is the Slide Mount Holder, which holds up to 4 mounted slides. Thanks to USB 2.0 the DiMAGE Scan Dual IV can rapidly transfer high-volume scan data to your computer. The DiMAGE Scan Dual IV supports both Windows and Macintosh computers that have USB 2.0 as a standard interface.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.8in
Height:3.9in
Weight:3.3lbs
Width:5.7in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:France
Localization:French
Manufacturer:Konica Minolta Holdings/Minolta
Model:Dual IV/U1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Minolta Dimage Scan/Minolta SH

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Scanner accessories
Product Type:Scanner slide holder

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:3200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:film 135 (35mm)
Max Supported Media Size:film 135 (35mm)
Max V-Optical Resolution:3200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload
Supported Document Type:Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Slides
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS 9.2.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP