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Microtek ScanMaker 5600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The value for money and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Microtek ScanMaker 5600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microtek ScanMaker 5600

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 93 user reviews of Microtek ScanMaker 5600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, design

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon CanoScan 5600F Scanner USB2.0 Film and Slide 14.6msec/line 4800x9600dpi A4 Ref 2924B008AACanoScan 5600F Scanner

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Amazon.com review summary for Microtek ScanMaker 5600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Microtek ScanMaker 5600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

value for money, reliability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microtek ScanMaker 5600 ScannerMicrotek ScanMaker 5600 Scanner with CD/MP3 Player

Editor's Choice!

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Canon CanoScan 5600F

 

Any flatbed scanner is technically suitable for all-purpose scanning, since you can scan anything on it. But some are clearly targeted more for some uses than others. A case in point is the Canon CanoScan 5600F ($149.99 direct), which focuses on...

High-quality scans of both prints and film (slides and negatives). LED light source for reflective scans eliminates warm-up time

Scans only four slides or one strip of film at a time. Dust and scratch removal feature does little for scratches

Although it's a bit slow and comes with little software, the Canon CanoScan 5600F offers lots of value thanks to its high-quality scans and low price.

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Microtek - ScanMaker 5600

 

Unlike the majority of scanner manufacturers' products, which are heading towards ever slimmer and sleeker designs, this USB-connected ScanMaker 5600 is more chunky than most scanners of its type. That's partly because it's not aimed at ...

Although you can buy flatbed scanners for 50 or even less, these are really only suitable for home use. If you want something a little more capable, and with the option of automatic document feed and a transparency scanner, then the Microtek ScanMaker...

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A great scanner to own if you got many film to scan.

 

I love to see my precious film been scan into digital, it give a brand new life to the photos. The Cons is it only provide 1 film holder and I get tired of loading the negative when the scanning complete. It would be much easier to have a spare ......

it's amassing this scanner can do to my old film, the scan picture look even better then the actual print photo after minor photo editing

Depend on the dpi use to scan, It's rather slow

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Noisy scanner, doesn't work with Windows 7!

 

I just had a horrible experience with Canon I thought I'd share with you, hopefully preventing anybody else there to have the same experience. Last week I bought a Canon scanner CanoScan 5600F online via Officeworks. They delivered the next day...

none - it didn't work so wasn't able to find any pros

noisy ; horrible support at Canon ; not compatible with Windows 7 ; No money back if yours doesn't work

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A great scanner to own if you got many film to scan.

 

I love to see my precious film been scan into digital, it give a brand new life to the photos. The Cons is it only provide 1 film holder and I get tired of loading the negative when the scanning complete. It would be much easier to have a spare holder...

it's amassing this scanner can do to my old film, the scan picture look even better then the actual print photo after minor photo editing

Depend on the dpi use to scan, It's rather slow

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A great scanner to own if you got many film to scan.

 

I love to see my precious film been scan into digital, it give a brand new life to the photos. The Cons is it only provide 1 film holder and I get tired of loading the negative when the scanning complete. It would be much easier to have a spare ......

it's amassing this scanner can do to my old film, the scan picture look even better then the actual print photo after minor photo editing

Depend on the dpi use to scan, It's rather slow

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Canon 5600F scanner

 

the scanner is capable of scanning 35mm slides and it does it very well. I found the learning curve to be much steeper than my previous Canon scanner. But after a while I learned to use it. The 5600F is slower than my previous Canon scanner, but scan...

design, compatibility, build quality, value for money

slow, Size & Weight, harder to learn how to use

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Big Size but Excellent quality

 

Had to buy this SATA burner due to my Gigabyte motherboard doesn't have IDE ports.

Mind blowing scan quality, especially when you set the 4800DPI

Did not install on Windows-7 even after downloading the correct x64 drivers. Had to install on my XP laptop. Size is very big and heavy, you don't get the idea looking at the photo

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A Lot of Scanner for the Money

 

I was a little disaapointed with the way the scanner came packaged from Newegg. The scanner arrived in the manufacturer's box (not a problem) and box lid was not sealed in any way for shipment. In other words, if someone wanted to take something out...

I purchased this scanner to replace my Canon scanner that I purchased from Newegg eight years ago. My old scanner took a full minute to scan a single page at 150dpi, but this gem takes less than 10 seconds. I scan a lot of photos from magazines and...

None yet. Only gave this scanner four stars because I have only had it for one day and have not had a chance to fully explore it's potential

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GREAT PICTURE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE

 

the software allows you to load up to 6 pics at a time and then creates multiple files, one for each pic. great time saving if you\'re scanning in a lot of pics. i have over 1500 family pics to do, so this is a big feature for me. great pic quality,...

Accurate Color","Easy To Setup","Excellent Software","Good Resolution","Great software

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Product Specifications

With a maximum resolution of 4800 x 9600dpi, this advanced CCD technology scanner has the capacity to deliver scans with very high levels of clarity, photographic detail and with accurate color reproduction. The 48-bit input ensures the accuracy of colors and brings the best out of your images every time. The scanner has the capacity to create 300dpi A4 scans in a remarkably fast time of approximately 11 seconds. Both 35mm film and slide scanning are delivered with exceptional quality. It is possible to scan film straight into your PC or Mac. The inclusion of a high-brightness white LED for reflective scans equals fast operation. This is superbly demonstrated via zero warm-up, so there is no need for the user to wait around before they can begin scanning. This is a sophisticated scanner with many creative functions, but it remains easy to use. Seven EZ buttons are provided - they are all on the front of the scanner - and these allow the most common tasks to be performed with one-click. The buttons cover copy, scan, email and creating PDFs. The buttons can also be configured by the user to suit their individual preferences. Auto scan mode is another creative, yet straightforward feature. The scanner automatically senses what is to be scanned - document or photo - and scans and saves these using settings appropriate to the original. This can be completed from the one-click software menu.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.3in/19.4in/20.1in
Height:3.8in/4.6in
Weight:7.9lbs/9.5lbs
Width:10.7in/11.4in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon/Microtek
Model:5600/5600F
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan/Microtek ScanMaker

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:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB/USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi/4800dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:4800dpi/9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides/Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS 9.x / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Apple MacOS X 10.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP