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Microtek ScanMaker 6000

Microtek ScanMaker 6000
alaScore 72

11 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Microtek ScanMaker 6000. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Microtek ScanMaker 6000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Microtek ScanMaker 6000


The handsome, all-black Microtek ScanMaker 6000 ($150 street) is sleek, trim, and nicely contoured. But it is by far the slowest scanner in our roundup.

Consumer review (

Impressive Scanner


Fast, Excellent Scan Quality, Easy to set up. USB 2.0

None Found

Oct, 2005

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Great scanner


After reading reviews of several brands and models of other scanners I happened to come across Mikrotek. I almost didn't bother, because the prices were so low. But I'm glad I did. At least so far. I paid a couple hundred for a Visioneer back in the ...


Not even worth mentioning

Apr, 2005

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Shop around and shop safe


I recently purchased my ScanMaker 6000 at my local Best Buy store. I pretty much walked in there with no research in my hands in need of a new scanner right away. I walked away with a $160 scanner that I thought would last as long as my old ...

Small, sleek design, larger scanning bed

risky purchase, loses connection with computer

Aug, 2004

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Shop around and shop safe


Small, sleek design, larger scanning bed

risky purchase, loses connection with computer

Aug, 2004

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ScanMaker 6000


Sleek design. Great scans. Quiet. nice scanner. I'd recommend it. Easy to understand software.

Software needs work I had problems in AdobePS 7, Little documentation.

Jun, 2004

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looks good and scans great!


looks good, ultra-high resolution

the software is lame

Apr, 2004

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Scanmaker 6000: The solution for high-quality pictures?


With the transition from film to digital, I am left with lots of negatives and pictures that would be nice to have for my electronic album as well. Since consumer services only return less than 2MegaPixel pictures, one might just as well consider a ...

Ultra-high resolution (for home purposes), slim profile, transparent media adapter included

Software bugs, marginal documentation, negative scan results don't match dedicated film scanners

Mar, 2004

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Don't waste you money


Looks nice.

Too many things to list in this space.

Mar, 2004

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Wow! Awesome Product!


Super high resolution, fast technical response

More documentation would be nice

Jan, 2004

Product Specifications

The ScanMaker 6000 combines power and versatility in a value-packed scanning solution. Its high 6400 x 3200-dpi resolution lets you create poster-sized files of your photos with remarkable sharpness and detail. To this, add a host of outstanding features that include a Hi-Speed USB interface, 8 easy-to-use buttons, and the super-slim EDGE design. Abundant imaging and document-scanning options add to the scanner's universal appeal and utility, making the ScanMaker 6000 the ideal workhorse for the home or office user needing high-resolution, high-quality imaging.


Certification:ANVISA, CE0120, FDA/510k (K091288), SFDA, TFDA(000286), BSMI, CB, CCC / CE0120, FDA, SFDA, TFDA(003518), BSMI, CB, CCC, ETL, FCC, RoHS


Color of product:Blue, White
Scan type:Film/slide scanner / Sheet-fed scanner
Scanner Type:Film/slide / Sheet-fed

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (typical):54.9
Power supply type:AC


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microtek ScanMaker


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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.2 x 18.7 x 9.25 / 18.7 x 12 x 9.23
Image formats supported:PSD, TIF
Power Requirements:47 - 63 Hz / AC 100V - 240V, 47/63 Hz
Scan time:12
Weight:19.2 / 19.8

Packaging Content

Bundled software:-Microtek ScanWizard Medi\n-Adobe Acrobat Reader


Light Source:CCFL / RGB LED
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan file formats:BMP, GIF, JPG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PDF
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:USB 2.0
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (typical):54.9
Power supply type:AC


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:6400dpi
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:3200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner


Color scanning:No / Yes
Duplex scanning: No
Film scanning: Yes
Maximum scan size:13.8 x 34.4 / 14 x 35
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 1200 / 600 x 600
Output color depth:16
Output colour depth:16

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista / Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 / Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Minimum processor:Pentium IV
Minimum RAM:2048
Minimum system requirements:-CD-ROM\n-2 GB RAM\n-Pentium IV\n-USB 2.0
OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height:19 / 9.21
Weight:19.8 / 191.8