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Microtek ScanMaker i800

Microtek ScanMaker i800
alaScore 75

86 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Microtek ScanMaker i800. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, 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 Microtek ScanMaker i800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 86 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Microtek ScanMaker i800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Microtek ScanMaker i800 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on

41% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (

Big Scanner, Better Images


Microtek's ScanMaker i800 accommodates legal-size documents on roomy scanning bed and produces crisp scans of graphics and photos.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: MIKE PASINI (

Microtek ScanMaker i800 -- A Scanner for Everyone


Microtek ( announced its ScanMaker i800 at Photoshop World in Sept. 2005 and is just shipping a Pro version with upgraded software to read the included IT8 targets. We received an early review unit which sat by our side for a...

The i800 has the resolution, bit-depth and Dmax to handle 35mm negatives and slides, prints and a variety of other scanning jobs without breaking a sweat. We applaud the inclusion of both High-Speed USB and FireWire ports. And we're happy to see a...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: James Galbraith (

Microtek ScanMaker i800 scanner


Microtek's ScanMaker i800 is good all-around printer with some nice higher-end features, like a built-in transparency unit with support for multiple sizes.

Large 8-inch-by-14-inch scanning area for legal-sized documents ; both USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 connectivity

Scanner buttons worked intermittently ; transparency scans over-sharpened at default settings ; a little pokey

As you'd expect, this scanner takes up a little more space on your desk than letter-sized scanners, but not that much. You can use either a FireWire 400 or a USB 2.0 port to connect the i800 to your Mac. I used FireWire

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Microtek ScanMaker i800 flatbed scanner Review and Prices


Microtek's ScanMaker i800 is intended for midtier users interested in archiving photographs and slides at a very high quality. With a retail price of $400, this scanner may not appeal to budget shoppers, but that price brings a great deal of...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: John Virata (

Microtek Scanmaker i800


The first scanner I reviewed fresh out of journalism school was a Microtek ScanMaker III, a SCSI-based 600dpi color scanner with a bulky transparency adapter that I think shipped with the full version of Adobe Photoshop 3.0. That was in the mid 1990s....

Scanner features 9600x4800dpi CCD

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (

Scanner features 9600x4800dpi CCD

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: mmsounds (

Avoid all Microtek products... terrible customer support


I bought the i800 earlier this year. For a few months it worked pretty well. The scan quality was pretty good (both flatbed and film), and otherwise it performed OK.

It worked OK for a couple of months

Stopped working, non-existent tech support, replacement also defective

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: sewhidbey (

Vista? Do not buy this product


If you are running Vista or planning to, do not buy a Microtek scanner.

good doorstop

No company support for Vista

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: rusty chang (

There's still much to be done by Microtek


With much anticipation and after reading many user reviews from various sites I now know why several users rated this as low as they did. The machine is relatively slow, the ICE techonology made little difference compared with other non-ICE software...

Scans adequately with good color correction and clarity

It's an albatross of a machine with finicky software to match

May, 2007

Consumer review by: jhartge (

Outstanding scanner with issues...


I primarily used this as a slide film scanner. I was scanning 35mm and medium format Provia and Velvia 50 slides.

By far the sharpest of the flatbed scanners. Very good dynamic range

Production quality issues

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

The ScanMaker i800 flatbed scanner comes fully loaded with the PictuRescue total photo and film restoration system, featuring DIGITAL ICE to fix damaged photos and film, plus automatic color restoration through ColoRescue to revive faded colors to their original brilliance.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:I800/I800 Pro
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microtek ScanMaker


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


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Interface Type (2nd):Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 - 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP