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Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED

Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED
alaScore 75

90 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED

 

The Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED is a high-performance yet affordable ($1695 MSRP) desktop scanner for 35mm and APS film and slides. It features a 3,946-pixel monochrome linear CCD that scans an area of 25.2 x 38mm (3946x5959 pixels) with an optical scann

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Digital Film Scanners - Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Film Scanner Review, Information, and Specifications

 

True professional-quality scans, 4000 dpi resolution (67MB file from 35mm neg!), 42-bit color depth (!), plus 16x for 48-bit equivalent, high-speed FireWire (IEEE 1394) interface (card included for both Mac and PC), amazing "Digital ICE" dust & scratch...

As a tool for extracting the maximum amount of information from a piece of film, the Super Coolscan 4000 ED literally has no equal in the desktop scanner world. (At least, among the scanners we've tested to date.) Applying its full power involves a...

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Nikon Coolscan 4000

 

Most slide films up to 100 ASA and Kodak E200 and Provia 400F have MUCH smaller grain than one of the finest grain negative films Fuji Superia Reala. Negative film scratches easily.

EISA Award - Best Product

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NIKON COOLSCAN 4000 ED

 

TIPA Award!

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Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED

 

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Excellent 35 mm film scanner

 

Very good picture quality, plenty of adjustments(curves)and correction functions (GEM, unsharp mask, ROC)available. Grain removal by GEM is very effective. Strongly built and reliable. Very sharp pictures with excellent colors and dynamic range at 14-bit

Expensive. NikonScan software often requires a lot of manual curve adjustments on preview in order to make the scan look right. When scanning negatives, it can literally "go bananas", producing extreme color cast or very dark picture at "nominal" settings

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I'd Stay Away From Any Nikon Scanner

 

Cheap

Cheap. Next time, I'll believe epinions.

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Great Resolution, Far From Automated

 

Batch Slide Scanning ; Digital ICE removes dust ; Firewire interface (card included)

Kodachrome, B/W get no Digital ICE ; Software interface unintuitive ; Slides often jam in feeder

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Great Resolution, Far From Automated

 

I bought the Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED about a year ago to archive my family slides (~1,500 of them). Overall, I have been very pleased with its capabilities, especially when used with Ed Hamrick's Vuescan software.

Batch Slide Scanning ; Digital ICE removes dust ; Firewire interface (card included)

Kodachrome, B/W get no Digital ICE ; Software interface unintuitive ; Slides often jam in feeder

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A Phenomonal Lens, A phenomonal scanner does NOT make.

 

I Currently Work in the digital imaging "department" of a small Photo finishing chain, and since we are a Nikon dealer the obvious solution for our own slide and negative scanning needs seemed to be a Super Coolscan 4000 ed. Boy was I disapointed.

Top Drawer Resolution, Very Low Digital Noise, Powerfull Software

Slow Scan Speed, Mediocre Colour Accuracy, Complicated software, Poor B+W perfomance.

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Product Specifications

The Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED film scanner is the professionals' choice for high-resolution, high-performance scanning. Featuring a LED light source and Scanner Nikkor ED glass lens, this scanner provides incredible, consistent color and sharpness. In addition, the Super Coolscan 4000 ED integrates Digital ICE 3 Image Enhancement technology into Nikon Scan software, for automatic removal of surface defects, restoration of color, and film grain minimization from scans of 35mm strip or slide film, uncut 35mm roll film and Advanced Photo System (IX240) film.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in/12.4in
Height:0.7in/6.7in
Weight:6.6lbs
Width:0.4in/3.7in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:4000 ED
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Super Coolscan

Scanner

Color Depth:16-bit (64K colors)/48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:4000dpi
Max Supported Document Size:1 in x 1.5 in
Max Supported Media Size:1 in x 1.5 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:4000dpi
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 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP
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