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Olympus ES 10

Olympus ES 10
alaScore 71

28 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Olympus ES 10. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, 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 Olympus ES 10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 28 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus ES 10 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus ES-10 Parallel Film ScannerOlympus ES-10 Parallel Film Scanner

May, 2018

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Digital Film Scanners - Olympus ES-10 Film Scanner Review, Information, and Specifications


1770 dpi/3.84 Megapixel, Mac or PC, SCSI or parallel interface, slide or negative, 35mm or APS film. (APS via optional $199 adapter.) 24-bit with multi-sample enhancement to 30 bits "effective." $399 list price

EISA Award - Best Product

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Olympus ES-10

Jun, 1997

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Olympus ES-10


Absolutely fab scanner, with no real problems to speak of. Can be used with Win XP, but prefers 98. Quality of scans on 126 and 35mm slides fab up to 8x12 print size. My dad had nearly 1,000 slides over 40 years old from his South Pacific travels. I...

Ease of use, Scanning quality, Build quality.

Suffers with dark positive slides, ( to be expected given the amount of light needed to pass through the slide. Also scanning times, 5mins for high res. Although I have nothing to compare with on this.

Jan, 2010

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Olympus ES-10


Great product.

Scanning slides and APS film.

No driver to support any Windows operating system higher than 98. It runs great on a dinosaur!

Jan, 2003

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Olympus ES-10


Someone donated this scanner to my company, and so I have been using it, but I have become progressively more dissatisfied. The bulb was getting dimmer and dimmer, leading to scans that were unacceptably dark. I sent it in to be fixed and they send it...

um, can't really think of any

see my main review

Oct, 2002

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Olympus ES-10


Judging by the other reviews, maybe mine has a fault. It's very slow and frustrating to use, TWAIN compatibility with popular software is suspect, and the results are not that good anyway. It will take many lifetimes to do all the scans I want with...

Quick preview. Cheap.

Awful software. The curve-based corrections are very difficult to use. Poor negative film profiles. Transparency scans all have a magenta cast. Sharp diagonal lines separate into green/magenta bars at all but highest resolution. No ICM profile....

Apr, 2001

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Olympus ES-10


Very upset with Olympus for not supporting this product with Windows ME. Including the APS adapter I just spent over $500 for this product that they have no intensions of supporting with the new operating systems.

Easy to use, has adapter for APS film Good quality

Will not work on Windows ME

Feb, 2001

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Olympus ES-10


Cheap, good at the price. I still recommend against, you will too soon find the weaknesses and want smoething better.

Price, simplicity, with good film it makes good scans. DON'T use it to save "not so good" shots. Good optics.

Small dynamic range, HP6300 flatbed scanner with dias adapter is better. Lousy SW, will only work on W3.11, W95, W98 Not NT,2000. NO new SWversions available. New film definitions would also be nice.

Feb, 2001

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Olympus ES-10


Its a nice little scanner but I find that its a tad annoying at times. Some of my scans come out way too dark. The film holder is difficult to deal with sometimes as the negatives tend to slide around about 1-2 degs while closing it. Also, the holder...


negative holder isn't great, twain software poor quality, scans dark

Jan, 2001

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Olympus ES-10


If you are thinking of getting in to digital and you dont want to waste your 35mm SLR kit, then this could be what you need. I thought that I would improve and by a Acer scanwit ( higher res ) but after testing it could not see the sense in spending...

Easy to use, low cost, starting to be available second hand.

Slow by todays standards. and only 24 bit.

Nov, 2000

Product Specifications

Transform 35mm film, negatives or slides into digital images with the affordable, easy-to-use ES-10 Scanner. With the freedom of digital imagery and your computer, you can create electronic slide shows or photo albums, customized greeting cards, calendars and screen savers. Perform super-fast scans in as little as 30 seconds. Or use digitized film for desktop publishing or posting on the Internet. Because it scans film directly, the ES-10 produces high-resolution 3.8 megapixel images without the loss of detail that results from scanning photographs. Using an exclusive Olympus scanning technology, the 24-bit ES-10 keeps the rich colors and subtle gradations normally found in original film.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus ES


Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Document Feeder Type:Manual load/Manual load / Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP)/SCSI
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:1770dpi/2400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:0.95 in x 1.43 in/film 135 (35mm)
Max Supported Media Size:0.95 in x 1.43 in/film 135 (35mm)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1600dpi/1770dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload / Manual load/Manual load
Supported Document Type:Slides/Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Slides/Slides
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 95/Microsoft Windows 95/98