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Pacific Image PowerSlide 3600

Pacific Image PowerSlide 3600
alaScore 72

10 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Pacific Image PowerSlide 3600. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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 Pacific Image PowerSlide 3600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Pacific Image Electronics PowerSlide 3600


If you want to turn a large collection of slides into a digital image library, take a look at the Pacific Image Electronics PowerSlide 3600 ($799.99 direct), with its 50-slide magazine. The PowerSlide lets you prescan and scan the entire magazine with...

Magazine holds up to 50 slides for multiple-slide scanning. Slide holder for scanning individual slides. Single slide "light box" for viewing slides

Limited to 35-mm mounted slides. Mechanism doesn't always position slides properly for scanning. Lacks dust-removal and color-restore features. Less than ideal scan quality

The Pacific Image Electronics PowerSlide 3600, with a 50-slide magazine, can prescan or scan the entire magazine with a single command. The mechanism, however, doesn't always position the slides correctly, and although scan quality is generally...

Expert review by: George Schaub (

Pacific Image Electronicsâ PowerSlide 3600


Viewed from the top, the PowerSlide 3600 looks all the world like a horizontal slide projector.

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

PowerSlide 3600 is the world's first slide scanner that is proprietary made to batch scan 50mm x 50 mm (scanning area is 37.5mm x 37.5mm) mounted slides. By using the slide magazine or carousel, the PowerSlide 3600 is capable of scanning up to 50-100 mounted slides at a time. PowerSlide 3600 invents a new way to make digitizing slides look there very best and in a most efficient way. With 3600 dpi optical resolution, the PowerSlide 3600 will get you as close as possible to your largest anticipated output size or even made prints from cropped portions and still with excellent quality. Its 48-bit data con version capability records 16 bits of information for each of the three colors (red, green and blue). That translates into the ability to record more than 279 trillion distinct colors! PowerSlide 3600 has a dynamic range 3.8 Dmax, accompanied by its highly color distinguishable data conversion power, is capable of accurately reading the full scale from white to black that can be recorded by film. This slide scanner is convenient equipped with the world's most popular installed USB port that is compatible for both USB 1.1 and 2.0. FireWire (IEEE1394) connection is also conveniently available and users will be benefit from its higher speed while handling high-resolution data. The PowerSlide 3600 slide scanner comes with the world-class image editing tools, Photoshop Elements, which allows you to produce high-quality images for print or Internet purposes, and to help you managing the elements of digital imaging with ease.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Pacific Image Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pacific Image PowerSlide


Color Depth:48-bit color
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Interface Type (2nd):USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:3600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:2 in x 2 in
Max Supported Media Size:2 in x 2 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:3600dpi
Supported Document Type:Slides
Supported Media Type:Slides
Type:Film scanner

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition or later