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Pacific Image PowerSlide 3650

Pacific Image PowerSlide 3650
alaScore 77

13 reviews

Jun, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Pacific Image PowerSlide 3650. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 Pacific Image PowerSlide 3650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: MarkCFL (

Good Product. Great for batch scnning.


Overall works well. I give it 4 stars because of the included software which is suboptimal. I use a 100 slide carousel I got for $10 on ebay. Lots of options in the included software but would get occaisional 'negative' of the scan etc. I bought the...

Reliable. Consistent scans. Works very well with Vuescan (third party software)

A bit noisy. Contained software buggy with virtually no documentation

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: rabble22 (

Gets the job done


I have over 4,000 old kodak slides and needed a batch scanner. This one does the job. It handles 50 slides per batch, and so far hasn't jammed even though I have scanned over 600 slides to date. The quality of the scans varies greatly, but with the...

Batch scanning of slides with very little jamming ; Handles up to 50 slides at a time easily

Worthless documentation, for a $700-$800 piece of equipment Pacific Image should include usable user manual ; Slides frequently jam when using the Bosch carousel (100 slides), so stick with the slide tray included (handles 50 slides)

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: durgadas311 (

looked like a great scanner, but...


I had high hopes for this product, but if they cannot resolve these scan defects it becomes a total waste of $800. I've tried to use SilverFast scanning software (to get more evidence w.r.t. hardware problem or software problem) but it does not seem to...

Being able to batch-scan 50 slides at a time is great. Digital ICE is a minimal requirement for scanning old slides

I am on my second unit and it still creates defects in the scans. Depending on where in the image these defects happen it can be quite unacceptable. PIE has been saying it is hardware but so far I am is 0 for 2. Stay tuned

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: ksmith51 (

Terrific Batch Scanner


A terrific scanner for digitizing thousands of old family slides. Purchase a Braun 100-slide carousel; the included 50-slide cartridge jams badly with cardboard slide mounts. The CyberView X-MS software works well, but the documentation is worthless; I...

Consistent scans, Included software works

Poor software documentation, the Included Photoshop Elements 3.0 is three versions behind the current retail version

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: dkester_hcfcd (

Does the Job for Bulk Scanning, not the fastest but very efficient


It seems to be cheaply put together when looking at the sorting arm and the slow calibration and process. However you can't beat the quality of the digital output once each slide is scanned into CyberView X. I give the machine itself a 5 out of 10 and...

Good quality transition from film to digital with CyberView X. Overall it is a good little work horse for scanning 35mm slides. I scan several hundred slides a day with no consistent problems

The post scanning wait time for processing and transferring of image data is a good wait, it accounts for 3 times the wait time of simple scanning itself. However, this is the best machine for the

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: buckaroo50 (

Great scanner


Although limited to only 35mm slides, this scanner does whatit was designed to do beautifully. I've scanned about 1000 40 year old cardboard slides so far, and haven't had a jam yet. It's slow (although not much more than other slide scanners - it...

Great scanner, great batch capability, Good image quality

Would have liked to see a brighter lamp used for scanning, perhaps with custom exposure settings

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: michaelp004 (

very slow scanner


I'm scanning at 1200 and this thing is taking 9-11 minutes per scan! Way too slow, am I doing something wrong??

decent quality


Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: ed241 (

excellent scanner comes with linear tray that feeds 50


Excellent slide scanner, does a tremendous job. I have been using it for 2 weeks. It has not jammed yet scanned over 600 slides. It does get confused once in a while though you have to power it down and then it comes right back. This is a real pleasure...

I have been running it for 10 days and it has not jammed

gets confused and needs to be rebooted

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Jack\'s Photo\'s (

I would buy this product again


Used to convert 4200 slides that were up to 60 years old. Had jamming issues with the older slides when using the Multimag Compact-Magazine 50 which came with the scanner. Purchased the

Easy Setup","Easy To Use","Great Overall Quality


Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Jack\'s Photo\'s (

I would buy this product again


Used to convert 4200 slides that were up to 60 years old. Had jamming issues with the older slides when using the Multimag Compact-Magazine 50 which came with the scanner. Purchased the "Braun Original Paximat Magazine Circular 100S" and had only one...

Easy Setup","Easy To Use","Great Overall Quality


Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

With the included slide magazine, the PowerSlide 3650 is capable of non-stop scanning up to 50 slides at a time. Single slides can also be scanned easily as well. With 3600dpi optical resolution, 48-bit data conversion, Dmax 3.8 dynamic range, and auto focus function, PowerSlide3650 captures and digitizes a crisp and vivid image from the slide. Equipped with USB1.1/2.0 and FireWire (IEEE1394) ports, the most popular computer interface, PowerSlide 3650 offers you the benefit of versatility and fast performance. Bundled with world class Adobe Photoshop Elements (Windows/Mac), PowerSlide 3650 enables you to edit the images the way you like and helps you organize manage and share your digitized images with ease The PowerSlide 3650 has built-in a mini light panel, which allows you to conveniently view the slide image before scanning.

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):Hi-Speed 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 X 10.2.8 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Microsoft Windows XP or later