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Pacific Image Electronic PF1800U

Pacific Image Electronic PF1800U
alaScore 62

28 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Pacific Image Electronic PF1800U. The average rating for this product is 1.9/5, 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 Electronic PF1800U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 62/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

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Consumer review (

Not great, but I got my money's worth


Affordable, small

Slow, quirky

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (

don't do it to yourself


a good lesson! you get what you pay for

awful at every feature

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (

Don't waste your money



poor quality, burned out after a day

May, 2004

Consumer review (

Cheap, cheap cheap...




May, 2004

Consumer review (

Prime Film Scanner Evaluation


USB connection

Believe the reviews when they say terrible image quality

Jan, 2004

Consumer review (

Flatbed scanner does a better job



Extremely poor quality

Nov, 2003

Consumer review (

Very unhappy with the Primefilm 1800u is there another make


When it's working it's fairly good

Takes a long time, am on the third one and it has gone wrong

Oct, 2003

Consumer review (

Wotta big waste of my time


No pros, since I couldn't install it.

Installation Limitations

Sep, 2003

Consumer review (

Look elsewhere for a scanner


Compact and fits well on desktop.

Could not get to operate properly

Apr, 2003

Consumer review (

not worth the frustration


good price

impossible to install on XP and no tech support.

Apr, 2003

Product Specifications

The superior inherent detail of 35mm film combined with PrimeFilm 1800's advanced optics provides the uncompromized image quality that traditional flatbed scanners just can't compete with. The PrimeFilm 1800 series captures such excellent image detail from both positive slides and negative filmstrips, you can retouch any image exactly the way you want it. The PrimeFilm 1800 series captures 1800 dots per inch (dpi) giving you 3 times the resolution of the average desktop scanner. For graphics professionals, this means that you can enlarge images to approx. 20 cm x 13 cm (7.8" x 5.1") and still maintain the 1: 1 300 dpi resolution sufficient for color separation and offset printing. Previously the realm of experienced graphics professionals and photographers, high resolution color film scanning is now available to a broad range of home, office or home, office or school users in this compact, inexpensive unit. Now there are no excuses not to own one!

Dimensions & Weight



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


Color Depth:36-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:12-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:1800dpi
Max V-Optical Resolution:1800dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
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 95 OSR 2 / Microsoft Windows 98