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Pacific Image PrimeFilm 3650U

Pacific Image PrimeFilm 3650U
alaScore 75

56 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Pacific Image PrimeFilm 3650U. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, 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 PrimeFilm 3650U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 56 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pacific Image PrimeFilm 3650U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Pacific Image PrimeFilm 3650U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pacific Image Electronics PF3650U Scanner, Primefilm 35MMPacific Image Electronics PF3650U Scanner, Primefilm 35MMPacific Image PrimeFilm 3600u for Windows and Mac

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Sam (beachcamera.com)

Good Value, weak resolution

 

A method of scanning multiple slides (like you do film strips) would be helpful

Easy to use ; Good Value ; Photoshop Included ; Small Footprint

Poor Dark Resolution ; Slow ; Tedious Loading

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Mike (beachcamera.com)

Good making digital photos from 35mm

 

So far this has been a great little investment. I have been able to scan old 35mm film and have digital photos. Not the highest resolution on the market, but it does a really good job.

Small and portable

none

Dec, 2012
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Consumer review by: Craig James (beachcamera.com)

Decent scanner for the money

 

Very nice entry level scanner at a great price (~$50). No moving parts to break is a benefit. However, I feel the sharpness of the images could have been better. My Nikon Coolscan III (rated at 2700 dpi) produced much higher clarity images than this...

Good entry level scanner

Lacks Sharpness

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: marv (pcrush.com)

nice,but not what i want--

 

not for movies,only for still films!

Not for movies

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

nice,but not what i want--

 

Not for movies

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Ed.Williamson (epinions.com)

The Inexpensive Way To Turn Your Old Slide Images Into New Pictures On Your Computer

 

I admit it, I am an old dinosaur from the Permian age of geological history. At least when it comes to photographic technology. Believe it or not, my children, far back in the mists of time, say about 30 or 40 years ago, there was a photographic medium...

It works!

It's slow!

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: mrkoder (epinions.com)

Not so low-end scanner

 

High resolution, numerous adjustments, good scans of good quality/emulsion film.

Software crashes. Slow. One frame scanning. Not ideal for "grainy" negatives. No Color Calibration slide.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: mrkoder (epinions.com)

Not so low-end scanner

 

Like many of us, I have quite a bit of old color negatives, b&w (going back 30 years) and slides. Digitizing all that is not an easy task by all means. I thought it would be a straightforward job with PrimeFilm 3650u, but after I ordered and read some ...

High resolution, numerous adjustments, good scans of good quality/emulsion film.

Software crashes. Slow. One frame scanning. Not ideal for "grainy" negatives. No Color Calibration slide.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: dooleyxp (epinions.com)

Professional Quality, at a "Home User" price

 

I'm quite impressed with this scanner! I have already scanned in five rolls of film. It is a little time consuming, because you have to manually feed each picture. But for the price, I'll deal with it. (I Would love it if there were an automatic ...

High quality scanning, good colors, Digital ICE cleans up scratches

Slow, clumsy loading, no auto feeder

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: tonyacc (epinions.com)

Slow, but works very well

 

Quality at higher resolutions.

Slow and tedious.

Product Specifications

The PrimeFilm 3650u is a value-priced film scanner with high optical resolution and Digital ICE3.This film scanner is a high resolution upgrade to the company's basic model, and is designed for the hobbyist or photography enthusiast who is looking for image enhancement features and easy handling of large image files. The inclusion of Digital ICE3 by ASF (Kodak Austin Development Center) allows the user to digitally clean, correct and restore film images to optimize the image quality. The PF3650u operates at 3600dpi optical resolution, which produces a digital image of approximately 17.9 million pixels (3, 456 X 5, 184). An LED light source is used, versus a CCFL (cold cathode florescent light) to assure consistent and exact color conformity in scans. With a 3.2 dynamic range, 48-bit color capability and 3600 X 3600 dpi optical resolution, the PF3650u is capable of producing a high quality scanned image of up to 10" x 14". The unit, which is lightweight (2.2 pounds) and measures just 2 3/4 X 6 5/8 X 11 inches, connects via the USB port to any Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Power Mac G3 or later system. The PF3650u is equipped with a USB 2.0 interface and back-end support for USB 1.1, the system used for both PC and Macintosh. The USB 2.0 interface allows data transfer as fast as 480MB per second, which is comparable to transfer speeds using an IEEE1394 interface.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.9in
Height:2.8in
Weight:2.2lbs
Width:6.7in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Pacific Image Electronics
Model:3650U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pacific Image PrimeFilm

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:3600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:0.96 in x 1.44 in
Max Supported Media Size:0.96 in x 1.44 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:3600dpi
Supported Document Type:Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Slides
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP