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Plustek OpticFilm 7200

Plustek OpticFilm 7200
alaScore 85

540 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 540 reviews of Plustek OpticFilm 7200. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 Plustek OpticFilm 7200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plustek OpticFilm 7200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Plustek OpticFilm 7200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plustek OpticFilm8200iAi Film ScannerPlustek OpticFilm 7200 Film ScannerPlustek OpticFilm 7300 35mm film scanner

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plustek OpticFilm 7200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 328 user reviews of Plustek OpticFilm 7200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plustek OpticFilm 7200 7200DPI Film ScannerPlustek OpticFilm 7200 7200DPI Film ScannerPlustek OpticFilm 7200 Film Scanner

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai

 

The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai film scanner offers high resolution, hardware-based dust and scratch removal, and simple color calibration for scans.

Optical resolution rated at 7,200 pixels per inch. Hardware-based dust and scratch removal. Automatic color calibration

Scans only one slide or frame of film at a time. Little automation in software

The 8200 Ai ($499.99) is Plustek's top-of-the-line model for 35mm dedicated film and slide scanners. The next step up from the Plustek 8200i SE, it offers the same 7,200 pixel-per-inch (ppi) resolution and hardware-based dust and scratch removal, along...

May, 2014

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 7200

 

If you have lots of slides and 35-mm negatives to digitize, the Plustek OpticFilm 7200 probably sounds like the scanner you've been waiting for. This low-cost film scanner ($199 direct) claims a resolution of 7,200 pixels per inch (ppi), theoretically...

Scans slides and negatives. Comes with SilverFast, a high-end, but easy-to-use, scan program. Includes a one-slide-size light box on top

Requires manual positioning of the film or slide. Scans one slide or photo at a time. Scan quality is mixed

The Plustek OpticFilm 7200 claims a 7,200-pixels-per-inch (ppi) optical resolution, but it doesn't truly deliver. High-resolution scans are marred by artifacts similar to pixelization. And the overall quality and acceptability of each scan depends on...

Expert review by: David B. Brooks (shutterbug.com)

The Plustek OpticFilm 7200i 35mm Film Scanner; An Affordable, High-Resolution Scanner

 

Some believe film is dead, but I get as many e-mails from photographers as ever asking about film scanning.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Mario Georgiou (kickstartnews.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 7200i Scanner

 

Amateur photographers and enthusiasts rejoice. All those negatives and slides need no longer sit in the dark like mushrooms. Bring them out, start scanning, and who knows what gems you'll discover and what memories will come to life. The Plustek...

Easy to set up and use. Small footprint. SilverFast Ai software and built-in dust & scratch removal is good. High optical resolution and good detail. Surprisingly low price. For the amateur photographer who wants easy access to their family memories or...

Dynamic Range is not quite as good as needed for professional work. Refinement needed in film profiles and format support. Slow scanning in high resolution. iSRD makes it crawl. Windows only. For the professional who has a requirement for a scanner...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (justechn.com)

Review: Plustek OpticFilm 7200 Scanner

 

Flatbed scanners are great for scanning pictures, sheet fed scanners are great for scanning documents and film scanners are great for scanning negatives. Plustek is hoping the OpticFilm 7200 is great for scanning negatives and slides.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 7300 film scanner - Pocket-lint

 

Plustek may not be the first scanner name on your lips when you start to cast your eye about when researching the market for a machine to digitise all

Ease of use, optical resolution, great scans and software package, Auto frame detection

Slow on very high resolution scans; price makes more versatile flatbed scanner or All in One device options attractive

Inexpensive, efficient (up to a point) scanner that won’t break the bank but will provide good quality scans.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: mmreview (newegg.com)

Impressive results!

 

I have been obsessive about image quality since the days when I would use a grain magnifier to focus my darkroom enlarger. I am completely satisfied with the results scanning b&w negatives from the 1950's, a glass enclosed slide from 1941, and many...

Scan quality ; Software ; Size ; Value

Software and hardware are from different manufacturers ; Learning curve

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Michael D. (newegg.com)

Impressive results!

 

I have been obsessive about image quality since the days when I would use a grain magnifier to focus my darkroom enlarger. I am completely satisfied with the results scanning b&w negatives from the 1950's, a glass enclosed slide from 1941, and many...

Scan quality Software Size Value

Software and hardware are from different manufacturers. Learning curve.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Bennett W. (newegg.com)

Plustek OptiFilm 8200i

 

The scanner is USB 2.0. I'm not sure if it would help to have USB 3.0. I think the majority of the time it takes to do a scan is the movement of the scan head and post processing of the image. The transfer speed may not take up a large portion of the...

Hardware seems very capable. On 7200dpi scans you can see film grain sharply resolved. Great value as scanner comes bundled with Silverfast Ai.

Installation procedure is confusing. Don't be surprised if you get a bunch of error messages. You can ignore/cancel most of them and keep going. You do not need to install the Presto! PageManager program. I have used both Silverfast and Vuescan with...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Charles W. (newegg.com)

Nice Scanner and Software Package

 

Plustek does pretty decent resolution and the added plus of IR scanning for scratches and dirt. Silverfast software is fast and does a pretty decent job of controlling scanning, scratch and dust removal.

Silverfast driver installation a bit wonky. If you are using 64 bit Windows, make sure you have 64 bit drivers for the Plustek. Color correction is not always what you see is what you get.

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

The OpticFilm 7200 is a 7200 dpi film scanner capable of scanning 35 mm slide and negatives. High optical resolution, USB 2.0 connection and fast scan speed allow Plustek's OpticFilm 7200 to easily outperform other professional film scanners. The OpticFilm 7200 is the perfect scanner for photographers and small office/workshop users, offering a variety of possibilities including high quality images for magazines and other printed material, photo enlargements, brochures, digitizing slides/negatives, web pages, as well as images to share with friends on the Internet, and more! The OpticFilm 7200 provides 48-bit scanning capability that supports recognition of literally trillions of different colors. The result is extremely accurate color rendition compared to the original film, retaining subtle details in the highlight and shadow areas of the scanned image.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.7in
Height:4.7in
Weight:3.1lbs
Width:4.7in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Plustek
Model:7200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plustek OpticFilm

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:7200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:film 135 (35mm)
Max Supported Media Size:film 135 (35mm)
Max V-Optical Resolution:7200dpi
Supported Document Type:Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Slides
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP