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Plustek OpticFilm 7200

Plustek OpticFilm 7200
alaScore 78

392 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 392 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 392 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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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...

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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.

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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...


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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.

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low price, low quality results, flaky software.


Produces a 30mb file from a 35mm negative with visible horizontal scan lines which photoshop cannot filter out. The silverfast software bundled with the scanner has no effective noise reduction feature. The negatives being scanned reveal no flaws where...

small footprint. seems well made. useful preview screen at top of unit

black & white negative scans are noisy. software has to be restarted frequently. I contacted tech support and they haven't replied

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Very User Friendly. One Year P&L Warranty


After navigating through two other slide scanners, Minolta and Canon, I finally ended up with the Plustek 7200. I am very pleased with the results this scanner gives. The software is very easy to use for even the novice. I have been scanning my slides...

Simple to Use, Great Results

Very Poor User Manual, Wished that a slide holder was available that would hold more than four slides at once

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The best at the price at the moment


At about €200 this scanner is the best value for the money. Scanning a negative at full resolution takes it about 2 minutes, yielding a 210 Mb file! 7200 dpi is actually better than the negatives or dias own resolution. Which makes it seem useless...

Easy install and use

Slightly lacking in color resolution

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Great Product


IR technology is awesome has a super powerful photo editor to edit scans before saving. Not the fastest in the world but if time is not a factor then an great buy.

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update...excellent support


To update my previous review. I have since purchased an additional scanner (Canon flatbed), and my Plustek seemed to stop working correctly. After weeks of putzing with it, I finally contacted Plustek support. Within a day, I had a phone call from a...

Fantastic support

Doesn't play nice with other scanners, but that's a problem with Windows, not the scanner

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Good product compare to the price


Compare to the price...This is a very compact and helpful device

I use to scan daily documents, PDFs scan perfectly ; Come with Biz Card management software, quite easy to use

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



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plustek OpticFilm


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