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Plustek OpticFilm 7200

Plustek OpticFilm 7200
alaScore 84

535 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 535 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Plustek OpticFilm 7200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Plustek OpticFilm 7200 from 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

91% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Plustek OpticFilm 7200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 328 user reviews of Plustek OpticFilm 7200 from 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

83% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: M. David Stone (

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: (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: Pocket Lint (

Plustek OpticFilm 7300 film scanner review


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

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Doug Harman (

Plustek OpticFilm 7200i scanner review


So you've gone digital? But let me quess, you've got a shoe box full of photographs that just aren't getting a look in over your digital collection? Plustek hope to change this with its compact, dedicated, 35mm film or negative film scanner. The 7200i...

Compact, simple to use, comes with SilverFast Ai software and has built-in dust and dirt removal processing. Good optical scanning resolution and pricing

Slow to scan larger files, even slower when iSRD processing is active. Windows PC compatible only plus some over processing removes detail when iSRD is on

A great little film scanner, one that is ideal for the enthusiast on tighter budget looking to digitise years’ worth of negs or slides

May, 2006

Consumer review by: mmreview (

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: Elo (

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.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: quadDamage (

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

Sep, 2011

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