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Plustek Opticfilm 8100

Plustek Opticfilm 8100
alaScore 87

143 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Plustek Opticfilm 8100. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. People really like the design and reliability. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Plustek Opticfilm 8100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plustek Opticfilm 8100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Plustek Opticfilm 8100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plustek OpticFilm8100 Film ScannerPlustek OpticFilm8100 Film Scanner

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plustek Opticfilm 8100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Plustek Opticfilm 8100 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. People really like the reliability and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

size

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film ScannerPlustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner

Jan, 2018

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

Plustek OpticFilm 8100

 

The Plustek OpticFilm 8100 film scanner delivers reasonably high-quality scans, but it lacks hardware-based dust and scratch removal and requires some effort to get good scans.

Rated at 7,200 pixels-per-inch (ppi) optical resolution. Comes with SilverFast SE Plus 8, a sophisticated scan utility .

Scans only one slide or frame of film at a time. Little to no automation in software. No hardware-based dust and scratch removal.

If you need to scan only 35mm film and slides, and you're the kind of perfectionist who wants manual control to adjust the settings just so on every scan, the Plustek OpticFilm 8100 will give you that capability for a lower price than the Epson V700....

May, 2014

Expert review by: Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Plustek OpticFilm 8100 review

 

The Plustek OpticFilm 8100 is a compact film scanner with 7200dpi resolution.

It’s questionable how much of an advance the 8100 is over previous Plustek models, and there seems little reason for owners of previous OpticFilms to upgrade. Nonetheless, SilverFast SE Plus 8 is a very effective piece of software, and the 8100...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Bradley L. (newegg.com)

Very good quality

 

No IR dust reduction. $100 less than the next model up. Perfect for B&W negatives than cannot benefit from IR dust reduction. Be aware that if you want to do Kodachrome with any scanner, you really need a Kodachrome calibration slide, which is extra.

Very good quality. Pretty good price.

This scanner has many, many controls if you are not inclined to use them get a scanner that is more automatic.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Robert G. (newegg.com)

Expensive scanner. Poor quality

 

Compact. Nice design.

Bought a $200 epson flatbed scanner after scanning about 1600 of my mother's slides from the early 60's. 80% of the scans came out VERY dark - almost to the point of them being unviewable. The corrections (auto and manual) in the software result in...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: JDCameraman (walmart.com)

Not worth the time or money

 

I bought this specifically to scan some old slides from the 50's - the 80's. Most are in mint to near miont condition and played great through an old slide projector. After working with the program and the slides I decided that this item just does not...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Lifeofdog (walmart.com)

Top notch scanner

 

My husband has purchased other slide / negative scanners in the past and found them to be low quality and unsatisfactory. However, he is 100% satisfied with the Plustek OpticFilm 8100 scanner. The scanner and accessories are very high quality and...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner

 

When working it produces very high quality scans

The SilverFast8 software is a nightmare to install and update, having many conflicts with anti-virus software. Silverfast are slow to respond to requests for help.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner

 

good image quality

effects processing slow

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Andy (reevoo.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner

 

Quality of scan and the ease of use with Quickscan

It's better to use Photoshop after the scan rather than SilverFast before the scan.

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Built-in display:N
Color of product:Blue
Scan type:Film/slide scanner
Scanner Type:Film/slide

Energy Management

Power supply type:AC

Other Features

Dynamic Range:3.6

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Legal: No
Letter: Yes
Scanning media types supported:Envelopes, Plastic Card / Plastic Card

Performance

Button functions:Scan
Light Source:LED
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF / JPG, PDF, TIFF
Scan to:File, Image
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Current:1
Input Voltage:15
Power supply type:AC / DC

Scanning

Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: Yes
Film scanning: Yes
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A3):113
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):36
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:1.45 x 1
Optical scanning resolution:7200 x 7200
Output color depth:24 / 48
Output colour depth:24 / 48
Output grayscale depth:8/16
Output monochrome depth:1

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Minimum hard disk space:10000
Minimum processor:2 GHz / 2 GHz Processor or faster
Minimum RAM:2048
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 4.69
Height:10.7 / 4.69
Package depth:16.9
Package height:9.84
Package width:8.27
Weight:3.53
Width:4.72