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Plustek OpticFilm 8200i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 reviews of Plustek OpticFilm 8200i. 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 size. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plustek OpticFilm 8200i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Plustek OpticFilm 8200i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The size also gets good feedback. Views are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability.

size, design

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plustek OpticFilm8200iSE Film ScannerPlustek OpticFilm8200iSE Film Scanner

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plustek OpticFilm 8200i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Plustek OpticFilm 8200i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OpticFilm 8200i SE Film ScannerOpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner

Dec, 2017

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

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE

 

The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE film scanner delivers reasonably high-quality scans, but be prepared to invest some time in learning how to use its scan utility.

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

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

That said, if 35mm film and slide scanning is all you need, and you're willing to spend the time both mastering SilverFast and adjusting the settings individually on every scan, the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE can be a good choice. And its...

May, 2014

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.

If 35mm film and slide scanning is all you need, however, and you're willing to spend the time learning SilverFast and using it on every scan, the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai could be a good choice. More than that, between its 7,200ppi resolution, its...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: THOMAS H. (newegg.com)

Great hardware, but...

 

Reasonably-priced support for negative/slide scanning is waning. The top-o-the-line scanners are from Nikon and they are going for $2000 on up to about $7000. The Plustek OpticFilm line is the best you're going to do under $2000. Remember, film...

Hardware seems solid and well-designed. It weighs about as much as a brick and kind of feels like one with your eyes closed.

No serious manual comes with it, nor is one available on the Plustek site. Essential information is missing. Example: does one scan with the emulsion side up or down. Not in the "manual." I found it on a printed sheet that came with the film strip...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Calgary BMW (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: Ken (newegg.com)

Wow!

 

This is the first time I have used a dedicated transparency scanner. I know this is a new model ; I am totally impressed with the abilities of this machine. I followed the advice of the other reviewers of similar models and purchased the Vuescan...

None so far except one lockup when I aborted a scan. Had to reboot

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Elo (tigerdirect.com)

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: Dave D (warehouseexpress.com)

It does exactly what it says on the tin

 

The Plustek 8200i is a well-built, machine that made it easy to scan 35mm negatives and slides with helpful defect removal using the bundles SilverFast software. I would recommend this to anyone having just sat through a 200 slide session obtaining...

Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE

 

Very good and well made product, very good quality scans. Bundled software is very good. Auto repair works well on colour negs, but its DIY for the poor condition B/W, Oh and the SilverFast software is only set up to recognise the 8200i scanner, so...

Not found any as yet, But a 110 neg holder would have been a nice extra.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Vernon (reevoo.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE

 

excellent dust removal

Silverfast constantly flashes up free upgrades but when you have registered wants payment for the upgrade. Disgraceful!!!

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE

 

Quality of image, image handling

Totally incompatible with other hardware on my system.

Oct, 2012
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y

Design

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

Energy Management

Input Voltage:15
Power supply type:AC / DC

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A6
Letter: Yes
Minimum scan area (ADF):1.45 x 1
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):1.45 x 1
Scanning media types supported:Envelopes, Plastic Card / Photo Paper / Plain paper, Plastic Card, Thin paper, Transparencies / Plastic Card

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:IrDA, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0

Power

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

Scanning

Black/white scanning color modes:Grayscale, Monochrome
Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning:Y
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 Density:3.6
Optical density (Dmax):3.6
Optical scanning resolution:7200 x 7200
Output color depth:24 / 48
Output colour depth:24 / 48
Output grayscale depth:16
Output monochrome depth:1

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
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 / Yes
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 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, 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 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 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
Height:4.69
Package depth:16.9
Package height:9.84
Package width:8.27
Weight:3.53
Width:4.72