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SmartDisk Smartscan 3600

SmartDisk Smartscan 3600
alaScore 70

11 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of SmartDisk Smartscan 3600. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, 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 SmartDisk Smartscan 3600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of SmartDisk Smartscan 3600 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the products: SmartDisk SmartScan 3600 35mm Film ScannerSmartDisk SmartScan 3600 35mm Film Scanner

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (

A good scanner for the money, but you get what you pay for.


High resolution, moderate price.

Poor documentation, no scratch/dust removal, slow (but aren't they all).

Jan, 2004

Consumer review (

A good scanner for the money, but you get what you pay for.


After being very disappointed with the slide and film scanning capabilities of the UMAX AstraNET e3470 flatbed scanner I bought some time ago (the results were not even as good as snapshots taken by someone with the shakes, using a throw-away camera) I...

High resolution, moderate price.

Poor documentation, no scratch/dust removal, slow (but aren't they all).

Jan, 2004

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SmartDisk SmartScan 3600

Jan, 2003

Product Specifications

SmartDisk's SmartScan 3600 is ideal for graphic designers, professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. It scans 35mm negative film rolls or filmstrips and mounted slides. No film holders or templates are required for fast and efficient scanning. The SmartScan 3600 features true optical 3600 dots per inch (dpi) - equivalent to 17.2 million pixels - giving you the quality resolution you need for all of your projects, even image enlargements. With a 3.6 dynamic range, the SmartScan 3600 produces sharp, high-quality scans with accurate color reproduction. The SmartScan 3600 conveniently, quickly and automatically digitizes multiple images and save them to your hard drive at screen resolution. It's a real time-saver for all of your web design and multimedia projects. The superior clarity of 35mm film, combined with the 3, 600 dpi resolution of the SmartDisk SmartScan 3600, gives you image quality that will satisfy the requirements of even your most demanding graphics work. Great for all of your projects: brochures, newsletters, company profiles, packaging and more. Turn all of your negative film rolls or film strips and slides into digital files that can be burned onto CD or DVD for safe and efficient storage. The SmartDisk SmartScan 3600 works with both PC and Mac systems, featuring fast data transfer and connectivity through either USB or IEEE 1394 interface ports. Simple installation and operating procedures mean you'll be scanning in a snap. The SmartScan 3600 features batch scanning and auto film loading to save you time and prevent frustration. Its autofocus feature makes it easy to get the best possible images from your film by automatically optimizing each scan.


Scan type:Film/slide scanner
Scanner Type:Film/slide

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SmartDisk SmartScan

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):4.06 x 9.37 x 6.97
Film type:35 mm
I/O ports:1x USB (4-pin Type B) \n1x FireWire (IEEE 1394)

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Adobe PhotoShop Elements\nASF Digital SHO (Trial)


Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 1.1


Color Depth:36-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd):IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Max H-Optical Resolution:3600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:0.95 in x 1.42 in
Max Supported Media Size:0.95 in x 1.42 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:3600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload
Supported Document Type:Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Slides
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)


Maximum scan size:0.945 x 1.42

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/98se/Me/2000/XP\nMac Os 8.6 - 9.x
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM
OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS 9.x / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME / Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP

Weight & Dimensions