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Umax Astra 4950

Umax Astra 4950
alaScore 74

5 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Umax Astra 4950. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, 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 Umax Astra 4950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Umax Astra 4950


The Umax Astra 4950 offers the promise of 1,200-dpi scans and slide scans for under $100.

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May, 2004

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UMAX Astra 4950


Transparency scanner built into cover; four customizable buttons on the front panel; low price

Doesn't have the dynamic range to scan slides very well. Bundled software is home-user oriented with an idiosyncratic interface

The Umax Astra 4950 offers a number of superficially attractive features, such as built-in transparency scanning, but its home-user–oriented software is limiting. More important, its scan quality for photos is less than ideal, and it is problematic for...

Expert review by : John Virata (

Umax Astra 4950 Desktop Scanner


Ten years ago, there was no desktop scanner that could output 1200 x 2400 dpi hardware resolution. Six hundred dots per inch was pretty much the top of the mountain, and these devices, from companies such as Epson, Microtek, HP, and Umax, cost more...