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Plustek OpticFilm 8200i

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i
alaScore 89

307 reviews

Oct, 2021

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 products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

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

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and size, but views are divided on the price. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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

Oct, 2021

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

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

Oct, 2021

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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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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