Enjoy the view on a large LCD screen!
Don’t let your memories fade into obscurity—preserve and proudly display them with the KODAK SLIDE N SCAN Digital Film Scanner. It’s easy to see why this scanner’s large, clear LCD screen makes viewing images a pleasure.
Scan color and B&W negatives (135, 110, 126) and 50 mm slides (135, 110, 126) to digitally preserve your precious mementos, and keep them vivid for years to come. Adjust color, rotate images, and more, to truly bring these treasured memories back to life, then connect the scanner to your TV and get nostalgic with a high-quality, big-screen slideshow.
- Compatible with three film types
- Instantly preview images
- Connect and display images on your TV
- Large, clear LCD screen for viewing
- One-touch scanning
- Continuous feed option for negatives
- Digital photo frame mode
- PC/Mac® compatible – no software required
- Integrated image editing
- Digital Film Scanner
- 50 x 50 mm Slide Holder
- 135 Film Adapter
- 110 Film Adapter
- 126 Film Adapter
- Cleaning Brush
- USB Cable
- HDMI Cable
- User Guide
- Interface: USB 2.0
- Image Sensor: 14.0 megapixels (4320x3252) 1/2.33′′ CMOS sensor
- Resolution: 14MP/22MP (interpolation)
- Supported Film Types: 50 mm Slides (135, 110, 126)
- Color Negative Film (135, 110, & 126)
- Black & White Negative Film (135, 110, & 126)
- TV-Out Type: HDMI
- External Memory Support: SD card 32GB
- Power: From Computer USB Port, 5V/1A Power Adapter (not included), Power Bank
- Dimensions: 5.27′′ D x 5.35′′ W x 3.74′′ H (95 x 136 x 134 mm)
- Weight: 13.4 oz (380 grams)
I have a small (ahem, probably 30 years worth) of photos and slides that I have wanted to scan to digital, and earlier this year I received the Slide N Scan as a gift.
Since then, I have worked (on-and-off) scanning in pictures (on my flatbed scanner), slides, and negatives where I don't have pictures in order to catalog them. I have scanned in and cataloged about 5 years worth so far. I have started on slides and gotten a few batches, but I'm concentrating on the pictures right now.
It is fairly easy to use... you turn it on (with an SD memory card in it), select the film type (50mm slide / Color Negative / B&W Negative), select the format (135 / 110 / 126) and then insert your media and scan away.
There are RGB controls where you can adjust the color settings (Red / Green / Blue) but I need to learn how to adjust them properly.
You have to set the Time and Date each time you turn on the scanner. I can understand if you need to have the EXIF data correct, but I would be happy just to have it stay the 'current date' so I can see what order I scanned them.
In the past couple of weeks, I have started getting a 'red' tint to everything... the background color and some of the negatives. If I move the negative strip back and forth it sometimes clears up the red, but it's becoming harder to get rid of it. I will get in touch with Support to see if this is something that can be fixed.
When using the cleaning tool, you can only reach the 'light bed' not the lens (as far as I am able to see through the slots) but the instructions say to clean the bed and the lens. Not sure how to clean the lens when I can't get to it.
Slide scanning... I have run into a similar situation as Schmink has with some of the slides being tight in the slide tray. I have measured some of the slides that I have trouble with, and they are about 1/2 mm taller than wide (50.5mm vs 50mm). I did some troubleshooting and discovered they are tight due to the hinges on the slide tray... the hinges protrude a little bit into the slide 'run' and that's what makes then tight. Not sure if anything can be done about that. If I run the slides though sideways they go through fine.
Now, due to the above problem, maybe? When scanning Kodachrome slides (at 126 Slide option selected) (50mm x 50.5 mm, center window average 27mm x 27mm), the scanner is cutting off the edges of the 'pictures'. If I put them in sideways, the sides are cut way off. If I put it in up-and-down, then the top and bottom of the slides are cut off. I have tried this with the 135 setting also, in case, and it gets a little more of the 'picture' but still not all. Something is not set right to allow scanning of the entire slide. This seems to be an issue with the scanner design not allowing more of the 'picture' to be scanned.
It would be nice if the different adapters would have been longer (about the same length as the 135 adapter). It is hard to find the correct spot to insert them if you don't have enough light on that side.
It also would be nice to be able to power the scanner without having to have it plugged in to the computer all of the time. I like to do some scanning when I'm doing something else (either on the computer or not) and would like to be able to do so without having to unplug the scanner from the computer to use, then plug it back into the computer to transfer the scans. A separate power port maybe?
This is not a professional scanner and isn't meant to be one, and I understand this. However, there are some 'small' issues that should be addressed (Time and Date and the slide feed tray) that would make it better.
My parents had several loaded slide trays for viewing on a projector from mid 1950's thru early part of the 1980's. Many of these slides were of my younger years growing up on the family farm and I wanted to convert them to digital. I had projected the slides onto a projector screen and took a picture of the screen with a 4K camera, then enhanced in PhotoShop. This worked, but still not the greatest results so I began an internet search before selecting the Kodak Slide-n-Scan.
The difference is quality was unbelievable. I had 3 or more pics that I couldn't digitalize satisfactory without converting them to black and white using the projector. With Kodak's Slide-n-Scan having easy accessible light/dark and red/green/blue controls, I was able to make minor adjustments to almost every original slide before scanning it. I ended up a nice colorful, digital copy of every slide! I still ran the scanned image thru Photoshop as I think removing the haze or dehazing the pictures can make a big difference along with other minor tweaks. (I even dehaze most of my 4K or 3D pictures that I take now before using them in Shutterfly or making a stereo card out of them, etc.) I couldn't believe how great the color came out in some of these old slides. Or how I could lighten or darken them up before scanning. And love the big 5" diagonal viewing screen!! Very easy to use.
FYI: One disappointment, nothing to do with the workability of the scanner, but worth noting. I had two different sizes of slides. The Kodak Slide-n-Scan only accepts slides 2" in width. The frames on my 60's - 80's slides are 2" square and they worked wonderfully. Had just a few that took a little more pressure to slide them thru the guide. But my older slides (from the mid 50's to mid 60's) are a Drewry Photocolor slide that measure 2 3/4" square on the frame (actual viewing area of the slides are 2" square inside the frame). These bigger slides will not fit/work in this scanner. Now I'm searching for a scanner to handle these bigger slides.