10 Best Slide Scanners
for February 2024

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Slide scanning technology has been around for decades, but only recently has it become affordable for the average person. Slide scanning is a versatile process that uses a digital scanner to convert physical slides to digital files. Slide scanning is useful for preserving old family photos, slides and documents, as well as for making digital copies of slides, such as for genealogy research.

In the MOOZ Themes Reviews Lab, we test slide scanners for ease of use, including setup and scanning speed. We also evaluate image quality and scan resolution, as well as scan quality, such as color reproduction, color saturation and sharpness. We also test slide scanners for connectivity, including whether you can connect your scanner to a computer, mobile device, or social media. Here are the best slide scanners to buy in 2022, according to MOOZ Themes Reviews tests, consumer reviews and consumer ratings:

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KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner - Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to JPEG - Includes Large Tilt-Up 3.5

KODAK SCANZA Digital & Film Slide Scanner

by Kodak

LARGE, BRIGHT 3.5 TFT LCD High Definition Built-In Color Display Features Adjustable Brightness & Convenient Tilt for Easy Operation & Image Viewing

The KODAK Scanza's combination of image quality, speed, and affordability make it the best home film scanner on the market. The Scanza's image quality is top-notch, and it scans negatives and slides at up to 14 megapixels, the highest resolution we tested. As with our top pick for film scanners, the Scanza offers the ability to scan slides and negatives at the same time, and it does so very quickly. The Scanza scans negatives and slides at up to 30 frames-per-second, or 1,200 images per minute, which is faster than any other scanner we tested. The Scanza's image quality is also excellent, with crisp, clean scans, and it does a very good job capturing color and detail. We tested several formats, including 35mm, 126, 110, and Super 8 film negatives and slides, and the Scanza produces high-quality scans in every format. The Scanza's scans are sharp and detailed, and the colors are accurate and vibrant. The Scanza's automated features, including its auto exposure and focus, also produce high-quality scans, and the unit's color management feature produces images with accurate color. The Scanza's image quality is its best feature, and it's the main reason it's the best home film scanner. The Scanza's speed is its best feature, and it's the main reason it's the best home film scanner. The Scanza's price is also good, and it's compatible with both Mac and Windows, so it's a good choice for any film enthusiast. The Scanza is easy to use, and it does a very good job of scanning slides and negatives, and it's compatible with both Mac and Windows, so it's a good choice for any film enthusiast.

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Wolverine F2D Saturn Digital Film & Slide Scanner - Converts 120 Medium Format, 127 Film, Microfiche, 35mm Negatives & Slides to Digital - 4.3

Wolverine F2D Saturn Digital & Film Slide Scanner

by Wolverine Data

LARGE, BRIGHT 4.3 COLOR LCD HD Built-In Color Display Features Adjustable Brightness. Easy Operation & Image Viewing and scanning.

The Wolverine F2D Saturn Digital Film and Slide Scanner has one of the fastest scanners we've ever tested. In the past, we've found that the F2D was one of the fastest scanners on the market, but the Wolverine F2D Saturn Digital Film and Slide Scanner takes that title to a whole new level. In under a minute, it scans negatives, slides, and 120 film, and also converts them to JPEG files. The Wolverine F2D Saturn Digital Film and Slide Scanner is fast, accurate, and incredibly easy to use. It scans in 20 megapixels, and has a 120-megapixel optical resolution. It has a 4.3-inch LCD screen with a bright display, and it's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The F2D Saturn Digital Film and Slide Scanner has an HDMI output, so you can use it to view your images on an HDTV or monitor. The scanner can scan both negative and positive film, and it can also scan slides and Microfiche. The scanner comes with software, a USB cable, a cleaning cloth, and an AC adapter. The Wolverine F2D Saturn Digital Film and Slide Scanner can scan up to 40 slides or 150 negatives at a time. It's fast, easy to use, and it's affordable.

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Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE

by Plustek

Powerful software include - bundles with Plustek QuickScan and LaserSoft Imaging Silverfast SE Plus 8 ( US 119 )

The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE is a scanner capable of scanning 35mm slides and negatives, a format that very few scanners can currently scan. It offers good image quality, automatic scan settings, and a robust infrared dust removal system. The built-in dust removal system works well, but it can't remove dirt or dirt spots on slides, so you'll need to use an external dust removal system for those. On the other hand, the scanner does an excellent job of removing dust from mounted slides, even if some of these slides are damaged. The scanning speed is very fast, at 10 seconds per frame for negatives and 5 seconds per frame for slides. The scanner can also scan 36-bit color photos at 3,200 dpi, but the results aren't great. The 7200 dpi resolution, however, is high enough to scan 35mm film at 72 ppi.

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Plustek OpticFilm 135i - Automatic Film & Slide Scanner, Batch converts 35mm Slides & Film Negatives, Support 3rd Party Editing Software Export with 7200 dpi Resolution and Infrared Dust/Scratch Remo

Plustek OpticFilm 135i

by Plustek

OF 135i can automatic batch convert 35mm Slides and Negative film, perfect for people who have shoes box full of negatives and slides

The Plustek OpticFilm 135i is a surprisingly high-quality slide scanner for its price. Its high-resolution sensor produces images that are 2,000% larger than the originals. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, and ColorSync technology means that scans are color accurate. The scanner is well made and scans slides and negatives accurately and rapidly. It automatically detects film type, and users can manually set the scanning speed. It automatically scans slides and negatives into individual image files, and users can set either a standard photo size or a custom size. The scanner also supports batch scanning, which can save a lot of time. The InfraRed Dust/Scratch Removal feature can remove dust and scratches without retouching the image. The Plustek OpticFilm 135i scans negatives and slides quickly and easily, and produces high-quality images.

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KODAK Slide N SCAN Film and Slide Scanner with Large 5” LCD Screen, Convert Color & B&W Negatives & Slides 35mm, 126, 110 Film Negatives & Slides to High Resolution 22MP JPEG Digital Photos

KODAK Slide N SCAN Film and Scanner Slide with Large 5” LCD Screen

by Kodak

CONVENIENT EASY-LOAD FILM INSERTS: Quick-Feeding Tray Technology Allows for Continuous Loading Action, Making Scanning Fast & Simple! Includes 50mm Slide Holder, Adapters for 135, 110 & 126 Films, Cleaning Brush, USB & HDMI Cables

The Kodak Slide N SCAN is a stylish digital scanner that handles both film and slides with ease. It scans film and slides at up to 22MP, and can also scan 35mm negatives, 110 film negatives, and 126 film slides. It also has advanced editing features, such as sepia tone, color boost, and black and white, which allow you to tweak your pictures to get exactly the look you want. The Kodak Slide N SCAN has an intuitive interface, and it's easy to use. When scanning film/slides, you simply slide them into the scanner, adjust the color settings, and press scan. Once the scan is complete, you're taken to a screen where you can preview and edit your images. The Kodak Slide N SCAN also scans photos, and it does this quickly and easily. It scans at up to 14Mp, and there's a button that automatically crops your images and adjusts the colors. The Kodak Slide N SCAN does a great job of scanning slides and film, and it's versatile, so you can use it to scan both old family photos and slides as well as modern photos. In addition, the Kodak Slide N SCAN comes with advanced editing features, such as sepia tone, color boost, and black and white, so you can create exactly the look you want. In addition, the Kodak Slide N SCAN's 5-inch LCD is bright and clear, and it's easy to use. In addition, the Kodak Slide N SCAN's 22MP resolution is great for printing enlargements, and you can also save your images as jpg files. The Kodak Slide N SCAN's price is higher than some of the competition, but it's worth the investment.

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ClearClick Virtuoso 2.0 (Second Generation) 22MP Film & Slide Scanner with Extra Large 5

ClearClick Virtuoso 2.0 (Second Generation) 22MP Film & Scanner Slide with Extra Large 5" LCD Screen

by ClearClick

Quickly & Easily Scan Your Old Film, Slides, & Negatives to Digital Photos at 22 MegaPixels (Interpolated) - SD Card Not Included

The ClearClick Virtuoso 2.0 is our favorite slide and film scanner. It has a great set of features, including the ability to scan 35mm film and slides, as well as 110 and 126 negatives and 50mm slides. The Virtuoso 2.0's image quality is quite good, and it's easy to use. It also scans at a fairly fast rate, and it's very easy to use. The only feature on the Virtuoso 2.0 that we wish it had was the ability to scan more than one slide or negative at a time. Overall, the ClearClick Virtuoso 2.0 is our favorite slide and film scanner, and it's the one we recommend to most people.

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Magnasonic All-in-One 22MP Film Scanner with Large 5

Magnasonic All-in-One 22MP Film Scanner Large with 5" Display & HDMI

by Magnasonic

FAST & EASY SCANNING - Simple setup for frustration-free operation to effortlessly scan your photos in less than 5 seconds each with the included fast-loading film trays

The Magnasonic All-in-One Film Scanner is a sleek and powerful machine designed to process slides and negatives from 35mm film, Super 8 film, 126mm film, and 110mm film. It has a built-in memory that can store up to 128MB of images, and it can also connect via an SD card slot for up to 128GB of expandable memory. The scanner itself connects to your computer via an included USB cable, and the software is compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10) and Mac OS (10.7 or higher). The USB port also lets you connect a USB flash drive, so you can save and share your images directly without a computer. The All-in-One Film Scanner is very easy to use, and it's extremely portable, weighing only 5 pounds. The image quality is good, and it's much sharper than the all-in-one scanner we previously recommended. The All-in-One Film Scanner is much faster than the Epson V300, and it's much less cumbersome to use, although it's pricier at $370.

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KODAK Mini Digital Film & Slide Scanner – Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to 22 Megapixel JPEG Images – Includes - 2.4 LCD Screen – Easy Load Film Adapters

KODAK Mini Digital Film & Slide Scanner – Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super & 8 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to 22 Megapixel JPEG Images – Includes

by Kodak

UPDATED USER INTERFACE WITH 2.4 LCD Dedicated Scan & Home Buttons Provide Easy One-Press Scanning & Quicker Menu Navigation; View & Edit Current Slide or Gallery Pictures on the Color Display [Internal Memory Holds Up to 128MB]

The KODAK Mini Digital Film & Slide Scanner is a great device for converting old film into crisp, clear high-resolution photos. The image quality is excellent, and for converting color film into black and white images, the scans are sharp and bright. The scanner's built-in software is surprisingly feature-rich, letting you edit, convert, and share scanned images, and it comes with a variety of adapters for loading old film, as well as an adapter that lets you view your scans directly on a TV screen. The scanner's slow speed, however, takes its toll on the quality of photos. It's slower than most dedicated film scanners, so you'll see some grain and jaggies in your film scans. The scanner's slow speed also prevents it from scanning slide film, so you'll have to invest in a dedicated slide scanner if you want to preserve your slides. Overall, though, the KODAK Mini Digital Film & Slide Scanner is a great tool for anyone who needs to scan old film, slides, or negatives.

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MINOLTA Film & Slide Scanner, Convert Color & B&W 35mm, 126, 110 Negative & Slides, Super 8 Films to 22MP JPEG Digital Photos, 16GB SD Card, Worldwide (Red)

MINOLTA Film & Slide Scanner

by Minolta

EASILY CONVERT COLOR and B&W 35mm, 126, 110 Negative & Slides, Super 8 Films to High Resolution 22MP JPEG Digital Photos Film to JPEG

The Minolta Film & Slide Scanner is a surprisingly powerful device, with features that put it on par with much more expensive models. In particular, the Minolta's scanning speed is about 20 times faster than most scanners, and its image quality is crisp, clear, and vivid. The scanner is fast and accurate, and it produces high-resolution images that are easy to manage and edit. The scanner's automatic color adjustment and automatic brightness adjustment make it simple to scan any color slide or negative, and the Minolta's automatic white balance feature produces rich, accurate color. The Minolta's automatic focus feature makes it easy to focus, and the scanner comes with several scanning modes, including automatic, enhanced, and negative/slide. The Minolta's included software isn't as sophisticated as some other scanners' apps, but the Minolta's built-in editor makes it easy to fix any flaws. The Minolta comes with a 16GB memory card, which is more than most scanners' included memory cards, and MicroSD cards can be purchased separately. The Minolta's software is also compatible with Windows, iOS, and Android, so you can transfer your images to the computer or share them on social media.

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MINOLTA Film & Slide Scanner, Large 5

MINOLTA Film & Slide Scanner

by Minolta

EASILY CONVERT COLOR and B&W 35mm, 126, 110 Negative & Slides, Super 8 Films to High Resolution 22MP JPEG Digital Photos Film to JPEG

The Minolta Revive 5 Digital Film Scanner is best viewed as a hybrid between a film scanner and a JPEG, minus a computer. It scans negatives and slides (35mm and 126) at up to 8 frames per second, captures digital images at 22 megapixels, and exports high-quality JPEG images. The Revive 5's capture time isn't as fast as that of a dedicated slide scanner, but it's fast enough for casual use. Like a dedicated slide scanner, the Revive 5 saves scanned photos to a removable SD memory card, and it saves them uncompressed so they're good for printing. The Revive 5 also captures digital images in JPEG format (at 100% quality). The Revive 5's 5-inch LCD touch screen is bright and responsive, and it uses an intuitive interface. The Revive 5's memory card slot is under the scanner, so you can't easily remove a card to insert a new one. But Minolta includes one 16GB Memory card in the package. The MINOLTA Revive 5 Digital Film Scanner does an excellent job of scanning slides and negatives, and it captures high-quality digital images, too.

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