Price When Reviewed: 254 . 297 . 425
Pros: This high resolution flatbed scanner has Digital ICE, and a decent feature and software set. An attractively priced all-rounder.
Cons: It’s poor when it comes to 35mm film.
The new Microtek flatbed scanner offers the high resolution and ICE dust-busting of its top i900 model but in a much more compact body that gets rid of the original dual ‘plates’ in favour of a conventional glass bed and illuminated hood. The Perspex and silver styling is more attractive than its utilitarian rivals and includes a small illuminated film viewer on the top.
There are three versions. SE has Microtek ScanWizard 5 and Lasersoft SilverFast SE software. The Silver version has additional SilverFast Ai software, and the HDR version has SilverFast HDR. An automatic document feeder is optional.
Film holders for 35mm film strips, 35mm slides, 120 film strips, and 4-x-5 inch film are supplied. Panorama films are supported too.