Image and document scanners

The following image and document scanners have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 document scanner
Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED

Image courtesy: Fujitsu

Technical data
  • Type: Automatic document scanner
  • Sensor: Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
  • Optical resolution: 600 dpi
  • Scanning speed: 20 pages per minute
  • Scan size: 360×216 mm
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0
  • Power consumption: 35 W
  • Dimensions: 292×159×158 mm
  • Weight: 3.0 kg
Documents

pdf Brochure

pdf, restricted Getting started guide

pdf, restricted Operator's guide

October 2009

Scanning documents a single page at a time in the flatbed scanner takes too long time. A more efficient scanner would be great and when Fujitsu released this S1500 Hans decides to buy one. SEK 7495 at Datacorner, Västerås 2009-10-23.

It is compact and it is both quick and easy to use.

Good
  • Very fast, double sided scanning
  • Fast OCR to get searchable PDF
Bad
  • Perhaps the price, but it includes Acrobat 9
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HP Scanjet G4010
Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED

Image courtesy: HP

Technical data
  • Type: Flatbed scanner
  • Sensor: Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
  • Optical resolution: 4800 dpi
  • Scan size: 311×216 mm
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0
  • Power consumption: 25 W
  • Dimensions: 508×303×98 mm
  • Weight: 4.4 kg
Documents

pdf Brochure

pdf, restricted User guide

July 2009

Hans current 7-years old flatbed scanner Scanjet 5470c suddenly fails in the spring 2009. The error is related to the external power adapter or an internal fault. Since a newer scanner probably had a more modern software, Hans investes in a new similar scanner of the same brand. The difference is that now, there is no need for a slide scanning option. SEK 1490 at Media Markt, Västerås 2008-05-16.

Good
  • Quite fast, good quality scans
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Bad
  • Difficult to get the top lid to stay open
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Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED
Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED

Image courtesy: Nikon

Technical data
  • Type: Film scanner
  • Sensor: Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
  • Optical resolution: 4000 dpi
  • Scan size: 35 mm film strips
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0
  • Power consumption: ?? W
  • Dimensions: 315×172×96 mm
  • Weight: 3.0 kg
Documents

pdf Brochure

pdf, restricted Easy scanning guide

pdf, restricted Nikon Scan 4 Reference manual

December 2007

Hans has tested flatbed scanners for scanning slides and negatives, but, he discovers that he also had about 20 APS-type of films. Since this Nikon scanner is able to scan APS films, he investes in it together with an APS adapter. In addition, the scanner gives a better quality for all film scans but most of all higher scanning speed than the flatbed scanners.

Good
  • Good image quality, high resolution
  • Very fast, including the ICE dust removal
Bad
  • Week APS adapteter, was replaced once
  • Relative high noise level
Epson Perfection V750 Pro
Epson Perfectin V750 Pro

Image courtesy: Epson

Technical data
  • Type: Flatbed scanner
  • Sensor: CCD
  • Optical resolution: 4800×9600 dpi
  • Scan size: 297 ×216 mm
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0, Firewire IEEE 1394
  • Power consumption: 32 W
  • Dimensions: 503×308×153 mm
  • Weight: 6.6 kg
Documents

pdf, restricted Startup guide

pdf, restricted User's guide

pdf, restricted General guide

August 2007

Originally Hans bought the ScanMaker i800 in May for SEK 4236, but the quality of the scans is not very good compared to the flatbed scanner he had. If this is due to the mechanical unit or the software is difficult to tell. The scanner is returned to the shop, and instead Hans adds some money and buys the more expensive Epson for SEK 5996.

The scanning software SilverLight AI fulfills all expectations.

Good
  • Good image quality, dust removal Digital ICE
  • Very good scanning software LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast AI.
Bad
  • Slow when dust removal is used
  • Time consuming and tricky to mount the films and slides in the adapters.
Hewlett Packard Scanjet 5470c
Technical data
  • Type: Flatbed scanner
  • Sensor: ???
  • Optical resolution: 2400 dpi
  • Scan size: 297×216 mm
  • Interfaces: USB 1.0 and parallel
  • Power consumption: XX W
  • Dimensions: 505 ×305×72 mm
  • Weight: 2.9 kg
Documents

pdf Brochure

pdf, restricted Setup and support guide

pdf, restricted User's guide

March 2002

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Good
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Bad
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