The Reflecta ProScan 7200 is the most recommendable scanner in the middle price category at the moment. It is a very fast film scanner, which provides a very good image quality especially with the SilverFast Ai Studio scan software. As you can read in our detailed test report
the ProScan 7200 has a nominal resolution of 3600 dpi. With this value it is located significantly lower than other models, however, effectively it achieves sensational 3250 dpi, i.e. it achieves about 90% of its nominal resolution in practice. Other film scanners with a nominal resolution of 7200 dpi often achieve not even 50% of it.
Whilst you have to accept extremely long scanning times with film scanners with 7200 dpi resolution and an effectivicy of less than 50% and you receive bloated image files after scanning, which have to be compressed in a time consuming image editing process, you achieve scans with 3250 dpi effective resolution with the Reflecta ProScan 7200 in a very short time, which don't have to be compressed after scanning. In this aspect the Reflecta ProScan 7200 is unique and beats any competitor at the moment.
With a scan time of 2-3 minutes per image the Reflecta ProScan 7200 is one of the fastest film scanners on the market at the moment. In addition to the pure scanning time there is the time for the rework of the scans in the image editing program. If you don't have a good image editing program on your computer, we recommend you Adobe® Photoshop® Elements. The Reflecta ProScan 7200 yields a good image quality, which can be increased significantly by using the SilverFast scan software. In the scope of delivery there is a slide mount holder, in which up to 4 mounted slides can be inserted, and a film strip holder, in which film strips up to a length of 6 frames can be inserted. The film holders are inserted on the side into the scannner; thanks to a inspection window over the sensor one can check if the position is correct.
In order to get optimum image quality with the ProScan 7200 we recommend operating the scanner with the professional scan software Silverfast Ai. With the Silverfast IT-8 colour calibration you can individually colour calibrate your scanner and work in a professional colour management workflow. Thus image quality is increased and no extensive postprecessing with an image editing software is needed. For this reason we offer the reflecta ProScan 7200 in combination with Silverfast in a low-priced bundle.
Please, choose above, below the price information, if you want to order the scanner with or without Adobe® Photoshop® Elements. You can find information about the different versions on our website Adobe® Photoshop® Elements Version Comparison.
- Optical resolution: 3600x3600 dpi
- Scan area: 24.3 x 36.5 mm
- Colour depth: 48 Bit
- Density range: 3.8 Dmax
- Fix focus
- Image sensor: linear colour CCD
- Light source: film protecting LED
- Scanning time: 1 min 35 sec with 3600dpi and 24 Bit colour depth (ICE not activated)
- Port: USB 2.0
- Weight: 1.0 kg
- Dimensions: 275x167x80 mm (LxWxH)
Supported film formats
- Mounted 35mm slides (5 x 5 cm, mount thickness max. 3,2 mm)
- 35mm film strips (positive or negative)
Scope of delivery
- Scanner Reflecta ProScan 7200
- USB cable
- Power supply
- Scan software Cyberview X
- Adobe® Photoshop® Elements (according to your choice above)
- Film holder for 4 mounted slides
- Film strip holder for film strips with up to 6 frames
- User guide in English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
- PC: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Mac with OSX 10.3 or higher
One such slide mount holder is already included in the delivery content of the Reflecta ProScan 7200. With a second slide mount holder you can load it while the other one is inside the scanner. That saves time and makes scanning more effective and comfortable.
One such film strip holder is already included in the delivery content of the Reflecta ProScan 7200. With a second film strip holder you can load it while the other one is inside the scanner. That saves time and makes scanning more effective and comfortable.
When working with film strips it can often happen that you accidentally touch the emulsion side of the film. The damage often is irreparable. You can avoid damages to the film material and comfortably insert film strips into the scanner or film holder by wearing fine cotton gloves.
Anti-dust spray is used to clean film material - no matter if it's mounted slides or film strips - by removing dust and fluffs with a flimsy current of air without touching the film material at all. There is no better, more comfortable and more efficient way to clean your film material.
For working with single negatives or positives we highly recommend using tweezers, because otherwise you run the risk of touching and damaging the film.
Those who work with digital images - no matter if they come from a digital camera or from a film scanner - should absolutely calibrate their screen. Without a screen calibration performed with objective criteria you run the risk of wrongly adjusting the settings of the scan or the image editing software, which makes the image look right on your screen, but will cause unnatural alienated colours on other output devices (printer, image service, new screen).