Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II Film Scanner - 2892-301

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Overall Satisfaction
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I've had the dimage scan elite 5400-II for 3 weeks now, and I've been using it to scan color and b/w negatives. Initial setup was not as easy as I would have hoped - the instructions were a little misleading in some areas (says not to start the software until the scanner light stops blinking, but the scanner light won't stop blinking until you start the software), and I had to find a USB port that the scanner "liked" before it would work (seemed to "want to work" but would then stall after starting to scan and never recover). The drive mechanism that moves the negative cart in and out of the scanner frequently gets jammed and makes a "chattering" sound - if I catch it in time and wiggle the cart, scanning will continue - otherwise I have to cycle the power on the scanner and restart the software before I can continue scanning. The software tools that came with the scanner are pretty straightforward and do what they're supposed to do. Image enhancement (ICE, etc) seems to work very well, but requires quite a bit of processor time, which slows scanning considerably. With a P4-2.4GHz and 512mb ram, I average 2mins/pic at 8 megapixel resolution (not max res) with digital ICE on but all other enhancers off. When you add in loading&unloading, it ends up taking about 45-55mins to scan a 24exp roll of film. Processor usage shows 100% when scanning is in progress. With digital ICE off, that drops to about 25-30mins, and the rate is apparently limited by my USB port (processor usage ~20%).

-Anonymous quote

After trying several flatbed scanners to scan negatives and slides, I finally broke down and bought a dedicated film scanner. It was well worth the money. Fast Scans, good color, many additional hardware and software features to allow prints that are VERY close to the originals! I highly recommend this unit to anyone with a lot of old film and/or slides that wants to convert them into a digital format.

-David quote

not bad, but not great

on 8/7/2005

I've had the dimage scan elite 5400-II for 3 weeks now, and I've been using it to scan color and b/w negatives. Initial setup was not as easy as I would have hoped - the instructions were a little misleading in some areas (says not to start the software until the scanner light stops blinking, but the scanner light won't stop blinking until you start the software), and I had to find a USB port that the scanner "liked" before it would work (seemed to "want to work" but would then stall after starting to scan and never recover). The drive mechanism that moves the negative cart in and out of the scanner frequently gets jammed and makes a "chattering" sound - if I catch it in time and wiggle the cart, scanning will continue - otherwise I have to cycle the power on the scanner and restart the software before I can continue scanning. The software tools that came with the scanner are pretty straightforward and do what they're supposed to do. Image enhancement (ICE, etc) seems to work very well, but requires quite a bit of processor time, which slows scanning considerably. With a P4-2.4GHz and 512mb ram, I average 2mins/pic at 8 megapixel resolution (not max res) with digital ICE on but all other enhancers off. When you add in loading&unloading, it ends up taking about 45-55mins to scan a 24exp roll of film. Processor usage shows 100% when scanning is in progress. With digital ICE off, that drops to about 25-30mins, and the rate is apparently limited by my USB port (processor usage ~20%).

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Solid Performance

by David on 8/23/2005

After trying several flatbed scanners to scan negatives and slides, I finally broke down and bought a dedicated film scanner. It was well worth the money. Fast Scans, good color, many additional hardware and software features to allow prints that are VERY close to the originals! I highly recommend this unit to anyone with a lot of old film and/or slides that wants to convert them into a digital format.

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Product Overview

The DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II film scanner delivers 42.2 megapixels and features a new Film Expert Algorithm for improved color reproduction of negative film, and Digital ICE and Pixel Polish for automatic image corrections.

Specifications

Manufacturer Minolta
Mfg Part# 2892-301
SKU 10403273
UPC 043325996986
UPC 14 00043325996986
Features
USB Yes
Product Type Film Scanner
Manufacturer Part Number 2892-301
Manufacturer Konica Minolta
Product Model 5400 II
Product Name DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II Film Scanner
Product Line DiMAGE
Brand Name Konica Minolta
Package Contents DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II Film Scanner35mm Film Holder (FH-M20)Slide Mount Holder (SH-M20)USB Cable (UC-2) (USB2.0 compatible)AC Adapter (AC-U26)CD-ROM For DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II
Weight (Approximate) 3.30 lb
Height 6.5"
Width 72.8"
Depth 13.6"
Media Size 0.99" x 1.47" / 0.94" x 1.42"
Color Depth 48-bit
Scan Color Color
Tech Specs
USB Yes
Product Type Film Scanner
Manufacturer Part Number 2892-301
Manufacturer Website Address www.konicaminolta.us
Manufacturer Konica Minolta
Product Model 5400 II
Product Name DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II Film Scanner
Product Line DiMAGE
Product Series Scan Elite
Brand Name Konica Minolta
Additional Information Multi-sample scanning: 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x, Off Continuous scan: 35mm film holder: Maximum 6 frames Slide mount holder: Maximum 4 frames Light source: White LED
Package Contents DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II Film Scanner 35mm Film Holder (FH-M20) Slide Mount Holder (SH-M20) USB Cable (UC-2) (USB2.0 compatible) AC Adapter (AC-U26) CD-ROM For DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II
Platform Support PC / Mac
Certifications & Standards ENERGY STAR
Weight (Approximate) 3.30 lb
Height 6.50"
Width 73"
Depth 13.60"
Input Voltage 120 V AC
Power Source AC Supply
Maximum Power Consumption 20 W
Software Included Adobe Photoshop Element2.0 Reset tool (RT-M10)
Image Sensor CCD
Media Size 0.99" x 1.47" / 0.94" x 1.42"
Scanning Modes Simplex
Color Depth 48-bit
Media Type 35mm Film / Film / Transparency
Scan Color Color
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