Ion Film2SD Pro 35mm Film & Slide Scanner
Rating: 4.4/5read 29 reviews
- Transfer 35mm film and slides direct to SD card without a PC
- A high resolution 9 megapixel sensor produces high quality images
- Playback images saved on SD card on a digital photo frame, mobile phone, TV, computer or have them printed
Bring your much-loved film negative and slide collection to life by transforming them into digital files and save directly to SD card – No PC required.
Once saved to SD card you can playback images on a digital photo frame, a television using the video output connection, your mobile phone, computer, or take them to be printed!
A high resolution 9Mega Pixel sensor produces high quality images (up to 2,400 DPI) of your colour and black and white slides and negatives that can be previewed on its large built-in colour LCD screen. It automatically adjusts focus, exposure, and colour balance so you don’t have to be a photo or computer whiz to achieve great results. You can even edit images using the ‘flip’, ‘mirror’, and ‘rotate’ buttons for correcting backwards and upside down images!
It takes a couple of seconds to scan and save each image, and as files are saved to a massive, impressive 9Mega Pixels you will be able to print large hard copies for framing! We also include a FREE automatic rapid slide feeder for the fastest possible transfer of your slides to digital (RRP £14.95).
A 2GB SD card is also included FREE OF CHARGE for storing over 2000 images! An optional 8GB SD card is available for just £19.95.
A USB lead (supplied) allows you to drag files to a PC/MAC for storage.
Mains powered, it’s compact and comes with a negative / slide cleaning brush.
- Uses a 9 mega pixel CMOS sensor with 4,800 dpi interpolation & 48-bit colour scan
- Images will be saved as file type .jpg/.tif.
- Scans colour and black and white negatives / slides
- Weight 1.47 lbs
- Unit 6”Hx3.25”Wx3.25D
- Screen size 2.4”
- Screen resolution 320x240
- Standard Delivery (approx. 7 working days) - FREE if order over £50 or £2.99 if order under £50
- Express Delivery (approx. 3 working days) - £3.99
- Next Working Day Delivery (orders must be placed by 2pm Monday to Friday) - £6.99
- We deliver to mainland UK, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Scottish Highlands & Islands
- Every product is covered by our 30-day money back guarantee
- Every product is guaranteed for at least 12 months. If your item develops a fault within the guarantee period, we will either refund (only if within 30 days) or replace free of charge
- If you wish to return an item to us for whatever reason, please call us on 01794 525 320
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Much better than I expected it to be!!27/03/2013 18:54:00
Have only saved and transferred 100 odd slides thus far but once you get to know which buttons to press the operation is really very simple! It's also a very rewarding process! Some of my slides are over 50 years old and the colour and 'crispness' is truely remarkable. Thank you ION. PS. Thank you My Smart Buy also for such prompt service in replacing the faulty scanner I was originally sent!!
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Does what it says on the box04/03/2013 12:07:00
A useful tool for slides and film and easy to set up for both
Quick delivery / easy to use after a while19/11/2012 14:21:00
A good product, well packed and easy to use after a while - have already recommended it to a friend
ION FILM 2 SD PRO 9 MEGAPIXEL SCANNER13/06/2012 20:35:00
Buy this machine and be prepared for a lot of hours of entertainment! Just don't tell your friends or relatives about it!!!!!!
Finally got round to using it after decorating. Great piece of kit and simple to use, and it is simplicity itself to transfer them to my flash drive with the usb cable provided. Images of my very old slides are very good. I am more than happy with the price a paid for a compact and sturdy piece of equipment with the plus of no p&p.
Have not used it but it seems good
This product is very quick to use, about two seconds per slide. I've done the first 750 slides in my collection over a period of two days. The scan is of very acceptable quality. The great advantage it has over other slide scanners I have seen/used is that it has stack loading which makes for a fast process. The greatest part of the process is cleanliness - it is essential to clean the scanner plate before you start and regularly (say every three or four films) as you go along. A cleaning tool is provided for this. It is also important to clean both sides of every slide! Even when stored in slide boxes they still get dusty! I process one film at a time and stored them on the PC one film to a folder. Don't forget to note the date off the slides!! - I included it in the folder name. The scanner has exposure and colour settings but I found these too hard to mess with, mainly because such matters cannot be viewed adequately on the viewing screen which is of limited quality, perfectly adequate for device control purposes but no good at all for fine detail. It is much easier to use the standard settings and then Photoshop (or similar) the resulting file. In fact I've never seen my slides look better! The slide shute is built to tight tolerances. It was perfect for Kodachrome slides. I had a film of Agfa slides and the frames were a fraction bigger and would not go through without cutting a bit off - cut off the top edge when viewing the slide then load so the bottom is tight to the shute. I also had a film that I had put into thin plastic frames and these were a bit thick and would only go through with difficulty. The thick heavy frames that I have a few of will not go through at all and will have to be unframed. I found it easiest to record the pictures to the data chip provided and take that to the PC to load onto disk. It is possible to download directly from the scanner chip. The scanner reduces the picture size very slightly to ensure that there are no furry edges to the resulting picture so a little bit of the original picture is lost. I haven't tried the scanner yet with film or negatives but I've no doubt the scan quality will be similar to 35mm slides. All the required bits are provided to do this. Excellent product, no hesitation in recommending it.
I have about 20,000 slides which I am planning to digitise by scanning in and saving on an external hard drive. This scanner is easy to use and produces good quality JPEG files of just over 2Mb each. Unfortunately my Fujichrome plastic mounts do not go through the multi-stacker feeder device so I have to manually load them in the 4-slide loader; this is still pretty quick and easy, however, and at around 2 to 3 seconds per slide to scan and save, it does the job. Of course, as some slides are in portrait orientation these have to be rotated before scanning as they need to be landscape format for the scan, but this is a small overhead. I have timed the whole process, and 100 slides take 45 to 50 minutes to deal with in their entirety - orientate, load, scan in, save, (in batches of 100), transport the SD card to the PC, copy in, re-orientate (i.e. rotate portrait format files back from their landscape scan position), and back-up. I've done about 1400 slides so far and only once has the scanner mysteriously moved the image down and put a black bar across the top - rescanning it worked fine. Every now and again I find that with a darkish slide with a small brighter section, the lighter section has burnt out a bit and detail is lost. But overall, a very good performance. It's a distinct advantage to be able to scan away from the PC straight to an SD card, and for just over £100 I'd recommend this. I hope it is still working as well after another 19,000 slides.
Very good and easy to use
Slightly difficult to follow instructions but once understood the scanner is first class. Not seen the slides for years and at a rate of one slide every 5 seconds you soon stir the memories!
Excellent product. Works exactly as advertised.
I spent a lot of time dithering about buying this product as for every 3 or 4 good reviews there was one very bad one! However I am VERY pleased with it. My project is to digitise 30 year old Kodak slides which were originally taken on an OM10. I just 'scan' the pictures on the ION and edit them using Picassa and I am very pleased with the results. I have also had some good results from negatives. Unlike some reviewers, I have found the rapid slide feeder easy to use and much quicker than the slide holder
I have not used it suffieiently yet to judge performance. My initial reaction is that it is good, but the sequence of button-pressing for straight copying is a bit complicated and it is easy to make a mistake.
Pretty quick to scan slides and reasonable quality. The controls are not very intuitive
Very pleased with this product so far does what it says on the box and very easy to operate. We are now viewing pictures taken over 40 years ago very nostalgic Thank you
Extremely easy to use.
My old scanner did not seem to work with Windows 7 so I decided to change to this one. Although it took a little time to work out how to manipulate the various settings using the buttons,once I had found out how to adjust colour and brightness I was very pleased with the results. The rapid slide feeder makes what had been a tedious process on my old scanner a simple and quick job. The converted slides are stored on the included SD card so I do not need to be at my computer and I can transfer them with ease when it is convenient. Overall I am delighted to have made this choice.
can only reproduce the old films bearing in mind the quality of old film and cameras.
A bit expensive but 9 mega pixel yields better pics. Soundly made and performs intended functions well. Only slight niggles are multiple slide feeder doesn't work very well and viewing screen location could be better angled for ease of viewing (I find it necessary to tilt the unit to see the screen ok). Overall I think £75 would have been a better price than the £109 charged.
It does what it claims at a reasonable price but the illumination system is prone to contamination with bits and pieces which have to be removed regularly.
Very easy to use - quality of output disappointing - but as good as other scanners I have used, and much easier to use. Changing photo colour, brightness on device not easy - much easier on PC. Very small and great to be able to use it stand alone.
An excellent bit of kit, so much better in every way than the Ohnar Slide/Film Copier. It is not cheap, but first results are good.
Product arrived very quickly and plug and use. No set-up needed. Great.
Far better than the non SD card versions made by ION
good quality & ease of use
So far so good!! I cant believe how quick this thing is! I scanned over 100 slides within an hour and an now eager for my father-in-law to give me some more to scan! The rapid slide feeder is a god-send and apart from sticking a few times, is making this whole process an awful lot easier. Instead of this job being one to do when I have a few spare minutes, it is turning into one that I am really looking forward to doing! Fabulous item and well worth the money!
easy to use, better quaility pictures than I expected from slides over 40 years old!
The description did not make it clear that it came complete with a rapid feeder, hence I bought an additional one !!!
this is so easy to use and you get great results. I am seeing photographs that I have not seen in many a year. worth every penny. will more than pay for it self in a very short while.
Scanned image is good when viewed on the PC, but the picture shown on the scanner's screen is poor.
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