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Reflecta MemoScan review

Reflecta's CMOS scanner is fast, but is its 3.8MP resolution enough?

Our Verdict

For

  • Very easy to use
  • Scan times are fast at 5secs for a basic scan
  • Anti-dust and scratch technology is a nice option

Against

  • Software is not Mac-compatible and installation was difficult
  • Its top resolution of 3.8 megapixels is only enough for a 7x5in print

The Reflecta MemoScan is one of a growing number of film scanning devices that do away with the traditional approach to digitizing film in favour of a new approach.

Rather that moving a linear array of CCD sensors over the frame, a CMOS sensor looks at the whole frame in one go while it is back-lit by a number of white LEDs.

This approach is akin to having a webcam look at a back-lit piece of film, and the main advantage is the short time taken to scan a picture.

The CMOS sensor sees everything at once, reducing scan times down to a few seconds, even at full resolution

Tech Specs

Product TypeFilm Scanner
Optical Resolution1800 dpi
USBYes
Product FamilyMemoScan
Large FormatNo
Brand NameReflecta
Media SizeCustom Size, 50 mm x 50 mm
Scan ColorColour
Hardware Resolution1800 x 1800 dpi
Maximum Color Scan Speed (sec)1
Height96 mm
Width104 mm
Depth165 mm
Media TypeFilm, 35mm Film
Colour Depth24-bit
Form FactorDesktop
ManufacturerReflecta GmbH
Product NameMemoScan Film Scanner
Product LineMemoScan
Image SensorCMOS
Manufacturer Part Number64230
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.reflecta.de/
Marketing Information

The reflecta MemoScan is the first scanner with CMOS sensor which offers an automatic dust and scratch removal via infrared sensor (Magic Touch). The fast scan speed and the dust and scratch removal function allow for an efficient working. The included slide holder accommodates up to 4 mounted slides, the film holder film strips with up to 6 photos.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • MemoScan Film Scanner
  • Slide Holder for 4 Framed Slides
  • Film Holder for Film Strips with up to 6 Pictures
  • Software CD
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)450 g