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Reflecta ProScan 7200 review

With a top resolution of 3600ppi, is this the scanner for you?

Our Verdict

For

  • At £300, it's great value
  • Results are better than most flatbed scanners

Against

  • Lack of batch-scanning facilities
  • There are a few small build-quality concerns

At the top end of Reflecta's range of film scanners sits the ProScan 7000, a traditionally designed unit built to produce good quality scans.

Included in the box are USB and mains power cables, discs containing scanning software and a complimentary copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements, as well as the scanner unit itself and a pair of film holders, one for strips of film, the other for mounted transparencies.

A printed manual is welcome, although some explanations of the set up and operation procedures could certainly be clearer. Installation on a Windows PC is simply enough, but is very fiddly and buggy on Mac OSX. It took three attempts to get the supplied CyberViewX application onto our Apple MacBook Pro.

The design of the scanner unit itself is very basic, but in a welcome fashion. No chance of getting confused by a vast array of controls here.

The top of the scanner has a single button that glows blue when the unit is switched on and is used for one-touch scanning.

Reflecta proscan 7200

Once mounted in its holder, film goes in the side of the scanner and a transparent windows allows the user to alight the frame properly.

This is a really nice feature, that while low-tech and simple works very well indeed. Around the back of the scanner are sockets for power and USB and a power switch.

Tech Specs

Product TypeFilm Scanner
Optical Resolution3600 dpi
USBYes
Product FamilyProScan
Large FormatNo
Brand NameReflecta
Media SizeCustom Size, 24.30 mm x 36.50 mm
Scan ColorColour
Hardware Resolution3600 x 3600 dpi
Maximum Color Scan Speed (sec)95
Height80 mm
Width167 mm
Depth275 mm
Media TypeFilm, 35mm Film
Colour Depth48-bit
Form FactorDesktop
ManufacturerReflecta GmbH
Product Model7200
Product NameProScan 7200 Film Scanner
Product LineProScan
Image SensorCCD
Manufacturer Part Number65430
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.reflecta.de/
Marketing Information

The ProScan 7200 provides a Optical Resolution of 3600 DPI, a Dynamic Range of 3.8 Dmax and a extreme fast Scanning time of 1 min 35 Sec for an colour scan with 3600 dpi and 48 Bit Colour Depth.

The Results are top quality scans. The high scanning speed and the hardware based dust and scratch removal system ICE contribute the ProScan 7200 to a very effective working tool.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • ProScan 7200 Film Scanner
  • Software CD
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Holder for 4 Mounted Slides
  • Holder for Film Strips with up to 6 Frames
Weight (Approximate)1 kg