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Reflecta ProScan 7200 review

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

Despite it's name, the ProScan 7200 actually offers a top resolution of 3600ppi. This is enough to generate a 48MB file from a single 35mm frame, which is equivalent to a 16-megapixel digital camera.

Obviously whether you get the same quality as a 16-megapixel camera depends on other factors too (lens resolution, film and processing choice, etc), but the pixels are certainly there.

In conjunction with the CyberViewX software the ProScan 7200 offers Digital ICE3. This comprises ICE dust and scratch reduction as well as ROC (restoration of colour) and GEM (grain equalization and management).

In contrast to other film scanners you may have seen (including those in Reflecta range) the ProScan 7200 doesn't feature motorized film loading; the plastic film holders must be positioned by hand looking through the transparent window to judge the correct positioning.

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There's nothing really wrong with this until you come to batch scanning –scanning all six image on a strip of film in one go.

To do this you must be sitting by the scanner to advance the film manually to the next frame, and although you can use the blue button on top of the unit to trigger the next scan, you still have to OK this on screen.

All this means there is too much user input for this procedure to be classed as batch scanning, in our point of view.

Talking of the film holders, the plastic holders that come with the ProScan 7200 are pretty stiff to open and use when new.

The plastic locking catch on one of them snapped off when started to use it, making it much easier to use but perhaps revealing some build quality issues.

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