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.

Reflecta scanner

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.