Kodak Slide N Scan Digital Film Scanner review

The Kodak Slide N Scan Digital Film Scanner aims for simple scanning with reasonably good quality, at a budget-friendly price.

Kodak Slide N Scan Digital Film Scanner
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Compared with the Kodak Scanza Film Scanner, which costs a little less to by, this one has a larger screen for previewing scans or playing images back once you’ve scanned them, in Gallery view and slideshows. The control panel is rather different but again relies exclusively on pushbuttons, as the larger LCD still isn’t a touchscreen. Even so, operation is simple and effective, and scanning speed is quick, although the actual image quality isn’t overly impressive.


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    Self-contained operation

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    Quick and easy to use

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    Choice of screen sizes


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    LCD isn’t a touchscreen

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    Image quality can be lackluster

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    Limited supplied accessories

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Although still a budget-friendly scanner, the Kodak Slide N Scan Digital Film Scanner takes a different approach to the slightly less expensive Kodak Scanza. The main upside is a larger screen. Whereas the Scanza has a 3.5-inch screen, the Slide N Scan is available with either a 5-inch or a 7-inch screen. We opted for the 7-inch screen, as it’s easier on the eye and there’s not much difference in the price. The actual scanning mechanism appears to be the same in all three models, based on an LED light source and a 14 megapixel CMOS sensor, which captures an entire frame of a positive or negative film, or a mounted slide, in one take.

(Image credit: Matthew Richards)

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.