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ION Audio Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner

B&H # IOS2PCMK3 Mfr # SLIDES 2 PC MKIII
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Product Highlights
  • Save 35mm Film/Slides To Your Computer
  • Image Captured With 5 MP Camera Lens
  • Each Scan Takes Only 2 Seconds
  • Portable
  • Image Editing Software Included

The Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner from ion Audio converts your 35mm slides and negatives into digital image files on your PC or Mac in one easy step. The scanner uses a 5 MP scanner to capture each image in only 2 seconds, allowing you to save thousands of pictures in a short period of time. The scanner comes with a USB cable and software you can use to edit the images once you have transferred them to the computer. The scanner's portable design makes it easy to take anywhere, just plug the scanner into your computer and instantly output high-quality 5 MP images.

Plug-and-play; no drivers required
Mac & PC compatible
Transfer 35mm negatives and slides to your computer
High-resolution 5MP scanner
Scanning takes just 1 to 2 seconds
Single-cable, high-speed USB computer connection
Includes Rapid Slide Feeder for easy loading of slides
Portable design with ultra-small footprint
Includes easy image-transfer and editing software
Fixed-focus range, automatic exposure and color balance
Film Types 35 mm negatives & slides
Optical Resolution 5.0 MP scanner
Batch Scanning Yes
Computer Interface USB 2.0
OS Compatibility Microsoft:
Apple: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
Windows System Requirements OS: XP Service Pack II or higher
Processor: Hardware Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or AMD Athlon equivalent Interface: USB 2.0 port
Memory: 512 MB internal RAM
Hard Drive: 500 MB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: CD-ROM drive
Apple System Requirements OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
Processor: Hardware Intel Core Duo or higher
Interface: USB 2.0 port
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 MB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: CD-ROM drive
ION Audio Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner
  • Negative Roll Feeder
  • Rapid Slide Feeder
  • Slide Holder
  • USB Cable
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Software CD
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    IonSlides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner
     
    3.5

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (14)
    • Consistent (13)
    • Good resolution (11)
    • Accurate thumbnails (10)
    • Good bit depth (4)

    Cons

    • Difficult to load (3)
    • Slow (3)

    Best Uses

    • Photos and graphics (8)
    • Digital printing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (17), Frequent user (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (25)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (20), Mac (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worked Great, Now What Do I Do With It?

    I needed to scan about 1500 of my parents old slides, some of them more than 60-years old. It was really simple to use, didn't even need to read the instructions to...Read complete review

    I needed to scan about 1500 of my parents old slides, some of them more than 60-years old. It was really simple to use, didn't even need to read the instructions to use. The software did a decent job of self-correcting for exposure problems or I could also adjust manually. The slide feeder was a definate plus over other scanners I was looking at. Only took 10 or 15 seconds to auto-adjust and scan each slide. Resolution was good for what I needed, about 1MB per image, since the film was old I didn't need maximum quality. When I played the DVD on my 46-inch TV later I have to say they looked really good. For best results I needed to clean the dust off the screen every time I used it. I found a dry Q-tip worked well. Only problem is now that I scanned every slide we own and I will likely never take slide or film photos ever again I doubt I will ever use this scanner again and I've only owned it a week. I considered this when I was buying it, but it was worth the $ even though I don't need it anymore. Maybe I'll re-gift it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    You get what you pay for

    I tried using this product for scanning slides that were 10 or so years old. I was comparing this with my Nikon Coolscan 5000ED with an auto slide feeder....... The good...Read complete review

    I tried using this product for scanning slides that were 10 or so years old. I was comparing this with my Nikon Coolscan 5000ED with an auto slide feeder....... The good things about this device is that it is cheap and that it scans slides quickly. The bad things are:1. The resolution is relatively low.2. The color depth is relatively low.3. Although scanning 5-10 slides is quick enough, scanning 100-1000 will be very difficult: time and repetitive stress.But, of all of these considerations, the results you get for you time and money spent is low.

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    3.0

    Does what we want it to, but ...

    By situate

    from New Haven County

    About Me Casual User

    Pros

    • Accurate Thumbnails
    • Fast
    • Good Resolution

    Cons

    • Software Out Of Date

    Best Uses

    • Photos and Graphics

    Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

    Wife bought this for thousands of slides she inherited. Works very well once it's set up. Ability to load ~dozen slides at a time is a real convenience.Not real intuitive when it comes to where .img files are to be saved.Here was our greatest problem: We're using this item w/ a Mac running OS X 10.8.2 and the installation software on the disk wasn't compatible. Updated drivers. Not onerous but disappointing. Don't know if other lesser Web-savvy people would've known what to do in this situation.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    Great Bang for the Buck + Works with Mac

    By Car Guy

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fast
    • Good Resolution

    Cons

    • None Really

    Best Uses

    • Slide scanning

    Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

    Much easier and quicker slide scanning than my previous one. Excellent value, great results.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    4.0

    Real time saver

    By Floyd

    from Toledo, OH

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos and Graphics

      Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

      This scanner worked great and I was able to scan a number of slides the day I installed it. The slide feeder works well and few jams I had were due to worn slides. Some slides not as clear as I had hoped but some of that was due to the condition of the original slide.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      4.0

      Good Quality

      By santapops

      from NJ

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fast
      • Good Resolution

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

          I had it scanning slides in leass than a minute

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Required a software update

          By Noppo-san

          from Albany, OR

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Thumbnails
          • Consistent
          • Fast
          • Good Resolution

          Cons

          • Difficult to Load

          Best Uses

          • Digital Printing

          Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

          Although the scanner didn't work initially, I was finally able to download new software, which did work. Considering the low price, the scanner works as well as I had hoped, but the slide injector is a little troublesome at times. I would purchase the devise again.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          1.0

          Does NOT work with Mac 10.6.1

          By noppo

          from Albany, OR

          About Me Casual User

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                Not only does the ION not work with my Mac system 10.6.1, I've not been able to locate an update.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                simple device for simple jobs

                By thetanist

                from Seattle, wa

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Simple to operate
                • Simple to use

                Cons

                • Slow

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Family Memories

                Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                The easy setup and a simple interface were trouble free. It works well for amateur home photos. I would not recommend if you ate very picky about quality.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Its a cheap scanner, but it does the job

                By That Guy Frodo

                from Prescott, AZ

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Thumbnails
                • Consistent
                • Fast

                Cons

                • Picture Could Be Sharper

                Best Uses

                • Photos and Graphics
                • Web Design

                Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                We are using it to digitize a box full of slides from our camp's 60 years of history. The quality of the picture isn't superb, but I'm not sure our slides are very high quality themselves anymore. Its fast and easy and gives us access to media we haven't been able to use for decades--so it was a good purchase. If it had been any more expensive, we probably wouldn't have done it at all. When we're done, we'll probably just sell it to someone else wanting to clear off a few shelves in the shed.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Love it

                By Pat & Judy

                from Tabernacle, NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                      We have 30 years of slides that we want to put onto discs. Looked at several scanners, but decided to try this one because of the price and the fact that you can do more than just 3 or 4 slides at a time. Glad we did. It was easy to install the software and easy to use (important because we aren't very computer savvy). I wish we could load more than 12 slides at a time (we have over 5000 slides), but you can't have everything. Bottom line: easy to install, easy to operate, great results.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      3.0

                      worked with my P.C. only

                      By Imcclell

                      from Toronto Ontario

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                            Product worked well on my wife's P.C. but would not work on my Pro Mac

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Nice and easy

                            By Museum rat

                            from New Haven

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photos and Graphics

                              Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                              We've been using the slide scanner for a few weeks now and have been very happy with it. It's quick and easy to use.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              4.0

                              Good value

                              By DonS

                              from Gresham, OR

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                                    Easy to use and good quality scan.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    1.0

                                    Low quality

                                    By Mr. Techie

                                    from PA

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Ease of use

                                    Cons

                                    • Low quality

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                                      I was planning to give this as a gift to my parents to convert their slides. It seems easy to use, but the scans are low quality. The colors are not crisp and the image is grainy. I would not recommend this product. I returned it for a refund

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      2.0

                                      OK for "quick and dirty" scans.

                                      By Alka

                                      from Western Springs, IL

                                      About Me Frequent User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                                          Scans are fuzzy, as if the built-in lense is not quite in focus. The claim for 2 second scans is misleading. You have to count in the time for setting up the file destination, adjusting exposure, etc. The stack loader jams easily if the stack of slides gets slightly misaligned. I returned it after one day. It's OK if you just want a quick image for memory's sake and are not concerned about sharpness and detail.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          So Cool!

                                          By SamD

                                          from Atlanta, GA

                                          About Me Frequent User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                                                This is so easy and neat to use! It brings forgotten negatives back to life.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • PC

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                                                4.0

                                                Slide scanner with slide magazine

                                                By Pierre de Bubba

                                                from Wilson, NC

                                                About Me Frequent User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate Thumbnails
                                                • Consistent
                                                • Fast
                                                • Good Bit Depth
                                                • Good Resolution

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Digital Printing
                                                  • Photos and Graphics

                                                  Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                                                  I have 22 carousels (100 slides each) and this scanner with the included slide magazine (holds about 20 slides at once) makes the process of capturing images from slides relatively easy. I was dreading loading 4 slides at a time as is common with most other scanners. Loading the software and setting the scanner is very easy. The quality of the pictures generated from 50 year old slides was better then what I had expected. Well worth the price tag.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • PC

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                                                  2.0

                                                  You get what you pay for

                                                  By forsdick

                                                  from Lexington, MA

                                                  About Me Frequent User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Inexpensive

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Low Color Depth
                                                  • Low Resolution
                                                  • Results Dissappointing

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Save Your Money

                                                  Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                                                  I tried using this product for scanning slides that were 10 or so years old. I was comparing this with my Nikon Coolscan 5000ED with an auto slide feeder....... The good things about this device is that it is cheap and that it scans slides quickly. The bad things are:1. The resolution is relatively low.2. The color depth is relatively low.3. Although scanning 5-10 slides is quick enough, scanning 100-1000 will be very difficult: time and repetitive stress.But, of all of these considerations, the results you get for you time and money spent is low.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • PC

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Ion Slide and Film Scanner

                                                  By Jackie

                                                  from Gold Hill, OR

                                                  About Me Casual User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Accurate Thumbnails
                                                  • Consistent
                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Good Bit Depth
                                                  • Good Resolution

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Digital Printing
                                                    • Photos and Graphics

                                                    Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                                                    I wanted to scan and save some family slide taken by my father some 50 plus years ago that I had stored rather crudley since my father died about 37 years ago. Searched the web and found I am so happy I discovered B&H in my web search.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal
                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • PC

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                                                    3.0

                                                    It ain't easy but it works

                                                    By Maurice

                                                    from Endwell, NY

                                                    About Me Frequent User

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Accurate Thumbnails
                                                    • Consistent
                                                    • Good Resolution

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Difficult to Load
                                                    • Slow

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                                                      Slides jammed so often that I finally just fed them 1 at a time.

                                                      I was impressed with the clarity & coloration that I could squeeze out of slides that were really iffy. This, together with a PC-resident photo handler, allowed me to salvage thousands of precious memories. Now I can share them with friends & family. Well worth the money.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal
                                                      • Computer Platform:
                                                      • PC

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great Product!

                                                      By Tish

                                                      from Kingman, AZ

                                                      About Me Frequent User

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Accurate Thumbnails
                                                      • Consistent
                                                      • Fast
                                                      • Good Bit Depth
                                                      • Good Resolution

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Digital Printing
                                                        • Photos and Graphics
                                                        • Publishing

                                                        Comments about Ion Slides 2 PC mkIII Slide & Film Scanner:

                                                        I was looking for a product that would be easy to use, affordable, and stand up to the task of transferring 1800 slides onto DVD for my mom's 91st birthday. With this product I was able to achieve my goal. The setup was simple, as was the operation. It also was able to produce good results with even the worst of the slides that I was sure would not be able to be viewed. I don't have anything negative to say about it as it surpassed my expectations!

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal
                                                        • Computer Platform:
                                                        • PC

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