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Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner

BH #PLOF8200ISE • MFR #783064365345
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner
Key Features
  • Resolution: 7200 dpi
  • Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal
  • 1-Touch Scan Button
  • Automatic Functions
The OpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner from Plustek converts all your 35mm negatives and mounted slides into digital files you can edit and view on the computer. The scanner uses a high resolution 7200 dpi sensor with 48-bit internal (24-bit output) depth to capture all the detail from your originals. The scanner's built-in infrared channel provides dust and scratch removal during scanning to cut down on the amount of editing required.
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Plustek 8200i SE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3Plustek QuickScan
  • 4SilverFast SE Plus 8

The OpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner from Plustek converts all your 35mm negatives and mounted slides into digital files you can edit and view on the computer. The scanner uses a high resolution 7200 dpi sensor with 48-bit internal (24-bit output) depth to capture all the detail from your originals. The scanner's built-in infrared channel provides dust and scratch removal during scanning to cut down on the amount of editing required.

The included SilverFast SE Plus 8 software works together with the scanner to improve your workflow and ensure proper results the first time. This updated version features an improved user interface and provides an advanced preview option that lets you see the results of adjustments beforehand.

Key Features
7200 dpi
Color depth 48-bit internal, 24-bit output
64-bit hardware & software support
Multi-Exposure Function for improved image quality
Built-in infrared channel
Plustek QuickScan
Plustek QuickScan is a PC-Only (does not work on Apple computers) button utility software for scanning 35mm negative films and positive slides. It is ideal for digitizing snapshots with just one click. It is easy to operate and speedy to scan
SilverFast SE Plus 8
Professional-grade software for scanning, editing, and color reproduction
WorkflowPilot provides a step-by-step guide for different workflows
Preview allows for immediate control of any image adjustment
Concurrent scanning and optimizing provide effective multitasking
Multi-Exposure increases dynamic range
Negafix converts negatives into positives
iSRD reduces the amount of post-scan editing and retouching by removing the results of dust and scratches from the original
UPC: 783064365345

Plustek 8200i SE Specs

Film/Print Format35mm
Light Source1 x LED
Scan Quality
Maximum Scan Area1.45 x 1.00" / 36.8 x 25.4 mm
Color Depth48-Bit (Internal)
24-Bit (External)
Grayscale Depth16-Bit (Internal)
8-Bit (External)
Optical Resolution7200 dpi for 35 mm
Scan Speed 36 Sec with 35 mm Film Strips at 3600 dpi
72 Sec with 35 mm Film Strips at 7200 dpi
Preview Speed8 Sec
Host ConnectionUSB-B 2.0
OS CompatibilityWindows 10
Windows 9
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
macOS 10.1.5 or Later
macOS 10.5
*As of June, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power SourceAC Adapter
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.72 x 4.69 x 10.71" / 120 x 119 x 272 mm
Weight3.5 lb / 1.59 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17 x 10 x 8.25"

Plustek 8200i SE Reviews

Plustek Scanner a Winner

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

My beloved Nikon Coolscan 5000 had a motherboard cerebral event and is apparently unrepairable. A good friend and great artist who also used to use a Coolscan 5000 recommended the Plustek. I researched it all and this is the closest thing to the Coolscan in quality and usability, so I ordered it. I was not disappointed. It produces a good-size file and sharp scans with at least as good reproduction of the nuances of the negative, and probably better. I'm already using VueScan software, so I bought the 8200i SE version rather than the Ai version. I have heard from several of my artist friends that they prefer VueScan over the Silverfast, but I haven't used the latter so I cannot comment on that. This is a really great scanner. I miss my Coolscan, but this solves the problem very well and is very easy to use. Buy it.

Easy to set up and use.

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

Easy to install software. Much quieter than my 7200i. Works great!

Great Film Scanner Hardware

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-02

The Plustek 8200iSE has performed perfectly. It replaced my aging Nikon Coolscan 4000ED and I prefer the ergonomics of the 8200i. It works beautifully with the Vuescan software I am familiar with.

Good for negatives, awful with slides.

By Roman
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-31

Plastic housing with metal base and it feels quite solid. Extremely compact and whisper quiet. Setup and installation on Win7 was brisk without any glitches. Scanning color and B&W negs delivers surprisingly good result. Images are very sharp and Silverfast NegaFix does a great job adjusting color and contrast with almost professional result. But when you working with slides (E6), especially the high contrast intense color films like Velvia, it looks like neither scanner nor Silferfast have no idea how to have deal with them. Many images came out very dull and muddy looking. Especially in dark shadow areas where very strange color spots and tons of artifacts appeared. And this version of Silverfast has no options to change the setting. The bottom line: If your workflow includes mostly C41/B&W scanning - look no further, for this or even higher price you won't find anything better. But if you like to work with slides - be ready that your beautiful colorful and crisp Velvia's and Echtachromes will be converted to some sort of dull, muddy, sometime strange looking and dirty images. So you'd better shop EBay for 15+ years old Nikon Coolscan.

Perfect Film Scanner

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

I've owned several film scanners over the years, including the Minolta Dimage 5400, and most recently the Nikon Coolscan V ED, which finally was failing. For years I have used VueScan software with all my scanners, film and flatbed. This Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE overall outperforms every film scanner I have used. I was spoiled by the Nikon direct feed of slides or film strips and reluctant to go back to carriers. But after using this scanner, I find the carriers are superb in use. Scanning a quantity of slides or film is definitely faster than any previous scanner, and this is at full max resolution of the Plustek. Extracting maximum image quality from slides and film has never been easier. The end result of scans continue to surprise me. Sure, the Nikon, back when it was working well, delivered equal quality with maybe ever so slightly better sharpness. This Plustek delivers equal quality with excellent sharpness far easier and noticeably faster, time-wise. One issue I notice with film scanners: When there is a max bright area that borders a black area, there tends to be a flare image into the black. The Plustek is definitely superior to the Nikon on this issue (the Nikon has/had perfectly clean mirror and lens). Folks have talked about image characteristics of the Nikon conveying the qualities of film based images into digital files. Yes, there may be something to be said on this particular Nikon quality that might be lacking with other film scanners. My experience with the Plustek verses my old Nikon Coolscan, is that IF there is a difference, I am thoroughly happy with what I get with this Plustek from Kodachrome & Ektachrome slides, C41 process negatives, and B&W negatives.

Great Scanner

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-22

Works well for scanning and archiving legacy family slides and negatives!

Gallery Worthy Results

By Nathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-21

I have an Epson V600 but it is so big and not portable. Scanning quality I thought was great, but of course took a very long time to set up each time to scan a roll of film per 6 frames at a time. The Plustek is about the size of a sneaker and comes with a travel case. Extreme portable and the results are astonishing in every aspect. Yes it does take time to go though each frame and crop, color correct and change brightness and contrast, but it's easier to do it all at once than having to do it after scanning and using another software program to do the post processing. Also the plustek software has incredible results for scanning for any type of film you shoot with so you get the exact color correction for your film cameras. Also the scratch and dust removal is superb too. It takes about 8 minutes for a single negative scan at 7200 DPI which give you an incredible amount of detail for one image from a negative. That also includes the post processing for the 8 minutes. So all in all I would definitely recommend the plustek over any other device I have used.

Working great

By Corey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-24

Scanner is great, scanning slides and negatives. Works great, with no issues.

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AC 240 for Australia?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this device is multi-voltage and will work in AC 240 for Australia; you would simply need a plug tip adapter to fit it into the foreign outlets. See the link below for a recommend travel plug adapter kit:
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2022-05-23


I've read OpticFilm 8100 does not work on Mavericks.Does OpticFilm 8200 SE or 8200 AI work on Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)?
Asked by: Anonymous
Although it the 8200SE, AI is compatible with Mac, the specs state: that the external buttons are not: IntelliScan, QuickScan (PC Only) I called Plustek support and these functions are not even accessible through the software. So the AI features - which make this model more expensive - are not Mac compatible. If I have been misinformed, please provide a correction. I would still purchase this model if I could get what I'm paying for.
Answered by: David C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can it scan B&W slides?

Can it scan B&W slides?
Asked by: William
Yes, it can scan as color or B&W.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2022-01-31


Does this OpticFilm model 8200i SE really come with the SilverFast SE Plus 8 Software? I've heard reports that it actually does NOT ship with some of the OpticFilm models. I'm very seriously thinking of ordering this unit. Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
The OpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner includes SilverFast SE Plus 8 with it.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is this scanner compatible with macOS Monterey?

Is this scanner compatible with macOS Monterey?
Asked by: Grigory
Yes, this scanner is completely compatible with macOS Monterey V12.x (and all other macOS versions from 10.7 - 12.x). You can verify this on our website:
Answered by: Plustek US
Date published: 2022-07-18

What is the difference between this and the 8100?

What is the difference between this and the 8100?
Asked by: Phillip
I believe the main difference is the software that comes or doesn't come with it.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2021-03-10


Can you scan at 1200 dpi or 2400 dpi?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Plustec 8200i can scan at 1200 and 2400 dpi.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

So the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner ...

So the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner doesn't work with Mac computers, is that correct? If so what film scanner would you recommend for a Mac OS 11.6.4 user?
Asked by: Douglas
The Plustek 8200i SE scanner is Mac compatible with OS 11 and OS 12 (as well as Windows 11). They have updated driver software for the newer operating systems on their website.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-08-02
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