Nikon CoolScan V ED Slide & Film Scanner Reviews
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Nikon CoolScan V ED Slide & Film Scanner

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  • Best film scanner in its class: the Nikon Coolscan V ED.

    Sep 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent image quality, reliable mechanical build, intuitive design, good software, reasonably priced.
    Cons: Nothing worth mentioning so far.

    Summary: Introduction I teach digital photography and I own a compact digital camera. I enjoy both of them thoroughly. The convenience of digital photography is unquestionable, but the image quality has been more than questionable for many years. As ... read more

  • Excellent scanner

    May 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Slides come out beautiful, many options for adjustment
    Cons: Only 1 slide per scan, can be complicated to set up

    Summary: I have scanned in a total of maybe 1,000 slides. The scanner is great in handling a variety of slides in different conditions. It handled everything except the very worst ones that were completely washed out. The slides came out excellent, with ... read more

  • Not great for massive jobs, buggy Mac software

    May 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reasonably good scans
    Cons: Buggy, clumsy Macintosh software

    Summary: I've been using the CoolScan V ED for about a month. Since I've switched to a digital camera and I'm now making my own prints, I want to digitize all my negatives so I can archive them to DVD and throw away the bulky film. I've been taking 35mm pictures ... read more

  • Nikon Coolscan V Scanner -- after 600 slides review

    Feb 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent images and software
    Cons: Slow and noisy, will scan one slide at a time, only

    Summary: My dad purchased a Nikon Coolscan V scanner recently, and I took over the job of scanning over 30 years of memories, long forgotten in shoeboxes and shelves high up and out of sight. The scanner works very well in obtaining high-resolution digital images ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED

    Mar 31, 2009 by
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    Pros: Good quality
    Cons: No drivers from Nikon to support Vista 64.

    Summary: While I am pleased with the scanner itself, I am very disappointed with Nikon's lack of driver support.  I recently updated to a computer running Vista 64 and discovered that this expensive scanner is not is not supported with an appropriate driver ... read more

  • Unreliable Product and Poor Support

    Apr 10, 2007 by
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    Pros: Competent while working.
    Cons: Shoddy construction. Poor service

    Summary: I put my new Nikon Coolscan V Ed into service and found that it worked for about six hours. Then it broke down and ceased to function. I sent it overnight to the company for service under their one year warranty. They have supposedly been working on ... read more

  • Excellent value, performs very well

    Jan 6, 2006 by
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    Pros: Easy to use, easy to set up, and produces excellent-quality images.
    Cons: Software could be improved from a stability standpoint

    Summary: I have scanned about 20 images now and I have to say that I'm thoroughly impressed. The overall resolution, detail and contrast is outstanding, not to mention the Digital ICE touch-ups. I also don't experience the slowness that others have reported. I ... read more

  • Excellent investment if preserving the past

    Oct 4, 2005 by
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    Pros: Excellent quality of image, Reasonable price.
    Cons: Lacks a detailed usage manual. Defaults are set for slides in good condition.

    Summary: Excellent scanner. almost too easy to get started. Takes a little while of playing to change the defaults to what you want. Was able to restore everything but the poorest. Still lost some from fungus, but so fat have scanned 400 of an eventual 2000 ... read more

  • Impressive performance

    Sep 19, 2004 by
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    Pros: Speed, scan quality
    Cons: Price

    Summary: I didn't know anything about scanners but I needed one as I love shooting with film, but I like post-processing my pictures. So I followed the recommendations of the main reviews and forums I could see and went for this Coolscan. Minolta's scan dual IV ... read more

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