Reviews & hands-on

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Veho Renovo photo scanner review

    By 18 February 2011

    Cast your mind back to the days when Facebook didn't exist, DM referred to a boot rather than a direct message and no one had a digital camera. Remember? Chances are that it's hard to forget, as you've probably got shoeboxes full of old photos to remind...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Canon Canoscan LiDE 700F scanner review

    By 2 April 2009

    Standalone scanners have dropped in popularity since the all-conquering multi-function device came along, but there’s still a market for scanners. The LiDE 700F, the latest flatbed scanner from Canon, is a compact device with loads of features. The...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax DSmobile 600 portable scanner review

    By 11 February 2008

    There are tasks the average computer user needs to carry out that are often better suited to the office, such as printing or scanning. However, there are an ever-increasing number of tools that allow you to do more on the move. This scanner from Pentax...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner review

    By 2 January 2008

    The Epson Perfection V750 Pro is a very similar beast indeed to its Perfection V700 Photo counterpart and as such, it shares much of that model’s kit. The same physical design, the same dual lenses one for high-resolution scanning (up to 4800ppi optical...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Plustek OpticFilm 7300 film scanner review

    By 19 December 2007

    Plustek may not be the first scanner name on your lips when you start to cast your eye about when researching the market for a machine to digitise all those old negatives and slides stashed in shoe boxes under the bed. But, it has a steadily growing range...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Canon CanoScan 4400F scanner review

    By 9 May 2007

    The 4400F comes packed with easy to use features and plenty of scanning kit to help make the job easier and faster. The silver, grey and black livery looks nice and the swooping curves across the “advanced” Z-lid that also features the built in FAU...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Canon CanoScan LIDE 600F scanner review

    By 12 April 2007

    Canon’s latest Contact Image Sensor LiDE scanner is the 600F, which updates the preceding model, the 500F. It brings to the LiDE range 48-bit colour and 4800 x 9600ppi scanning for the first time and so offers a tempting set of features for those in...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Genius ColorPage BR600 Card Scanner review

    By 30 March 2007

    You might not think that a business card scanner is for you, after all they are usually rather bulky, rather expensive and unless you are a business person travelling around and shaking hands with suits then you won’t have anything to scan in the first...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Canon CanoScan 8600F scanner review

    By 14 March 2007

    Canon’s CanoScan 8600F is an attractive A4 scanner with built-in Film Adapter Unit, erm ... film scanning hood. The silver liveried scanner has a black strip across the top plate, a top plate that houses the FAU and seven EX Buttons, providing fast,...

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    HP Scanjet 8200 scanner review

    By 26 February 2007

    The Scanjet 8200 is more business scanning machine than strictly a photo scanner, you can even buy it with an additional automatic document feeder, by having said that it can scan A4 documents on the A4 plate, negatives (four frames on a strip) and slides...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner review

    By 27 July 2006

    Over the last 2 years Epson has produced some exceptional scanners, the 4870 was a cracker, followed a year later by the 4990, which improved the package even further. In short they’re great scanners for both flat reflective originals such as photo...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Plustek OpticFilm 7200i scanner review

    By 24 May 2006

    So you've gone digital? But let me quess, you've got a shoe box full of photographs that just aren't getting a look in over your digital collection? Plustek hope to change this with its compact, dedicated, 35mm film or negative film scanner. The 7200i...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    HP 4890 Scanner review

    By 31 January 2006

    Flatbed scanners are increasingly able to do more and more in terms of the bits you can scan on them, and like many flatbeds at the 4890's level, scanning multiple film formats as part of the package is a must have, particularly if you want to archive...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Fujitsu fi-5110EOX2 ScanSnap Scanner review

    By 8 June 2005

    Looking rather like Fujitsu have gutted a batch of bubblejet printers, ScanSnap brings new technology to a familiar package, and although the model number is longer than that of a Star Wars robot, this is the third iteration of this device. This latest...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Epson Stylus Photo RX620 review

    By 6 June 2005

    For the small office user where space is always an important factor, having an all-in-one printer, copier and scanner can certainly be appealing, but are you restricting yourself by having an all in one solution, and more importantly is the sum of all...