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Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED

Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED
alaScore 75

113 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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9 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Film ScannerNikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Film Scanner

Dec, 2017

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

NIKON COOLSCAN 4000 ED

 
Jun, 2001

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: TIPA Awards (tipa.com)

Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED

 
Jan, 2001

Expert review by: (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED

 

The Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED is a high-performance yet affordable ($1695 MSRP) desktop scanner for 35mm and APS film and slides. It features a 3,946-pixel monochrome linear CCD that scans an area of 25.2 x 38mm (3946x5959 pixels) with an optical scann

Mar, 2001

Expert review by: (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Film Scanner

 

The Basics The Super Coolscan 4000 ED is a compact desktop package that can operate in either of two orientations. Most users who don't advantage of the (optional) automatic slide feeder attachment will likely operate the unit standing upright, in...

As a tool for extracting the maximum amount of information from a piece of film, the Super Coolscan 4000 ED literally has no equal in the desktop scanner world. (At least, among the scanners we've tested to date.) Applying its full power involves a...

Expert review by: Andreas Kaseder (photo.net)

Nikon Coolscan 4000

 

Most slide films up to 100 ASA and Kodak E200 and Provia 400F have MUCH smaller grain than one of the finest grain negative films Fuji Superia Reala. Negative film scratches easily.

Consumer review by: affromva (epinions.com)

I'd Stay Away From Any Nikon Scanner

 

Cheap

Cheap. Next time, I'll believe epinions.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: spencercat (epinions.com)

Great Resolution, Far From Automated

 

I bought the Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED about a year ago to archive my family slides (~1,500 of them). Overall, I have been very pleased with its capabilities, especially when used with Ed Hamrick's Vuescan software.

Batch Slide Scanning ; Digital ICE removes dust ; Firewire interface (card included)

Kodachrome, B/W get no Digital ICE ; Software interface unintuitive ; Slides often jam in feeder

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: spencercat (epinions.com)

Great Resolution, Far From Automated

 

Batch Slide Scanning ; Digital ICE removes dust ; Firewire interface (card included)

Kodachrome, B/W get no Digital ICE ; Software interface unintuitive ; Slides often jam in feeder

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: jawzx (epinions.com)

A Phenomonal Lens, A phenomonal scanner does NOT make.

 

I Currently Work in the digital imaging "department" of a small Photo finishing chain, and since we are a Nikon dealer the obvious solution for our own slide and negative scanning needs seemed to be a Super Coolscan 4000 ed. Boy was I disapointed.

Top Drawer Resolution, Very Low Digital Noise, Powerfull Software

Slow Scan Speed, Mediocre Colour Accuracy, Complicated software, Poor B+W perfomance.

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: jawzx (epinions.com)

A Phenomonal Lens, A phenomonal scanner does NOT make.

 

Top Drawer Resolution, Very Low Digital Noise, Powerfull Software

Slow Scan Speed, Mediocre Colour Accuracy, Complicated software, Poor B+W perfomance.

Aug, 2002
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Product Specifications

Nikon offers its film scanner - the Super Coolscan 4000 ED. It is a superior quality scanner that enables 35mm/IX240 film scanning at true 4, 000-dpi optical resolution. Its 14-bit A/D conversion input and 16-bit output deliver accurate color reproduction. What's more, it offers high-speed scanning (approximately 38 sec including image transfer to display) at 4,000 dpi. The Super Coolscan 4000 ED is the most suitable tool for professional photographers, designers, and other pro users who are looking for the best possible digital replication and highly efficient operation. Supporting the Super Coolscan 4000 ED's superior image quality are a newly developed custom CCD, a new setup function for auto correction of tone and color, and proprietary LED illumination. Also employed is a technologically advanced Scanner Nikkor ED lens incorporating ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that reduce chromatic aberration. This lens also minimizes image distortion and delivers sharp images. The scanner offers slide-scanning capability of up to 50 with the attachment of Slide Feeder SF-200(S) (optional). In addition, roll film scanning is available by attaching Roll Film Adapter SA-30 (optional). The Super Coolscan 4000 ED supports high-speed IEEE 1394 interface (the IEEE 1394 board is included).

Design

Colour of product:Black, grey
Scanner Type:Film/slide

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:31.5cm/31.5mm/315mm
Height:16.9cm/16.9mm/169mm
Weight:3kg
Width:9.3cm/9.3mm/93mm

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:4000 ED
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Super Coolscan

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, FireWire
Drivers included: Yes

Performance

Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:FireWire 400

Power

Current:0.3
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power supply type:AC

Scanner

Colour Depth:16-bit (64k colours)
Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Colour
Interface Type:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:4000dpi
Max Supported Document Size:25.1 x 38 mm
Max Supported Media Size:25.1 x 38 mm
Max V-Optical Resolution:4000dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload
Supported Document Type:Film / Slides
Supported Media Type:Film / Slides
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)

Scanning

Colour scanning: Yes
Film scanning: Yes
Maximum scan size:25.1 x 38
Optical scanning resolution:4000 x 4000
Output colour depth:16

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:31.5
Height :16.9
Weight:3 / 46
Width:9.3