If you shoot film and you’re willing to look past the shady moves that Kodak pulled off at the 2018 CES, you might want to keep reading. There’s no denying that the company has been strong on their film game in recent years, so it makes sense that they had a bunch of film photography stuff at their CES booth. One of these was the SCANZA Digital Film Scanner, a 14/22 Megapixel scanner that can take 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8, and 8mm film negatives and slides.
If the SCANZA looks familiar to you, it’s most likely because it looks and works a lot like the Wolverine F2D. We reviewed the Wolverine last year and found that, while the quality isn’t comparable to that of pricier, pro-level scanners, it’s not so shabby either. We imagine Kodak’s new film scanner to produce the same quality of scans as the Wolverine.
Like the Wolverine, the SCANZA is geared towards the consumer market that may want to scan their old negatives and slides. Today’s film photographers looking for affordable options to scan their films may also find this interesting. Kodak’s offering is priced at $169.99.
Aside from form, the SCANZA’s quick features shows its similarities with the Wolverine:
- 14/22 Megapixel resolution
- Adjustable scanning resolution, brightness and coloration
- PC/MAC® compatible (software not required)
- Save to computer of SD™ card (not included)
- Video-out for TV connection
- HDMI output
- Convenient, easy-loading film and negative adapters and inserts
- Tilt-up 3.5” color TFT LCD screen
Meanwhile, this video from Kodak’s CES 2018 booth shows the similarities in operation:
So, apart from minimal upgrades or changes in interface and features, it’s safe to say the SCANZA borrows its technology from Wolverine, and perhaps other budget scanners of the same caliber. While the SCANZA won’t replace your flatbed scanner (or your lab’s drum scanner), it can do the job for quick sharing on social media or digitizing those old negatives from family albums.
Find out more about the SCANZA Digital Film Scanner on Kodak’s website.
SCANZA Digital Film Scanner images via Kodak