Film Scanner Review: Kodak Scanza

The Kodak Scanza is a simple to use scanner with a few quirks.

I’ve reviewed options like the Kodak Scanza before that I wish were higher in quality, but what you’re getting for the most part isn’t really all that awful. It takes your 35mm film and can deliver up to 22MP JPEG files. If you want TIFFs or DNG files, then you’ll need something significantly higher end that is bound to take up more real estate on your desk. But if you just want to scan your photos, it’s seriously tough to beat the Kodak Scanza. It works via a simple interface that takes your film, gives you an immediate preview with color corrections, and allows you to scan by simply pressing a button. These images are then put onto an SD card or onto your computer directly. This all sounds fantastic, except that the Kodak Scanza suffers from a few design issues that are holding back my highest recommendations.

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Kodak’s New SCANZA Film Scanner Looks Like an Upgraded Wolverine F2D

The new Kodak SCANZA Digital Film Scanner is a lot like the Wolverine F2D but with a few updates.

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.

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