The best slide scanners on the market have the ability to breathe new life into your old boxes of film negatives and slides that would otherwise be sat gathering dust.
In this review we take a look at the Kenro KNSC201 which is a neat compact device capable of scanning 50mm slides, 35mm, 110, 126KPK, both color or monochrome and can also scan the tiny Super 8 format using its various included film slide adapters.
With your old film and slides converted into digital files they’ll have a new lease of life as you can share your images with friends and family, put together new family photo albums or even plug the device into a TV to show everyone your shots on the big screen.
So it's clear you'll need a film scanner of some kind to digitize your beloved old photos, but at $150/£120 the Kenro KNSC201 asks a high price. In this review we dug out some old film and slides to put it through its paces and find out if it deserves your hard-earned cash...
The Kenro KNSC201 is pleasantly small and lightweight, tipping the scales at 8.8oz and with dimensions of 87x86.5x102.5mm it doesn’t take up much desk space and easily fits in a drawer after use.
For its asking price of $150/£120 you do get a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor with a resolution of 16MP (4920x3280px), which can be interpolated up to 24MP (6000x4000px). Interpolation is the process of artificially creating extra pixels in software so that images and scans can be blown up and viewed or printed at a larger scale.
The native 16MP resolution makes it one of the higher resolution scanners on the market. We recently reviewed Kodak's Slide N Scan which costs $179.99/£194, but can only scan 35mm at 13MP, which is 19% less resolution at the highest fidelity.