Kodak may still be actively advocating the use of film, but that doesn’t mean they’re ignorant of the digital world and people’s desire for it. Today, they’ve released the Kodak Scanza, a new digital scanner that can take all manner of different film types and convert them to 14-megapixel jpegs. From there you can save and transfer via an SD card and edit/share/print to your heart’s content. For old-school film lovers, this is definitely a great way to save your work for the digital age.
Today Eastman Kodak Company announced the availability of the KODAK SCANZA digital film and slide scanner available from its North American brand licensee, C+A Global. The versatile film-to-JPEG converter digitizes a variety of formats including 35mm, 126, 110, super 8 and 8mm negatives and slides into optimized 14-megapixel or interpolated 22-megapixel digital files. Images can then be transferred to any Mac or PC via an SD card for saving, sharing, printing and editing. The all-in-one package comes ready to go with everything needed to start scanning slides and negatives: various film adapters and inserts, a built-in LCD color display, an exceptionally easy-to-use operational interface, plus multiple cables for device hookup.
“Kodak has a steep heritage in film and, perhaps more importantly, helping people preserve life’s precious memories. Many folks have boxes filled with KODAK film ready to be given new life, with no means of doing so,” said Joel Satin, VP Brand Licensing at Eastman Kodak Company. “With the KODAK SCANZA digital film scanner, reliving these moments and bringing them into the digital world is as easy as scan, save and share.”
The KODAK SCANZA Scanner features an intuitive user interface that allows users to enhance the image quality of their film, including the ability to adjust RGB levels and brightness for ideal image coloring. With the scanner’s gallery mode, users can display images in a slideshow, then rotate, flip and delete images as they see fit.
KODAK SCANZA Scanner Highlights and Benefits:
Convert Film to JPEG in Seconds – The SCANZA scanner’s powerful 14-megapixel sensor captures images from 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 and 8mm negatives and slides in stunning HD clarity, while its optional integrated interpolation setting enhances images up to 22-megapixels.
Large 3.5″ LCD Screen – The high-definition built-in LCD color display features adjustable brightness and convenient tilt for easy operation and image viewing, allowing users to easily edit images using the scanner’s various settings.
An Adapter for Everything – The KODAK SCANZA scanner ships with multiple film inserts and adapters for converting various negatives and slides for fast and flexible operation; it’s large one-touch buttons allow for one-step scan and save.
Intuitive User Interface – Displayed on the scanner’s clear, bright LCD screen, the user interface includes a helpful tray and insert directory, as well as simple-to-navigate image editing capabilities and a gallery for browsing through saved images.
HDMI/Video Cables and More Included – The KODAK SCANZA scanner comes with everything needed to start scanning images, including HDMI/video cables for viewing images on a television, an AC adapter, USB power cable and a film cleaning brush.
The KODAK SCANZA scanner is available now for $169.99 on Amazon.