Plustek SmartPhoto F50 Compact

Rating: 2/5 ★★☆☆☆ 

Price £89

The Plustek smartphoto F50 compact is promoted as a small and lightweight slide scanner, that will do a no frills job of scanning your slides.

With a 1800 Dpi scan mode it will produce some nice results for its price but doesn’t come with any form of enhancement features like scratch removal or comprehensive photo editing software. This isn’t a problem for a home project but if you’re expecting more then you will need to get hold of separate editing software as sometimes scans can need some tweaking, particularly in terms of exposure. It’s a USB powered device and comes with one slide holder that will carry 4 slides, or a strip of negative film. So overall a nice basic scanner that will produce good results for its size and weight.



  • Compact and mobile
  • High quality image reproduction
  • 1800 Dpi Scan Resolution
  • 5 Megapixel effective output
  • Fast and real-time previews
  • Two one-touch buttons
  • Two film/slide/negative holders included
  • Image manipulation software
  • Simple to install set up and use
Dimensions: 15.5 x 10.4 x 10 cm ; 308 g

Comes with:

  • Scanner
  • Film Holder for Mounted slides (up to 4 slides)
  • Film Holder for Filmstrip (up to 6 frames)
  • USB cable
  • Quick guide
  • Plustek Setup/Application CD-ROM

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