Summit Photofix SP5

Rating: 2.5/5 ★★½☆☆ 

Price £97.99

The Summit Photofix sp5 is promoted as being a stand-alone but be aware that without buying a separate adaptor the battery will need to be charged via USB. Having said that, it is a good little scanner that once charged will scan straight to SD card from anywhere with its 2.3in colour screen and lithium battery.

The bundled software is not the best and the lack of flexibility in the software and hardware give fewer options for modifying images but scan quality is decent providing 1800dpi (3600dpi through Interpolation). Another point to bear in mind is that the model is very similar to a few slightly cheaper scanners produced by other manufacturers, so make sure you check out others in the “basic scanners” category. All in all a standard specification for a home project slide scanner, which will do what it says, simply scan slides to an SD card without any fuss.


Image Sensor 5MP CMOS Sensor

Colour Control Automatic

Exposure Control Automatic

Lens Fixed Focus 12.3mm f6.4

Frame Rate for Live Preview 7.5fps

Capture resolution 2592×1680 pixels

Resolution 1800dpi (3600dpi via interpolation)

Light source 3 white LED Lights Screen

Screen 2.4 inch TFT colour display

Media Card Support SD and SDHC cards to 32GB

Power via USB cable from Computer or optional mains adapter

Internal Battery 800mah Li-Ion

Dimensions 165(h)x 100(w)x96(d)mm

Bundled Software Arcsoft Media Impression

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