Scans & Digitizes 35mm Slides & Negatives, 110, 126 KPK, and Super 8 Slides & Negative
Included Speed Loaders Means No Reload for Each Slide/Negative
Built-In Software Interpolation Can Improve Quality to 22 Megapixels
No Computer Required; Saves to Internal Memory or Optional Memory Card
Video Out for TV Connection (Cable Included); Mac & PC Compatible
Description: Have any old films or slides? Here's the perfect device to help you easily organize and eternalize them. This scanner sports a powerful 14-megapixel sensor that reads every detail contained in your 35mm, 110, 126, and Super 8 slides and negatives. You can choose between the standard 14-megapixels scan, or enable the built-in software interpolation, which applies some image magic and ups the quality to an astonishing 22MP.
All you need to convert your images is included in the box - advanced technology leave no need for a computer connection to operate this scanner. It scans and converts images on its own, making it a very portable, accessible solution. It also includes speed-load adapters that make scanning easy and straightforward. Simply push them into the device, and you can feed in slides or negatives one after the after without needing to remove and reload the adapters. Press the "Scan" button when ready. Snap! The Jumbl image digitizer scans and converts your old memories into sharp, vibrant digital images in JPEG format. Images are saved to the internal memory or an optional SD card. These can then be viewed on your computer or other device, or printed out as regular photos.
Once scanning is complete, the built-in 2.4-inch color LCD screen will display your image. A clever piece of software allows you to flip & mirror the scanned image around by pressing a few buttons. This helps compensate for user error during scanning, and also adds some flexibility with image conversion. In addition, you can also adjust scanning resolution, brightness and coloration in the easy-to-navigate Capture menu.
Box Contents: - Scanner - Negative Adapter - Slide Adapter - 110 Insert - Super8 Insert - USB Cable - Power Adapter - TV Cable - Cleaning Brush - Manual
★★★★1375 real customer reviews average rating: 3.8 stars (scroll to see all)
5 Stars By J. Chambers on 2014-07-28 Inexpensive way to digitally convert your old slides and negatives - 4½ stars I have thousands of color slides that I took from the late 1960s through the late 1990s, when I ditched film for my first digital camera. Sometime in the early 1990s, I bought an expensive Nikon slide/film scanner to digitize some of the slides, but as time passed, it became hopelessly slow and out of date with its serial port connection, as well as having very clunky software. Last year I reviewed an earlier-model Jumbl scanner, the Jumbl High-Resolution 14MP Scanner/Digitizer - Converts 35mm Negatives & Slides to 14- or 22-Megapixel Digital JPEGs. It gave good results, not nearly as good as a professional slide/film scanning service would give, but the results are immediate, and most deficiencies in the quality of the scanned image can be adjusted with photo editing software. The most obvious differences are less color depth and less shadow detail than a more expensive scanner would have.
The new Jumbl scanner is a step up in ease of use and the different kinds of media it will handle. The scanner will handle color negatives in 110, 126, and 35mm sizes; transparencies in Super 8, 110, 126, and 35mm sizes; and black-and-white negatives in 110, 126, and 35mm sizes. The scanner has two options for resolution of scanned images for 110 and 35mm: 14MP and 22MP (resolution is 6MP for Super 8, and 16MP for 126 format).
The scanner is easy to use after a brief learning curve. If you're doing a lot of scanning, you'll need to insert an SDHC card to store the files on. If you're only going to do a few scans, the scanner has enough built-in memory. If the scanner is connected to a computer through a USB port, you can transfer files to your hard disk directly, otherwise you can remove the SDHC card and insert it into a card reader. A USB port provides enough power for the scanner, although it can also be powered as a standalone device with the included AC adapter.
After scanning, you can adjust the exposure and RGB values before saving the file. For the most part, I left these alone, preferring to do color correction and fine-tuning the exposure in Photoshop, which is easier and more accurate to use than the scanner's fairly clunky adjustments. The results of the scanning were generally acceptable, although shadow detail was not very good (but it was partly correctable in Photoshop). With 35mm color slides and 14MP resolution, file sizes were about 2MB. (The file sizes can be reduced substantially in Photoshop.) The actual size of a scanned 35mm slide was 4608x3072 pixels.
The scanner has a nice collection of adapter trays for holding slides and film. The trays are easier to use than the ones that came with the previous model.
One complaint: When you turn off the scanner and turn it back on, the type of film defaults to a color negative with a resolution of 14MP. As nearly as I could figure, I don't think you can change these defaults.
Overall, I give the Jumbl scanner pretty good marks for ease of use and speed. The quality of the scanned images is not as good as with name-brand scanners, but those scanners typically cost $1,000 and up (mostly up). If you need to preserve your slides and negatives and use the image files in digital devices, and you don't want to pay a fortune, the Jumbl scanner may be a good choice.
A product sample was provided for evaluation and review.
5 Stars By Mike Tarrani on 2014-07-23 Version 2.0 of a capable scanner - adds more features I had been using the first version of this scanner - Jumbl High-Resolution 14MP Scanner/Digitizer since February, It's an impressive machine and when I was offered a review sample of this version I agreed to evaluate it to see what improvements had been made.
Basically, this is the same scanner with expanded capabilities. It adds the ability to scan more film negative formats (110, 126, 127, and Super 8 slides and negatives.) I did not test those because I did not have any available, but tests of slides show about the same performance that the original version provided, down to SD card capacity maximum and enhancement features. The new speed loaders that come with this do cut down on scanning times for some media.
One thing I want to note is the basic scanning engine in this device is 14MP. It can go to 22MP in a virtual manner by using software to interpolate and enhance images. In my experience 14MP is more than sufficient resolution, but you can try both and decide for yourself.
Instead of regurgitating the product description I'll provide some real life experience with this scanner. SInce all I had on hand were slides I test ran a few to see if there was any difference in that operation between this and the earlier version. There was not. Here are some findings: you can process about sixteen slides per eighteen minutes assuming that you do a little color and brightness tweaking on each. That is almost three times faster than the old model thanks to the speed loaders that now ship with this one.
If you are the sort who has a large collection of slides and wants to know the breakeven point between the cost of having a service scan your media or do it yourself, the average price for an outside service is in the 22-25 cent range per slide. If you need to scan over 500 slides this becomes the best value (assuming that the value of your time is not factored into the equation.) That is for slides - I did not check the cost of the other media this device will scan.
Note: the SD slot will support cards up to 32GB. At 14MP you can scan a little over 6500 slides, and at 22MP about 4100. That's a lot of slides considering that 32GB SD cards are in the twenty-five dollar range at the time of this review.
Basically, if you have heirloom photos in the formats that this scanner supports it is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to digitize them. I've owned the first version for over five months and it has been a rock solid performer. I expect the same or better from this one.
5 Stars By Dr. Oceanfront on 2014-07-24 Great scanner/digitizer that will bring a smile to your face... We have lots of 35mm slides and negatives, as well as Super 8 slides and negatives that we have wanted to transfer for many years now. When I was asked to review this item, I hoped it would do the trick.
I thought transferring all the films we have would be a very difficult job, but the DBROTH Jumbl High-Resolution 22MP All-In-1 Scanner/Digitizer made the process not at all painful.
Everything you need is included in this kit. It even has speed loaders so converting our slides was not a hassle. We didn't even need a computer to do the conversion, as the unit scans and converts images all on its own. What is nice about that is we can take it to someone else's house (very portable) and help them do some conversions as well.
The unit is pretty simple and straight forward to use. After you put a slide in the Jumbl, press a button and you get a scan. This scanner has a powerful 14-megapixel sensor that reads every detail contained in all your old film (35mm, 110, 126, 127, and Super 8 slides and negatives). Jumbl has built in software that allows you to build up the quality to 22 a megapixels if you wish.
After the image digitizer scanned, it converted our items into very nice, sharp quality digital images in JPEG format. The we put them on a SD card (not included, and can take up to a 32 gig card). You also have the option to save them to the Jumbl's the internal memory. All that is left is adjusting a few things, and printing them out.
Before printing however, you can view your images on the built-in 2.4-inch color LCD screen display. Then you can also adjust scanning resolution, brightness and coloration in the capture menu. This was a very easy process.
This is really an awesome device that brought back some wonderful memories and I highly recommend it.
4 Stars By Robert Simms on 2015-06-08 Pretty Good for the Money I took a lot of slides as well as color negative film when I was younger, and now I have all those images needing conversion to digital if my children and (perhaps) grandchildren are to have any use of them. I have a flatbed Epson scanner that will do both, but rather slowly. It would do a better job than the Jumbl scanner, but not much better for the most common use, which will be to view the pictures on a monitor or make no more than 4X6 prints. For that purpose, this All-In-1 scanner is ideal. It's really simple to use. Once I got a rhythm going, I could copy a slide every 20-25 seconds. I have about 3,000 slides to copy, so seconds count. Color and exposure correction are basic on this unit, but you can get a scan in the ballpark of correct and then improve the results in computer software. The reviews of others bear out the slight weakness that detail is lost in shadows when exposure is correct overall. For the price, however, the quality is acceptable. It's not like I'm going to throw away my slides and negatives after I get finished copying them. I could always do a critical piece of film over with better equipment if I wanted to make a large or higher quality print. I'm glad I got the device. It's going to save me a lot of time.
Update: with example and comparison
After doing about 200 slides now, I have an update on my review, and it continues to be favorable. I also own an Epson Perfection 2580 Photo scanner, a flatbed unit that has a negative feeder and a transparency scanner. The Epson takes about five or six times as much time to scan and save a single slide as the Jumbl, so there's no contest as to which one gets marks for efficiency. However, how do they compare on quality? Look at the two slides at bottom. I've reduced their size for this review, of course, but otherwise there was no editing done to them. I even left the little bit of black border from the from the Epson scan.
Note the brighter image and snappier contrast of the Jumbl scanner. This is closer to the original slide. The upped contrast makes the sharpness seem greater--note the leaves of the palm tree (the picture was taken in Jericho, Israel, by the way). There's less shadow detail in the trees against the building in the Jumbl scan than there is in the Epson scan. In flash photos, this often translates to moderately noisy shadow areas if the foreground of the original was properly exposed for the flash illumination. In this picture, it doesn't much matter.
Outdoor scenics with fairly even illumination scan best on the Jumbl. Portraits do well, too, if they are not highly contrasty.
The color is virtually the same in each of the examples. Both scanners were set to use default color and contrast settings.
I'm still impressed overall with the Jumbl and insist that $100 was a good deal for what you get.
4 Stars By Michael B. on 2014-12-12 Very impressed with this device I recently purchased this since it came down to $99. I do photography on the side and like a lot of photographers started off with film then switched over to digital. I have a two drawer cabinet full of negatives from past photoshoots when shooting with film. When I got this in the mail and opened up the box and actually got to hold this device, it was light and felt like a toy but it got so many good reviews. I really didn't expect that much from it. I just wanted to see how well it would do so I grabbed a file from my cabinet, took out a negative and scanned it. After uploading the image to my computer, I have to say...I was very impressed with the quality. Scanning one negative, I could actually see the hairs on the arm of one subject. That was good enough for me! Since then I've scanned quite a few negatives and have been quite impressed.
5 Stars By Richard Thompson on 2017-03-11 Simple Way to Convert to Digital. I had seen some of these small negative scanners a few years ago and they were mostly low resolution and seemed to have mediocre reviews. This one surprised me with the 22MP resolution so I decided to try it out. I have hundreds of old B&W Negatives from my high school years as a journalism photographer for both our weekly newspaper and yearbook. And since I'm not going to set up a darkroom ever again, this gives me a quick and easy way to digitally convert them for sharing on the computer. It works very and is relatively easy to use with a simply flip thru menu. I have converted both B&W negatives and color slides. I am very happy with it. The only small criticism I have is that the scanner "crops" the sides of the negative a bit. For most people this might not matter, but as a quality photographer I always "filled my frame" so to speak, so it is a slight issue on some pictures. Other than that, it works great.
5 Stars By Byron Gourley on 2015-01-20 Very happy with this product! I had a slide scanner of similar build and function except it had no exposure control. It was a gift but try as I might I could get no satisfaction from it. This led me to be dubious about these types of scanners but after reading several reviews I purchased this one. I have been scanning slides in that are 40 to 50 years old and the results is fantastic! I am pleased with this purchase and I now have the means to go through the hundreds of slides I have and get a great image. The controls allow for exposure control, color positive or negative image and even color correction if you want to make it at the source of scanning rather than with software. I have included an image from a slide taken in 1971, of my brand new Dodge Swinger! The image scanned in true to the color and focus of the original slide.
5 Stars By CB on 2017-01-13 This scanner is perfect for digitizing my father's slide collection This scanner is perfect for digitizing my father's slide collection. To use it, I simply feed the slides into a slot on the side and push a couple of buttons. Without an SD card, the unit holds about 45 images, which I can upload to my PC with a USB cable (appears in Windows Explorer as an external device, like connecting a camera). The images are satisfactorily clear using the default settings. My whole family is so excited to see these "long-lost" pictures again!
It took me a few minutes to figure out how to use it (the instructions being somewhat lacking), so here is what you need to do for basic scanning of slides: 1. Plug unit into PC via USB cord. 2. Insert slide feeder into slot on the right side until it clicks into place. 2. Turn on unit via power button (red circle). 3. Push "mirror" button twice to get to "film type" option, then push "OK" 4. Push "flip" button to select "slide positive", then push "OK". 5. Push "OK" to select 135-type slide (the default, since it is the most common). 6. The unit then goes into capture mode, and displays the image to be scanned (which will be blank if you have not put in a slide). 7. Feed the first couple slides into the unit from the right, until you see the image of the first slide. 7. Push "Scan Menu" (which will display options with "save" being the already highlighted), and then push "OK". 8. Push another slide into the right side of the unit (first slide will come out of the left side), and repeat step 7. 9. When you are ready to upload images to PC, push "scan menu", and click "flip" twice to highlight "home", then click "OK". On main menu, click "flip" 3 times to highlight "USB MSDC", and then click "OK". This will make the unit available to your PC. Copy the images to your PC, and then use your PC to delete them from the scanner.
5 Stars By Leah Moison on 2015-05-21 Most supurb investment ever and saved my self 100's by not having to send off my negatives. Yes it was slow and tedious but only took me a week total to scan in all my negative and did so while watching netflix. Was easy to connect, operate, and navigate between the various negatives. My only suggestion is to make sure you dust off negative prior to scanning them really well or you will not only end up with them on you scanned images but you will also end up cleaning out the machine more than you want. This is just one of the examples of the scan it did on a 110 neg from almost 20 yrs old no that great of a shot and negs were not in the best of condition but scanned on the 22 mp and it turned out better than I could have ever hoped for.
5 Stars By J. C. Westervelt on 2017-04-06 Perfect for digitizing all those old slides! This little gem works exactly as advertised. It was easy to set up. Anyone who has ever fooled around with transferring images from cameras/SDcards to computers can easily figure out how to do so with the Jumbl. If not, the instructions are there, plain and simple to follow. I used it to scan-in several hundred of my old Navy days slides (early 1970s). They were all taken with an original model Olympus OM1which is one of the first things I bought when I arrived at my first duty station, the USS Richard B. Anderson (DD786) home-ported out of Yokosuka, Japan. It was easy. I didn't use any of the built-in image touch-up functions. I just saved them to the internal memory and then plugged the jumble in to my computer and use Photoshop Elements to touch them up. Up until now if I'd wanted to view these old slides I'd used an old GAF Pana-View slide-viewer- also bought at the same time as the camera. Anyway, I am a happy guy. It was money well spent.