Scanner Review: HP Scanjet G3010|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, February 16, 2007 - 00:03 EST)
Under $100 with 4800x9600 dpi, 48-bit color and a transparency adapter to scan slides and negatives? Yes indeed.
HP's slender G3010 has got what it takes to handle prints, no question. You can even throw a handful of them on the glass and it will save each image separately, straightening them out for you, too.
And it has the resolution and bit depth to handle film, although we found the results less impressive. Just for fun we compared them to what the high-end Epson V700 can do (although we ratcheted down the v700 to the G3010's defaults). The big problem with slides was actually how they mount.
One delightful surprise, however, was scanning a document to PDF. The built-in OCR converts the document to text (rather than merely an image) and links any email or Web addresses. Very nice!
Read our review for the whole story!