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5.2 out of 10

HP Scanjet 4890

Scan more - up to 16 slides (35 mm), 30 negatives, two to four m Read more

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Reviews and Problems with HP Scanjet 4890

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Overall 6

"Initially felt ripped off"

Flacko12, CNET
27 August 2006
  • Pros: Easy to use; does a good job on photos
  • Cons: That slide holder is a load of rubbish
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Overall 6

It has problems in scanning slides

Bluesky, Amazon
8 April 2006
  • Summary: If you intend to use the scanner for digitizing 35mm slides, be aware that this scanner has some problems. If you load the slide holder with 16 slides, the preview scan may only recognize 8 or 10 of these, and you have to try to manually recover the others. This may or may not be successful. This is especially a problem with slides that are relatively dark, but the same slides were scanned without difficulty by my old Epson scanner.
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Overall 6
Value for money 2
Picture quality 6
Ease of setup 8
Speed performance 10
Color and saturation 8

ScanJet - fast but inconsistent scans

ironie, Ciao
12 August 2007
  • Excerpt: "...the box you get: the HP ScanJet 4890 photo scanner, built-in slide and negative adapter and template kit, USB cable, power supply adapter/power cord, CDs with software and user instructions, setup poster, user's manual, warranty card My experience. A lot about this scanner is excellent but not everything. It is very quick to scan but doesn’t always recognise everything it should, for example when loading with 16 slides or 30 negatives it doesn’t ...
  • Pros: quick, decent software, good images after some repeats and fiddling
  • Cons: inconsistent quality
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