The HP G3010 scanner offers 4800 x 9600 DPI resolution, enough for slides and negatives as well as photos.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

80%
Overall score:80%

Pros:

  • Reasonable reflective scans, well constructed.

Cons:

  • Extremely slow film scans, awkward control software.

Product:

HP G3010

Price as reviewed:

£75.00

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The HP G3010 is utterly conventional – indeed, it resembles several HP scanners we’ve have tested in the past few years. And it doesn’t offer any startling innovations. It’s one of the bigger units available, but it has pleasant styling and is well constructed.





Performance and Image Quality

In use, the G3010 isn’t particularly quiet but it’s not too noisy. Speed is on a par with the other units in this category in terms of reflective scans, but a film scan at 1600ppi takes nearly ten minutes. And the wait wasn’t particularly worth it, with soft results, though respectable colour.

As usual with HP scanners we found the HP control software too unconventional for comfort and we couldn’t get TWAIN working under Windows Vista.

Full Specification

Dimensions:
298 x 472 x 90mm
Bundled Software:
Integrated OCR, HP Photosmart Share, HP Image Editor, HP Redeye Removal

Connectivity:
USB 2.0
Operating System:
-

D-Max:
-
Colour Depth:
-

Film Size:
Two 35mm slides or two 35mm neg frame
Optical Resolution:
4800x9600ppi

Maximum Print Size:
-
Illumination:
Cathode lamp/

Sensor:
CCD+optical lens
Output:
-

Weight:
3kg