Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 Review – Scanners are a dime a dozen and not until recently, once you have seen one, you have probably seen them all. You place in your documents, you slam the scanner shut, and you see green alien lights scan your documents. Fujitsu however, took a different stance; they made scanning more convenient with the Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600.
Looking like a common table lamp, it actually is a technological marvel as it actually uses equidistant scanning to accurately and quickly scan documents as well as 3D objects. It has a Scan button located on its middle bar, while it also comes with a black scanning platform to improve and provide scanning measurements and quality.
The device also comes with a variety of features designed to make scanning easier as well as post editing. Its equidistant scanner allows any documents of all sizes to be scanned ranging from business cards to A3 size landscapes. It can also scan bound books and magazines with relative ease thanks to the VI technology. With its VI technology, it is able to minimise unevenness in image quality and provide smooth images even at a distance. Furthermore, its companion software makes scanning navigation easy through its Quick Menu which pops up immediately after scanning to simplify procedures such as linking data to the application.
When it comes down to image quality after scanning, this device is surprisingly accurate despite scanning at a distance. The scanner is able to scan a full 75 pages from a magazine in under 10 minutes which is pretty fast. The images from the scans are also of good quality and with high colour accuracy and little text bleeding. However, one of the downsides of having a scanner that does not press down the documents is it has problems handling curvatures from books and magazines which distorts the final image. On the plus side, it can scan documents with small traces of footprints but on the other end of the spectrum, it can’t scan transparencies.
So after testing the Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600, we find that the scanner is definitely a one of a kind scanner which saves space and performs fast. But at its current price, it may prove to be a barrier for users on a budget.
- Touch free scanner
- Small footprint
- Cannot correct page curvature accurately
- Cannot scan transparencies
Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 Specifications
- Scanner Type: Over Head
- Scanning modes: Colour, grayscale, monochrome, Automatic
- Image Sensor: Lens reduction optics/ colour CCD x1
- Optical Resolution: Horizontal (285 to 218 dpi) Vertical scanning (283 to 152 dpi)
- Dimensions: 210 x 156 x 383mm
- Weight: 3Kg