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Kodak Mobile Film Scanner: Save & Share your 35mm Film for just £35

Simon Skinner - 3 years ago

Kodak has revealed a brand-new mobile film scanner that lets you scan with your smartphone and it’s made almost entirely from cardboard.

The new Kodak Mobile Film Scanner comes in at a reasonably affordable £35 [approx] and takes two AA batteries for power.

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Kodak Mobile Film Scanner key specs

  • Needs 2 AA batteries [not included]
  • Compatible film types: 35mm B&W film negatives, colour film negatives, colour slide positives
  • Material: heavy-duty cardboard
  • App: for Android 5.0 and onwards and iOS iPhone 6 and beyond
  • Internal backlight
  • The tray takes both 35mm negatives and 35mm slides
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To scan images, you’ll have to download the partner app. Kodak says the app lets photographers “crop, rotate and adjust images, alter colour and contrast, add flattering filters, and switch camera from negative to positive mode with just a swipe”.

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Kodak also told PhotoBite: “Our handy scanner is crafted of heavyweight cardboard, which folds down into a small, compact package for portable ease. A built-in LED backlight illuminates your old 35mm films and slides, while the dedicated KODAK Mobile Film Scanner app lets you control everything on your smartphone screen. Crop, rotate and adjust images, add flattering filters, and share directly to social media for Throwback Thursday and more. It’s time to get moving on your personal media conversion.”

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Once you’ve got all the scans you want, the scanner can be dismantled and rather conveniently transforms into a slender box.

Head to Kodak’s website for more info.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.