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Should You Buy a Kodak Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 01 May 2020
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should you buy a Kodak Scanner?

Kodak is well known for its digital cameras, inkjet printers, camcorders and photo printers.

We've collated all the key information on Kodak scanners in this handy guide. We've analysed over 4,300 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 370+ scanners to impartially compare each scanner brand.

Kodak are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular scanners. Their scanners start at $425 for the ScanMate i1150 Scanner which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has an A4 / us letter max scan size and an adf scanner and go up to $9,502 for the i4250 Scanner which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a misc max scan size and an adf scanner. The average price of a new Kodak scanner is $2,266.

Kodak are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular scanners.

Is Kodak the Best Scanner Brand?

So are Kodak scanners any good? We give every scanner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all scanners we are able to impartially rank all the scanner brands.

Kodak is ranked the No. 6 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Kodak is the 6th best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,469 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
604 reviews
#3
89%
89%
105 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
847 reviews
#5
84%
84%
215 reviews
#6
81%
81%
37 reviews
#7
HP
United States
81%
81%
398 reviews
#8
Visioneer
78%
78%
15 reviews
#9
Iris
74%
74%
66 reviews
#10
I.R.I.S.
72%
72%
7 reviews
#11
Japan
70%
70%
0 reviews
#12
Avision
69%
69%
7 reviews
#13
Adesso
62%
62%
0 reviews
#14
Veho
53%
53%
0 reviews
#15
Kenro
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Kodak scanners compare to the other scanner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All scanner Brands
Kodak Scanners

Kodak have better reviews than the typical scanner brand, with the average rating of a Kodak scanner being 73%.

The average review score for a Kodak scanner is 73%.

There's a smaller selection of Kodak scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with only 10 Kodak scanners currently on the market in the US. Kodak scanners also tend to be more expensive than most other scanner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$668
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,999
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$2,266
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,999
Price Distribution of Kodak Scanners

What Do the Kodak Scanner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Kodak scanner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Kodak and then compared this to the other scanner brands.

Kodak logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
15
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Kodak logo

User Reviews

5 stars
9
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
3
Kodak has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its scanners than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 94% of expert reviews and 75% of user reviews for Kodak scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% and 85% respectively across all Scanner brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Kodak scanners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other scanner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Plustek Fujitsu HP Iris Xerox Kodak
PC Mag logo
64%
13 reviews
78%
4 reviews
71%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
76%
8 reviews
77%
6 reviews
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
82%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
73%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
40%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
alphr.com logo
50%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
83%
2 reviews
83%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
88%
1 review
72%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
diskidee.nl logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
mrhightech.fr logo
88%
3 reviews
chimerarevo.com logo
74%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
1 review
techmagnifier.com logo
65%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
88%
2 reviews
63%
1 review
everyeye.it logo
75%
1 review
73%
2 reviews
pcproffesionale.it
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
pcquest.com logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
74%
2 reviews
macnn.com logo
85%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
11 reviews
76%
19 reviews
68%
8 reviews
58%
11 reviews
63%
2 reviews
63%
3 reviews
Average
71%
46 reviews
83%
44 reviews
74%
23 reviews
69%
20 reviews
74%
19 reviews
75%
16 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Kodak Scanners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for Kodak scanners. The table below compares the number of awards received by Kodak to other popular scanner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Kodak has won 4 awards for its scanners.

Compare all award winning scanners

Number of Awards Plustek Fujitsu HP Iris Xerox Kodak
PC Mag logo
2
1
1
3
alphr.com logo
2
1
1
chip.com.my logo
1
1
1
Ephotozine logo
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
in4.pl logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
xtremehardware.com logo
1
winmagpro.nl logo
1
whatnext.pl logo
1
vonguru.fr logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
itproportal.com logo
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
IT Reviews.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
1
1
Total
8
9
4
8
9
4

How Reliable Are Kodak Scanners?

We checked over 4,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Kodak scanners. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Kodak scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Kodak scanners are reliable.

So, most people think that Kodak scanners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Kodak scanners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Totally reliable
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Kodak Scanner?

Kodak ALARIS S2070

$748.00
Advanced Technology Emporium
Kodak ALARIS S2070
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Kodak ALARIS S2070
600 X
600
DPI
70ppm
ADF SCAN

A great mid range choice, priced at $748 is the Kodak ALARIS S2070, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
Multi feed detection
Supports legal paper size
Smaller than average scanning noise level (50dB)

A top-rated and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner, with a fair price. It has a duplex scanning and a multi feed detection and supports colour scanning. Our review analysis indicates that it's expensive.

89
Reviews
2 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Kodak ALARIS S2070 has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.

Kodak Alaris S2070 Scanner Unboxing
Kodak Alaris S2070 Scanner Unboxing

The cheapest price that we could find for the ALARIS S2070 in the US is $748.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Ultimate Kodak Scanner?

Kodak i4250 Scanner

$9,156.49
Adorama
Kodak i4250 Scanner
Buy Now
Kodak i4250 Scanner
600 X
600
DPI
110ppm
ADF SCAN
SPEED (B/W,

For those with an unlimited budget then the Kodak i4250 Scanner is the best Kodak scanner out there. At $9,156.49 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 72.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
Supports legal paper size

A good spec but only ok value for money 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf scanner. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning.

79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the i4250 Scanner in the US is $9,156.49 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Kodak Scanner?
Is Kodak the Best Scanner Brand?
What Do the Kodak Scanner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Kodak Scanners Received?
How Reliable Are Kodak Scanners?
What is the Best Mid-Range Kodak Scanner?
What is the Ultimate Kodak Scanner?

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