looking for portable photo and doc scanner


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Bill Pressing

I'm looking for as portable a scanner as possible, preferably one I don't
need a PC to operate, that will easily scan both documents and photos. I
have owned a VuPoint Magic Wand for some time and it's good if I'm not in a
hurry but no good for hundreds of medical billing forms and it only does
so-so on photos plus I don't know how well the scans were until I see them
on the PC later.

Recently, I found out about "mobile" scanners and I have just purchased a
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300. However, I should have researched more beforehand
because it requires a PC to operate and isn't the greatest in the photo
scans. I have yet to receive the scanner and may just send it back once it
arrives.

So.... what is available that offers portability (hand held, battery
operated, no PC to operate), speed (I need to scan hundreds of medical bills
into digital format), and ability to scan photos decently of up to 8x10
size, and ideally costs less than $350, and has good reviews as well?

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks in advance,
Bill Pressing
 
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Rob

Depending on the quality you need, you might find that a decent
contemporary point-and-shoot camera with macro capability will do the
job.

Isaac
I would agree with that and there are plenty of cameras capable in the
12-14mp range.

make, get or something to - mount the camera square to the documents at
a fixed distance - a fixed copy stand arrangement which will pull apart
or fold up, but still stable to stop vibration.


http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Paperless-Digital-Copy-Machine/

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/53768-REG/Testrite_CS7_CS_7_Mini_Copy_Stand.html

You can look for more.
 
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marten.landstrom

Den fredagen den 13:e juli 2012 kl. 18:01:09 UTC+2 wrote Bill Pressing:
I'm looking for as portable a scanner as possible, preferably one I don't
need a PC to operate, that will easily scan both documents and photos. I
have owned a VuPoint Magic Wand for some time and it's good if I'm not in a
hurry but no good for hundreds of medical billing forms and it only does
so-so on photos plus I don't know how well the scans were until I see them
on the PC later.
http://www.getdoxie.com/

If scanning without a pc is important and You also have a lot to scan, then a sheet feeder is nice to have.

The Brother ADS-2100 is not portable, but will scan to usb without a computer present.
Recently, I found out about "mobile" scanners and I have just purchased a
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300. However, I should have researched more beforehand
because it requires a PC to operate and isn't the greatest in the photo
scans. I have yet to receive the scanner and may just send it back once it
arrives.
There should be similar choices without the need for a pc.

M
 
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Rob


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