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Hello everyone. After browsing the site for a while, I decided to make an account to add to the ever-growing database of game magazines.
After reading the FAQs and other posts, I see what is required/sought after when looking for scanners. While I saw the Fujitsu fi-7160 being suggested, I was leaning towards the newer Fujitsu fi-8170 model and wanted to see if there were any key differences between the two; besides, one is the more recent version. I also noted a comparison between the 7160 and the Epson DS-860, but that was about 5yr ago. Thank you in advance, and I look forward to editing and scanning soon!

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A quick search shows that the fi-7160 has a CCD image sensor while the newer fi-8170 has a CIS sensor. I'm not sure how much of a difference that makes. PC Mag says that the fi-8170 is superior to the fi-7160 in every way.

Both of those are high volume scanners, so if you have A LOT of magazines to scan it might be worth getting the 8170 as the consumables (rollers and wheels) will last longer.

Looking at the scans produced by my fi-7160 using the ScanSnap for fi Manager program and comparing them to the ones Phillyman spits out using his ix500, I honestly don't see a difference in quality. So you might want to consider the ScanSnap ix1500 if you don't have hundreds of magazines you plan on scanning.

fi-8170 review

ix1500 review

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On 4/1/2023 at 4:49 PM, E-Day said:

A quick search shows that the fi-7160 has a CCD image sensor while the newer fi-8170 has a CIS sensor. I'm not sure how much of a difference that makes. PC Mag says that the fi-8170 is superior to the fi-7160 in every way.

Both of those are high volume scanners, so if you have A LOT of magazines to scan it might be worth getting the 8170 as the consumables (rollers and wheels) will last longer.

Looking at the scans produced by my fi-7160 using the ScanSnap for fi Manager program and comparing them to the ones Phillyman spits out using his ix500, I honestly don't see a difference in quality. So you might want to consider the ScanSnap ix1500 if you don't have hundreds of magazines you plan on scanning.

fi-8170 review

ix1500 review

Awesome, thank you! Since I don't have a very large amount of magazines, I'm more inclined on the ix1500. Plus it saves some cash. Do you every notice any issues with those vertical streaks on the 7160? I saw some examples on the ix1500 of that happening, so I may stick with the other one if it's a more common issue with the snapscan.

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