The Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 provides professional scans with 35mm films and APS films. 4000 ppi resolution and a density range of 4,8 speak for themselves. For people who emphasise highest image quality and want to scan large quantities of 35mm films the LS-5000 is just right. As you can read in our review
the Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED provides an extremely good image quality and is very very fast. With the slide feeder SF-210 up 50 50 framed 35mm slides can be processed automatically. As you can see in our film scanner ranking list
the Nikon LS-5000 ED is the top model among the 35mm film scanners. No other film scanner is not even almost as good as the Nikon 5000.
Please, choose above, below the price information, between the SilverFast Ai Studio version and the SilverFast Archive Suite (Archive Suite = SilverFast Ai Studio + SilverFast HDR Studio). Also, please, choose above your desired targets (Kodak, Fuji, Kodachrome) for the IT-8 colour calibration. Detailed information about SilverFast and the available targets can be found on our SilverFast website. Information about SilverFast HDR can be found on our SilverFast HDR website. Information about scanner calibration can be found on our page Scanner IT-8 calibration.
Please, choose above, below the price information, if you want to order the scanner with or without Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
- Optical resolution: 4000 dpi
- Scan area max: 25,1 x 38,0 mm
- 16 Bit A/D-conversion
- Output colour depth 8 Bit or 16 Bit per colour channel
- Density range: 4,8
- New Nikkor ED scanner lens
- Super fast scanning time - only 20 seconds for one image
- Newly developed high quality 3 row CCD sensor
- New improved image processing algorithm for scanning colour negatives
- Multiple scans
- Fast auto focus and short prescan time
- Automatic optimisation of the scanned image
- Digital ICE4 Advanced
- High-speed USB 2.0 interface
- Light source: four components LED for R, G und B and infrared (for defects on the film surface)
- Optical layout: Lenses (ED-Lenses) / Elements 7 / 3
- Dimensions approx. (L x H x D) 96 x 172 x 315 mm
- Weight: approx. 3 kg
Supported film formats
- 35mm film strips up to 6 frames length
- Mounted 35mm slides (mount thickness: 1 mm - 3,2 mm)
- APS films (with optional adaptor)
- 35mm film rolls up to 40 frames length (with optional adaptor)
- Glass mounted microscope preparates
SilverFast 8 feature highlights
- The new SilverFast 8 Preview Concept allows to assess the results even for complicated image optimization functions, such as iSRD and USM, at any time. A 100% zoom facilitates to properly evaluate and set the parameters of these tools.
- The user interface of SilverFast 8 has been completely redeveloped according to current standards. The controls can be arranged flexibly and freely on the screen according to personal preferences. All major functions can be operated quickly and easily.
- SilverFast 8 is fully capable of multitasking. For example, if several originals are to be scanned one after another, the user can already set the image optimization options for the second scan while the scanner is digitizing the first original.
- SilverFast SCC is a tool to perform a selective color correction in a very simple manner. Selective color correction means that a single color is selected and changed specifically, but all other colors remain unchanged. A mouse click in the preview window easily selects the color to be changed: SilverFast's Selective Color Correction is particularly intuitive.
- The Global Color Correction is an intuitive tool for controlling the color balance of the whole image. Particularly older images often show color casts that can be removed easily with GCC. The possibility to restrict modifications to half and quarter tones, allows effortless optimization of even those color shifts that are only visible in the very light or very shadowy image areas.
- The WorkflowPilot is a wizard that guides the user in the correct order through all required processing steps. Depending on material and intended purpose there is a different workflow that will be worked on with the WorkflowPilot step by step.
- SilverFast HiRePP will dramatically speed up the process of loading and working large image files.
Scope of delivery
- Filmscanner Nikon Super Coolscan 5000
- Slide Feeder SF-210
- SilverFast Ai Studio 8 / Archive Suite 8 according to your choice above
- IT-8 calibration slide according to your choice above
- Adobe® Photoshop® Elements according to your choice above
- Strip film adaptor SA-21 (2-6 frames)
- Slide mount adaptor MA-21(S)
- USB connector cable
- Power cable
- Scan software Nikon Scan 4 in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian
- Detailed user guide
- Windows 64-bit systems: Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10
- MAC 64-bit systems: Mac OS X from 10.7
- 2 GHz Processor or faster (Multi-core recommended)
- 2 GB RAM main memory (4 GB RAM recommended)
- 2 GB free space on hard disk drive for the software file
- Up to 20 GB free space on the main system hard disk drive for the cache
- DVD drive or internet connection
- Latest firmware installed on scanner device
SilverFast 8 supports Photoshop CS3 to CS6 and CC.
(Photoshop CS6 and higher on OS X are only supported if 64 bit drivers are
available for the scanner.)
SilverFast 8 supports Photoshop Elements 8 to 13.
SilverFast 8 can also be installed on Windows as a TWAIN module.
Note: SilverFast 8 is Intel native software and thus it is not available for
PowerPC Mac systems (Those G4-microprocessors were only produced until the End of
When working with film strips it can often happen that you accidentally touch the emulsion side of the film. The damage often is irreparable. You can avoid damages to the film material and comfortably insert film strips into the scanner or film holder by wearing fine cotton gloves.
Anti-dust spray is used to clean film material - no matter if it's mounted slides or film strips - by removing dust and fluffs with a flimsy current of air without touching the film material at all. There is no better, more comfortable and more efficient way to clean your film material.
For working with single negatives or positives we highly recommend using tweezers, because otherwise you run the risk of touching and damaging the film.
If you work with digital images - no matter if they come from a digital camera or from a film scanner - you should calibrate your screen. Without a screen calibration performed with objective criteria you run the risk of wrongly adjusting the settings of the scan or the image editing software, which makes the image look right on your screen, but will cause unnatural alienated colours on other output devices (printer, image service, new screen).