Kodak Scanza vs Wolverine Titan: Which digital converter Is Better?

Kodak Scanza vs Wolverine Titan

For all of us with old images on films and negatives, we are always on the lookout for simple solutions to convert these into digital copies. Once digitalized, we know they will remain safe forever. Some people opt for a traditional scanner, however, today, we wanted to look at two digital film converters, the Kodak Scanza vs Wolverine Titan. Before we delve into the details of each one, it’s worth clearing up some misunderstandings.

These are not scanners. A scan will make a copy of an image you place inside the flatbed. These digital converters have a camera inside them. Once the slide is inside, the camera takes a new image of the film or negative.

Throughout this article, we are going to look at what types of film and negative san be fed into the digital converter, the appearance of the machine, and what comes with the Kodak Scanza and the Wolverine Titan. We will provide a comparison chart so you can easily compare the two, and we will follow up with some pros and cons.

Kodak Scanza vs Wolverine Titan – Similarities

Let’s begin with how the Kodak Scanza and the Wolverine Titan are similar.

Design

Although they look very similar, they are actually rather different. You will notice that they have a body with an inlet on the right and an outlet on the left. Again, there is a separate inlet on the front, which feeds film out the back. On the back of the unit, there is an SD card slot and outputs for the TV, USB, and HDMI.

Viewing

The camera will take a photo of the image and it is then saved onto the SD card. From the card, you will be able to use the Kodak Scanza and the Wolverine Titan to view your images on the TV or connect them to your Windows or Mac computer. No software is needed for either of them.

The Negatives

With the Kodak Scanza and the Wolverine Titan, you can capture color negatives and back and white negatives.

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Our Pick
KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner - Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to JPEG - Includes Large Tilt-Up 3.5" LCD, Easy-Load Film Inserts, Adapters & More
Wolverine Titan 8-in-1 High Resolution Film to Digital Converter with 4.3" Screen and HDMI Output (Yellow)
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KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner - Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to JPEG - Includes Large Tilt-Up 3.5" LCD, Easy-Load Film Inserts, Adapters & More
Wolverine Titan 8-in-1 High Resolution Film to Digital Converter with 4.3" Screen and HDMI Output (Yellow)
Size
5.1 x 4.7 x 4.5 inches
4 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches
Weight
1.03lbs
1lbs
Color
Black
Black, blue, red, yellow
Megapixels
14MP, with software to enhance to 22MP
20MP
Screen
3.5 inches
4.3 inches
Viewing
On-screen saved on SD card, Mac, Windows via USB, HDMI/TV output
On-screen saved on SD card, Mac, Windows via USB, HDMI output
Converting Abilities
35mm slides, 110 slides, 126 slides, 35mm films, super 8 films, 126 films, 110 films
35mm slides, 126 slides, 127 slides, 110 slides, 8mm films, 35mm films, 126 films, 110 films, APS
Accessories
6 inserts, HDMI cable, USB cable 3-piece adapter, Video cable, cleaning brush
7 inserts, USB cable, adapter, cleaning brush
Warranty
One year warranty
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Prime Status
Our Pick
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KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner - Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to JPEG - Includes Large Tilt-Up 3.5" LCD, Easy-Load Film Inserts, Adapters & More
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KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner - Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to JPEG - Includes Large Tilt-Up 3.5" LCD, Easy-Load Film Inserts, Adapters & More
Size
5.1 x 4.7 x 4.5 inches
Weight
1.03lbs
Color
Black
Megapixels
14MP, with software to enhance to 22MP
Screen
3.5 inches
Viewing
On-screen saved on SD card, Mac, Windows via USB, HDMI/TV output
Converting Abilities
35mm slides, 110 slides, 126 slides, 35mm films, super 8 films, 126 films, 110 films
Accessories
6 inserts, HDMI cable, USB cable 3-piece adapter, Video cable, cleaning brush
Warranty
One year warranty
Prime Status
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Wolverine Titan 8-in-1 High Resolution Film to Digital Converter with 4.3" Screen and HDMI Output (Yellow)
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Wolverine Titan 8-in-1 High Resolution Film to Digital Converter with 4.3" Screen and HDMI Output (Yellow)
Size
4 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches
Weight
1lbs
Color
Black, blue, red, yellow
Megapixels
20MP
Screen
4.3 inches
Viewing
On-screen saved on SD card, Mac, Windows via USB, HDMI output
Converting Abilities
35mm slides, 126 slides, 127 slides, 110 slides, 8mm films, 35mm films, 126 films, 110 films, APS
Accessories
7 inserts, USB cable, adapter, cleaning brush
Warranty
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Prime Status

That wraps up the similarities. On that note, we will start to look at how the two digital film converters differ.

Differences Between Kodak Scanza and Wolverine Titan

Appearance

KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner

Their design is similar but there are still some differences. Most digital film converters have the same design as these two, but then it comes down to the details.

Kodak Scanza

This unit is 5.1 x 4.7 x 4.5 inches. It weighs 1.03 lbs. It’s a modern-looking converter in black, with three buttons on the top and another three on the display screen.

Wolverine Titan

It’s slightly smaller at 4 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches. It also weighs a little less but at 1.03lbs we are splitting hairs. There are 6 buttons on the top of the machine. The fun thing about this converter is that it comes in four distinct colors, yellow, red, black, and blue.

The Winner Is- The Wolverine Titan

Display Screen

Wolverine Titan Comparison

Once your image has been captured, you will be able to see it on a display screen. The screen will really help to see the quality of the image once captures.

Kodak Scanza

It comes with a 3.5-inch LCD display. From this display, you can adjust the brightness, the RGB, the resolution and easily scan through images and delete them directly from your SD card. The display will tell you when the SD card is full.

Wolverine Titan

The screen is larger at 4.3 inches. You will only be able to view your images, for any editing, you will need to use the computer.

The Winner Is- The Kodak Scanza

Megapixels

KODAK SCANZA Review

The megapixels will define the quality of the image that is taken.

Kodak Scanza

The images will be taken at 14MP. With the integrated interpolation, you will be able to enhance your images up to 22MP.

Wolverine Titan

This will capture images at 20 MP.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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Converting Abilities

Wolverine Titan Review

Obviously, there is a great range of old film and negative sizes and before buying a converter; you want to ensure that all of your slides will fit.

Kodak Scanza

You can insert 35mm slide, 110 slides, 126 slides, 35mm films, super 8 films, 126 films, and 110 films.

Wolverine Titan

This will convert 35mm slides, 126 slides, 127 slides, 110 slides, 8mm films, 35mm films, 126 films, 110 films and APS.

The Winner Is- The Wolverine Titan

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What Is Included

KODAK SCANZA Comparison

We want to make sure that we can open the box and use our digital film converters straight away, without the need to buy extra parts.

Kodak Scanza

This comes with 6 inserts that will fit the slides and films in for easy scanning. It also comes with a USB cable, a video cable, and even the HDMI cable. You also have a 3-piece adapter that can be used on multiple continents.

Wolverine Titan

There are 7 inserts with this unit. You will also receive a USB cable, a cleaning brush, and an adapter.

The Winner Is- The Kodak Scanza

Value For Money

Nobody wants to spend more than they have to, but we have left this feature for last because it should be what you base your decision on.

Kodak Scanza

It is just a few dollars cheaper than the Wolverine Titan. It comes with a one-year Limited Warranty. It’s only valid in the country you bought it.

Wolverine Titan

So it’s a little more expensive but not enough to influence the decision really. There is no information about the warranty.

The Winner Is- The Kodak Scanza

Pros and Cons

It’s a very close call between the two, so before our final verdict, these pros and cons will help you understand a little more about the digital film converters.

Kodak Scanza

KODAK SCANZA

Pros:

  • This is a really quick solution for converting films and negatives; the image is captured with the press of a button
  • Easy to use display
  • Handles a range of film sizes
  • The images are of excellent quality
  • It’s very easy to use and also great fun

Cons:

  • The film inserts are a bit flimsy

Wolverine Titan

Wolverine Titan

Pros:

  • An excellent choice for those who aren’t computer savvy
  • Nice large screen
  • When printing 4×6 copies, the images are sharp and clear
  • Gently handles old original or negatives
  • There is lots of online support with tips and tricks

Cons:

  • You will have to clean it frequently as it attracts and traps dust particles

The Final Verdict

There are a few things that really stick out and make each one advantageous. When looking at the Kodak Scanza, we loved that the HMDI cable was included. Most people probably already have one in their homes but it will save you from unplugging it from another appliance. We also really liked who you could edit and enhance the images from the LCD display. It made life much easier.

One thing that annoyed us slightly was the name. By including the word “scan” in Scanza, people were under the impression that it was a scanner. For the Wolverine Titan, there were a couple more options for the type of negatives you could convert. We were able to convert our APS slides, Movie 8mm, and APS negatives, which we weren’t able to do with the Kodak Scanza. We also appreciated that it was a little bit smaller.

The quality of the images on both the Kodak Scanza and the Wolverine Titan was amazing considering they are not flatbed scanners. The two machines are also very fast so for those who have hundreds of slides, it won’t be a tedious job. Neither is too expensive for the jobs they do. The Wolverine Titan costs a little bit more and it is a shame there isn’t more information about the warranty. Either way, we were happy with the price of both of them.

If both of these digital film converters will work with the slides and films you have, we would choose the Kodak Scanza. The one-year warranty definitely provided an extra piece of mind and the HDMI cable being included was a great bonus. It also looked somewhat more modern than the Wolverine Titan.

However, the main reason for this was because of the LCD display screen. We felt it was the better option because you could adjust the images without having to use the software on a computer. It was fast and the quality was perfectly good for a digital film converter.


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