Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 | Our review in 2023

The Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 is a budget friendly v shaped book scanner, using mirrorless or dslr camera systems.

It is suited for really large scanning projects, where you need the versatility of the v shape book cradle and the capturing speed of an area sensor camera.

Also, the price is not that bad, considering the high productivity it offers in such projects.
Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 | Our review in 2023

ProductAutomation levelScanning areaSpeed (Quality mode)ResolutionScanning glassPrice

Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0

Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0
ManualA1 (23.4 x 33.1)800 pages / hour600 dpiIncludedClick for more info

Klip Snap

Klip Snap
Semi-Automatic (The user has to turn the page)18.1 in x 11.8 in720 pages / hour300 dpiYesClick for more info

Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 Specifications

Book CradleV-Shaped
Automation levelManual
Scanning areaA1 (23.4 x 33.1)
Speed (Fast mode)1000 pages / hour
Speed (Quality mode)800 pages / hour
Resolution600 dpi
Sensor typeCMOS
Color Depth24-bit
AccessoriesFoot Switch
Scanning glassIncluded
Dimensions45in x 35in x 51in (115 x 90 x 130 cm)
Weight218lbs (99 kg)

Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 Accessories and options

Let’s start with the book cradle. It is v shape book cradle, what we consider in the industry to be the most versatile option. This is what you use when you want to make sure that all the materials will be scanned, no matter what their size, condition or quality.

Using the vshape cradle comes with using a vshape scanning glass. Practically this flattens the book pages you are capturing, so you make sure there are no depths unscanned.

The dimension of this device is not small. It’s quite a big machine, also when it comes to weight. But in all fairness, you need this size to allow the size between the cameras and the book cradle.

Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 features

The scanning glass on this device is moved up and down by the operator. It will not move automatically up. Also, you will have to flip the pages manually, page by page.

Yes, you might think automatic is better, but the manual flipping of pages offers better versatility in the scanning process. You can also combine this with the foot switch, so that the hands of the operator are concentrated on the scanning area.

Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 Technical specs

This device will reach scanning areas close to A1. To be more precise, this meanas 2 times A2. It might seem like a lot, but to scan such a size you need really expensive cameras, which would increase the cost of the device quite a lot.

The scanning speed is really good, considering this is based on cameras with area sensors. With a range of dslr, mirrorless or even industrial cameras out there, your choice will vary in this regard.

To connect the device to the software and operator PC, you will have to use an USB port for each of the two cameras.

Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 Image quality

Now, given that this device is a CMOS based device, area cameras, the resolution will be directly dependent on the scanning area and the distance between the camera and book cradle.

If you want maximum resolution, you will have to use the most expensive scanning camera. Even so, if you use different distances between the camera and cradle, you will get different resolution values.

So I guess 600dpi is claimed, but this depends on the camera you are using, the distance between the camera and the cradle, and last but not least the scanning area.

Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 Software & File formats

Qi drive is the Software suite Zeutschel offers with its book scanners. This means that QI drive will do everything from capturing the image, to transferring it to the computer, and not to mention various image processing options.

In this sense, you can use QI drive as a turn on solution, and with the OCR engine, you can release various file formats, such as JPEG, TIFF, PDF and even XML or CSV files.

Qidenus Smart Book Scan 4.0 vs Klip Snap

Here are the key differences between these two book scanners:

Comparing these two devices is a bit forced, but let's go ahead and see what the differences are. 

First of all the Klip is an A3+ scanner, while the Qidenus will go up to A1. Yes, this does depend on cameras and the size of the device you buy, but in all fairness, the Qidenus will scan way larger documents. 

Then we have the sensor, the Klip with Fujitsu uses a linear sensor, while the Qidenus uses area sensor cameras. The scanning speed is not that different, but given that you are using area sensors in the Qidenus, that should be fairly quicker in practice. 

Price wise, there is a very large difference. The Klip SNap, bundled with the Fujitsu is probably one tenth of the price. But I guess you have to pay much more for a V shape book cradle and really expensive scanning cameras. 

With the Klip Snap you are getting a flat book cradle with flat glass, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Most of the books out there will work just fine with it. 

Read the full review of the Klip Snap

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