In 1988, Nikon released its first scanner, the LS-3500. Until 2004, they developed and sold numerous film scanners and even flat bed scanners. The Nikon CoolScan – and Super CoolScan series were among the most popular and successful scanners developed by Nikon. Today, these models are ranked among the highest quality scanners, especially in regards to scan quality, speed and color depth.
With the Slide-Feeder SF-200 and its successor the SF-210, Nikon developed a hardware solution that enhanced specific scanners in such a way that larger slide collections could be scanned automatically. Similarly, the SA-30 adapter made it possible to digitize a complete 35 mm film roll.