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Microfilm Reader/Scanners

We have a great incentive to find the best scanners on the market – we use them too. Over the years, we have evaluated best-of-breed microfilm reader/scanners and built a relationship with the companies we admire.

ST ViewScan III

The world’s most colourful scanner now reads in colour too.


The all-new STViewscan III adds full-colour transparency media capture to its microfilm reading and digitising capabilities.  It is still the first collection scanning solution designed completely around the user experience and ease of use.


If you already have an STViewscan II, it’s easy to take the next step to an STViewscan III (provided your PC has a USB3 connection) through a simple user-installable camera module and software upgrade.

  • "Finally replaced all the old Canon microfilm readers with ViewScan digital desktop microfilm scanners in the National Library reading rooms. The image quality is way better, virtually no maintenance and they are quiet. It was technically challenging having the ability for the public to use USB sticks while not compromising the security of the Library's network. Manufacturers take note! The staff and researchers are now enjoying the new technology."
    Quote posted on Linkedin by David Adams, National Library

To contact us about the ST ViewScan or arrange a demo contact our team.

Canon Digital Microfilm Scanners

NZMS have been agents for Canon NZ Micrographics equipment for 18 years. Sadly, Canon announced in 2011 that they will no longer be producing micrographics equipment.

However if you have a Canon microfilm reader / scanner our advice and support is still at your disposal.  We periodically have secondhand scanners for sale and still supply Canon lamps and toner cartridges at competitive rates. Contact us for details or purchase lamps & cartridges online.

Eyecom Microfiche Readers

Eyecom offers a wide range of readers and reader/printers that can be used to view microfiche and microfilm. NZMS are the New Zealand agents for Eyecom products. These offer a low-cost approach to viewing microforms.

You can view the full range of available product on the Eyecom website or for more information; please contact us.