updated 12:35 am EST, Wed January 7, 2004
Epson Perfection scanners
has launched new Perfection 4870 film scanners, which feature Kodak's Digital ICE technology for advanced image restoration, Epson exclusive Easy Photo Fix technology for color restoration and dust removal, and a built-in 6" x 9" transparency unit (TPU) that utilizes a moving light source for faster scanning and better image quality. Both offer a maximum hardware resolution of 4800x9600 dpi and offers 48-bit color and 3.8 Dmax. Each includes USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity . Both will ship in early February for $450 (Photo) and $600 (Pro).
The Photo version bundles: LaserSoft SilverFast SE 6, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR, and new Epson Scan with Easy Photo Fix , while the Pro version bundles LaserSoft SilverFast Ai 6, MonacoEZcolor 2.5, ArcSoft titles (PhotoStudio, PhotoBase, Panorama Maker), Adobe Elements 2.0, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR, and Epson Scan with Easy Photo Fix.