updated 09:20 am EDT, Fri September 10, 2004
CanoScan 9950F scanner
Canon today launched its CanoScan 9950F scanner. The CanoScan 9950F includes Canon's Hyper CCD IV, a new optical system that enables super high resolutions of up to 4800 x 9600 dpi, providing improved scan depth and reduced noise. The CanoScan 9950F model also features a new ST Lens (Super Toric Lens) system, making it the first flatbed scanner in Canon's line of products to include an aspherical lens element. The new ST Lens System includes a large aperture allowing a greater amount of light to be transmitted through the lens to the sensor for higher quality and faster scans.
The CanoScan 9950F scanner is designed for production level scanning with the ability to support a wide range of originals, including photos, documents, transparencies and professional film including negatives and transparencies up to large-format 4x5 inch. Using Canon's multi-scan mode, the CanoScan 9950F scanner can automatically scan up to thirty 35mm negative frames and import each frame into an individual file. With a maximum hardware resolution of 4800x9600 dpi - the highest in its class - and 48-bit color depth, the CanoScan 9950F scanner produces the quality needed from both film and photograph scans.
Users can also archive old slides and negatives by placing them in the film adapter included with the scanner. The automatic retouching and enhancement technology on the CanoScan 4200F Color Image Scanner automatically removes dirt that may appear on originals, providing users with cleaner and more full-bodied scans.
New Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement (FARE level 3) found in the CanoScan 9950F scanner is the latest generation of Canon's built-in hardware automatic retouching technology. FARE level 3 technology automatically performs an infrared scan that examines the films surface for dust and scratches and removes the unwanted imperfections from the final scan. Additional features include grain and fading correction for added productivity and also Backlight correction, which lets users easily adjust the for exposure errors from backlit subjects.
It is compatible with Mac OS X and includes ScanGear CS, CanoScan Toolbox, ArcSoft PhotoStudio and ScanSoft OmniPage SE OCR as well as Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. It will be available later this month for $400.