updated 12:00 am EDT, Wed March 19, 2008
Plustek OpticFilm scanners
Plustek today unveiled several new OpticFilm scanners, the 7300, 7500i SE, and 7500i AI, three consumer models that feature a scan resolution of 7200 by 7200 dots-per-inch. In addition to offering four-scan multisampling and a multi-exposure engine, the 7500i models feature SilverFast's Infrared Smart Removal of Defects technology, which removes defects on the surface of the film in the scanned image. The two 7500i models will sell for $400 and $600 respectively, while the 7300 is priced at $300.
The scanners are advertised as having an equivalent scan resolution to a 75-megapixel digital camera, allowing it to exceed the quality of even a 135mm slide.
The 7500i AI also includes 35mm IT8 calibration, which Plustek says provides professional results.