updated 10:50 am EDT, Fri July 25, 2003
today debuted its CanoScan LiDE 80 Color Image Scanner (CiS), which it says is the first CIS scanner with up to 2400x4800 dpi. It features single-pass scanning technology and 48-bit color (both input and output). The bus-powered LiDE 80 ships with a film adapter unit (FAU), which allows users to scan a 35 mm un-mounted frame (positive or negative) at up to 2400x4800 dpi. The scanner uses Canon's exclusive Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement technology, which offers dust and scratch removal as well as grain and fading correction. The USB 2.0 scanner also features the Z-Lid expansion top, four one-touch buttons and the Multi-Scan Mode as well as Photoshop Elements (and other Mac-compatible applications). It is due in August for $180.