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Canon announce CanoScan 5000F and CanoScan 8000F - With 48 bit internal and external colour depth, USB 2.0 High Speed, and with the inclusion of improved Film Adapter Units, both scanners are ideally suited for high resolution scanning of both documents and film.
Canon have announced two new CCD based flatbed scanners in the 2400 x 4800 dpi range - the CanoScan 5000F and the CanoScan 8000F.
With 48 bit internal and external colour depth, USB 2.0 High Speed, and with the inclusion of improved Film Adapter Units, both scanners are ideally suited for high resolution scanning of both documents and film.
The integrated Film Adapter Unit (FAU) is an element, which adds both quality and speed to this scanner and now allows for continuous scanning of multiple frames of 35-mm film. The film adapter unit is also capable of scanning at a resolution of 2400dpi and has an infrared light source for the FARE function.
"These two new scanners offer users the style and design expected from Canon scanners, along with high performance and quality.' Said Clare Robertson, General Manager - Marketing, Canon Consumer Imaging. "Offering fast scanning for documents as well as film, Canon is proud to add these two new models to its already strong line-up."
The CanoScan 5000F and 8000F scanners bring high quality, high speed scanning to a new attractive price point and form part of Canon's extended product line-up in the 2400 dpi market segment. The inclusion of FARE (Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) makes them an ideal choice for advanced amateur photographers who wish to convert film images to digital.
Both new scanners enhance usability with 4 'EZ' buttons for simple one-touch copying, scanning, filing and emailing. These easy-to-use buttons in combination with the CanoScan Toolbox software make scanner operation easier by reducing the number of steps required to perform common tasks.
The CanoScan 5000F is Canon's most affordable 2400 x 4800 dpi scanner with FAU for the home and photo user. It conforms to Canon's renowned slim, stylish design in scanners and sports pearl mica finish, which subtly changes colour when viewed from different angles. This finish, combined with the smoke grey of the operation panel exemplifies the fusion of superb performance with stylish innovation. The new 2400 dpi Hyper CCD sensor extracts all the detail from scanned documents to produce high quality, precise reproductions that can be can be enlarged many times. The 48-bit internal and external colour depth further helps to deliver great quality scans with detailed shadows and defined highlights.
The USB 2.0 High Speed interface is an important element in making the CanoScan 5000F such a high performance scanner. High 2400 dpi resolution scanning is now a reality as this model is almost 4x faster than predecessors.
The 5000F is equipped with an FAU capable of scanning three frames of 35mm film in a single pass. In addition, the Canon developed FARE technology automatically eliminates image defects caused by dirt and/or scratches on the film. This function uses infrared scanning to detect and quantify imperfections in the original film media and has been improved in the CanoScan 5000F for better compatibility with Kodachrome film and more accurate detection and elimination of dirt and scratches.
The CanoScan 8000F has an aluminium cover to offer users both high performance and high style.
Along with its stylish design, the CanoScan 8000F employs a new 2400 dpi Hyper CCD sensor with diamond pixels and anti-reflective coating. The hexagonal-shaped pixels (diamond pixels) result in an increase in accuracy, which results in sharper, more detailed scans. Furthermore, anti-reflective coating has been applied to the pixel surface so that sensitivity on the CCD is improved by 10% over the previous CanoScan D2400UF.
The 8000F comes equipped with a large FAU capable of scanning up to 12 frames of 35mm film in a single pass. The CanoScan 8000F also utilises Canon-developed FARE technology. This technology automatically eliminates image defects caused by dirt and/or scratches on the film. FARE on the CanoScan 8000F has been improved for better compatibility with Kodachrome film and more accurate detection and removal of dirt and scratches.
The fast, one-pass Multi-Photo function allows the CanoScan 8000F to scan a whole page of pictures in a single pass and then separate the images. The benefit of this is much faster scanning, regardless of the number of originals on the scanner bed. If images are skewed they are automatically straightened, ready to be sent direct as email attachments, translated into PDF files, copied at high speed, or sent directly to a printer for improved productivity.
The CanoScan 5000F and 8000F support both PC and Mac and include a full suite of advanced imaging software including ArcSoft PhotoStudio and PhotoBase, plus ScanSoft OmniPage SE for OCR work. In addition, the CanoScan 8000F is supplied with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Canon PhotoRecord applications.
Pricing, availability and reader enquiries
The CanoScan 5000F and CanoScan 8000F will be available from November for around 179 Inc VAT and 199 Inc VAT respectively.
Reader enquiries, 08705 143723 / www.canon.co.uk/canoscan