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Make/Model

Film Formats

(* -requirsm optional adapter)

Optical Resolution (dpi)

Color Depth

(RGB Color)

Dynamic Range

Light Source

Batch Scanning

Interface

System Requirements

Dimensions/Weight

Warranty

 

Canon
CanoScan FS2710

35mm,
APS

2720 dpi

30 Bit

3.2

Xenon Fluorescent Lamp

Index for APS film only

SCSI

Windows 95, 98, Nt4 or later; Mac OS 7.5 or later;

3.3" x 5.8" x 12.6"/
4.9 lbs.

1 Year

 

Canon
CanoScan FS2720

35mm,
APS

2720 dpi

36 Bit

3.2

Xenon Fluorescent Lamp

Index for APS film only

USB

Windows 98SE, 2000, Me; Mac OS 8.6-9.1

3.3" x 5.8" x 12.6"/
4.9 lbs

1 Year

 

Canon
CanoScan

FS4000

35mm,
APS

4000 dpi

42 Bit

Not Specified

Cold Cathode Fuorescent Lamp

Up to six frames of 35 mm filmstrip,

Up to 40 frames of an APS cartridge,

Four mounted 35 mm (or APS) slides

SCSI

Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me;

Mac OS 8.6 or later

3.6" x 5.7" x 14.5"/
5.3 lbs.

1 Year

 

Fuji
AS-1

APS

835 dpi

(1670 dpi - interpolated)

24 Bit

Not Specified

Flourescent Lamp

Up to 25 frames

Parallel

Windows 3.1, 95, 98

7.1" x 3.0" x 11.0"/
5.9 lbs.

1 Year

 

Hewlett-Packard
Photosmart S20

35mm
(also prints up to 5x7")

35mm - 2400 Dpi

Prints - 300 Dpi

36 Bit

Not Specified

Xenon Fluorescent Lamp

No

USB

Windows 98, 2000 or later

8.0" x 3.9" x

11.6"/
6 lbs.

1 Year

 

Imacon
Flextight

35mm,
120/220mm (6x4.5cm, 6x6cm, 6x7cm, 6x9cm)

3200dpi

24 or 48-bit RGB color, 32-bit CMYK

4.1

Cold Cathode Flourescent

No

SCSI

Winodws 95, 98, Nt-4, 2000; Mac OS 8.5 or later

9.4" x 10.2" x 11.8"

1 Year

 

Imacon
Flextight Precision II

From 35 mm to 13 x 18cm (single original and strips
Reflectives up to A4

5760 dpi

RGB-24 & 48 Bit, CMYK-32 bit

4.1

Cold Cathode Flourescent (2 lamps)

TIFF Batch scanning

SCSI

Windows 3.11, 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT-4, 2000;

Mac OS 7.5 or higher

25.2" x 13.8" x 12.6"/
29 lbs.

1 Year

 

Kodak
RFS-3570 Plus

35 mm,
46 mm, 70 mm,
120/220

2000 dpi

36 Bit

3.5

Cold Cathode Flourescent

No

SCSI

Windows 95, 98, Nt-4; Mac OS 8.0 or later

13.3" x 2.0" x 8.0"/
16.8 lbs

1 Year

 

Kodak
RFS-3600

35mm

3600 dpi

36 Bit

3.6

Long-life Cold Cathode Fluorescent

Film strip from 3 to 36 frames
(no batch scan for mounted slides)

SCSI,
USB

Windows 98, 2000, Nt-4, ME;
Mac OS 8.5.1 or later

11.5" x 7.75" x 4.25"/
3.4 lbs

1 Year

 

Microtek
Artixscan 4000t

35mm,
APS*

4000 dpi
(8000 dpi - interpolated)

24 or 36 Bit

3.4
(D-max)

Cold Cathode Fluorescent

No

SCSI

Windows 95, 98, Nt-4, 2000;
Mac OS 8.5 or later

5.9" x 14.2" x 3.9"/
8 lbs.

1 Year

 

Minolta
DiMAGE Scan Dual II

35mm,
APS*

2820 dpi

36 Bit

3.2
(D-max)

Cold Cathode Fluorescent

No

USB

Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, ME;

Mac OS 8.6 or later

5.9" x 3.9" x 12.6 "/
3.3 lbs.

1 Year

 

Minolta
DiMAGE Scan Elite

35mm,
APS*

2820 dpi

36 Bit

3.6
(D-max)

3-wavelength Fluorescent Lamp

Index scan for APS film only

SCSI

Windows 95, 98, Nt-4, 2000;
Mac OS 7.5 or later

3.6" x 6.4" x 12.6"?
4.4 lbs.

1 Year

 

Minolta
DiMAGE Scan Elite II

35mm,
APS*

2820 dpi

48 Bit

4.8
(D-max)

3-wavelength Fluorescent Lamp

Index scan for APS film only

Firewire,

USB

Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000, Me; Mac OS 8.6 - 9.1

5.7" x 3.9" x 12.8"/
3.3 lbs.

1 Year

 

Minolta
DiMAGE Scan Multi II

35mm,
Medium format (120/220 - 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x8, and 6x9cm),
APS*, 16mm*,
TEM*

35mm & APS films- 2820 dpi
Medium format films - 1128 dpi (full frame), 2828 dpi (partial frame)

TEM films -1128 dpi

36 Bit

3.6
(D-max)

3-wavelength Fluorescent Lamp

Up to 6 frames of 35mm film
Full roll of APS film (with optional adapter)
Up to 50 mounted slides (with optional auto slide feeder)

SCSI

Windows 95, 98, Nt-4, 2000;
Mac OS 7.5 or later

7.9" x 4.9" x 16.2"/
13.2 lbs.

1 Year

 

Minolta
DiMAGE Scan Multi Pro

35mm,
Medium format (120/220 - 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x8, and 6x9cm), APS*,
16mm*,
TEM*

35mm & APS films- 2820 dpi

Medium format films - 1128 dpi (full frame), 2828 dpi (partial frame)

TEM films -1128 dpi

24 Bit or

48 Bit

4.8
(D-max)

3-wavelength Fluorescent Lamp

Up to 6 frames of 35mm film

Full roll of APS film (with optional adapter)

Up to 50 mounted slides (with optional auto slide feeder)

Firewire,

SCSI II

FireWire:
Windows 2000, ME; Mac OS 8.6 - 9.1

Ultra SCSI:
Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me, NT4.0; Mac OS 8.6 - 9.1

6.6" x 5.0" x 14.8"/
13.2 lbs.

1 Year

 

Nikon
Coolscan IV ED

35mm,
APS*

2900 dpi

36 Bit

3.6

R, G, B and D-LED Array

35mm strip film; 2 to 6 frames,
APS; 15, 25, or 40 frames (with optional adapter)

USB

Windows 98SE, 2000, ME; Mac OS 8.6 or later

3.7" x 6.6" x 12.4"/
6.6 lbs

1 Year

 

Nikon
Super Coolscan 4000

35mm,
APS*,
Microscope Slides*

4000 dpi

42 Bit

4.2

R, G, B and D-LED Array

35mm strip film; 2 to 6 frames
APS (with optional IA-20S adapter): 15,25,40 frames
35mm strip film (with optional SA-30 adapter): 2 to 40 frames
35mm mount film (with optional SF-200 adapter): 1 to 50 frames

Firewire

Windows 98SE, 2000, ME;
Mac OS 8.6 or later

3.7" x 6.6" x 12.4"/
6.6 lbs

1 Year

 

Nikon
Super Coolscan 8000 ED

120/220,
35mm,
16mm*,
Microscope Slides*

4000dpi

48 Bit

4.2

R, G, B and D-LED Array

35mm strip film; 1-12 frames (2 strips)
35mm mount film; 1-5 frames
120/220 strip film; 1-4 frames
120/220 mount film; 2 frames
16mm film; 1-60 frames (3 strips)(optional)

Firewire

Windows 98, 2000, ME;
Mac OS 8.6 or later

9.6" x 7.9" x 19.1"/
19.8 lbs.

1 Year

 

Olympus
ES-10

35mm,
APS*

1770 dpi

24 Bit

Not Specified

Cold Cathode Fluorescent

No

Parallel

Windows 95, 98

5.1" x 2.9" x 9.2"/
4.1 lbs.

1 Year

 

Pacific-Image
Prime-Film 1800U

35mm

1800 dpi

36 Bit

Not Specified

Cold Cathode Fluorescent

No

USB

Windows 98, 2000; Mac OS 8.6 - 9.1

10.6" x 6.5" x 2.6"/
1.65 lbs

1 Year

 

Pacific-Image
Prime-Film 1800 (Silver)

35mm

1800 dpi
(19200 dpi - interpolasted)

36 Bit

Not Specified

Cold Cathode Fluorescent

No

USB

Windows 98, 2000, Mac OS 8.6 - 9.1

10.6" x 6.5" x 2.6"/
1.65 lbs

1 Year

 

Polaroid
Sprintscan 120

35 mm,
Medium Format (6x9 cm, 6x7 cm, 6x6 cm, 6x4.5 cm)

4000 dpi

24 or 48 Bit

3.9

Cold Cathode Fluorescent

No

SCSI, Firewire

Windows 95, 98, ME, Nt-4, 2000; Mac OS 8.6 or later

10.7" x 5.5" x 19.2"/
14 lbs.

1 Year

 

Polaroid
Sprintscan 4000

35mm
APS*

4000 dpi

36 Bit

3.4

Cold Cathode Fluorescent

35mm - up to 4 Mounted slides, 6 frames of unmounted film

APS - up to 40 frames (with optional adapter)

SCSI

Windows 95, 98, 2000 or Nt-4 or later;
Mac OS 7.6 or later

7.0" x 5.5" x 12.5"/
8 lbs.

1 Year

 

Polaroid
Sprintscan 45 Ultra

35mm,
120/220
(6x7, 6x6, 4x5)
mounted and unmounted.

2500 dpi

48 Bit

3.8

Cold Cathode Fluorescent

No

SCSI

Windows 95, 98, 2000 or Nt-4 or later;
Mac OS 7.6 or later

21" x

13" x

7"/
22 lbs.

1 Year

 

Polaroid
Sprintscan 45i

35mm,
120/220
(6x7, 6x6, 4x5)
mounted and unmounted.

2000x 4000 dpi

24 or 36 Bit

3.4

Cold Cathode Fluorescent

No

SCSI

Windows 95, 98, 2000 or Nt-4 or later;
Mac OS 7.6 or later

21" x

13" x

7"/
22 lbs.

1 Year

 

Sony
UY-S90

35mm (Strips no less than 4 frames)
APS*

2,200 dpi (35mm);
3,321 dpi (APS)

24 or 36 Bit

Not Specified

Halogen Lanp

Full Roll Scanning (up to 40 frames) in approx. 10 minutes

SCSI

Windows 95, 98, Nt-4;

Mac Os 8.0 or later

17.3" x 5.9" x 22.2"/
26.5 lbs.

1 Year

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