Canon Expands Scanner Line-up
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Canon has added two new consumer scanners to its line-up, promising users sleek compact designs, high performance, and quality scanning.

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First up is the CanonScan 8800F, which has an enhanced speed including instantaneous operation and a high-speed book scanning function that, the company claims, makes it a perfect home office tool. And with a white LED scanning function, scanned text fonts become sharper, improving its total output.

Features of the Canon CS8800F include:

  • White LED scanning for high brightness scanning
  • 4800 x 9600dpi optical resolution with 48 bit depth provides excellent image quality
  • Automatic dust & scratch, fading, graininess and backlight correction technology
  • Moving backlight film adapter unit ensures higher quality scans without sacrificing speed
  • The built-in film adapter unit can scan up to 12 frames of 35mm filmstrip in a single pass, 4 mounted 35mm slides, and medium format film up to 6 x 22cm
  • Continuous scanning of up to 2 rows of 35mm filmstrip or 4 mounted slides, and medium format film up to 6 x 22cm 
  • Ultra-fast book scanning at 7 seconds

The second in the new line up is th Canon LiDE 90, which despite its small profile, Canon claims, provides high-speed scanning in one of the smallest units available, leaving more desk space.

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Features of the Canon LiDE 90 include:

  • High quality scanning up to 2400x4800dpi high resolution and 48 bit superior gradation
  • One-touch buttons automatically create a image file, PDF file, a colour copy, or an email attachment in one easy step
  • Scan multiple photos at once using Multi-Scan mode. Single-pass multi-scan automatically aligns, scans and names each image as a separate file
  • Restore old photos with FARE level 3 software – reduces dust and scratches as well as correcting backlighting, fading and graininess
  • Single USB lead transfers data and provides power keeping your desk clutter free
  • Fast book scanning at 14 seconds

Pricing and Availability

The Canon 8800F and the LiDE 90 will be available through Canon dealers nationally starting mid-September and will cost $349 and $149 respectively.