Epson intros new film scanners for pros, enthusiasts

Epson on Wednesday took off the wraps on its Perfection V700 Photo and Perfection V750-M Pro scanners — new scanners designed for professionals and enthusiasts who need to scan film and transparencies. The new scanners are coming in March and May and will cost $549 and $749 respectively.

The new scanners share features like the dual lens system, which allows users to scan film ranging in size from 35mm to 4x5 inch at 6400 dpi, or transparency or reflective scanning at 4800 dpi. The scanners automatically set the right lens to e used depending on the resolution. They also feature Digital ICE Technologies, a special scratch and dust removal system. Both scanners have an optical density of 4.0. They also feature both USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces.

A fluid mount accessory is also available that enables the V750-M model to perform wet scans — useful for scratch remove and grain reduction from black and white film. The V750-M also has special anti-reflective coatings on its CCD lens and a high reflection mirror.

System requirements call for a G4/500MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 732MB hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, USB 1.1 or 2.0, FireWire 400, Mac OS X v10.2 or later.

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