introduced a new line of consumer scanners to attendees of this week’s Macworld Conferences & Expo in New York City. The company unveiled the Perfection 2450 PHOTO, Perfection 1650 and Perfection 1250 models.
The Perfection 2450 PHOTO provides 2400 x 4800 dot-per-inch resolution, and is priced at US$399. The scanner comes equipped with USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces. The Perfection 2450 utilizes “half-stepping” technology to achieve its high resolution. It sports a built-in 4 x 9-inch transparency adapter suitable for scanning slides, transparencies and negatives. The Perfection 2450 PHOTO will ship in October.
The Perfection 1650 carries a price tag of $199, and provides 1600 x 3200 dot-per-inch resolution with 48-bit color support. It features a four-button interface that enables users to start, scan to Web, scan to e-mail and scan photos. A separate PHOTO version is also available, which includes a built-in 35mm filmstrip adapter. A 4×5 inch transparency unit is available for $99. The 1650 models are available in USB format only. The scanners will be available in September — the Perfection 1650 will cost $199 and the Perfection 1650 PHOTO costs $249.
The Perfection 1250 costs $129, and provides 1200 x 2400 dot-per-inch resolution with 48-bit color support. The scanner feature a four-button scanning interface, and Epson said it’s positioned for first time scanner users. Like the 1650, a PHOTO model is available, and it includes a 35mm slide adapter unit for scanning negatives and slides. Look for the Perfection 1250 and Perfection 1250 PHOTO models to hit stores early in September for $129 and $149 respectively.