on Monday announced the CanoScan 3200F Color Image Scanner, which lets you scan 35mm slides, 35mm negatives, photos and documents with a USB 2.0-equipped Mac.
The CanoScan 3200F — which incorporates a 48-bit color processor that can generate over 281 trillion possible colors — can tackle a 600 dpi (dots per inch) color scan of a letter size document in approximately 15 seconds, according to Canon. It boasts a maximum optical resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi and an enhanced resolution of 9600 dpi.
A built-in 35mm film adapter lets you scan single frame slides or negatives for enlarging photos. Book and magazine scanning is facilitated by the Z-Lid Expansion Top that automatically lifts vertically and lays flat on the item being scanned.
Four buttons on the CanoScan 3200F automate scanning tasks such as copying, scanning, filing or e-mailing of images or documents. The scanner features Canon’s dust and scratch reduction for paper and printed photos and grain correction and fading correction for film.
The CanoScan 3200F scanner — which will have a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$129.99 — is compatible with Mac OS X (10.1.3 and higher) Mac OS 9 (9.1 to 9.2). Bundled software that’s Mac compatible includes ScanGear CS, CanoScan Toolbox, ArcSoft PhotoStudio and ScanSoft OmniPage SE OCR, though the system requirements vary among some of the applications.