Epson announced the replacement for its Perfection 3220 PHOTO/3200 PRO scanners at
Macworld Conference & Expo on Tuesday: Perfection 4870 PHOTO and 4870 PRO scanners, which offer film scanning at 4800 x 9600 dpi.
The new scanners offer features new to the Perfection line, including DIGITAL ICE technology from Kodak/ASF for advanced image restoration, Epson’s Easy Photo Fix technology for color restoration and dust removal, the company’s ColorTrue II Imaging System, and a built-in 6-inch by 9-inch transparency unit for larger volume slide and negative scanning.
Both scanners include USB 2.0 and FireWire ports as well as software bundles that include Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, EPSON Scan with Easy Photo Fix, and other applications. They will be available early next month for US$449 for the 4870 PHOTO and $599 for the 4870 PRO.