on Monday introduced two new photo scanners aimed at consumers — the Perfection V350 Photo and Perfection V100 Photo. The V350 is coming in late July for $149, and the V100 will follow in August for $99.
Both USB 2.0-equipped scanners have a new slim case design suited for portrait or landscape orientation; they both feature a “high rise” lid and hinge that can be opened up to 180 degrees. The lid allows the flatbed scanners to scan objects up to 25mm thick. The V350 features up to 4800 x 9600 dots per inch (DPI) resolution; the V100 goes up to 3200 x 9600.
Both models feature 48-bit color scanning and 3.2 dynamic range, as well as Epson “Easy Photo Fix” for color restoration. They also feature Epson’s Digital Dust Correction technology, which can remove dust particles from scans. Epson has also added Back Light Correction to the new models, which corrects poor exposure due to the subject standing in front of a bright background.
Four front-panel buttons let users instantly scan for copies and e-mail attachments and generate Adobe PDF files.
The V350 Photo comes with an Automatic Film Loader (AFL) built into the top of the scanner lid to scan 35mm film strips, up to six frames at a time.
The V100 lacks the AFL but includes a transparency adapter that enables you to scan up to six frames of 35mm film at a time, or four 35mm mounted slides.
Epson’s Web site had not been updated with information about the new scanners as
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