Nic Rossmüller : July 31th 2006 - 21:00 CET
Canon CanoScan 8600F Scanner
Canon CanoScan 8600F Scanner : With the digital age in full swing, now is the time to digitally archive those shoeboxes full of old photos and personal files that are bursting at the seams. The scanning solution fit most budgets and lifestyles. The new CanoScan 8600F Color Image Scanner offers the latest in design, ease of use and affordability. Digitizing photos, slides, negatives, and important documents is easier than ever before with the newest features on the Canon scanner. The CanoScan 8600F scans photos at a maximum of 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution for clear and sharp images. The CanoScan 8600F scanner even feature a built-in Film Adapter Unit (FAU) to make scanning of 35mm negatives and mounted slides a breeze. |
Canon 8600F Scanner - Medium format|
The CanoScan 8600F unit can also handle medium format negatives, ideal for the amateur or even professional photographer. The Canon CanoScan 8600F scanner also have "EZ Buttons" for one touch operation that allows the user to copy, scan, create an Adobe PDF file (Portable Document Format), or optimize an image for email at the press of a button. In addition to great photo and film scans, users that need to scan documents can use impressive features such as automatic document alignment to create straight scans that save time and hassle.
Canon CanoScan 8600F Scanner - Adobe PDF format
Users now have even more options when scanning documents into Adobe PDF format. Using the added EZ Buttons, users of the Canon CanoScan 8600F can easily create customized PDF documents with buttons for color or black and white PDF creation. There is also a "custom" button to save individual preferences, and a "finish" button that completes the creation of a multi-page PDF file without touching the computer. Most Windows and Macintosh users will also both be able to enjoy the benefits of the new Canon scanner. The new scanner utilize USB 2.0 High Speed connectivity for fast image transfer, as well as Canon's bundled software suite, including the CanoScan Toolbox interface and ScanGear 12 software, to help enhance images and text.
Canon Scanner CanoScan 8600F - Performance
"The Canon CanoScan 8600F gives consumers space, affordability, and fast performance, providing the ideal platform for those looking to turn their photos and important documents into digital memories," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Now consumers have every reason to join the digital world, and take their photos and documents with them."
Canon 8600F Color Image Scanner - CCD Sensor
The Canon CanoScan 8600F Color Image Scanner (estimated selling price $179.99) is a desktop photo-digitizing juggernaut that makes quick work of high resolution scanning of both photos and documents. Using CCD sensor technology, the CanoScan 8600F scanner scans photos at a maximum of 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution, and its software provides an array of image corrections and enhancements that make it an obvious choice for consumers who demand a photo scanner of the highest caliber. Users can scan up to 12 frames of 35mm film, four mounted slides, or even medium format negatives.
Canon CanoScan 8600F Scanner - Features
• Spectacular scans: Produce scans with spectacular resolution of up to 4800 x 9600 color dpi.
• Rich, vivid color: 48-bit color depth yields over 281 trillion possible colors.
• Multi-image scanning: To save time, simultaneously scan up to 12 frames of 35mm film.
• Faster data: The USB 2.0 interface enables the fastest possible image transfers.
• Incredible resolution: The included software greatly enhances resolution.
• Edits and organizes: This included software lets you enhance photos.
• Old photos look new: Built-in retouching technology removes the dust and scratches.
• Easy scanning: Large function buttons automate the scanning process.
Canon CanoScan 8600F Scanner - Productivity
When consumers scan film, they can take advantage of Canon's Fare Level 3 technology (Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement). When enabled, Fare Level 3 helps to correct the effects from dust, scratches, fading, and graininess as well as adjust backlighting. At home in the photo lab or in the home office, the CanoScan 8600F scanner also enhances productivity with a total of seven EZ Buttons for copying, scanning images, or optimizing for email. The CanoScan 8600F scanner also adds four PDF function buttons that can allow users to completely create a PDF document without ever touching the computer.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. is a top patent holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2005, with revenues of $31.8 billion.