|New Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED scanner|
Dennis Hissink : October 28th 2003 - 08:00 CET
Beside introducing the COOLSCAN V ED today Nikon has more introductions to inform you about. Designed to be used by image professionals the SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED 35mm / APS scans with a astonishing speed of 20 seconds per image (included play back and reproduction), on 4000dpi effective optical resolution. The 16-bit A/D-conversion and the 16-bit output offer the highest accurate colour reproduction en details. The SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED is targeted on professionals like professional photographers and photo centres that demand a superior image quality and high speed scans. For example private users of 35mm or APS cameras, advanced amateur photographers will also certainly appreciate the quality and speed.|
Users who need to convert a large amount of slides and uncut roll of 35mm films will benefit from the extra convenience and the large productivity offered by optional accessories like the SLIDELOADER SF-210 and film ADAPTOR SA30. The SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED offers the performance and efficiency that comes in very useful when building a digital image archive. |
The 16-bit A/D input conversion offers a significant larger dynamic range. The 16-bit output and the Multi-sample scanning function unveil details that before would stay hidden in shade and high lighting, also digital noise is eliminated. The ultra fast scanning time of 20 second and the higher image quality are also enabled by the newly designed two-line CCD sensor of high quality.
At the base of the excellent performance of the SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED we find Nikon’s exclusive key technologies. The objective of the scanner has Nikon ED glass (extra low dispersion) lens elements, for superior performance on focus division, contrast and a real-life colour reproduction. Using the LED's as a light source it guarantees you a stable precise light source without the chance of heath damage of the film. The LED lighting doesn't need maintenance or start-up time. And to enable a consistent accurate colour reproduction on monitors and on prints the SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED offers the Nikon Colour Management System (Nikon CMS). Colour information can me manipulated in many RGB colour rooms, to achieve an unequalled precision. These key technologies distinguish Nikon COOLSCAN film scanner from other ones.
Connecting the optional roll film ADAPTOR SA-30 to the SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED you can carry out series of scans of films on the roll with a maximum of 40 successive images. The optional SF-210 SLIDES FEEDER enables you to scan a maximum of 50 framed slides, so top quality and efficiency is combined to an optimum.
The SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED offers also unequalled image restore functions. Digital ICE 4 Advanced, the new and improved image restore function consists of the components ICE (image correction and improvement), Digital ROC (Reconstruction of Colours), Digital GEM (Granular elimination management) and the brand new DEE tm (Dynamic Enhanced Enlightenment). Beside that the Scan Image Enhancer corrects brightness and colour just pressing the button!
The USB 2.0 interface offers a quick and easy transfer of images and turns this SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED into an extreme powerful, extremely fast and efficient desktop film scanner, with high productivity that delivers images of a superb quality.
The NEW SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED is expected on the market in November.
Most important features of the SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Ultra fast scanning
The SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED features a newly designed two-line CCD sensor with low noise level, which offers a astonishing scan speed of 20 seconds in 4000dpi, ideal for image professionals and others who need high productivity. The auto focus speed was reduced to only 4 seconds. Furthermore the scanner offers the plug-and-play USB 2.0 interface that increases the transfer speed enormously.
Film scans of high quality
The effective optical resolution of 4000dpi and the16-bit A/D conversion enable the SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED to deliver magnificent pictures, with real to life colours and astonishing details even in the darkest parts of the image. Nikon’s exclusive Scanner Nikkor ED lens elements are superior in brightness division, contrast and also in colour reproduction, saturation and precision. The very precise LED light source doesn’t produce any heat and guarantees a stable colour characteristic and real to life colour reproduction.
Unequalled image restore functions
-The Scan Image Enhancer automatically adjusts brightness and colour saturation, to obtain images with an optimum gradation.
- Digital ICE 4 Advanced
Digital ICE 4 Advanced is an impressive combination of 4 image correction techniques. Digital ICE uses LED enlightening techniques to detect dust and scratches and retouches them automatically, without changing the image information. Digital ROC analyses bleached colours and rebuild the image in natural, original colours. Digital GEM decrease the effect of granules of a film so clean images appears without colour dust clusters or granules. The new DEE function makes enlightenment corrections to regain details that otherwise would be hidden in the dark or light parts of the image.
Quality accessories to offer versatility and efficiency
Nikon offers a wide range of optional accessories and holders to increase productivity. By connecting the SLIDE FEEDER SF210 you can scan up to 50 framed slides in series based on pre-set settings. The roll film ADAPTOR SA-30 enables scanning of series of uncut rolls of film at a maximum of 40 images.
NIKON SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED accessories
Film ADAPTOR (included)
Strips of 35mm film with 2 to 6 frames
SLIDE ADAPTOR (included)
For framed 35mm slides.
APS ADAPTOR IA-20 (S) (optional)
For IX240 (Advanced Photo System) film cassettes.
SLIDE LOADER SF 210 (optional)
For framed 35mm slides, maximum of 50 slides.
Roll film ADAPTOR SA-30 (optional)
Rolls and strips of 35mm film with 2 to 40 images.
Strip film HOLDER FH-3 (optional)
To scan film frames (1 to 6 images) with the MA-21.
MEDICAL SLIDE HOLDER FH-G1 (optional)
For 26x76mm microscopic slides