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Dennis Hissink : October 28th 2003 - 08:00 CET

Nikon's flagship - the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED

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NikonBeside the two scanners that were introduced today, Nikon presents her absolutely high-grade new film scanner the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED. The SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED is designed to meet the high demands of image professionals. It can convert a large amount of image formats, like 35mm, 120/220, 16mm, 6x7, 6x9, electronic microscopic film and more. The effective optical resolution of 4000 dpi, the 16-bit A/D conversion of the input signal and the 16-bit output together offer sparkling, true to life images. Users active in advertising or studio photography, who work with the 120/220 film on a regular base, will appreciate the versatility and superior scan quality of the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED.
Nikon's flagship - the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 EDAnd also every user of a middle size camera will appreciate the performance and possibilities of this scanner.

The effective optical resolution of 4000dpi and the 16-bit A/D conversion enable the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED to deliver images of a superb quality; the large dynamic range also unveils image parts that usually would stay in the dark. The multi-sample scan technique, containing up to 16 scan steps guarantees noise free true to nature scans with perfect gradation. The newly designed three-line CCD sensor also contributes to the high image quality and de short scanning time (35mm: 40 seconds, 6x9: 184 seconds).

At the base of the excellent performance of the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED we find Nikon’s exclusive key technologies. Lens elements with Nikon ED glass (Extra low Dispersion) offer superior performance on focus division, contrast and a real-life colour reproduction. There is no talk of maintenance, start-up time or film damage as a consequence of heat. And to enable a consistent accurate colour reproduction on monitors and on prints the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 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 technologies form the base of a first class optical system that produces top quality images.

The SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 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). The exclusive Digital ICE professional technique is also compatible with Kodachrome films. The Scan Image Enhancer corrects brightness and colour just pressing the button!

All these highly advanced functions and possibilities completed with a IEEE 1394 interface for a high speed image transfer, are gathered together in this SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED – the new leader in the world of desktop film scanners.

The expected sale date will be spring 2004.

Most important features of the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED

Multi format scanning
The SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED scans a large amount of different sizes film formats, like: middle size (120/220), 16mm, electronic microscopic film, microscopic glasses and 35mm. This makes the scanner ideal for graphic and image professionals.

Superior quality, true to nature images
The optical resolution of 4000dpi and the 16-bit A/D conversion enable realising astonishing real to life scans. The Scanner Nikkor ED objective has a diameter especially designed to meet the high scan resolution for a middle size film. Therefore the objective gives the CCD an image of unequalled optical clearness. The light source uses LED's for every primary colour (RGB). The result is an exact reproduction with a flowing tone scale.

Professional performance
The SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED features a new three-line CCD sensor for high quality scans and short scanning times (35mm: 40 seconds, 6x9: 185 seconds). The high speed IEEE 1394 connection enables fast transfer of the image information.

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.

NIKON SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED accessories

Strip film holder FH-835S (included)
Type strip film
Strips of 35mm film with 1 to 6 images, up to 2 strips.

Slide holder FH-835M (included)
Size frames:
Width: 49~50.8mm
Thickness: 1.0~3.2mm
Up to 5 slides

129/220 Strip film holder FH-869S (included)
Type strip film
6x4.5 strip film with 1 to 4 images
6x6 strip film with 1 to 3 images
6x7/8/9 strip film with 1 to 2 images
59x82 electronic microscopic film

120/220 Slide holder FH-869M (optional)
Type film
6x4,5/6 film with 1 image
6x7/8/9 film with 1 image

120/220 strip film holder with glass FH-869G (optional)
Type strip film
6x4.5 strip film with 1 to 4 images
6x6 strip film with 1 to 3 images
6x7/8/9 strip film with 1 to 2 images
59x82mm electronic microscopic film

120/220 rotating film holder with glass FH-869GR (optional)
Type strip film
6x4.5 strip film
6x6 strip film
6x7/8/9 strip film
59x82mm electronic microscopic film
24x58mm panorama film
24x65mm panorama film

16mm Film holder FH-816 (optional)
Type film
16mm film up to 3 strips

Medical slide holder FH8G1 (optional)
Type glass frame
26x76 microscopic slides until 3 images
Maximum thickness of 2mm.

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