August 22, 2008: Canon has released three new colour flatbed scanners with features for digitising documents and photo images plus easy options for saving the results.
The CanoScan LiDE 100 and LiDE 200 models are designed for general use and provide facilities for copying and saving documents and photos. Both models enable users to create email attachments, PDF files or colour copies in an instant and both include a Multi-Scan mode for scanning several images at a time. When connected with Canon PIXMA inkjet printers, users can achieve synchronicity with a one-button colour copy option, which directs prints from the scanner, via PC, to the print tray in an instant. User-friendly bundled software allows users to set colour and brightness levels on documents with ScanGear CS, or edit photos using Arcsoft PhotoStudio.
The CanoScan LiDE 100 (RRP $119) is an entry-level replacement to the LiDE 25 and supports 2400 x 4800 dpi optical resolution plus 48-bit colour depth. Typical scan-to-PC times average only 24 seconds and users can create multiple-page PDF files with a dedicated PDF button on the scanner’s interface. The thin and light design, combined with a clip-on stand, also offer the option of vertical scanning to save space and help ensure straight images.
The LiDE 100 model.
The mid-level LiDE 200 (RRP $149) offers a fast scanning time of 14 seconds., along with 4800 x 4800 dpi resolution and 48-bit colour depth. Built-in FARE Level 3 software automatically reduces dust, scratches, fading and graininess. A backlight correction function is also included. To keep copies and scans aligned, the CanoScan LiDE 200 features an advanced design, which offers the option to scan in the upright position and includes a USB lead that transfers data straight to the computer or hard drive.
The LiDE 200.
A brand new model to the CanoScan range, the CS5600F (RRP $249) is an energy and time saver, with low power consumption from a white LED, offering high brightness and zero warm-up time when turned on. Offering 4800 x 9600dpi resolution and 48-bit colour depth, it features seven one-touch buttons and includes a Multi-Scan mode that scans multiple images at once, then automatically detects, straightens, and creates a separate file for each image. A built-in film adaptor enables users to scan up to sic frames of 35mm filmstrip or four frames of 35mm slides simultaneously.
FARE Level 3 technology is provided to minimise dust, scratches and fading and CanoScan Toolbox software to scan A3 or B4 size documents. By scanning each half of the document, manually aligning the two halves and then saving as a merged file, newspaper articles or large photos will appear like the hard copies. The software bundle also includes Adobe PhotoShop Elements 2.0 for professional image retouching.
For product and stockist information, phone Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit the website at www.canon.com.au.