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Today Canon launched the CanoScan 9000F, a 9600dpi photo and document scanner that is also capable of scanning a range of film formats. In addition to a hardware resolution of 9600x9600dpi, the CanoScan 9000F also boasts a colour depth of 48 bits and improved scanning times. Capable of digitising both mounted 35mm slides and film strips in 35mm and 120 format, the CanoScan 9000F comes with Canon’s Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement (FARE) Level 3 technology on board for removing dust and scratches using infrared light. The bundled software package includes Adobe Photoshop Elements, ArcSoft PhotoStudio and LaserSoft’s SilverFast SE. The CanoScan 9000F will be available from June 2010 priced at £229.00 / €240.00 / $249.99.
Canon UK Press Release
Canon’s CanoScan 9000F provides high quality film scanning at speed
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, May 4th 2010 - Canon has today announced the launch of its latest top-of-the-range photo and document scanner, the CanoScan 9000F, designed to meet the needs of photographers requiring a versatile and productive scanner also capable of scanning a range of film transparencies.
The CanoScan 9000F has evolved from the Canon CanoScan 8800F and boasts a number of new improved features to boost its productivity. Quality has been enhanced to include a 9,600 x 9,600 dpi CCD sensor, providing unsurpassed reproduction with incredible detail capture. The 48-bit colour depth ensures exceptionally accurate colour rendition and images suitable for enlargement and high-resolution printing.
Already boasting the fastest, highest quality film scanners on the market, Canon has excelled again as the CanoScan 9000F achieves new performance benchmarks. The new film adaptor allows more light to penetrate the unit, enabling even faster speeds with one frame of 35mm negative film scanned in approximately 18 seconds (at 1,200dpi resolution).
Many of the best features of the Canon CanoScan 8800F have been retained, including mounted slides and medium format film in either positive or negative. The zero warm-up time and the ability to Auto Scan to PC, e-mail, copy or PDF all at the touch of a button also remain. In addition, the CanoScan 9000F now also provides an accurate Optical Character Recognition (OCR) function to convert printed text to editable electronic documents without the hassle of retyping.
The seven EZ scan buttons offer simple, one-touch operation but the CanoScan 9000F has taken the functionality one step further with the ‘Auto-Scan’ button for automatic recognition type of originals, scanning and saving with suitable settings. A fully integrated power adaptor is also now included, providing a compact and fully portable desktop scanner.
Canon’s unique Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement (FARE) Level 3 technology is integrated in the scanner, removing dust and restoring scratched film by using an infrared light that scans for physical defects on the film surface.
Canon has added the Auto Photo Fix II and Auto Document Fix features to provide the user with complete control over the output and quality of the final images.
Auto Photo Fix II resolves common faults like washed-out faces, dull skin tones or over/under-saturated scenery and can ‘recognise’ the type of scene in a photo. Similarly, Auto Document Fix delivers beautiful and easy-to-view scan results by automatic advanced image analysis and area-by-area data correction.
The CanoScan 9000F is bundled with a powerful suite of high quality software for imaging, creative and business applications. This includes Adobe PhotoShop Elements, ArcSoft PhotoStudio and the advanced SilverFast SE package, which provides photographers with greater control for film scanning. It also comes with MP Navigator EX, which makes operating the scanner and performing complex operations simple and easy.
CanoScan 9000F key features:
· Quality – 9,600 x 9,600 dpi; 48 bit colour depth
· Photo and Document Scan Speed – A4, 300dpi scan in approx. 7 sec.; Zero Warm-up
· Film Scan Speed – 35mm negative, 1,200dpi scan in approx. 18 sec.
· Film compatibility – Adapter for 12 x 35mm filmstrip, 4 x 35mm mounted slides, 120 format (max. 6 x 22cm)
· Functions – Auto Scan to PC, e-mail, copy or PDF
· Auto image correction – FARE for automatic dust & scratch removal; generates usable scans from damaged originals
· Quick access via 7 EZ buttons
· Ease of use – Auto Photo Fix II and Auto Document Fix
· Software – SilverFast SE, Adobe Photoshop Elements, MP Navigator EX, ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Pricing & Availability
The CanoScan 9000F is available from June 2010 priced at £229.00 / €240.00 RRP inc. VAT
Canon USA Press Release
INTRODUCING THE HIGHEST-RESOLUTION PHOTO IMAGE SCANNER FROM CANON U.S.A., THE CANOSCAN 9000F SCANNER
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 4, 2010 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of the CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner featuring the highest-resolution to date for a Canon scanner product. This high-speed CCD scanner with built-in professional film scanning is ideal for consumers interested in preserving their work or family memories in a safe and easy way without sacrificing overall image quality.
“When making the decision to purchase a color image scanner, the customer wants to ensure the images or documents being scanned can be accomplished easily while also not having to worry about whether the quality will be up-to-par,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “The addition of the new CanoScan 9000F color image scanner further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing high-quality, affordable products which satisfy the needs and wants of consumers.”
The new Canon CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner provides users with the ultimate photo archiving solution with a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 9600 dpi1 (Film) and Auto Scan Mode which automatically adjusts settings by detecting what is being scanned. Further aiding accuracy and high-quality color reproduction is FARE Level 3 technology which delivers automatic dust and scratch removal in addition to providing fading, grain and backlight correction. Auto Document Fix has been added to help maintain readability of important documents by sharpening and blackening the text. The CanoScan 9000F is also capable of scanning up to four 35mm slides or 12 35mm filmstrips at one time further adding to its archival capabilities.
To increase overall ease-of-use, there are seven “EZ Buttons” allowing consumers to quickly Auto Scan, copy, e-mail or create a PDF file with just one push of a button. Additionally, the color image scanner utilizes a white LEDwhich eliminates warm-up time2 while decreasing power consumption.
The estimated selling price for the CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner is $249.99.3
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009†, with global revenues of US $35 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of “100 Best Global Brands.” Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future” – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at http://www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting http://www.usa.canon.com/rss.