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Germany’s Reflecta GmbH have just announced the reflecta x³-Scan, successor to their budget x²-Scan 35mm film scanner. The new model boasts the same one-second-per-frame scanning speed and 1800ppi optical resolution as its immediate forebear, but adds a 2.4” LCD for immediate image review. Scanned images can be stored either in the 32-megabyte internal memory or on SD memory cards. You can hook the reflecta x³-Scan up directly to a television set via its TV-out port or a PC or Mac via USB - but it can also be used as a standalone device. The x³-Scan comes bundled with two film holders - one for up to 3 mounted slides and one for film strips of up to 6 six frames. The reflecta x³-Scan will cost 199 euros, with shipments commencing in April. Read on for the detailed specifications.
Film Type: 35mm negatives and transparencies
Optical Resolution: 1800x1800dpi
Colour Depth: 30 bits
Sensor Type: CMOS
Light Source: 3 white LEDs
Scan Speed: 1 second at 1800dpi
Scan Area: max. 26.5x24.3mm
System Requirements: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP or Vista, Mac OS X 10.4
Size: 96.4x94x170 mm
Suggested Price: 199 euros incl. German VAT
Available by: Mid-April