Canon Launches World's First Film Scanning Capable, Bus-Powered 2400 X 4800 dpi CIS Scanner.
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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 25, 2003
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) today announced the world's first film-scanning capable CIS scanner that is bus-powered with up to 2400 x 4800 dpi - the new CanoScan(R) LiDE(TM) 80 Color Image Scanner. Appealing to style-conscious users in need of a serious scanner, the new flagship model features high image quality in an ultra-slim design.
"With the LiDE 80 scanner, we continue to deliver new and innovative digital imaging and scanning technologies that meet the needs of today's customer," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Our new scanner provides consumers and small business owners with a versatile, high-resolution scanner that fits the decor of virtually any environment."
The LiDE 80 joins Canon's family of slim-line scanners as the flagship model in the LiDE (LED InDirect Exposure - LiDE) series of scanners. The LiDE scanners use a small, low powered LED light source and the integration of lens elements directly on the scanning sensor to substantially reduce the number and size of individual components needed to produce a scanner. This results in a slim-design that is lightweight and feature rich for the consumer.
This scanner is the first CIS scanner in the world with up to 2400 x 4800 dpi for high resolution scanning. Single-pass scanning technology and 48-bit color (both input and output) provide both fast and detailed scans with smooth gradation and more than 281 trillion possible colors. It will also be the world's first film capable bus-powered CIS scanner on the market.
The LiDE 80 will come with a film adapter unit (FAU) as a no-cost standard accessory that will allow the user to scan a 35 mm un-mounted frame (positive or negative) at up to 2400 x 4800 dpi. The scanner also is the first CIS scanner to use Canon's exclusive Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement (FARE(TM) Level 2). This is the next generation of Canon's built-in automatic retouching technology that has previously only been featured on CCD scanners. This technology builds on Canon's previous FARE and FARE Level 1 dust and scratch removal benefits and adds two additional features - Grain correction and Fading correction - for more productivity and even better quality of scans. FARE Level 2 also helps deliver high quality scans from damaged originals and increases support for Kodachrome film. The Fading correction feature examines originals with faded color and intelligently rebuilds color quality, for example saturation where required, restoring the image to its near original pre-faded color balance.
Additional advantages of the LiDE 80 include one cable for USB 2.0 Hi-Speed(a) connection and power, the Z-Lid(TM) expansion top, four one-touch buttons and the Multi-Scan Mode. Consumers will deal with less clutter when using the one USB cable included with the scanner to both power the unit and connect it to the computer. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed will deliver preview scans in less than 10 seconds by using fast transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps. Canon's exclusive Z-Lid expansion top lifts approximately one inch and stays flat for scanning thick books and magazines. The super slim design, just over one-and-a-half inches high and the included scanner stand allows users to scan and store the scanner on its side to save space.
Canon's four-button design - copy, scan, file and e-mail - help users expedite common scanning tasks with single-touch simplicity. In addition to the default settings from Canon, each button can be customized to perform the tasks most often used by the consumer. The Multi-Scan mode helps save time by scanning multiple images at one time, saving each image to its own file for archiving or editing. The unit also scans multi-page documents to a single PDF file.
A powerful suite of software applications(b) provides users tools to enhance, edit and organize images. Image editing software in the box includes Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 2.0 (Windows and Mac(R)), ArcSoft(R) PhotoStudio(R) (Windows and Mac) and ArcSoft PhotoBase(TM) (Windows and Mac). ScanSoft(R) OmniPage(R) SE OCR (Windows and Mac) will scan text documents for editing and ScanGear(R) CS (Windows and Mac(c)) and CanoScan Toolbox (Windows and Mac(c)) will turn the scanner into a multifunction workstation that is capable of scanning images and documents to send to e-mail, printer or archive file. Document management software NewSoft(R) Presto! PageManager(R) (Windows only) can help office efficiency.
The CanoScan LiDE 80 flatbed scanner is compatible with Windows XP/2000/Me/98(d), Mac OS 9.1 to 9.x, Mac OS X v 10.1.x to 10.2.x (Classic mode) and Mac OS X v 10.1.3 to 10.2.x (Native mode). A one-year limited warranty with InstantExchange(e) is included with an option to purchase an extended limited warranty (good for up to three years) from Canon for a suggested retail price of $50.00. The LiDE 80 scanner will be available in August for a suggested list price of $179.99.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America, and is ranked #41 on the Business Week list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2002, with global revenues of $24.5 billion. Canon U.S.A. employs more than 10,000 people at over 30 locations. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.
Specifications subject to change without notice. Prices are MSRP at time materials were created. Prices subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
(a) USB 2.0 Hi-Speed not compatible with Windows 98.
(b) System requirements vary by application.
(c) ScanGear CS driver (Plug-in compliant) and CanoScan Toolbox, quick scanning utility are available in Mac OS X native mode. Plug-in compliant application must be purchased separately for image editing in Mac OS X native mode.
(d) Systems with Pentium(R) III or higher Celeron(R) (566 MHz or higher), AMD:Athlon(TM), Athlon MP, Athlon XP or Duron are recommended.
(e) InstantExchange warranty program is subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See the warranty card for details.
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