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Canon Announces CanoScan 8800F and CanoScan LiDE90 Scanners

Canon U.S.A. has announced two new color image scanners, the CanoScan 8800F and CanoScan LiDE90. The Canon CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner is the first Canon scanner to come equipped with a high-luminance white LED lamp, instead of a traditional fluorescent lamp. The white LED technology virtually eliminates warm-up time and allows for scanning to begin instantaneously from sleep mode, and be completed three times faster than in previous models. By improving data reading methods, the scan speed at 300dpi (the most common resolution used for reflective scans) is only approximately seven seconds for an 8.5" x 11" color scan.

The inclusion of seven "EZ Buttons" on the CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner and four on the CanoScan LiDE90 Color Image Scanner enables consumers to quickly copy, scan, e-mail or create a PDF file with just one push of a button. Suited for the crowded desktop, the new CanoScan LiDE90 Color Image Scanner is the smallest ever in the LiDE scanner series.

The CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner provides consumers with a solution for all photo archiving needs with the ability to scan up to twelve 35mm slides and negatives at a time along with standard documents and images. The maximum optical resolution for the CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner is 4800 x 9600 dots-per-inch. Equipped with Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement Level 3 technology, which aids in automatic dust, scratch, fading and graininess reduction, consumers can be comfortable knowing memories can be preserved the way they were meant to be. With its height designed 17 percent smaller than its predecessor, the Canon CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner provides consumers with further desktop space to work on additional projects.

Using a Contact Image Sensor, and new drive system designs, the Canon CanoScan LiDE90 Color Image Scanner is considered to be one of the world's thinnest scanners, and the smallest ever in the Canon LiDE scanner series. A stand is included, enabling the scanner to be positioned vertically so even less desktop space is required. This successor model to the popular CanoScan LiDE70 Color Image Scanner can reproduce images and documents with stunning quality thanks to a maximum optical resolution of 2400 x 4800 dpi. Only one USB 2.0 high-speed cable is necessary for connecting to a computer and providing the necessary power thus eliminating an extra wire from behind a desk. Additional features such as the Quick and Automatic Retouching and Enhancement Level 3 technology for quick, automatic removal of dust and scratches from scanned images and an Advanced Z-Lid for scanning bulkier items, makes the task of scanning old photos for a students' class project more enjoyable.



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