5000 dpi neg scanners

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Guest, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I note Minolta (IIRC) have brought one out already. I am considering
    getting a Canoscan. Are there any rumours they are to upgrade that to a
    higher DPI spec than the current 4000 as if so I will hang on for a bit
    longer?
     
    Guest, Jul 15, 2003
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    Angry Angel Guest

    Scanner resolutions will inevitably increase. When you get up to 5600 (or
    whatever that new Minolta is) I would think that the quality of the optics
    becomes more important than the resolution of the CCD. A cheap 5600 may not
    be a better buy than, say, the Nikon CoolScan 4000. But it may be ;-P If you
    need a scanner now, the current models are pretty good, and rumours in
    photographic products seem less reliable than other markets. Not heard any
    rumours (though haven't been looking for them!).

    Not a very useful post, sorry....
     
    Angry Angel, Jul 16, 2003
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Appreciate what you say. What I want to avoid is buying one now that is
    very quickly superceded as the industry standard jumps up a notch.
     
    Guest, Jul 17, 2003
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    Liz Guest

    In message <bf4q78$45i$1$>
    Isn't that just the inevitable fact of digital life?????

    Liz
     
    Liz, Jul 17, 2003
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  5. Guest

    T P Guest


    The number of ppi (not DPI) is only a very rough guide to scan
    quality. The Canoscan 4000 is inferior to the Nikon Coolscan 4000 and
    gives only slightly better scan quality than the Minolta Dual Scan III
    and the Nikon LS-40 both of which are nominally rated at 2800 ppi.
    Even the cheaper 2800 ppi models such as the Acer (BenQ) are very
    close to the image quality of the Canon.

    The new Minolta Scan Elite 5400 may well be the "best buy" and I would
    strongly advise waiting for some reliable reviews on its performance
    out of a retail box (most magazine and web site reviews are unreliable
    because of the need to please advertisers/sponsors). If reliable
    reviews indicate that it lives up to its specifications, this could
    well be the best of all home scanners, and well worth waiting for.
     
    T P, Jul 17, 2003
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  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks. That advice is a help.

    John.
     
    Guest, Jul 20, 2003
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