launches the CanoScan 9900F
The highest performance A4 desktop scanner to date
Canon, leader in imaging technology, is pleased to announce the CanoScan
9900F a new flagship film capable flatbed scanner incorporating two significant
technology firsts for Canon. An optical resolution of 3200 x 6400 dpi
is achieved from a new 6-line Hyper CCD and a new advanced development
of Canon's own FARE automatic film retouching technology has been added
called FARE level 2. These features combine to deliver unparalleled quality
scans together with outstanding productivity making this the best quality,
highest performance flatbed scanner yet from Canon. The CanoScan 9900F
is aimed at the high-end photographer and graphic arts professional.
introducing new technology such as FARE level 2 in the CanoScan 9900F,
Canon makes a big step in flatbed scanner development and effectively
builds a bridge between professional technology and the consumer. The
CanoScan 9900F also boasts a large FAU capable of scanning up to 24 frames
of 35mm film in a single scan and a new optical system ensuring that the
highest quality reproduction of any original is achieved.
CanoScan 9900F is the flagship product in a new scanner line up that we
are confident will meet the scanning needs of professionals," says
Malcolm Hills, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging in the UK. "The new
technologies and Canon's heritage in high quality optics makes this product
a true winner in our eyes."
The CanoScan 9900F has a 3200 dpi, 6-line Hyper CCD and 48-bit colour
depth for high resolution and outstanding image quality from both film
and reflective originals. 3200 dpi is a new level of optical resolution
for flatbed scanners, which means even more detail can be extracted from
the original and allows bigger scale enlargements for printing without
loss of image quality. 48-bit colour depth enables users to extract an
exceptional level of colour information from originals.
high resolution CCD is complimented by a new high quality lens array the
Super Galileo 2 lens. This lens, consisting of six individual elements,
delivers sharper, brighter images from platen to CCD than any previous
Canon scanner. The complex optical arrangement of this lens includes aspherical
elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure consistent quality
across its entire width by precisely controlling the way in which light
travels to the CCD. This ensures colour quality, detail and sharpness
of the original is maintained during the digitisation process, by utilizing
Canon's expertise in optical design.
large FAU in the CanoScan 9900F is suitable for 35mm as well as 120 roll
and 4"x5" films. The unit has a new design compared to previous
models and features a double light condenser sheet to ensure uniform brightness
over its large surface area. It also features unique LED light source
elements to support advanced FARE level 2 functions.
The large FAU is able to scan up to 24 frames of 35 mm in one pass or
eight mounted 35mm slides, 120 roll or 4 x 5 inch film. USB Hi-Speed and
IEEE 1394 Firewire ports combine to give the fastest data transfer speeds
for both PC and Mac platforms.
the CanoScan 9900F features four 'EZ' buttons to completely automate common
tasks such as copy, scan to email or multi scan operations. Fast Multi
Photo mode (fully automatic scanning of multiple original images) combines
with these technologies to make the CanoScan 9900F unparalleled in productivity
- up to 24 frames can be scanned to individual files from the touch of
a button at incredible speed.
new FARE level 2 technology is a first for flatbed scanners and will transform
the user's ability to make high quality scans without the need for time
consuming post scan corrections and retouching. This new technology builds
on Canon's previous FARE and FARE Level 1 dust and scratch removal benefits
by incorporating two new features - Grain Equalisation and Management
and Reconstruction of Colour - for added productivity and even better
quality of scans. FARE level 2 delivers high quality scans even from damaged
originals. Improving on the original FARE system, this new technology
not only takes care of dust and scratch removal but can drastically improve
colour from old or faded originals. The Reconstruction of Colour feature
examines originals with faded colour and intelligently rebuilds colour
quality, for example saturation where required, restoring the image to
its original pre-faded colour balance.
Grain Equalisation and Management examines and smoothes out the effects
of film grain recorded and visible at higher scanning resolutions. The
result is images, which have smoother tones and higher overall quality.
The design of the CanonScan 9900F uses aluminum-pressed plates blending
an elegant champagne gold colour with a hairline finish. This is the birth
of an elegant scanner featuring the high performance and exquisite design
that is expected from Canon's flagship model. The 9900F incorporates thoughtful
design throughout. Even the FAU hinge has been engineered to control the
weight of the lid as it closes, ensuring the scanner cannot be damaged.
The CanoScan 9900F supports Windows 98 Hi-Speed USB not supported under
Win98, 98 SE, Windows 2000 Professional, ME, XP Home and XP Professional
and Mac OS. It also offers a full range of imaging software including
ScanGear CS-U driver, ScanGear Toolbox for automating common tasks, ArcSoft
PhotoStudio image editing and PhotoBase image management software and
OmniPage OCR software. Also included are Adobe PS Elements v2.0 and NewSoft
Presto Page Management software for archiving and managing documents
scanned to PDF format.
USB not supported under Win98
availability and reader enquiries
The CanoScan 9900F will be available from March 2003 for around £299
enquiries: 08705 143723