Canon Debuts Four Color Scanners

Canon on Monday introduced four new color scanners: CanoScan 8600F, LiDE 600F, CanoScan 4400F, and LiDE 70. All four offer USB 2.0 connectivity and come with Canonis bundled software suite, which includes the CanoScan Toolbox interface and ScanGear 12 software for enhancing scanned images. Theyire available now.

The CanoScan 8600F (US$179.99) features a maximum scanning resolution of 4800 x 9600 dpi, with integrated FARE (Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) Level 3 technology that automatically corrects for the effects from dust, scratches, fading, and graininess. FARE Level 3 also adjusts backlighting. The 8600F comes with four buttons for automatically creating PDFs without a computer, as well as seven EZ buttons for copying, scanning images, or optimizing for email.

The LiDE 600F ($149.99) adapts to a workspace by offering three different scanning positions. It uses one USB cable for connectivity and power and offers a maximum scanning resolution of 4800 x 9600 dpi. It has seven EZ buttons, uses FARE Level 3 technology, and comes with a 35mm film adapter unit that scans up to six frames at once.

The CanoScan 4400F ($99.99) offers the same functionality as the LiDE 600F, minus the three different scanning positions. Finally, the LiDE 70 ($79.99) offers a maximum scanning resolution of 2400 x 4800 dpi, four EZ buttons, and a Z-Lid for scanning bulky items.