Licking its lips at the thought of all that Christmas cash, Canon has just brought out four new scanners.
The first of the quartet is the CanoScan FB63OU, with 36-bit colour and 600 x 1200 dpi resolution, for £99. There's a one--touch scanning button plus it offers what Canon calls 'silent scanning.'
Top of its autumn offerings is the CanoScan FB1200S, which will set you back the slightly scarier sum of £399. For the extra dosh you get 1200 x 1200 resolution, with 36-bit colour depth. In English that means this little darling recognises 68 billion colours (are there that many colours?). The FB1200S comes with a SCSI interface and two optional accessories -- an automatic document feeder, for bulk processing, and a film adaptor unit for scanning negatives.
The bargain basement model is the CanoScan FB330p colour flatbed. There's no difference between the rest of the bunch, apart from the puny 300 x 600 resolution. But hey, it's only £59.
Last, and certainly least -- seeing as Canon claims that it's the smallest scanner in the word -- is the CanoScan FB630p. For £79 you get resolutions of 600 x 1200 dpi, one click printing and 120 seconds for a colour A4 page. And unlike its bigger brothers, it will fit in your Christmas stocking!
All the models come with a software bundle that includes Canon's ScanGear and Toolbox, Ulead's PhotoExpress image manipulation programme, and Caere's OmniPage for optical character recognition.
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