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Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon UK Announces New Film Scanner Line-Up


Nikon has announced three new film scanners to replace the current range. The Coolscan V ED and the Coolscan 5000 ED, replacements for the Coolscan IV and 4000 respectively, will go on sale at the beginning of November 2003, whilst the Coolscan 9000, the successor to the Coolscan 8000, will become available in the Spring of 2004.

Nikon has an enviable reputation in the film scanner market and these new introductions feature improvements on the current models such as enhanced scanning speed and image quality.

The Coolscan V ED will have a rrp of 549.99 and the Coolscan 5000 ED will be 1099.99. Price for the Coolscan 9000 is to be confirmed.

Coolscan V ED


An economical, friendly, high-performance film scanner, the COOLSCAN V ED is designed to be easy to operate, even for first-time scanner users. A true optical resolution of 4,000 dpi and 14-bit A/D input conversion allow the scanner to produce scans at a level of quality previously only available with higher-priced models. Scan speed is also surprisingly fast - the COOLSCAN V ED can scan an image in only 38 seconds (including image transfer and display).



Users who wish to print out images of films of scanned images or attach them to email, and also those who are involved in, or wish to begin, archiving of old and new films in digital image form - as well as personal or business web-page designers - will find the COOLSCAN V ED both simple to operate and long on quality. Flatbed scanners don't measure up when it comes to image quality. Further enhancing the value of the COOLSCAN V ED is a lineup of accessories that makes possible the scanning of various film types, including 35mm strips, slide mounts and IX-240 cartridges.

High-resolution scanning at 4,000 dpi enables the production of strikingly detailed images. The 14-bit A/D input conversion and 8-/16-bit outputs deliver true, vibrant color. To ensure excellent overall image quality, the COOLSCAN V ED incorporates a high-quality CCD sensor.

Nikon's exclusive core technologies figure largely in the surprisingly high overall performance of the entry-level COOLSCAN V ED. The most important component in high-quality scanning is the lens, and the Scanner Nikkor ED glass elements employed in the lens effectively reduce chromatic aberration and image distortion. This results in superior sharpness and contrast. Nikon's own LED illumination technology means no maintenance, no warm-up time, and no risk of heat-related damage to films. The Nikon Color Management System offers consistent color representation on monitors and prints.

The COOLSCAN V ED also features high-grade image enhancement technology. Digital ICE4 Advanced™, the new and improved digital image correction function, consists of Digital ICE™ (Image Correction & Enhancement), Digital ROC™ (Reconstruction Of Color), Digital GEM™ (Grain Equalization & Management), and the brand-new Digital DEE™ (Dynamic Exposure Extender). And Scan Image Enhancer makes brightness and color adjustment one-touch simple.

Add a plug-and-play USB 2.0 interface to facilitate image transfer and you've got an affordable film scanner which offers the operational ease you'd expect, and the quality your images deserve.

Nikon COOLSCAN V ED Feature Highlights

High-quality film scanning: The COOLSCAN V ED's 4,000-dpi true optical resolution and 14-bit A/D input converter with 16- and 8-bit output enable the reproduction of sharp, crisp images with vibrant colors. Nikon's exclusive Scanner Nikkor ED lens also plays a key role in the delivery of high-quality images, reducing color aberration and minimizing image distortion. Proprietary LED illumination technology ensures consistently accurate color reproduction.

Quick, easy operation and high performance: The COOLSCAN V ED is designed to be easy for even first-time users to operate. Simply set the film, perform one-touch image preview and click the Scan button. In about 38 seconds, you'll have a high-quality digital image at 4,000 dpi. Image data transfer is also a breeze, as the COOLSCAN V ED incorporates the high-speed USB 2.0 interface.

Unmatched image restoration functions:
- Scan Image Enhancer. The Scan Image Enhancer function automatically adjusts brightness and color saturation, producing images with optimal contrast.
- Digital ICE4 Advanced™. Digital ICE4 Advanced™ is an impressive suite of four image correction technologies. Digital ICE™ works with LED illumination to remove surface dust and scratches without altering image composition. Digital ROC™ automatically rebuilds and restores deteriorated color values for faithfully rendered images. Digital GEM™ reduces the effects of film grain, producing sharp, clear images without clumping or graininess. The newly added Digital DEE™ function uses exposure compensation to help reveal details that may be hidden in shadowy or highlighted portions of scenes.

Nikon Super Coolscan V Feature Highlights

- 4,000-dpi true optical-resolution scanning, 14-bit A/D converter featuring 16-/8-bit output for clear, colorful images

- Exclusive Scanner Nikkor ED high-performance lens for reduced color aberration and minimized image distortion

- Proprietary LED illumination technology ensures consistently accurate color reproduction

- Fast scanning (approx. 38 seconds including image transfer to display) at 4,000 dpi

- High-quality CCD sensor

- Direct film loading for enhanced ease of use

- Improved image processing algorithm for significant boost in scan quality of color negative film

- Quick AF & Quick Preview for higher operability and convenience

- High-speed USB 2.0 interface for fast, easy image transfer

- Compatible with various film formats (35mm [135], IX240, etc.)

- Enhanced Color Management System for higher precision, in compliance with ICC (International Color Consortium) version 4 standards

- Digital ICE4 Advanced™ automatic correction function
1. Digital ICE™ (Image Correction & Enhancement) removes dust, scratches and fingerprints from scanned images
2. Digital ROC™ (Reconstruction Of Color) recreates and restores faded color values for vivid, faithfully rendered images
3. Digital GEM™ (Grain Equalization & Management) equalizes image grain for sharp, clear images with no clumping or graininess
4. Digital DEE™ (Dynamic Exposure Extender) helps reveal details lost?in shadows and highlights

- New Scan Image Enhancer for one-touch image correction

- Layout-free design lets users position the scanner vertically or horizontally to best meet their individual requirements

- Driver software Nikon Scan 4 features an intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface) that enables easy, comprehensive scanner control

- Easy Scanning Guide CD-ROM helps users set-up and operate the scanner

- Nikon View Software for simplified viewing and archiving of scanned images

- Digital ICE4 Advanced™ is Digital ICE™, Digital ROC™, Digital GEM™ and Digital DEE™. Digital ICE4 Advanced™ are technologies developed by Applied Science Fiction.

Media Negatives and positives, in color and monochrome:
- 35mm slides: Slides with mounts 1.0 - 3.2mm thick, 49 - 50.8mm wide
- 35mm film strips: 2 - 6 frames; strips of 1 - 6 frames can be scanned with optional strip film holder FH-3
- APS (IX240) film Cartridges of 15, 25, and 40 frames can be scanned with optional IX240 film adapter IA-20(S)
- Preparates (slide glass for microscope)
- Prepared slides (26 x 76mm, 0.8 - 1.5mm thick) can be scanned with optional medical slide holder FH-G1

Aperture/Scan range/Effective aperture
- MA-21 25.1 x 36.8mm/3,946 x 5,782 pixels/Same as slide mount
- SA-21 25.1 x 38.0mm/3,946 x 5,959 pixels/23.4 x 36.0mm
- IA-20 (S) 18.6 x 28.4mm/2,916 x 4,453 pixels/16.1 x 27.4mm

Scanning system: Fixed film, movable plane single-pass optical scanning system
Light source: R, G, B and Infrared (IR) LEDs
Image sensor: 3,964-pixel linear CCD image sensor
Color separation: Performed by RGB LEDs
Optical resolution: Up to 4,000 pixels per inch
A/D conversion: 14 bits per color
Density range: 4.2
Output: Full color or grayscale at 8 or 16 bits per channel
Focus: Auto and manual; autofocusing point selectable
Interface: USB 2.0
Power requirements: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Operating environment:
Temperature 10 - 35°C (50 - 95°F)
Relative humidity 20 - 60%
Dimensions: 96 x 172 x 315mm (3.8 x 6.8 x 12.4 in.) (W x H x D)
Weight: (approx.) 3kg (6.6 lbs)
Orientation: Horizontal or vertical
Scanning time: Preview: 14 seconds, Scan*: 38 seconds
(time to complete preview or scan when no options selected)
*Includes time required to display the scanned image

Coolscan V ED Accessories

STRIP FILM ADAPTER SA-21 (supplied)
35mm film; direct and continuous loading from two- to six-frame; thumbnail display, continuous scanning and batch scanning are possible

SLIDE MOUNT ADAPTER MA-21 (supplied)
Mounted 35mm slides; loads one slide at a time

IX240 FILM ADAPTER IA-20(S) (optional)
Advanced Photo System (IX240) film cartridge; thumbnail display, continuous scanning and batch scanning are possible

STRIP FILM HOLDER FH-3 (optional)
For scanning film strips (one to six frames) with the SLIDE MOUNT ADAPTER MA-21

MEDICAL SLIDE HOLDER FH-G1 (optional)
Coolscan V ED / 7
Nikon Scan 4 System Requirements



Windows
CPU: Pentium® 300MHz or faster
OS: Windows® 98SE, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows® XP Home Edition, Windows® XP Professional pre-installed model
RAM*: 128MB or more (512MB or more recommended)
Hard disk**: 40MB required for installation (200MB recommended), with an additional 200MB of free disk space available while Nikon Scan is running
Display: 800 x 600 with 16-bit colors (full color recommended)
Interface: USB***: Built-in USB 1.1 ports, USB 2.0.
IEEE 1394: OHCI-compliant IEEE 1394 interface required.
Others: CD-ROM drive required for installation

Macintosh
CPU: Power PC G3 or later (G4 or later recommended)
OS: Mac® OS 9 (9.1 or later), Mac® OS X (10.1.5 or later)
RAM*: Mac® OS 9: 64MB or more (256MB or more recommended)
Mac® OS X: 128MB or more (512MB or more recommended)
Hard disk**: 70MB required for installation (200MB recommended), with an additional 200MB (Mac® OS 9) or 550MB (Mac® OS X) of free disk space available while Nikon Scan is running
Display: 800 x 600 with 16-bit colors (full color recommended)
Interface: USB***: Built-in USB 1.1 ports, USB 2.0
Firewire: Only built-in Firewire ports supported
Others: CD-ROM drive required for installation

* More memory may be required depending on film type, scan size, resolution, bit depth, the number of scans performed in each session, the film holder or adapter used, and whether Digital ROC™ or Digital GEM™ are used. A system with more than the minimum amount of memory is recommended.

** More free disk space may be required depending on the film type and number of frames. Nikon recommends having as much free disk space as possible when running Nikon Scan.

*** Depending on the type of interface installed, USB will operate at high speed (USB 2.0 only; maximum transfer rate 480 Mbps) or full speed (USB 1.1/USB 2.0; maximum transfer rate 12 Mbps). Computers running Windows® XP and Windows® 2000 Professional with a USB 2.0 interface support high-speed USB. For more information, consult the manufacturer. Users of Windows® XP, Windows® 2000 Professional or Mac OS X whose computer is not equipped with USB 2.0 can install a RATOC PCIU3U USB 2.0 interface board (for more information, visit Ratoc Systems English-language web site at http://www.ratocsystems.com/english/index.html).

Super Coolscan 5000 ED


Designed for use by imaging professionals, the Super Coolscan 5000 ED offers 135/IX240 film scanning at an amazing 20 seconds per image (including image transfer to display) - at 4,000 dpi true optical resolution. Highly accurate color reproduction and representation of detail are made possible by the 16-bit A/D converter and 16-bit output channel.



The Super Coolscan 5000 ED targets primarily business users such as professional photographers and photo finishers, who require superb image quality and high-speed scanning capability. Private users of 135/IX240 format cameras - advanced amateur SLR photographers, for example - will welcome the scanner's speed and image quality. Users who deal with numerous slide mounts and uncut film rolls will appreciate the increased ease of use and productivity afforded by optional accessories like the slide feeder SF-210 and roll film adapter SA-30. The Super Coolscan 5000 ED offers the performance and efficiency to make it the ideal digital archiving solution.

The scanner's 16-bit A/D input conversion enables a significantly broader dynamic range. It also works with the 16-bit output and the Multi-sample scanning feature to reveal details hidden in shadowy and highlighted portions of a scene, while virtually eliminating noise. Super-fast 20-second scanning and enhanced image quality are supported by newly developed high-quality 2-line CCD sensors.

At the heart of the Super Coolscan 5000 ED's excellent performance are Nikon's exclusive core technologies. The scanner incorporates Scanner Nikkor ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lens elements for superior edge-to-edge sharpness, definition and contrast, as well as outstanding color fidelity. The employment of LED illumination enables the stable, precise provision of light with no risk of heat-related damage to films. Furthermore, the LED requires neither maintenance nor warm-up time. And for consistently accurate representation of color on displays and prints, the Super Coolscan 5000 ED features the Nikon Color Management System (Nikon CMS). Color data can be manipulated in multiple RGB color spaces, for unprecedented accuracy. These core technologies are what set Nikon COOLSCAN series scanners apart from the rest.

By simply attaching the optional roll film adapter SA-30 to the Super Coolscan 5000 ED, batch-scanning of uncut film rolls comprising up to 40 frames becomes possible. The optional slide feeder SF-210 lets you scan up to 50 mounted slides, giving you time-efficient, high-quality scanning capability.

The Super Coolscan 5000 ED also features unparalleled image restoration functions. Digital ICE4 Advanced™, the newly upgraded digital image correction technology, consists of Digital ICE™ (Image Correction & Enhancement), Digital ROC™ (Reconstruction Of Color), Digital GEM™ (Grain Equalization & Management), and the brand-new Digital DEE™ (Dynamic Exposure Extender). There's also Scan Image Enhancer, which offers one-touch brightness and color saturation adjustment.

With fast, easy image transfer thanks to the USB 2.0 interface, the Super Coolscan 5000 ED is an extremely powerful, extremely fast, extremely efficient desktop film scanner that will augment your productivity and give you scanned images that will take your breath away.

Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED Feature Highlights

Ultra-fast scanning
The Super Coolscan 5000 ED features a newly-developed, low-noise 2-line CCD sensor for an amazing scanning speed of 20 seconds at 4,000 dpi - ideal for imaging professionals and other users who value high productivity. Autofocusing speed has been reduced to a mere 4 seconds. The scanner also offers the plug-and-play USB 2.0 interface, which dramatically increases data transfer speed.

Tremendous image quality
The Super Coolscan 5000 ED's 4,000-dpi true optical resolution and 16-bit A/D converter enable the reproduction of stunning images in vibrant color and astonishing detail - even in darker portions of scenes. Nikon's exclusive Scanner Nikkor ED lens elements are superior in edge-to-edge sharpness, definition and contrast, as well as color registration, saturation and accuracy. The low-heat, highly accurate LED light source further ensures stability in color characteristics and faithful overall reproduction.

Unmatched image restoration functions
- Scan Image Enhancer: The Scan Image Enhancer function automatically adjusts brightness and color saturation, producing images with optimal contrast.
- Digital ICE4 Advanced™: Digital ICE4 Advanced™ is an impressive suite of four image correction technologies. Digital ICE™ works with LED illumination to remove surface dust and scratches without altering image composition. Digital ROC™ automatically rebuilds and restores deteriorated color values for faithfully rendered images. Digital GEM™ reduces the effects of film grain, producing sharp, clear images without clumping or graininess.

The newly added Digital DEE™ uses exposure compensation to help reveal details that may be hidden in shadowy or highlighted portions of scenes.

Quality accessories enhance scanning versatility and efficiency

Nikon offers a variety of optional holders and adapters to augment productivity. Attaching the slide feeder SF-210, for example, lets you batch-scan as many as 50 mounted slides based on settings made prior to scanning. The roll film adapter SA-30 enables the batch scanning of an uncut film roll of up to 40 frames.

Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED Major Features

- 4,000-dpi true optical-resolution scanning, 16-bit A/D converter featuring 16-/8-bit output for crisp, color-true images

- Exclusive Scanner Nikkor ED high-performance lens elements for reduced color aberration and minimized image distortion

- Proprietary LED illumination technology ensures consistently accurate color reproduction

- Amazingly fast scanning (approx. 20 seconds including image transfer to display) at 4,000 dpi

- Newly-developed, high-quality 2-line CCD sensor

- Improved image processing algorithm for significant boost in scan quality of color negative film

- Multi-sample scanning capability of up to 16 passes for faithful reproduction and smoother gradation

- Quick AF & Quick Preview enhance operability and convenience
Super Coolscan 5000 ED /5 major features continued

- High-speed USB 2.0 interface for fast, easy image transfer

- Compatible with various film formats (35mm [135], IX240, etc.)

- Enhanced Color Management System for higher precision, in compliance with ICC (International Color Consortium) version 4 standards.

- Digital ICE4 Advanced™ automatic correction function - see separate sheet

- Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED Specifications

Media Negatives and positives, in color and monochrome
- 35mm slides: Slides with mounts 1.0 - 3.2mm thick, 49 - 50.8mm wide; optional slide feeder SF-210 can be used to scan up to 50 slides with mounts 1.5mm thick
- 35mm film strips: 2 - 6 frames (2 - 40 frames with optional roll film adapter SA-30); strips of 1 - 6 frames can be scanned with optional strip film holder FH-3
- APS (IX240) film Cartridges of 15, 25, and 40 frames can be scanned with optional IX240 FILM ADAPTER IA-20(S)
- Preparates (slide glass for microscope)
- Prepared slides (26 x 76mm, 0.8 - 1.5 mm thick) can be scanned with optional MEDICAL SLIDE HOLDER FH-G1

Aperture/Scan range/Effective aperture
- MA-21, SF-210 25.1 x 36.8mm/3,946 x 5,782 pixels/Same as slide mount
- SA-21, SA-30 25.1 x 38.0mm/3,946 x 5,959 pixels/23.4 x 36.0mm
- IA-20 (S) 18.6 x 28.4mm/2,916 x 4,453 pixels/16.1 x 27.4mm

Scanning system: Fixed film, movable plane single-pass optical scanning system
Light source: R, G, B and Infrared (IR) LEDs
Image sensor: 3,964-pixel, two-line linear CCD image sensor
Color separation: Performed by RGB LEDs
Optical resolution: Up to 4,000 pixels per inch
A/D conversion: 16 bits per color
Density range: 4.8
Output: Full color or grayscale at 8 or 16 bits per channel
Focus: Auto and manual; autofocusing point selectable
Interface: USB 2.0
Power requirements: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Operating environment:
Temperature 10 - 35°C (50 - 95°F)
Relative humidity 20 - 60%
Dimensions: 96 x 172 x 315mm (3.8 x 6.8 x 12.4 in.) (W x H x D)
Weight: (approx.) 3kg (6.6 lbs)
Orientation: Horizontal or vertical (with SF-210: horizontal only; with SA-30: vertical only)
Scanning time: Preview: 11 seconds, Scan*: 20 seconds (time to complete preview or scan when no options selected)
*Includes time required to display the scanned image
Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED Accessories

STRIP FILM ADAPTER SA-21 (supplied)
For 35mm (135) strip film with 2 to 6 frames

SLIDE MOUNT ADAPTER MA-21 (supplied)
For slide-mounted 35mm (135) film

IX240 FILM ADAPTER IA-20(S) (optional)
For IX240 (Advanced Photo System™) film cartridge

SLIDE FEEDER SF-210 (optional)
For slide-mounted 35mm (135) film - up to 50 slides

ROLL FILM ADAPTER SA-30 (optional)
For 35mm (135) strip and roll film with 2 to 40 frames

MEDICAL SLIDE HOLDER FH-G1 (optional)
For 26 x 76mm preparates (slide glass)

STRIP FILM HOLDER FH-3 (optional)
For scanning film strips (one to six frames) with the MA-21

Super Coolscan 9000 ED


Engineered to meet the exacting standards of imaging professionals, the Super Coolscan 9000 ED is designed to handle a broad range of film formats such as 35mm, 120/220, 16mm, 6 x 7, 6 x 9 film, electron microscope and more. True 4,000 dpi optical resolution, 16-bit A/D conversion of the input signal and a 16-bit output combine to deliver brilliant, color-true images.



Users in fields such as advertising and studio photography who regularly work with 120/220 format films will value the Super Coolscan 9000 ED's versatility and superior scan quality. Photo enthusiasts who own medium-format cameras will also appreciate this high-performance, high-quality scanner.

A true optical resolution of 4,000 dpi and 16-bit A/D conversion allow the Super Coolscan 9000 ED to produce images of incredible overall quality, and a broader dynamic range helps reveal the details concealed within the darker portions of a scene. Multi-sample scan capability of as many as 16 passes ensures faithful reproduction with smoother gradation. Newly developed high-quality 3-line CCD sensors contribute to high image quality, as well as fast scanning (35mm: 40 seconds; 6 x 9: 185 seconds).

Driving the unmatched performance of the Super Coolscan 9000 ED are Nikon's exclusive core technologies. Scanner Nikkor ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lens elements offer superior edge-to-edge sharpness, definition and contrast, and superb color fidelity. The scanner also employs Nikon's proprietary rod dispersion LED illumination - no maintenance, no warm-up time, and no risk of heat-related damage to films. For consistently accurate representation of color on monitors and prints, the Super Coolscan 9000 ED features the Nikon Color Management System (Nikon CMS). The ability to manipulate color data in multiple RGB color spaces results in extremely high precision. These technologies form the backbone of a premier optical system that produces images of amazing quality.



The Super Coolscan 9000 ED also features unparalleled image restoration capabilities. Digital ICE4 Advanced™, the newly upgraded digital image correction technology, consists of Digital ICE™ (Image Correction & Enhancement), Digital ROC™ (Reconstruction Of Color), Digital GEM™ (Grain Equalization & Management), and a newly added component, Digital DEE™ (Dynamic Exposure Extender). The Super Coolscan 9000 ED's exclusive Digital ICE Professional™ is now also compatible with Kodachrome film. For brightness and color saturation adjustment that's one-touch simple, Scan Image Enhancer is also on board.

All of these highly advanced features and capabilities, complemented by an IEEE 1394 interface for high-speed image transfer, come together to form the Super Coolscan 9000 ED - the new king of the desktop film scanning realm.

Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED Feature Highlights

Multi-format scanning
The Super Coolscan 9000 ED scans a great variety of film formats such as medium format (120/220), 16mm, electron microscope and preparates, as well as 35mm (135) format. This capability makes the scanner ideal for graphics or imaging professionals.

Superb quality, color-true images
The scanner's 4,000-dpi optical resolution and 16-bit A/D converter produce astoundingly vivid images. The Scanner Nikkor ED has a larger, specially designed diameter which ensures high-resolution reading of medium-format film while delivering unparalleled optical purity to the CCD. With an LED light source that features LEDs for each color using dispersion rod illumination, the Super Coolscan 9000 ED delivers smoother, more accurate image reproduction.

Pro-quality performance
The Super Coolscan 9000 ED boasts a new 3-line CCD image sensor that enables super high-quality scanning at high speeds (35mm: 40 seconds; 6 x 9: 185 seconds). The high-speed IEEE 1394 interface enables fast transfer of the image data.

Unmatched image restoration functions
- Scan Image Enhancer: The Scan Image Enhancer function automatically adjusts brightness and color saturation, producing images with optimal contrast.
- Digital ICE4 Advanced™: Digital ICE4 Advanced™ is an impressive suite of four image correction technologies. Digital ICE™ removes surface dust and scratches. Digital ICE Professional™, only available with the Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED, features compatibility with Kodachrome film. Digital ROC™ automatically rebuilds and restores deteriorated color values for faithfully rendered images. Digital GEM™ reduces the effects of film grain, producing sharp, clear images without clumping or graininess. The newly added Digital DEE™ uses exposure compensation to help reveal details that may be hidden in shadowy or highlighted portions of scenes.

- Multiple film format (120/220, 35mm, etc.) scanning capability

- 4,000-dpi true optical-resolution scanning, 16-bit A/D converter featuring 16-/8-bit output for crisp, color-true images

- Exclusive Scanner Nikkor ED high-performance lens elements for reduced color aberration and minimized image distortion

- Improved rod dispersion LED technology ensures consistently accurate color reproduction and offers smoother overall image tone

- Fast scanning (35mm: approx. 40 seconds., 6 x 9: approx. 185 seconds including image transfer to display) at 4,000 dpi

- Newly developed high-quality 3-line CCD sensor

- Improved image processing algorithm for significant boost in scan quality of color negative film

- Multi-sample scanning capability of up to 16 passes for faithful reproduction and smoother gradation

- Quick AF & Quick Preview enhance operability and convenience

- High-speed IEEE 1394 interface for high-speed image transfer

- Enhanced Color Management System for higher precision, in compliance with ICC (International Color Consortium) version 4 standards

- Digital ICE4 Advanced™ automatic correction function
1. Digital ICE™ (Image Correction & Enhancement) removes dust, scratches and fingerprints from scanned images. The Super Coolscan 9000 ED's Digital ICE Professional™ is compatible with Kodachrome film
2. Digital ROC™ (Reconstruction Of Color) recreates and restores faded color
values for vivid, faithfully rendered images
3. Digital GEM™ (Grain Equalization & Management) equalizes image grain for sharp, clear images with no clumping or graininess
4. Digital DEE™ (Dynamic Exposure Extender) helps reveal details lost?in shadows and highlights

- New Scan Image Enhancer for one-touch image correction

- Driver software Nikon Scan 4 features an intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface) that enables easy, comprehensive scanner control

- Easy Scanning Guide CD-ROM helps users set-up and operate the scanner

- Nikon View Software for simplified viewing and archiving of scanned images

Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED Specifications

Media Negatives and positives, in color and monochrome
- 35mm film: 1 - 2 strips of 1 - 6 frames; up to 3 frames of 24 x 48mm or 24 x 65mm panorama film can be scanned with optional 120/220 film rotating holder with glass FH-869GR
- 35mm slides: 1 - 5 slides with mounts 1.0 - 3.2mm thick, 49 - 50.8mm wide
- Medium-format film: 1 - 4 frames (6 x 4.5), 1 - 3 frames (6 x 6), or 1 - 2 frames (6 x 7, 6 x 8, or 6 x 9)
- Medium-format slides: Slides with mounts 1.0 - 3.2mm thick can be scanned with optional 120/220 mounted film holder FH-869M
16mm film 1 - 3 strips of 1 - 20 frames can be scanned with optional 16mm film holder FH-816
- Preparates (slide glass for microscope), 1 - 3 prepared slides (26 x 76mm, 0.8 - 2mm thick) can be scanned with optional medical slide holder FH-8G1

Aperture/Scan range (pixels)
- FH-835S 25.4 x 37.5mm/4,000 x 5,904
- FH-835M 37.5 x 25.6mm/5,905 x 4,032
- FH-869S, FH-869G 6 x 4.5: 56.9 x 42.5mm/8,964 x 6,696
- 6 x 6: 56.9 x 56.9mm/8,964 x 8,964
- 6 x 7: 56.9 x 70.0mm/8,964 x 11,016
- 6 x 8: 56.9 x 77.5mm/8,964 x 12,204
- 6 x 9: 56.9 x 83.7mm/8,964 x 13,176
- 5.9 x 8.2: 56.9 x 83.7/8,964 x 13,176
- FH-816 15.0 x 21.48mm/2,362 x 3,384
- FH-8G1 46.02 x 24.0mm/7,248x 3,780

Scanning system: Fixed optical, movable media, parallel single-pass scanning system
Light source: R, G, B and Infrared (IR) LEDs; light source with rod disperser and light output slot
Image sensor: 10,000-pixel, three-line monochrome linear CCD image sensor
Color separation: Performed by RGB LEDs
Optical resolution: Up to 4,000 pixels per inch
A/D conversion: 16 bits per color
Density range: 4.8
Output: Full color or greyscale at 8 or 16 bits per channel
Focus: Auto and manual; autofocusing point selectable
Interface: IEEE 1394
Power requirements: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Operating environment:
Temperature: 10 - 35°C (50 - 95°F)
Relative humidity: 20 - 60%
Dimensions: 249 x 498.5 x 202 mm (9.8 x 19.6 x 8.0 in.) (W x H x D)
Weight: (approx.) 9kg (19.8 lbs)
Scanning time (time to complete preview or scan when no options selected):
- 35mm slide (with FH-835M): Preview: 13 seconds, Scan*: 40 seconds
- 120/220 slide (with FH-869S): Preview: 38 seconds, Scan*: 185 seconds
*Includes time required to display the scanned image

Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED Accessories

35mm STRIP FILM HOLDER FH-835S (supplied)
Strip type
35mm strip film with 1 to 12 frames, up to 2 strips

35mm MOUNTED FILM HOLDER FH-835M (supplied)
Mount size
Width: 49~50.8mm (1.9~2.0 in.)
Thickness: 1.0~3.2mm (0.04~0.13 in.)
Up to 5 slides

120/220 STRIP FILM HOLDER FH-869S (supplied)
Strip type
6 x 4.5 strip film with 1 to 4 frames
6 x 6 strip film with 1 to 3 frames
6 x 7/8/9 strip film with 1 to 2 frames
59 x 82mm electron microscope film

120/220 MOUNTED FILM HOLDER FH-869M (optional)
Film type
6 x 4.5/6 film with 1 frame
6 x 7/8/9 film with 1 frame

120/220 STRIP FILM HOLDER WITH GLASS FH-869G (optional)
Strip type
6 x 4.5 strip film with 1 to 4 frames
6 x 6 strip film with 1 to 3 frames
6 x 7/8/9 strip film with 1 to 2 frames
59 x 82mm electron microscope film

120/220 FILM ROTATING HOLDER WITH GLASS FH-869GR (optional)
Strip type
6 x 4.5 strip film
6 x 6 strip film
6 x 7/8/9 strip film

59 x 82mm electron microscope film
24 x 58mm panoramic film
24 x 65mm panoramic film

16mm FILM HOLDER FH-816 (optional)
Film type
16mm film up to 3 strips

MEDICAL SLIDE HOLDER FH-8G1 (optional


(First posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 11:28 EST) Thanks to http://nikon.virtualpresscentre.co.uk/pressreleases/82.shtml for this item!

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