Steve's Digicams reviews CanoScan FS4000US!|
(Monday, June 25, 2001 - 13:21 EDT)
Gregg Hickman tries out Canon's 4000dpi film scanner...
Our friends over at the Steve's Digicams website have posted a full review of Canon's CanoScan FS4000US, a 4000dpi 35mm/APS film scanner that was first announced back at the PMA show this spring. The unit features Canon's FARE (Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) technology, which is somewhat similar to Applied Science Fiction's ICE (Image Correction and Enhancement) technology for removing dust and scratches from film scans. Reviewer Gregg Hickman concludes:
"I was impressed by the quality of the scan, though slow. The FARE technology ... works well but not all areas were Auto-corrected. It seems to be fooled by lower contrast areas of imperfection. The unit is priced well below some of the competition (about$999.00 USD) and if your use is home with short strips of film to scan this could be the unit for you. Canon does have a very nice scanner in the CanoScan FS4000US and a value in the under $1000.00 niche." For more on the CanoScan FS4000US film scanner, along with a couple of sample images (which demonstrate the capabilities of Canon's FARE technology, as well as the scanner itself), check out the Steve's Digicams Canon CanoScan FS4000US review.