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Minolta To Ship Film ScannerDiMAGE Scan Dual III offers 16-bit A/D conversion
The new Scan Dual III offers 16-bit A/D conversion and a 4.8 dynamic range. It can distinguish 65,536 tonal gradations for each color channel and uses "multi-sample scanning" for reducing random noise. Users can specify the color space of the scanned image and apply ICC color profiles. Other features include:
- Point-AF function, which allows the scanner to be focused by clicking on the area of the image to be used to determine focus.
- Auto loading allows hand-free operation once the film holder is inserted into the scanner.
- Ability to save specific image-processing settings.
- Batch processing large numbers of images.
- New Auto Dust Brush.
- USB 2.0 interface with backward compatibility for USB 1.1.
The new DiMAGE Scan Dual III will be available in November for $300. It supports Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows. (For Mac OS X, Minolta's literature specifies Mac OS X 10.1.3 through 10.1.5.) For more information, visit http://www.minoltausa.com.
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