Nikon Coolscan V
Since their introduction eight years ago, Nikon Coolscan film scanners have been popular among digital media enthusiasts. The Coolscan V's outstanding 4,000dpi scans keep that tradition intact. You'll find cheaper film scanners, but for a model of its quality, the Coolscan V is a pretty good deal for amateur photographers and creative pros on a budget.
Nikon invented affordable desktop film scanning in 1994 with the introduction of the original Coolscan, and has been the market leader ever since. In 2001, Nikon was the first manufacturer to offer the groundbreaking
Digital ICE3(TM) technology in its film scanners, as well as high quality ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass for sharp clear images and accurate color representation. Designed with this tradition in mind, Nikon possesses defining capabilities that make each Coolscan scanner the best in its class.
The new Nikon Coolscan desktop film scanners boast 4,000 dpi across the product line, a greater optical density range for even deeper levels of details, faster processing speeds (USB 2 and FireWire - IEEE 1394) and an enhanced version of Nikon Scan 4.
Nikon Coolscan scanners offer features such as:
* Scanner Nikkor ED lens - The single most important element in the
production of high-quality scans is the lens. Nikon has incorporated
lenses of the highest quality in each film scanner. ED (Extra-low
Dispersion) lens elements are far superior in edge-to-edge sharpness,
definition and contrast, as well as color registration, saturation and
* Low-heat, high-accuracy LED light source - Most scanners use halogen or
fluorescent lamps as light sources, but they require time to warm up
and the heat they generate can cause damage to film. Nikon products
are the only scanners to employ LEDs as the source of light. LEDs are
a stable, precise light source, which require no maintenance or warm-up
time and present no risk of your film being damaged.
* Digital ICE4 Advanced(TM) - Nikon's ED glass and LED lighting help to
optimize the effectiveness of Digital ICE4 Advanced(TM) components,
making Nikon Coolscan scanners and ICE a perfect match.
* Nikon Color Management System (CMS) - Nikon CMS provides consistently
accurate reproduction of image data on monitors and in printouts.
Coolscan Scanners Are Designed for Multiple Applications
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