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Nikon Super Coolscan 5000-ED 35mm Film Scanner with USB 2.0 Interface.

SKU: INKCS5000ED MFR: 9238
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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 warmup 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).

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good resolution (11) , Good bit depth (10) , Accurate thumbnails (5) , Consistent (5) , Accurate color (4) , Easy to setup (3)
Slow (4)
Best Uses:
Photos and graphics (8) , Digital printing (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Frequent user (8) , Great graphics (3)

Key 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
  • 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
  • Optional SLIDE FEEDER SF-210 for up to 50 mounted slides
  • Optional ROLL FILM ADAPTER SA-30 for uncut film rolls of up to 40 frames
  • 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 setup and operate the scanner
  • Nikon View Software for simplified viewing and archiving of scanned images

Technical Specs

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 Slides with mounts 1.0 - 3.2mm thick can be scanned with optional 120/220 MOUNTED FILM HOLDER FH-869M
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 greyscale at 8 or 16 bits per channel
Focus Auto and manual; autofocusing point selectable
Interface USB 2.0
Power requirements 100-240V AC, 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 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
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