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 warmup 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.
|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 the 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, 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 / 2,915 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|
|Output||Full color or greyscale at 8 or 16 bits per channel|
|Focus||Auto and manual; autofocusing point selectable|
|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|
|Scanning time||Scanning time: null (time to complete preview orscan when no options selected): Preview: 14 seconds Scan*: 38 seconds (time to complete preview or scan when no options are selected)* includes time required to display the scanned image|
|Other||Nikon Scan 4 Requirements: null Windows: null CPU: PentiumÂ® 300 MHz or faster OS: WindowsÂ®98SE, WindowsÂ®Me, WindowsÂ®200 Professional, WindowsÂ®XP Home Edition, WindowsÂ®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: 800x600 with 16-bit colors (full color recommended)|
|Note||Interface: USB: Built-in USB 1.1 ports USB 2.0 Others:CD-ROM drive required for installation Macintosh:null CPU: Power PC G3 or later(G4 or later recommended) RAM*:MacÂ®OS 9: 64MB or more(256MB or more recommended)MacÂ®OS X:128MB or more(512MB or more recommended)Hard disk:70MB required for installation (200MB recommended,with an additional 200MB (MacÂ®OS 9) or 550MB(MacÂ®OS X)of free disk space while Nikon Scan is running Display:800x600 with 16-bit colors USB: Built-in USB 1.1 ports, USB 2.0|