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CanoScan FS2720U

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2,720dpi maximum resolution
With a true optical resolution of 2,720dpi, the FS2720U generates up to 28MB files in your computer (from 35mm film) digital detail that is ideal for large prints from today's wide-format inkjet printers. The FS2720U is the high-quality and affordable way to produce anything from large digital display prints to webpage photos, using the film cameras and lenses you currently own. And since the FS2720U is a specialized film scanner, it provides results dramatically superior to a conventional flatbed scanner with a "film adapter".     1,200dpi   2,720dpi
36-bit Scanning for outstanding detail and color fidelity
The option of scanning slides or negative film at 36 bit color depth (12 bits per red, green and blue channel) increases the number of distinct colors and shades recognized in your scanned images to an incredible 68 billion. This is especially important if you're scanning slides with extreme contrast, since it provides superior detail and control of bright highlights and details in deep shadow areas. Of course, it provides superior color fidelity as well.   24-bit 36-bit
USB 1.1 Interface for easy connection to your computer
The USB interface allows for easy computer connectivity for downloading, saving and managing your scanned images. The USB 1.1 interface offers Hot Plug & Play, which means you can connect the FS2720U when your computer’s already on and start scanning immediately. Archiving scanned images on your computer or storing them on recordable/rewritable CDs was never simpler. This makes it easy to find an image later and protect your photo from film deterioration. The FS2720U also supports BMP, JPEG, TIFF and other popular file formats.      
Scans virtually all 35mm and Advanced Photo System film
The CanoScan FS2720U can scan color or monochrome positive or negative 35mm film, and it can also scan Advanced Photo System (IX240) cartridges. Mounted slides can be inserted directly into the unit, and dedicated holders are provided. And thanks to Automatic Film-Type Detection, you don't have to worry about constantly resetting the scanner to accept different film types. &#160; &#160; 35mm<br/> Positive<br/> Film 35mm<br/> Negative<br/> Film Advanced<br/> Photo System<br/> Film Cartridge &#160;&#160;&#160;
Comprehensive software bundle including Adobe Photoshop LE
CanoCraft FSU for Windows/Plug-in Module FSU for Mac<br/> This is the driver software for the FS2720U. Either version gives you an easy-to-use interface for controlling the scanner. While using an image-editing application like Photoshop, you can scan directly into it with these drivers. CanoCraft FSU and the Plug-in Module FSU also allow you to fine-tune scanner settings to better suit different film conditions including adjust the magnification, focus, brightness, contrast, etc. They provide the quickest and easiest way to optimum image quality. &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE<br/> The special limited edition of Adobe Photoshop 5.0 lets you do more artistic things with your images including resizing, cropping, color correction, and the addition of special effects. <br/> Presto! Photo Album LE<br/> This special edition software allows you to make photo albums, postcards, slide shows and even screensavers.

FS2720U Box Contents

FS2720U Box Contents Scanner Main Unit Power Cord USB Cable 35mm Filmstrip Holder IX240 Film Cartridge Holder (for Advanced Photo System Film) Dual format CD-ROM Instruction Manuals


Scanning Element

Charged-Coupled Device 3-line color image sensor

Light Source

Xenon fluorescent lamp

Scanning Speed

35mm Positives: 13/20/26 seconds, Negatives: 13/26/39/52/78 seconds; Advanced Photo System (IX240): Positives: 10/15/20 seconds, Negatives: 10/20/30/40/60 seconds*

Scanning Mode

12-bit scanning for each color (RGB)/12-bit**, or 8-bit output

Max. Film Size

35mm: Color (Positives/Negatives), Monochrome (Positives/Negatives), Mounted slide film (undivided 2x2 inch mounted slides), Filmstrip*** (strips of up to six negatives); Advanced Photo System (IX240): Color (Positives/Negatives), Monochrome (Negatives), Mounted slide film, Cartridge****

Scanning Pixels

35mm: 2,570 X 3,855 pixels; Advanced Photo System (IX240): 1,766 X 3,212 pixels

Scanning Area

35mm: 24.0 x 36.0 mm; Advanced Photo System (IX240): 16.5 x 30.0 mm


USB 1.1; Connectors: USB connector x 1 port

Dimensions (W x D x H)

85 x 147 x 321 mm (3.3 x 5.8 x 12.6 inches)


2.2kg (4.9lbs.)

OS Compatibility

Windows 98SE/2000 Professional/Me, Mac OS 8.6-9.1

Power Source

100-200 Volts AC (50-60 hz)

Max. Power Consumption

Operating 30W/Stand-by: 18W

* Scanning time only; data transfer and image display times are not included. Scanning speed will differ by film type.
** 12-bit output is available only with software supporting this capability, such as Adobe Photoshop LE (bundled).
*** With 35mm Filmstrip Holder bundled. Maximum strip length is six frames.
**** With IX240 Film Cartridge Holder bundled.



† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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