Epson Releases New Film Scanner

Contrary to reports dedicated film scanners haven't quite died a death. The F-3200 can speedily scan 35mm and medium format film and even features a memory card reader.

Epson has announced a new dedicated film scanner, the F-3200. It is a significant release as other manufacturers, such as Canon, are moving away from dedicated film scanner and instead relying on flatbed technology. The F-3200 has been expected for a while in Europe having been up for some time on the Japanese web site www.i-love-epson.co.jp for some time.

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The scanner is aimed at professionals and the dedicated amateur photographers, who want to combine speedy scanning with very high quality. It can handle reflective prints of up to 4in x 6in in addition to 35mm film through to 5in x 4in sheet film.


Photographers will be able to scan 35mm and medium format film in batches and at the same time remove dust and scratches from images. A built-in LCD screen enables photographers to preview scanned images quickly and easily. The F-3200 is also the first film scanner to integrate a memory card reader so users can scan directly from memory cards without a PC or Mac.


Here is a summary of the F3200 features


• 3200dpi film scanner with batch scanning

• Includes film holders for

– 35mm strip and mounted transparencies, panoramic film, medium and large format film up to 4 x 5in

– Reflective media up to 4 x 6in

• Dedicated lamp system for negative and positive film

• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and (FireWire) connectivity

• Scan directly to memory cards

• Preview images with built-in LCD screen

• EPSON Scan software for easy batch scanning

• Silverfast AI 6 for profession image editing and dust and scratch removal


The scanner will have a competitively priced RRP of £549 including VAT.


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