Digital Imaging - Losing Weight But Adding Megabytes
By Tatyana Sinioukov
Although smaller than the last year's, PC Expo, held in June in New York City, delivered new and impressive digital imaging products from the major manufacturers like Minolta, Toshiba and Casio. It looks like the scanners and printers are becoming smaller in size but heavier in features, and digital cameras are becoming more compact yet higher in pixel count.
Smaller and faster than its predecessor, the Minolta DiMAGE Scan Multi PRO (scheduled for release in early fall for about $2,995) is designed for multi-tasking. It therefore supports a number of film formats: 35mm and medium format (120/220) films, as well as—with optional Multi Format Set—transparent electronic microscope film (TEM), microfilm in aperture cards, Minox, panoramic format (24 x 65mm) and 16mm film. The scanner measures only 6.6" x 5" x 14.8" (W x H x D) but produces 4,000 dpi scans.