Contrary to popular belief, some people still shoot on film. But even these old-fashioned types might see the benefits of modern technology. They may want to post-process their pictures using a computer, or send their masterpieces off the Flickr. For those folks, Canon has released a new scanner, the CanoScan 9000F, which will digitize both prints and film into more than usable files.
The $250 scanner pulls out 9600×9600dpi scans in 48-bit color from its CCD sensor, and can be loaded with paper, mounted 35mm slides and strips of film in both 35mm and 120 formats. It uses infrared sensing to remove dust and scratches from scans, and delivers results as images or PDFs.
Before I switched entirely to digital, I used to have my film processed and sent back to me on CD. Before that, I would scan prints. Back then, a decent film-scanner was prohibitively expensive, but if there had been something as cheap as this around, my darkroom may have disappeared a little faster. Available June.
CanoScan 9000F [Photography Blog]
Source: Gadget Lab