New scanner is first to be capable of 9600dpi resolution for 35mm film scans

Canon has added a new scanner to its range that is the first to offer 9600x9600dpi optical resolution for film. The all-new CanoScan LiDE 700F replaces the CanoScan 4400F and is designed to deliver rapid, high-quality scans of photos, documents and 35mm film.

Employing Canon’s unique LiDE technology the 700F is capable of scanning at resolutions of up to 9600dpi for extra-large enlargements and comes supplied with a clip-on 35mm-film scanning unit. The unit is also set to benefit from a near instant warm-up time, enabling it to complete a A4 full colour scan at 300dpi in just 12 seconds.

The 700F’s 3-way design means that the can be used in portrait, landscape or upright positions, making it ideal for the average desktop. It’s also powered solely by a USB connection to a PC, eliminating the need for a power cable or spare plug socket.

Canon are confident that users will find the new unit simple to operate with four EZ buttons enabling Scan, Copy, Email, and PDF document-producing functions with a single button touch. An innovative Auto Scan mode also allows for quick scan operation without the need to alter any settings manually. Finally, the unit also benefits from built-in anti-dust and scratch technology to reduce unwanted marks.

The CanoScan LiDE 700F will be available in the UK from March, priced £119.