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Flatbed Scanner Still Producing Sharp Images

Reviewing: Hp 5470 C  |  Rating:
jb_shops By jb_shops on
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A little older but still a quality flatbed scanner. Simple buttons allow the users to the most common functions: copy, scan to (application selectable from the scanner), and e-mail. This is great for my dad that can set a picture down on the machine, click e-mail and it will scan and attach the photo to an e-mail. This model is a little bulky at 13"W x 22.5"D x 4.1"H.

Image Quality: It can scan images at 2400dpi optical resolution with a 48bit color (24bit is considered photographic quality). While you typically do not scan at the maximum this is very important when you are scanning slides to get the maximum image quality results.

Speed: This scanner has average speed, but previews are quicker because of a dedicated 600 dpi CCD.

Added Feature: This model also includes a transparency adapter allowing scans of 35mm negatives and slides.

Missing Feature: This does not include the automatic document feeder. You have to go up a model for that $100 accessory to be included.

Conclusion: If you find one on craigslist or at a garage sale it is not too bad. If your after something smaller, or multifunction (maybe including a document feeder) look elsewhere. This is why I replaced this model with my new printer/copier/scanner/fax.