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    Default Best Film Scanner" for the TIPA Awards 2003-2004

    Press release

    Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 awarded "Best Film Scanner" for the TIPA
    Awards 2003-2004

    Langenhagen, Germany, July 7th, 2003
    Minolta Co., Ltd. is proud to announce that its DiMAGE Scan Elite
    5400 has been chosen for the -Best Film Scanner- awards, respectively,
    part of "The Best Photo Products in Europe, 2003-2004" awards selected
    by the TIPA. TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) is an organisation
    of representatives from professional camera and imaging magazines in

    The DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 offers professional quality scanning
    capabilities for users new to scanning and image processing. Minolta’s
    latest 35mm-film scanner strategically combines advanced imaging
    features with straightforward controls to create the most incredible
    5400dpi digital photographs.

    With a resolution of 5400dpi, the DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 captures
    all the subtle details in today's high-resolution film, and can easily
    make full-frame 60 cm photo-quality prints.

    Its 16-bit A/D conversion enables the DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 to
    match and reproduce the rich tone and colour variations of the original
    film image. Minoltas newest scanner includes 16-bit A/D conversion
    specifically to distinguish 65,536 tonal gradations for each colour
    channel. Its ability to accurately capture the depth and subtlety of the
    original film image is simply amazing.

    The DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 incorporates trademarked, advanced
    technology that enables users to easily produce premium images without
    complicated procedures. Integrating Applied Science Fictions award
    winning Digital ICE?into the scanner ensures the virtual elimination of
    the affect of dust, scratches, and fingerprints, as well as other
    surface contaminants. In addition, Minoltas own unique Grain Dissolver
    minimises the affect of film grain in the scanned image.

    TIPA says: -Minolta has introduced a 35mm consumer film scanner with
    an unprecedented optical resolution of 5400dpi. Combined with its very
    high optical density, effective Digital ICE removal of dust and
    scratches, and the unique Minolta propriety grain reduction, this
    scanner delivers excellent scans for a very affordable price. The TIPA
    jury had no difficulty choosing it as the "Best Film Scanner 2003/2004".

    This is the eighth time for Minolta to receive an award from TIPA.
    The Minolta DYNAX 700si won in 1994, the DYNAX 600si Classic in 1995,
    the VECTIS S-1 in 1996 (-TIPA Special Award-), the DYNAX 505si in 1998,
    the VECTIS 2000 in 2000, the DYNAX 7 and DiMAGE 7 in 2001, the Dynax 5
    and DiMAGE X in 2002 making a total of ten awards for Minolta.

    TIPA consists of representatives of 31 professional camera and
    imaging magazines from 13 European countries. Since 1991, the
    association has given awards annually for the best photographic and
    imaging products of the year.

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    Senior Member
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    Jun 2003
    Singapore, Bedok


    Anyone know if this scanner is available in Singapore off the shelves? And how much?

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    hmmm, yah quite interested to know if they sell here... if buy from overseas i think cost ard SGD1,600...

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    Minolta is really good at winning prizes, just like its 1st AF camera many years ago, and its Dynax 7 only a few years ago, just to name a few. Its wonderful to hear that they are still working on 35mm format stuff.

    I just hope they'll continue to work hard and come out with more wonderful lenses, especially G, D, and SSM lenses.

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    Originally posted by fighthefuture
    ... if buy from overseas i think cost ard SGD1,600...

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    Originally posted by ninelives
    well, it's considered rather cheap, if you compare to Nikon scanners....

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    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    East, SG


    Just arrived at CP, price tag of $1.8K (should be able to get it cheaper)


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