Best Film Scanner" for the TIPA Awards 2003-2004

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Jan 16, 2002
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.


Senior Member
Jun 18, 2003
Singapore, Bedok
Anyone know if this scanner is available in Singapore off the shelves? And how much?

Feb 14, 2003
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hmmm, yah quite interested to know if they sell here... if buy from overseas i think cost ard SGD1,600...


New Member
May 2, 2003
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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Jun 14, 2002
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Originally posted by ninelives
:bigeyes: :sweat:
well, it's considered rather cheap, if you compare to Nikon scanners.... :D

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