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Want new scanner?: Scanner sensor differences tip – CCD vs. CIS. 1 replies
about 1 year agoJust a quick tip for those considering a purchase of scanner, about the two main scanner SENSOR differences...
CCD (Charged Coupled Device) sensors, as used in a large number of Flatbed scanners, has far better depth of field than a CIS (Contact Image Sensor).
Link here gives a good explanation with helpful pix:
Hope it helps. :-)
about 1 year agoAlso, another tip...
If you want to scan PAPER documents (ie. thin flat items only, including receipts, A4/legal-size documents, magazine cut-outs, etc.), then definitely get a dedicated document scanner, rather than using (usually) much slower flatbed scanners.
For doc scanners in the pro-sumer category & price range, I (and many other people, it seems from my investigations online ;-) personally recommend the Fujitsu ScanSnap range, specifically the S1500 or S1500M models, which both feature the more sophisticated CCD sensor type.
("M" model is aimed at Mac users with the Mac versions of software bundled, but both scanners can actually be used on either Win/Mac, and Linux too).
If you want to go cheaper, the S1300 isn't bad, but apparently only uses a CIS sensor type and does less pages per minute.
The 1500/1500M currently comes bundled with "Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro" too, which is worth a LOT on its own.
Watch as you scan (including OCR-ing all text!) all your docs onto computer in just a couple of hours. Then shredding (only the legal ones you need to keep) is a joy to see, I can tell you! It makes your docs searchable too, being on computer, hence losing the need to hunt through physical piles of paper to get straight to the info you need in a hurry — really great!
Useful link (& site):
Amazon direct links (usually the cheapest):
- US: $420 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001XWCQO2
- UK: £417 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001VGG6X2
- US: $415 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001V9LQH0
- UK: £349 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001VGJ7JM
(Just a shame UK peeps are ripped-off on the 'M' model by 30%, even after adding-on 20% VAT. Shame on you Fujitsu!!)
[note: I do NOT work for Fujitsu, Amazon, or that linked site above! just in case anyone wonders ;-)]
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