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Testbed and Methods

I will stick to our traditional methodology, omitting some sections peculiar to flatbed scanners. The scanner was attached to this computer:

  • Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz CPU
  • 1GB DDR SDRAM
  • Intel Bonanza D875PBZ mainboard
  • ATI Radeon 7000 graphics card
  • IBM DeskStar DTLA307015 hard disk drive
  • Samsung SyncMaster 757 NF monitor
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

Speed Characteristics

Speed is a highly important characteristic of any scanner, be it a specialized slide-scanner or a flatbed machine. When designing a new model, each manufacturer seeks for ways to improve the speed qualities of the scanner. In this case, the first thing you notice about the F-3200 is the handy holders for the originals. Thanks to them, and to the batch scan mode, it takes much less time to digitize a series of originals. In fact, the F-3200 can sort out large photo archives much faster than any other scanner. And it will do that with a quite acceptable quality.

So, I measured the time it took to digitize originals of two standard formats in four basic resolutions. I didn’t count in the lamp warm-up time. The results are listed in the following table:

 
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