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lodingi Jan 26, 2004 12:03 PM

cmos vs ccd
i am about make the digicam plunge and i have a question. most cameras use a ccd chip and canon uses a cmos chip to capture the images. when i was in the market for a flatbed scanner two years ago, i remember all reviews basically saying to stay away from the cmos scanners. they felt the image quality just wasn't there. as i try to narrow my choices (canon being near the top), i want to make sure this is no longer an issue. any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

slipe Jan 26, 2004 12:21 PM

The proof of the pudding is in the eating and the Canons seem to do fine. Just look at the reviews and sample photos.

The recommendation was to stay away from CIS scanners – the skinny ones that get their power from the USB. They are slow and nobody but Canon seems to have gotten decent quality from them. They also have no depth of field so they aren’t good for doing an inventory of stuff for insurance or copying pages from a book without tearing them out.

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