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Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III

Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III
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9 reviews

Nov, 2015

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Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III


The Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III is a high performance yet affordable 35mm and APS film scanner. It's been designed and priced for those that have never used a film scanner before but have the need to digitize negatives or slides for viewing and sharing o

May, 2002

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Minolta DiMage Scan Dual III


The Minolta DiMage Scan Dual III ($299 list) is an inexpensive, easy-to-use film scanner. Despite its no-frills construction, the Scan Dual III offers enough goodies to delight neophytes and serious film aficionados, while producing very good scans.

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Digital Film Scanners - Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III Film & Slide Scanner Review, Information, and Specifications


Excellent dynamic range, thanks to 16-bit A/D, scans 35mm and APS formats, (APS with optional adapter), 2820 dpi maximum resolution, 8- or 16-bit scanning modes, software-based "Dust Brush" and "Pixel Polish" for removing dust and auto-improving color...

Minolta is a company with long experience in the world of film, and extensive digital expertise previously applied in the areas of office electronics and imaging (copiers & printers). While they got something of a slow start into digital photography,...

Oct, 2002

Product Specifications

Minolta is expanding its film scanner line with the release of the affordable DiMAGE Scan Dual III. But don't let the price tag fool you. The DiMAGE Scan Dual III produces high-quality scans that rival or surpass more expensive scanners. The DiMAGE Scan Dual III can identify over 65,000 gradations in each of its three-color channels (red, green, and blue). Called 16-bit A/D conversion, this process delivers digital images with smooth colors gradations, and captures shadow area details that get missed with conventional 12-bit input. Precise color reproduction is further supported by the scanner's wide 4.8 dynamic range. Considering the size of your film source, high resolution is an absolute must. And at 2,820dpi optical resolution, the DiMAGE Scan Dual III gives you more than enough detail for creating web graphics or electronic photo albums. You also get impressive results for more intensive applications, such as making large-size printouts. Random noise may sometimes occur in the dark areas of an image. To help minimize this, you can set the DiMAGE Scan DuaL III to sample your film 2, 4, 8 times, or OFF. This enables it to obtain more information from the film source, resulting in clearer scans. Minolta's innovative focusing system offers rapid autofocus calibration, and uses a propriety method to achieve high focus accuracy with any type of film image. You'll get sharp scans even from low-contrast images. For added flexibility, you can switch to Point AF or use manual focus to make fine adjustments in +/-200 steps. Negative film differs from positive film in several subtle ways, so a different process is needed to ensure high image quality. The advanced conversion process of the DiMAGE Scan Dual III makes sure that your negatives are scanned with optimum fidelity to the original film images. Even if you use a dust blower, small dust particles might remain on your film. But don't worry. Auto Dust Brush employs software processing to quickly remove these particles from your images. This handy function will save you the time and trouble of doing the task manually with image editing software... in most cases a dull and time-consuming chore. Minolta's Pixel Polish software gives you a fast and easy way to perform color compensation. It can automatically revive the colors of old and faded films, or make your images appear more natural when certain hues don't look the way they should. Pixel Polish also optimizes the overall brightness of your images as well. If you want total control over the final look of your image, you've got it. The DiMAGE Scan Dual III lets you adjust a wide array of factors, such as tone curve, histogram, sharpness, brightness, exposure, and color balance. The adjustment window offers a convenient side-by-side view that allows you to compare the effects of your alterations against the original image. The DiMAGE Scan Dual III features USB 2.0 interface. It gives you a fast, convenient way to transfer large amounts of image data into your PC, helping you get your scans done as quickly as possible. Plug and Play is also offered, as is compatibility with USB 1.1.

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Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United States
Model:Dual III
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Minolta Dimage Scan


Color Depth:16-bit (64K colors)
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2820dpi
Max Supported Document Size:0.95 in x 1.43 in
Max Supported Media Size:0.95 in x 1.43 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:2820dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Slides
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9.2.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME