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Category: Photo Equipment

Epson Perfection V600 Photo color scanner test / review by Trusted Reviews

10 April, 2012 (17:23) | Epson, Photo Equipment, Review | By: Camera News

Epson Perfection V600 Photo color scanner
Epson Perfection V600 Photo

Trusted Reviews has tested a photo scanner from Epson called Epson Perfection V600 Photo. The scanner is able to scan with a resolution up to 6,400ppi.

Some key features for the Epson Perfection V600 Photo:
-Up to 6,400ppi resolution
-48-bit colour depth
-Enlargements up to 17” x 22”
-USB connectivity
-Weight: 9.0 lb
-Dimensions: 11″ x 19″ x 4.6″

Trusted Reviews ends up giving the Perfection V600 Photo a good review with an overall score of 9 out of 10 possible points, and a “Trusted Reviews Recommended” badge. The scanner scores highest on scan quality and scan speeds, while it scores a little lower on value for your money and features. If you are looking for a traditional photo scanner that is able to make excellent scans at fast speeds, this is definitely a scanner to check out.
Read the full review of the Epson Perfection V600 Photo color scanner here.

Kenro to launch Reflecta x4plus-Scan film scanner in the UK

2 June, 2011 (17:28) | Photo Equipment | By: Camera News

Reflecta x4plus-Scan
Reflecta x4plus-Scan

Kenro has announced that they are launching a new film scanner from Reflecta in the UK. The film scanner is called Reflecta x4plus-Scan and comes with a 9 megapixel CMOS image sensor. In addition it has 2.4” LCD display, card slot for SD and SDHC memory cards and a lithium battery.

The Reflecta x4plus-Scan film scanner is available right now for about £160.

Press release:
New film scanner from Reflecta

Kenro has announced the launch of the Reflecta x4plus-Scan, the latest film scanner from Reflecta, the respected German manufacturer of cutting-edge digitization products.

The x4plus-Scan features a CMOS image sensor which utilises Instant Photo Capture technology (as in a digital camera) to provide quick scans (2 seconds for a colour scan at 1800 dpi). It is suitable for scanning photographic 35mm transparencies and negatives and also pocket film (110).

This new addition to the Reflecta range features a 2.4” LCD display, an integrated SD/SDHC card slot and a lithium battery that allows the scanner to be used independently from a computer or power supply. Completed scans can be stored on an external memory card or transferred directly via the USB port and cable provided.

Boasting an optical density of 3.0 Dmax and a 30 Bit colour depth the x4plus-Scan can be set to 2,400 dpi which is the equivalent of a 9 megapixel image. The unit come complete with image editing software, ArcSoft MediaImpression.

The scanner comes supplied with film holders for three framed slides up to 3.2mm thick, film strips up to six exposures and for 110mm film strips up to eight exposures. The x4plus-Scan is available now with an RRP of £160.

“The x4plus-Scan is the ideal choice for a keen photographer who wants to create a digital library of their existing silver-halide output,” says Kenro Managing Director, Paul Kench. “The quality of reproduction is first rate and the compact unit is simple to use. Don’t let all your slides and negs gather dust, start scanning and enjoy them again!”

Other products in the Reflecta range include digital microscopes, endoscopes, video and studio lights, USB record players plus its renowned selection of slide projectors. Kenro is the UK and Ireland distributor for Reflecta. If you would like further information, or want to find your nearest stockist, go to or call 01793 615836.

Lowepro announces Lowepro Quick Case Series – camera cases

12 May, 2011 (19:04) | Lowepro, Photo Equipment | By: Camera News

Lowepro Quick Case Series

Lowepro has announced a new series of camera cases called Lowepro Quick Case Series. The cases are designed to be streamlined and lets you quickly get your camera.

The Lowepro Quick Case Series will come in two sizes, the Quick Case 120 for DSLRs with kit zoom and the Quick Case 100 for bridge, ultrazooms and compact digital cameras.

Press release:
Quick Case Series

Lowepro today launched into the market a classically styled, fitted case that provides streamlined protection and instant access to today’s best-selling models of bridge and DSLR cameras.

The snug-fitting design covers the camera in a durable, impact resistant shell that opens quickly and smoothly, allowing photographers to capture images rapidly.

The Quick Case series takes its design inspiration from retro-style, fitted leather cases, but is designed with a modern feel. A hybrid nylon and genuine leather shell provides a tough impact-resistant, stylish exterior that helps safeguard gear from moisture, dust and sand. It’s lined with soft padding to protect the fragile lens and LCD screen from scratches and abrasion.

Named for its ability to provide instant access to the camera, the Quick Case features an inventive design with fully integrated construction. A built-in leash tethers to a camera’s carrying strap, securing the case to the camera. To shoot, a photographer simply pulls open the back flap and raises his or her camera and the case remains suspended below.

Tim Sadler, Category Manager for Lowepro, said: “Our designers loved the refined look of old-school, fitted leather camera cases, but wanted to address the needs of today’s consumers. They used fine-grade technical materials with touches of leather to create a protective, yet stylish case adding a built-in microfibre cleaning cloth to the Quick Case 120 model as an extra-convenient detail.”

The Quick Case series includes two sizes; each fits a camera snugly and includes an adjust-to-fit magnetic closure. An accessory pocket is located at the bottom of each case with ample space to store spare memory and batteries and the interior mesh pocket is an ideal place to stash a lens cap when not in use.

The Quick Case series is available in two sizes in Black: Quick Case 120 and Quick Case 100.

For more information on the series and other products visit

Kata 3N1-30 camera rucksack / shoulder bag test / review by Trusted Reviews

12 January, 2010 (18:15) | Photo Equipment | By: Camera News

Kata 3N1-30
Kata 3N1-30

Trusted Reviews has tested a combined rucksack and shoulder bag from Kata. The rucksack is called Kata 3N1-30 and easily converted from a rucksack to a shoulder bag. The bag also has a rain cover shield and “Thermal Shield Technology” to ensure optimal camera protection.

Trusted Reviews ends up giving the Kata 3N1-30 a “Trusted Reviews Recommended” award and an overall score of 9 out of 10 points. The Kata scores highest on build quality and design while scoring a little lower on value. It has a lot of room and the rucksack/shoulder bag combination works great. The only downside is the lack of strap for tripods.
Read the full review of the Kata 3N1-30 camera rucksack / shoulder bag here.

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