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How well do these handheld scanners work?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Alex Ethridge, Aug 7, 2011.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

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    Don't tell me you had a Logitech ScanMan? I tried both the Monochrome and the color scanman and was not at all satisfied with the results even at that point in time.
     
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    Frankly, I don't remember what it was that I had; but, that sounds familiar. It was punishment for a price.

    By the way, I just discovered my 14-meg camera does a fairly good job of photographing book pages that have pretty good detail.
     
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    The problem I see with a hand held scanner is that you have to have a very steady hand and good feed control (unless it is a motorized feed?) to get an acceptable scan. That was the problem with the ScanMan units, even if you used the optional page guides.

    I use my 10MP Olympus on a tri-pod and get good results (though fine print kinda sucks).
     
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