Gentec International is pleased to introduce the new Optex Digital Scanner for 35mm slides and negatives, an easy-to-use, high-resolution scanner that lets you preserve and protect your old photos.

With the push a button, you can turn your old slides and negatives into digital photos for printing, emailing, or archiving.

This high-quality digital scanner for 35mm mounted slides and film negative strips (colour or black-and-white) delivers detailed images that are true to the original. The USB connection makes hookup easy and provides power to the scanner. Scanning is easy – simply connect to your computer, insert your slide or negative, and press Scan.

The high-resolution, 5-megapixel CMOS sensor produces sharp, 48-bit digital images at 1800 dpi optical resolution (3600 dpi with interpolation). With automatic colour balance and exposure control, plus instant preview and high speed scanning (0.5 sec per frame), you’ll get high-quality 2592 x 1680 digital images in seconds.

The Optex DIGISCAN1 Digital Scanner has a suggested retail price of $119.99 and includes a USB cable, slide holder, negative holder, cleaning brush, instruction manual, and software CD with ArcSoft Photo Impression 6.0.

It is compatible with Windows XP and Vista.