2720S
   

Acer ScanWit 2720S Film Scanner

  • Brand: acer
  • Category: Scanner
  • resolution: 2700 dpi

Features

  • Scans slides and negative film with the touch of a button
  • 36-bit color scans, recognizes more than 68.7 billion colors for true-to-life accuracy
  • 2,700 by 2,700 dpi optical resolution
  • Fast scan speed--completes 2,700 dpi scan within 40 seconds
  • Auto positioning and auto focusing to secure a sharper image

Technical Details

  • 2700 dpi true optical resolution.
  • 36 bit colour (12 bits per channel).
  • High quality mirror-less autofocussing optical system.
  • Fast scan time; down to less than 40 seconds for a full resolution scan.
  • Dynamic range of 3.2
  • SCSI 2 interface.

Description

Acers "Scanwit" 2720s film scanner seems to be one of the worlds best-kept secrets! 
There are no on-line reviews of it, no advertisements for it, and stockists are few and far between; it almost seems as if Acer are embarrassed to tell anyone about it. 
I can't see any reason for this low profile approach. The ScanWit is a very capable performer, and as far as I've been able to determine in practice, all of Acer's claims for this scanner are met or exceeded, and they have nothing to be ashamed of. 
A scanner of this specification at such a low price deserves to be much better known, and that's the main reason I decided to do this user review. Another reason being; anything that gives the other manufacturers a bit of stiff competition, and perhaps helps to drive their prices down, must be to the consumer's benefit in the long run. 
My last reason is not quite so altruistic: Having invested my money in one of these scanners, I would hate for support for it to be withdrawn because there wasn't a sufficiently large user-base. 
That said, I've attempted to be as objective as possible in both my praise and criticism of this little-known piece of hardware.