But even more rough news for Polaroid are all the new improved scanners from Nikon.

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This Polaroid SprintScan 4000 is reportedly manufactured at the same factory that makes the ArtixScan 4000t for Microtek.

As soon as we finish evaluating prepress scanners at the high end we will do our best to test these entry level scanners, but based on specs alone, any of the new Nikon scanners would seem to offer better quality.

Since millions of photographers worldwide have tons of old 35mm slides that they need digitized, the market for a 35mm slide and film scanner is wide open.

Later this year we will report back on how the various manufacturer's models are faring. It's too bad that American ingenuity has failed in scanners, other than CCD technology of Kodak.

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