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ScanMaker 4850

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ScanMaker 4850
Quick Specs

5 Smart-Touch Buttons

True 48-bit input & output

4800 x 2400 dpi optical resolution

LightLid 35 adapter included for 35mm slides & filmstrips

8.5" x 11.7" scan area

USB interface

The ScanMaker 4850 combines affordability and high quality in a 48-bit, 4800 x 2400-dpi scanner, making it the ideal scanning solution for your home. With Microtek's EDGE design that gives you a 25%-smaller scanner without sacrificing scan quality, the ScanMaker 4850 stands at just 2.4 inches tall -- making it the slimmest CCD scanner ever! Five Smart-Touch buttons can be found on the front panel to automate the most common scanning tasks, including Scan, Copy, OCR, Email, and Scan to Web. A LightLid 35 adapter is included for scanning 35mm slides, and the USB port ensures easy setup with the most current and popular computers on the market today.

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EDGE Design
ABBYY FineReader OCR


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5 Easy-Touch buttons: Scan, Copy, OCR, Email, Scan-to-Web

Bit Depth

True 48-bit color

Color Passes

Single pass

Optical Resolution

4800 x 2400 dpi

Max. Interpolated Resolution

65,535 dpi (PC), 32,767 (Mac)

Scan Area

8.5" x 11.7"

Interface Type

USB 1.1


Windows & Macintosh

Included Software

Adobe Photoshop LE 5.0(Mac)
Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0 (PC)
ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR (PC/Mac)
Microtek ScanWizard 5 (PC/Mac)
Microtek Scan, Copy, Email, OCR & Scan to Web utilities (PC/Mac)
Ulead DVD PictureShow SE Basic (PC)
Ulead Photo Explorer (PC)
Kodak Digital Science Color Management System (PC/Mac)
Adobe Acrobat Reader (PC/Mac)

Included Hardware

USB Cable
Power Adapter

Included Accessory

LightLid 35 35mm slide & filmstrip adapter

PC System Requirements

64MB RAM (128MB recommended); Pentium PC or higher with built-in USB port; Windows 98/2000/Me/XP

Mac System Requirements

64MB RAM (128MB recommended); iMac/G3/G4 with built-in USB port; Mac OS 9.x and OS X v10.1.3 to 10.2, Built for Mac OS X

Image Sensor

Sigma Six CCD, 64,080 Sensor Cells


100 to 120V, 50 to 60Hz

Power Supply / Power Switch

External / No

Chassis Lock

Bottom Screw

Interface Pin Connection

4-Pin USB Connector, 15-pin D-type Accessory Connector

Scanner Weight

5.7 lbs.

Shipping Weight

10.4 lbs.

Scanner Dimensions

19.0" x 11.6" x 2.3" (LxWxH)

Box Dimensions

21" x 16" x 5.5" (LxWxH)

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Features & Benefits

New EDGE design

New slim design packs CCD quality scanning into a more efficient form factor. New button layout for improved look and functionality. A 25% smaller scanner without sacrificing scan quality. Modern metal finish fits in with any office decor.

New Sigma Six CCD

Six rows of CCD sensors for improved color reproduction. Twice as many sensors as a conventional tri-linear array for more accurate data capture.

FlexScan Lid

Expansion lid for bulky items. Scan books, small 3D objects and odd-sized originals with ease.

Included LightLid 35

Convert old slides and filmstrips into digital photos to share your memories with family and friends.

True 48-bit color

Capture trillions of colors in one pass for true-to-life color reproduction. Delivers more subtle detail in the highlights and shadows that 36-bit scanners can't see.

True 4800 x 2400-dpi
Optical Resolution

Enlarge 4800 x 2400-dpi scans up to poster size with great detail and highlights. Create poster-sized images of your favorite photos.

Five Smart-Touch buttons

Five Smart-Touch buttons for Scan, Copy, PDF/OCR, Email, and Scan to Web to automate tasks. Email button attaches an Internet-optimized file to a new message automatically. Customize buttons to suit your needs. Copy and OCR buttons make high-quality color copies.

ScanWizard 5 for Mac and Windows

Scan images from newspapers and magazines and eliminate moire patterns automatically. Just one of ScanWizard 5's many advanced features made simple. Also has advanced programming that automatically enhances printed images

Most advanced OCR software in the world

OCR documents with embedded full-color images and complex formatting. Edit text from books and documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, and HTML. 99% OCR accuracy.

Create slide shows of family photos that you can watch with most DVD players with Ulead DVD PictureShow (PC)

Use your photos to create fun and entertaining slide shows for the whole family. Instead of dragging the whole family into the computer room to see your vacation photos, show them in your living room on most DVD players.

Easy to set up; easy to use

USB connection sets up in minutes. Step-by-step guide included. PDF documentation for all of the hardware and software included.

Imaging excellence you expect from a 20-year veteran

Microtek has over 20 years of developing, manufacturing, and selling imaging products. Worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing, and selling imaging products.

In the Box
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ScanMaker 4850 scanner

USB cable

Power adapter

Microtek software CD

Adobe Photoshop LE CD (Mac)

Adobe PhotoDeluxe CD (PC)

* All software shipped in promotional packaging on CD-ROM. All software bundles are subject to change without notice.

* The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies: ScanMaker and ScanWizard of Microtek International, Inc.; Macintosh, iMac, G3, and G4 of Apple Computer, Inc.; Windows of Microsoft Corporation; Kodak, Digital Science, and the ds monogram symbol of Eastman Kodak Company. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.