Canon has launched the CanoScan D2400U - an A4 colour flatbed-scanner.

The £279 CanoScan has a maximum resolution of 2,400-x-4,800 dpi, and a colour depth of 48-bits. It has the "fastest scan time in its class", according to the company.

The D2400U measures 286-x-461-x-92.5mm (1.3-x-8.1-x-0.6 inches) and weighs 3.4kg (1.53lbs). The scanner features a six-line Hyper CCD sensor, which ensures faithful reproduction of originals, according to Canon. It also uses lossless compression technology to speed up data transfer for final scans.

The scanner has a film adaptor unit that scans negative and positive 35mm and medium-format films up to 4-x-5 inches in size.

The CanoScan D2400U has a one year on-site parts and labour warranty.