It has been about a year since we covered a product from VuPoint Solutions. For those who arenâ€™t familiar with VuPoint Solutions, they are a company that makes digital cameras as well as devices that can convert prints and slides into digital formats.
I got a chance to see their latest model of their print photo-to-digital file converter at CES. The PC-C520-VP is a definite step up from the PS-C500-VP, as the C520 has a 2.4 inch TFT LCD color display so you can see what the photos look like before they are scanned.
The PC-C520-VP scans at a high resolution of 2592 x 1800, and uses a 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor. It uses a fixed focus and automatic color balance for 3 x 5, 4 x 6, and 5 x 7 photos. The PC-C520-VP also has an SD card reader, and a video out to connect to a big screen TV.
I definitely need the PC-520-VP, because I have boxes of old prints stored away that desperately need to be updated for the digital age. I suppose that it would take many hours, but it would be worth it to finally have all those old photos on JPEG files to manipulate or send to others.
I was told that it would take a few months for the PC-C520-VP to be available, but it should be found at many online stores and retailers like Bed, Bath, & Beyond quite soon.