The ScanMaker 9800XL is Microtek's member of the A3 scanner family designed on the success of the ScanMaker 9600XL with greatly improved specifications and connectivity. The large 17 x 12 scanning area combined with a very high 1600 x 3200 dpi resolution covers almost all reflective scanning requirements. The improved optional transparency adapter now offers a very large 16 x 12 scan area and the maximum density of 3.7D. The scanner captures huge amounts of subtle highlight and shadow details, with accurate color values, thanks to the 48-bit CCD sensor and the inclusion of multi-sampling. The transparency adapter option also includes a set of film templates for 35mm slides, 35mm strips, medium format film and 5 x 4 film.