HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275
Bluetooth 17 Jan 2011
Almost every brand has laser printers that do scanning. Whether one brand or model scans better is usually very subjective. HP leads the market with a unique design Laserjet printer for Home and Small business. The HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 allows scanning of 3D Objects!
Instead of the usual scanner flat bed design, it uses camera and provide a “stage” for the object to be scanned, or rather filmed. It uses a camera with high quality lens and high resolution censor on the hinged arm to take snap shots of the object.
The technology takes 6 shots of the 3D object with flashes from different angles and three in ambient light conditions with different exposure levels and recombines them into a single high resolution images with an incredible depth of focus.
With the Pro M275, business can save money as studio shooting is never cheap. Although it can do a good job, it is restricted to the stage, which is slightly bigger than the size of an A4 paper. You can also easily create nice flyers with real 3D objects.
On top of that, the HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 allows one to upload images of documents and objects directly to the web for storage, management and sharing. It can scan direct to Google Docs or Box.net.
Below is a demonstration of the HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275. The 3D object is presented in 2D without much loss in details.
The HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 is priced at SGD 729 and will be available in Singapore from Feb 2012.