After an awful lot of research, I'm coming up with a few mixed results, and I'm hoping someone can sort me out.
We're having a book scanner built for my organization by a local high school. They'll be using Book Scan Wizard, I believe. But I want to make sure that we're getting reasonably good cameras for archival and rapid scanning purposes, at about $500 each (we're a nonprofit support organization that digitizes materials for libraries, archives, and museums, with potentially millions of pages to image)
So my research says that I should look for cameras that
1. Offer a lossless format (RAW or TIFF)
2. Has manual focus
3. Has remote triggering via a computer
and 4. (if possible) 12-14Mp
I looked at what people were using here, but it was unclear which of the cameras fulfilled these requirements. I'm currently looking at the Canon G10, but elsewhere on the forum, it seemed the image quality with these isn't really that great for archival purposes, so now I'm wavering again.
Does anyone have any advice for me that the requirements listed above are correct and if they have any pointers about which cameras I could look at? Would the G10 work?