Archivist Quill Complete Kit With Nikon 1 J5 Cameras (pre-order)

Archivist Quill Complete Kit With Nikon 1 J5 Cameras (pre-order)

This is a complete Archivist Quill kit with industrial foot pedal as described here. Instead of Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 cameras, this kit uses Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless cameras. While the dimensions of the output are the same, a Nikon 1 J5 camera provides better clarity. The cost of this clarity if an significantly increased camera price.

In the provided image, you can see two unmodified photographs of the same page with the same photographic conditions at close to the same zoom levels. The top image was taken by a Nikon 1 J5 camera whose white balance has been set using a gray card. The bottom image was taken by an ELPH 160 camera with a Tungsten white balance as set by Pi Scan. The difference in coloration is due to the difference in white balance. Any other differences are due to the relative quality of the cameras.

An added advantage of Nikon 1 J5 cameras is that Pi Scan will automatically save raw photographs to your external storage if this option is set on the camera itself. The access to the raw sensor data may provide a better archival format than the JPEG generated on the camera itself.

In order to gauge demand and determine how many cameras to order, we are starting out with a pre-order period for this new kit. The pre-order period will last between September 4th and September 18th. At the end of this period, we will order cameras for every customer who purchased a pre-order and fulfill them. If there is sufficient interrest, we will then start offering this kit as a normally stocked item.

For questions about this pre-order, contact

More information about the proper settings to use with Nikon 1 J5 cameras and how to use them can be found here.


$ 2,700.00