HP Scanjet G4050 Flatbed Scanner
For pure picture quality, you'll have a hard time finding a consumer-friendly scanner with this level of performance. It includes six-color, 96-bit scanning to ensure your images maintain rich colors and deep blacks even at very high resolutions. While 96-bit color depth is great, it can be overkill and most images scan perfectly with 48-bit depth. Maximum resolution with this model is great, at up to 4800x9600 dpi, but there are models that offer higher digital resolutions. However, it's an easy to use scanner that includes some nice dust and scratch removal features, as well as editing software to restore the images from scanned photographs. You also get a built-in adapter that lets you quickly scan up to sixteen 35mm slides or up to 30 negative frames.