3D Scanning with HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275’s Camera Scanner on a Stick

This just into PCWorld/Macworld Labs: the new HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275, which is a color laser multi-function printer with what I call a scanner-on-a-stick. It’s a camera on an elevated arm that takes six different shots of a three-dimensional item (apple, soda can, whatever) and creates a 3D-like image, either as a copy or as an electronic image file.

It looks like a small color laser printer with a white tray on top. The scanner-on-a-stick can nest flat on top of the platen or raise up on a hinge for use.

We tried 3D scanning with an accommodating pear to give you a quick peek.

Just your average pear.

Here’s the HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 with the pear placed on the platen.

If I were a betting geek, I'd guess the one on the left is legit.

We made a 3D copy of the pear, and here’s the pear and the copy. Can you tell the difference?

Stay tuned for a more detailed first look at this item, as well as our full review.

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    The elevated camera and automated image processing should appeal to those who take a lot of product shots. The rest of the machine is pretty good, but toner is expensive.

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