The Scan 6000 is a scanning digital camera. Whereas conventional digital cameras focus an image onto a two-dimensional CCD sensor panel, this camera has a linear CCD, which is moved across the image field during the exposure. This takes a period of some seconds to complete, so that conventionally this is a camera for archival copying of documents and artworks, or scientific photography of still objects (e.g. forensic photography).
The camera is available with either a Schneider or Nikon lens-mount. With the Schneider mount, it produces images of 10 000x10 000 pixels; the Nikon mount restricts it to 7 350 x 9 450 pixels.