Finale 2003 includes SmartScore
Lite, which is vastly superior to MIDIScan.
SmartScore works beautifully. I have had
no note errors in converting many
Whether SmartScore makes the
upgrade worth another hundred bucks to
you is another matter.
Any scanner will do that will give you
300 DPI resolution and allow you to save
in line-art (rather than gray-scale) mode,
which probably means all of them.
It's also helpful to have an
image-editing program (I'm a designer
and I use Photoshop) if you need to clean
up the scan, but not essential if you can
make any needed adjustments through
the scanning software.