Canon U.S.A. Debuts New Projector Offerings
Canon U.S.A. Inc. introduces its flagship interchangeable lens LCOS projector, the Realis WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS. In addition, Canon has launched two new DLP projectors, the LV-HD420 Full HD DLP Projector and LV-X420 DLP Projector. In addition, the company announces a new optional projector lens, the Wide Zoom Lens LX-IL08WZ, which is compatible with Canon¡¯s existing LX-MU800Z and LX-MU700 interchangeable lens DLP projector models.
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These products are reportedly designed for an array of applications, ranging from fixed installations in houses of worship, museums and education spaces to others requiring high brightness and outstanding image quality.
¡°Thanks to Canon's expansion of its diverse line-up of projectors, we are able to offer customers a range of products engineered to meet high standards from XGA and Full HD lamp DLP models all the way up to our flagship 4K laser LCOS model,¡± says Yuichi Ishizuka, president and chief operating officer of Canon U.S.A. ¡°This investment in our Realis LCOS Projector series, and the DLP Projector and Lens series showcases the company¡¯s continued commitment to providing professionals from a wide range of industries with high-quality projection products.¡±
Realis WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS Projector
Built to include all of the same features as its predecessors, the Canon Realis WUX6000 and Realis WUX6010 Pro AV LCOS Projectors, the new Canon REALiS WUX6500 offers a higher level of brightness (6,500 Lumens), combined with native WUXGA resolution (1920x1200) and Canon¡¯s LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology with AISYS-enhancement to help reproduce images with detail and color accuracy. The Realis WUX6500 can be outfitted to match a variety of installation environments and applications, since it is compatible with a choice of five optional high-resolution genuine Canon projection lenses ranging from Ultra Wide Angle to Ultra Long Focus Zoom (complete chart in slideshow above).
The Realis WUX6500 projector offers versatile connectivity with HDMI, DVI-I and other communication interfaces, and includes a built-in HDBaseT receiver to help reduce complex wiring by allowing uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted over one single Ethernet cable.
To help optimize image reproduction based on the environment/application and type of content, the Realis WUX6500 Projector also features a suite of advanced image adjustments including 6-Axis Color Adjustment, Dynamic Gamma, Memory Color Correction, and Motion Blur Reduction. In addition, a Picture-by-Picture feature enables two high-quality images from two digital inputs (via DVI and HDMI) to be projected simultaneously side-by-side in one letterboxed image.
LV-HD420 and LV-X420 DLP Projectors
Balancing image quality and versatility, the compact LV-HD420 and LV-X420 projectors offer native Full HD (1920x1080) and XGA (1024x768) resolutions respectively, as well as 4,200 Lumens and a high-contrast ratio (8,000:1 for the LV-HD420 and 10,000:1 for the LV-X420), all in an approximate 7-pound, compact body. Both models include the BrilliantColor system and a range of image quality adjustments, the capability to display 3D content via a DLP-Link System, and include a built-in high-powered 10W speaker. For simplified installation and maintenance both models include dual HDMI inputs with MHL support and are filter-free.
Wide Zoom Lens LX-IL08WZ
Compatible with the existing LX-MU800Z Laser and LX-MU700 DLP Projectors, the Wide Zoom Lens LX-IL08WZ provides a throw ratio of 1.07 - 1.61:1 and a 0-50 percent vertical and ¡À10 percent horizontal lens shift. The LX-IL08WZ joins seven other lenses in the line-up, providing enhanced flexibility to support various installations and applications ranging from large auditoriums, to boardrooms and classrooms, to museums and galleries, to houses of worship where projector placement may be limited due to space restrictions.
Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The Realis WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS Projector and the Realis WUX6500 D Pro AV LCOS Projector have a suggested list price of $6,249 and $6,879, respectively, and both are currently scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in March 2017. The LV-HD420 and LV-X420 DLP Projectors have suggested list prices of $1,699 and $1,099, respectively, and both are currently scheduled to be available in May 2017. The Wide Zoom Lens LX-IL08WZ has a suggested list price of $4,499 and is currently scheduled to be available in March 2017.
Canon reports that all products are backed by a three-year warranty (120 day lamp coverage for projectors), and its award-winning professional service and support, which includes both a three-year advanced warranty exchange service program and a service loaner program.