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Canon Builds Up Projector Product Line

Canon has been busy working on its line-up of projector and lens equipment.

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Canon has been busy working on its line-up of projector and lens equipment. A slate of new products have been introduced, including the REALiS WUX6500 Pro AV interchangeable lens LCOS projector, the LV-HD420 Full HD DLP projector, the LV-X420 DLP projector and the new optional LX-IL08WZ wide zoom projector lens. These projectors can be utilized for higher education or K-12 educational environments, depending on requirements for high brightness and image quality or compact and portable DLP projectors.


The REALiS projector offers 6,500 lumens combined with native WUXGA resolution (1920×1200) and Canon’s Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) technology with AISYS enhancement. The REALiS is compatible with five optional high-resolution Genuine Canon projection lenses, including the ultra-wide angle RS-IL03WF, short focus zoom RS-IL05WZ, standard zoom RS-IL01ST, long focus zoom RS-IL02LZ and ultra long focus zoom RS-IL04UL. Connectivity with HDMI, DVI-I and other communication interfaces are available, as well as a built-in HDBaseT receiver, which allows HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted over a single Ethernet cable. Additional features include six-Axis Color Adjustment, dynamic gamma, memory color correction, motion blur reduction and a picture-by-picture feature.

Canon’s LV-HD420 and LV-X420 projectors provide native full HD (1920×1080) and XGA (1024×768) resolutions, 4,200 lumens and a high contrast ratio; 8,000:1 for the LV-HD420, 10,000:1 for the LV-X420. Both housed in a 7-pound body, each model includes the BrilliantColor system, a range of image quality adjustments, 3D display capability through a DLP-Link system and built-in 10W speakers. Dual HDMI inputs with MHL support are also available.

The LX-IL08WZ wide zoom lens, which is compatible with Canon’s LX-MU800Z laser and LX-MU700 DLP projectors, provides a throw ratio of 1.07-1.61:1 and a 0-50 percent vertical and plus or minus 10 percent horizontal lens shift. The new lens is capable of being used in classrooms, large auditoriums, museums and galleries.

The REALiS WUX6500 projectors and the LX-IL08WZ are scheduled to become available in March. The LV-HD420 and LV-X420 are expected to be released in May.