Lake Success, N.Y. - Canon USA said it will ship this month a pair of LCoS-based video projectors featuring advanced color management and ambient lighting adjustments.
The REALiS WUX10 Mark II ($12,999 suggested retail) and REALiS SX80 Mark II ($3,999 suggested retail) multimedia LCoS projectors are both said to include Canon's Photo Image mode for advanced color management.
The projectors are said to be "ideal for professionals with the most discerning image quality needs, including those in the fields of photography, education, engineering, and the arts and sciences."
The Photo Image mode will enable users to improve the look and feel of projected images, while a new Ambient Light function provides adjustment for lighting conditions including both the type of lighting (tungsten, fluorescent and fluorescent H) and intensity (low, medium or high).
The Photo Image mode also allows for fine-tuning both color levels (intensity of colors) and color temperature.
Both new settings can be stored as presets, and are said to be "ideal for users who are displaying content and cannot control the lighting conditions - such as educators speaking in classrooms or photographers showing their work in an art museum/gallery or at a seminar."
"The emergence of projectors used in the education and photography fields has grown considerably in the past few years," stated Yuichi Ishizuka, Canon USA consumer imaging group senior VP and general manager. "With the inclusion of the Photo Image mode on these new products, users have added flexibility to fine-tune their projected images so they closely reflect how they were initially captured."
The REALiS WUX10 Mark II multimedia projector features WUXGA 1,920 by 1,200 resolution (2.3 megapixels), 3,200 lumens of brightness and a 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio.
The projector supports FullHD 1080p HD video (uncompressed) and offers a significantly larger display area than traditional XGA projectors.
The REALiS SX80 Mark II multimedia projector offers SXGA+ 1,400 by 1,050 (1.47 megapixels) resolution and includes PictBridge connectivity and is said to be easy to install and setup.
Brightness is listed at 3,000 lumens, and inputs include HDMI and DVI connectors.
Additional key features found on both new Multimedia Projectors include:
- Canon 1.5x powered zoom/focus lenses;
- a 10:0 lens offset to reduce the need for tilting and/or keystone correction; and
- an RJ-45 network port and built-in network interface for centralized control and monitoring of multiple projector units.
Both projectors included Canon USA's three-year limited warranty and its exclusive Projector Protection Program ("Triple P"). The latter is a free service program that provides a loaner projector of equal or greater value in the event that a projector requires service.
Canon USA said it is also launching a free lamp promotion that will run from Oct. 1-Dec. 31. Purchasers of a REALiS WUX10 Mark II, REALiS SX80 Mark II, REALiS SX80 or REALiS SX800 multimedia projector will receive a free lamp by mail (said to be a $579 retail value).