Canon Intros New LV-Series Projectors
2/22/2007—Canon has introduced three new models in its LV series of LCD multimedia projectors. The new models are targeted toward the presentation market and range in price from $999 to $1,499.
The three new LV models--LV-7265, LV-7260, and LV-X7--all offer XGA-native resolution (1,024 x 768) and support UXGA and SXGA through compression. All of them are designed for short throw distances and include a 1.6x Canon wide-angle zoom lens.
The high-end LV-7265 (6.8 lbs.) delivers 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness with a 600:1 contrast ratio; the LV-7260 (6.6 lbs.) offers 2,000 ANSI lumens with a 600:1 contrast ratio; and the LV-X7 (6.4 lbs.) offers 1,500 ANSI lumens with a 500:1 contrast ratio.
Features that all three projectors share in common include:
- A seven-group, 1.6x wide-angle projection lens;
- Support for direct connection to Canon digital camcorders;
- Five automatic image modes (Presentation, Video, Cinema, Standard, sRGB) and manual settings for each mode;
- Enhanced Wall Color Correction for projecting on blackboards, walls, or partition;
- An improved control panel;
- Automatic power off timer;
- Vertical keystone correction (automatic on the LV-7265);
- 3,000-hour lamp life (4,000 for the LV-X7)
- Wireless mouse control; and
- S-video, composite, component (through the VGA terminal via an optional cable), VGA input, and audio inputs (as well as DVI-I on the LV-7265).
All three models are available now. The LV-7265 sells for $1,499; the LV-7260 runs $1,199; ad the LV-X7 sells for $999. All three include a three-year parts and labor warranty and a 120-day lamp-life limited warranty.
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