Canon To Ship WUXGA LCoS Projector

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Canon this week introduced the first LCoS-based WUXGA projector, providing a 16:10 aspect ratio with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 for displaying high-def images slightly beyond 1080p. The company also introduced a new LCoS-based SXGA+ multimedia projector, which is shipping this month.

Both of the new models fall into Canon's REALiS projector line and use Canon-developed LCoS panels to eliminate the "screen door" effect experienced with standard LCD projectors. They also feature Canon's Aspectual Illumination System optical system, a 1.5x powered zoom/focus lens, and new lens coatings to reduce glare and ghosting.

The WUX10 provides a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 using a 0.71-inch LCoS reflective LCD panel, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, and a 10-bit pixel depth. It's also a portable model, weighing in at 10.8 lbs. The WUX10 is expected to be available in October for a base price of $12,999.

The SX80 offers a resolution of 1,400 x 1,050 using a 0.55-inch LCoS reflective LCD panel, a contrast ratio of 900:1, and a brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens. The SX80 also provides USB/PictBridge connectivity for delivering presentations from USB flash drives or PictBridge-enabled cameras. It weighs in at 11.5 lbs. and is shipping this month.

Both of the newly introduced projectors will be shown at the InfoComm '08 convention in Las Vegas June 18 to 20. Further information about the REALiS line can be found here.

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