AV & Presentation
Canon Debuts High-Brightness LCoS Projector
Canon has introduced a new multimedia LCoS projector for use in school environments with less than optimal lighting conditions. It features a photo image mode that comes with adjustments for displaying images in different ambient lighting conditions, with adjustments for fluorescent, fluorescent H, and tungsten lighting conditions with intensities of high, medium, and low.
The new LCoS projector, the REALiS SX7 Mark II, has a native resolution of 1,400 x 1,050 (SXGA+), a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, and a brightness of 4,000 lumens. LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) is a reflective technology that uses liquid crystals to produce high resolutions with minimal space between pixels, eliminating the "screen door effect" that results from a separation of pixels in images.
Other Features include:
- 1.7x optical (powered) and 12x digital zoom;
- Powered focus with auto and manual modes;
- Horizontal and vertical keystone correction (±20 degrees);
- Lamp life of 2,000 to 3,000 hours;
- Screen size of 40 inches to 300 inches, with throw distances ranging from 3.9 feet to 29.5 feet;
- Compatibility with HD input (up to 1080i); and
- Digital image shift (moves an image up or down when projected in 16:9).
Video inputs include DVI-I, RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin), S-video, and composite video. For audio, it includes a stereo mini jack and integrated 1-watt mono speaker.
The projector is scheduled to ship in April 2010 for $6,999. Canon said it will cover the projector with a three-year parts and labor and 120-day lamp warranty. Further information is available here.
Dan Thompson is a freelance writer based in Brea, CA. He can be reached here.