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Canon REALiS SX60 Projector Canon REALiS SX60
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2000:1 Contrast Ratio
2500 Lumens
$3,599 Street Price
$3,999 MSRP

Canon Realis SX60: Versatile High Resolution

Evan Powell, June 19, 2006

The highly anticipated Canon Realis SX60 has begun ship in the last few weeks, and the wait was definitely worth it. This is the latest of the native 4:3 format SXGA+ projectors, which means it has physical pixel array of 1400x1050. That is essentially double the number of pixels of a conventional XGA projector. But the thing that makes the SX60 unique is that it features reflective LCOS technology, rather than the more common LCD or DLP found in most projectors. Compared to LCD or DLP, LCOS produces an almost invisible pixel matrix, so the image is as smooth and virtually free of any pixel structure as it can get. For this reason it is a technology preferred by many home theater enthusiasts.

Specifications

Brightness: 2500 ANSI lumens

Contrast: 1000:1 (2000:1 in Home Cinema mode)

Light engine: three 1400x1050 resolution 0.7" LCOS chips.

Compatibility: HDTV 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, and computer resolutions up to 1600x1200. Full NTSC / PAL / SECAM.

Lens and Throw Distance: 1.70:1 powered zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal image from 9.7' to 16.3'.

Lamp Life: 3,000 hours in normal mode, 4,000 hours in eco-mode.

Connection Panel. One composite video, one S-Video, one VGA port, one monitor pass through, one DVI port, one USB port, one service port for maintenance, one 1/8" audio in, one kensington lock.

Warranty: Three years.

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