The old joke about being hit by divine lightning came frighteningly true at the First Baptist Church of Salt Springs, Florida. During a recent storm, lightning struck the church and damaged its projector beyond repair. Prompted by the calamity, the church embarked on a search for a new projector capable of displaying the words of hymns and the notes for sermons clearly enough for everyone in the 150-member congregation to read - and bright enough for them to do so without dimming the lights. Their quest eventually led them to choose the Canon REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector.

"We have been a part of this community since 1950, and we have a very active senior citizen contingent of our congregation," explained Rebecca Henry, Ministry Assistant at the church. "We needed a projector that could display sermons and lyrics brightly and clearly enough so that everyone in the room could see them. The REALiS SX60 was exactly the right fit."

The heart of Canon's acclaimed line of REALiS Multimedia Projectors is its proprietary AISYS-enhanced LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology. LCOS is a next-generation reflective panel that provides lattice-free, seamless images with intricate detail, exceptional color, and brilliant clarity. Canon's innovative AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) Optical Engine maximizes the image-creation power of LCOS by regulating the light from the projection lamp for improved light efficiency, image uniformity, and expanded color space. In Canon's REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector the result is SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution, 2500 lumens of brightness, and a contrast ratio of 1000:1 (2000:1 in the REALiS SX60's Home Cinema Mode).

Canon's REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector achieves clear display of large images, even in lighted indoor environments such as the First Baptist Church of Salt Springs, Florida. Additionally, the REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector is exceptionally quiet for its class, so that congregants can hear the sermon clearly without distraction.

The brightness of the REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector was a major plus, Henry explains. It meant that church services did not have to include dimmed lights when the lyrics of hymns were displayed. "We don't have to adjust the lights at all with the REALiS SX60," she remarked. "Neither the lights in the room or the daylight have had any effect on the projector. The image is much nicer than our previous projector, it fits perfectly with our auditorium, and it's very easy to adjust."

The REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector's unparalleled color control features an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface that lets Henry adjust the palette of colors to "paint the picture" she wants for the congregation. With Memory/Vivid Color Correction, Henry can adjust the degree of vividness of each of the primary colors (red, green, blue) and each of the secondary colors (cyan, magenta, yellow). The REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector's 6-axis (RGBCMY) Color Adjustment lets her fine-tune the hue and saturation of each of the primary and secondary colors. This high degree of control allows for exacting adjustment of each projected image.

For Henry, the REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector was exactly what she needed to ensure that the entire congregation received the full benefit of the worship service experience. "The Canon REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector has been a fantastic addition to our services, and we're considering getting a second one for our choir in the future," Henry concluded. "When we do our worship service, we like for everything to be clear, and that's exactly what we've gotten. The REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector makes the service more enjoyable for everybody."

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