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CANON EXPANDS LINE OF HIGH RESOLUTION REALiS MULTIMEDIA PROJECTORS WITH POWERFUL FEATURES FOR MULTIPLE MARKET NEEDSNew REALiS SX6, SX60, and X600 Projectors Feature Benefits for Photography, Design, CAD/Engineering, Medical Imaging, Higher Education, and Home Cinema
"Our new family of REALiS Multimedia Projectors meets the needs of professional photographers, business presenters, and home cinema enthusiasts with outstanding image quality and detail," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group of Canon U.S.A., Inc. "These new projectors combine excellent value with the combination of exceptional brightness and contrast from our 'AISYS Enhanced' LCOS technology and the one-touch simplified projector set-up for an unprecedented level of ease."
Unlocking the Power of LCOS: AISYS Technology
At the very heart of this new line of REALiS Multimedia Projectors is Canon's patented, proprietary latest generation AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical system. In Canon's REALiS Multimedia Projectors, AISYS enhances LCOS technology to achieve crisp, color-rich, intricately detailed images by efficiently utilizing and equalizing light from the projector lamp. Canon's AISYS-enhanced LCOS technology displays exceptionally detailed, seamless, lattice-free motion or still images.
Astounding Color Reproduction: Canon REALiS SX6 Multimedia Projector
Canon's new REALiS SX6 Multimedia Projector offers smooth, lattice-free images, outstanding color reproduction with Adobe RGB and sRGB color support for professional artists, photographers, and printing professionals who require accurate results. This projector enables users to project their images with the clarity and color accuracy that matches the original images.
At 3500 ANSI Lumens, the REALiS SX6 projector clearly displays large images even in brightly lit environments, which can include shopping malls and museum exhibits. The model features 1400 x 1050 Super High Resolution (SXGA+) and 1000:1 contrast ratio. The manufacturer's suggested list price of the REALiS SX6 Multimedia Projector is $6,999, available in mid-May.
Whisper-Quiet: Canon REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector
Canon's new REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector is a high-resolution product, designed to meet the demands of those professionals who desire critical viewing applications (engineers, designers, etc.). This SXGA+ resolution projector with lattice-free properties reveals the most intricate details.
This 2500 ANSI Lumen Multimedia Projector can achieve clear display of large images, even in lighted indoor environments. Its 27dB noise level makes the SX60 exceptionally quiet for its class. The SX60 model's lattice-free properties also appeal to home cinema enthusiasts. For home cinema applications, the SX60 projector includes a Home Cinema Mode, which provides a contrast ratio of 2000:1 for display of crisp blacks essential to defining cinematic images with depth and dimension. The manufacturer's suggested list price of the REALiS SX60 Multimedia projector is $5,999, available in mid-May.
Smart Presentation: REALiS X600 Multimedia Projector
The REALiS X600 Multimedia Projector is the world's first XGA, LCOS projector to deliver high quality and exceptional color reproduction at an affordable price. This projector is ideal for business presentations and boardroom installations.
The new REALiS X600 Multimedia Projector provides excellent price-performance with 3500 ANSI Lumens for clear display of large images, even in brightly lit situations. Featuring XGA (1024 x 768) resolution display and 1000:1 contrast ratio, the new REALiS X600 projector is virtually silent at 31dB operation. The manufacturer's suggested list price of the REALiS X600 Multimedia projector is $3,999, available at the end of May.
Canon' new REALiS SX6, SX60, and X600 Multimedia Projectors also include:
• 1.7x Powered Canon Zoom Lens that increases the range of projector placement;
• Auto Set-Up, which instantly identifies and selects the input source, corrects keystone distortion, sharpens focus, and adjusts for wall color;
• Off and Go, which allows users to simply unplug the power cord when they finish a presentation and start packing up while internal circuitry runs the fan and cools the projector; and
• HDCP Compliant DVI-I terminal, Motion Adaptive IP conversion, and Film Mode (2-3 Pull down).
For more information, visit www.canonprojectors.com.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2005, with global revenues of $31.8 billion. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.