New Canon LCOS-model short-throw projectors unveiled

June 13, 2014 | 14:00
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Canon, a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of two new LCOS-model projectors: the XEED WUX400ST and WX450ST.

In addition to delivering exceptional brightness and high-resolution performance, the new multimedia projectors incorporate a short-throw shiftable lens that makes possible effortless installation in a variety of medium-range usage environments, including classrooms, lecture halls and exhibition venues.

Featuring a Canon proprietary short-throw shiftable lens, the new WUX400ST and WX450ST are capable of projecting a wide vertical range of approximately 75 per cent and 77 per cent, respectively, as well as a horizontal range of approximately 10 per cent.

The projectors’ lens-shift capabilities enable usage across a variety of installation set-ups, such as placing the projector under the table in a meeting room to not only free up space on the table, but also prevent the projector’s air exhaust from bothering meeting attendees.

The new Canon WUX400ST and WX450ST feature throw ratios of just 0.56:1 and 0.57:1, respectively, and are capable of projecting an approximately 100-inch image from a distance as short as 1.2 metres (WUX400ST) and 1.23 metres (WX450ST) from the screen with no image distortion.

Achieving both high resolution and brightness, the Canon WUX400ST supports WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) resolution with a brightness of 4,000 lumens (lm) while the WX450ST delivers WXGA+ (1,440 x 900 pixels) resolution with a brightness of 4,500 lm.

Both models are capable of projecting high-quality images up to approximately 300 inches in size.

Featuring Canon’s proprietary LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology, the projectors make possible projections that are free of the “lattice effect,” a phenomenon in which a faint grid pattern appears over the projected image.

Incorporating a Canon proprietary image processor, the new WUX400ST and WX450ST include a 4-Point Keystone Correction function that ensures high-quality images from almost any projection angle by letting users individually adjust each of the four corners of projected images.

The projectors feature lightweight, compact designs, each measuring approximately 33.7 cm (w) x 41.5 cm (d) x 13.4 cm (h) and weighing around 6.3kg.

Thanks to Canon’s new AISYS 5.0 optical system, which delivers improved panel reflectivity and brightness performance, the projectors achieve reduced power consumption with the WUX400ST and WX450ST consuming approximately 0.091 watts and 0.079 watts, respectively, per lumen of brightness.

Short Focus Zoom Lens, RS-IL05WZ is the latest addition to the line-up of projection lens for Canon’s range of interchangeable lens projectors.

The RS-IL05WZ is currently compatible with XEED WX6000, WUX5000 and WUX4000 and is expected to be used for simulation or in tertiary education classrooms. 

Recently, three Canon camera products and one Canon technology were recognised with “Best Photo and Imaging Product” awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).

The four award-winners are: the EOS 70D digital SLR (DSLR) camera, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II digital compact camera, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x super-telephoto zoom lens, and Dual Pixel CMOS autofocusing technology.

This was such an encouragement for Canon to continue putting more efforts as well as a foundation for the firm to leverage its strengths in providing the best imaging solutions.

By By Mai Thuy

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