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Canon Expands Its LCD Projector Line with Two New Projectors

Canon has expanded its line of LCD projectors with two new XGA-resolution models

Canon Expands Its LCD Projector Line with Two New Projectors

Dec 6, 2007 8:00 AM

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Canon has expanded its line of LCD projectors with two new XGA-resolution models, both of which offer a wealth of advanced features designed to benefit their respective markets. The new high-performance Canon LV-7585 multimedia projector, designed for the installation market, is a large-venue model engineered for use in lecture halls, college auditoriums, houses of worship, museums, indoor shopping centers, corporate office lobbies, and similar environments. The Canon LV-7585 features 6500 ANSI lumens of brightness, a contrast ratio of 1600:1, an auto-winding filter system, numerous installer-friendly innovations, and a standard 1.3X Genuine Canon Optical zoom lens (or a choice of four different optional high-quality interchangeable lenses).

The Canon LV-7365 multimedia projector, meanwhile, Canon’s brightest compact portable model, is designed for teachers, businesspeople, and other professionals needing the advantages of powerful yet affordable presentation features while being simple, convenient to operate, and lightweight.

“These two new Canon LCD projectors incorporate the latest advanced features, all of which are engineered to benefit specific categories of user needs,” says Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A. “Beginning with a unique design and innovative technology that goes beyond outstanding optics, these two new projectors allow Canon to meet and exceed the requirements of LCD projector installers and portable LCD projector users.”

Featuring many innovations for installers and users in ceiling-mount configurations, the new LV-7585 projector has a bold new design in which the lens is centered on the front panel of the projector for ease of projector placement during installation, and it also features a side-loading, easy-access replacement lamp and a revolutionary auto-winding filter system, which automatically winds the filter element forward to expose a new, clean section of filter. The filter can also be advanced manually using the remote control. In addition, an easy-maintenance design makes removal of the projector’s top cabinet (for panel cleaning and maintenance of optical parts) unnecessary. All of these features make installation easier and maintenance simpler, especially if the projector is in an inaccessible location.

The large-venue projector provides users and installers with the flexibility of using its standard 1.3X Genuine Canon Optical zoom lens with power lens shift (horizontal and vertical) or any one of four optional high-quality Genuine Canon interchangeable lenses, including an Ultra Wide Angle, Wide Angle Zoom, Long Focus Zoom, or Ultra Long Focus Zoom. Images can be projected from 31in. to 400in. (measured diagonally). The optional LV-NI02 network imager enables users to send presentations to the projector via the network while allowing for a variety of network control, monitoring, and image-projection functions.

The Canon LV-7585 multimedia projector is scheduled to be available in mid-November at a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $9,999.

The LV-7365 projector offers the advantages of Genuine Canon Optics, with an advanced 1.6X projection zoom lens. Chief among it’s the user benefits it provides is its short-throw distance, which provides flexibility in projector placement and enables teachers, lecturers, and business professionals to display large images in classrooms, conference rooms, and other moderately sized presentation environments. The Canon LV-7365 can display a full 100in. picture (measured diagonally) from only 9.2ft. away. Another benefit of the Genuine Canon Optics are the new multi-layer coatings on its 1.6X projection zoom lens, which minimize internal reflection, flare, and ghosting while also increasing contrast. Outputting a full 3000 ANSI lumens with a contrast ratio of 500:1, the Canon LV-7365 Multimedia Projector displays bright, crisp, full-color images for maximum presentation impact.

The projector features a DVI-I interface, which further enhances the quality of the pictures from the projector by providing an all-digital connection between the projector and digital input sources such as DVD players and PCs. The DVI-I interface maintains high signal integrity and avoids the signal-conversion step required by an analog RGB interface. It also provides a clearer picture with no flickering, blurred lines, ghost images, or coloration artifacts with text display, an important benefit when projecting spreadsheets, technical diagrams, or Web pages.

In addition to a DVI-I interface, the Canon LV-7365 projector includes other advanced features usually found only on high-end models. These user-friendly innovations are designed to assist teachers, business professionals, and others for whom presentations are not a primary occupation. Innovations include 5W built-in speakers, quick start/quick cooling, enhanced wall-color correction, flexible image settings, and an advanced (but simple-to-use) onscreen control panel, which is adjustable using buttons on the top of the projector or with a wireless remote with matching icons.

Weighing just 7.3lbs., the new Canon LV-7365 is a compact, highly portable, fully featured presentation solution. It is scheduled to be available in mid-November at a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $1,499.

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