Canon Launches Three New Multimedia Projectors


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On Thursday, Canon introduced three new multimedia projectors: the LV-7225, LV-7220, and LV-5220. Each model is equipped with Canon optics and a 1.6x optical zoom lens with the ability to display a 100-inch diagonal image from 8.2 feet.

Canon's newest projectors each weigh 6.4 pounds. The LV-7225 and LV-7220 models feature an XGA resolution of 1024x768 and support an SXGA resolution through high-quality compression. The LV-5220 projector features SVGA resolution and can support an XGA resolution through high-quality compression. The LV-7225 projector offers 2500 ANSI lumens of brightness, and the LV-7220 and LV-5220 models operate at 2000 ANSI lumens.

For classroom applications, Canon's new projectors are equipped with a blackboard mode, which provide teachers and lecturers that do not have access to a screen with the convenience of projecting directly onto the blackboard or chalkboard. When in this mode, these projectors automatically adjust the color balance to offer more natural results.

Both the LV-7220 and LV-7225 projectors feature a 350:1 contrast ratio and 85 percent image uniformity. The new LV-5220 projector features a 400:1 contrast ratio and 85 percent image uniformity. Each new model also features a digital keystone adjustment with +/-40 degrees (Vertical) and +/-20 degrees (Horizontal).

All three new models are equipped with progressive scan circuitry, which converts a 480i (NTSC) or 575i (PAL) signal to progressive using a 2:3 pulldown for improved image quality when watching DVDs or TV programs that originated on film. All models have a 34dB operating noise level in Silent Mode and include a Capture function to customize the start-up display screen.

Canon's LV-7225, LV-7220 and LV-5220 projectors can be connected to a variety of other devices including: a Canon camcorder or digital camera, desktop and laptop computers (using standard VGA or DVI input), document cameras, DVD players or VCRs, using S-Video and RCA terminals, or component video via the supplied VGA to component video adapter cable. All three new models are equipped with a wireless remote control, on-screen display menu, and available USB mouse control.

The Canon LV-7225, LV-7220, LV-5220 projectors will be available in September a suggested list price of $2,999, $2,499, and $1,999, respectively.

This story courtesy of Desktop Pipeline

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