Ralf Jurrien : June 18th 2012 - 08:45 CET
|Canon REALiS projectors
Canon REALiS multimedia LCOS projectors : Canon USA continues its strong commitment to the installation projector market with two competitively priced additions to its high-brightness, high-resolution REALiS line of Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS projectors, the Canon SX6000 and the Canon WX6000. Both of the Canon REALiS multimedia LCOS projectors are made to provide exceptional display performance for large conference rooms, small theaters, and other long-throw venues with relatively high ambient light levels in a wide range of professional AV markets. Both the Canon REALiS SX6000 and Canon REALiS WX6000 multimedia projectors are expected to be available Q4/2012.|
Canon REALiS LCOS projectors
The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 projectors integrate new, advanced LCOS display panels with an improved pixel-spacing aperture ratio of 96 percent. When combined with Version 4.1 of Canon's revolutionary AISYS optical technology both Canon REALiS LCOS projectors can deliver high-brightness, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, superior white balance, improved reliability and durability, and first-in-class energy efficiency. The Canon REALiS SX6000 will deliver 6000 lumens of brightness at SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution and an aspect ratio of 4:3 while the Canon REALiS WX6000 delivers 5700 lumens of brightness at WXGA+ (1440 x 900) resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:10. In addition, both the new Canon REALiS projectors feature a built-in Six-Axis Color-Correction IC and 3D Color LUT to provide great color reproduction accuracy.
Canon REALiS projectors
"The growing demand for installation projectors encompasses a broad range of professional AV markets, including higher education, business, houses of worship, engineering, government, and the military," noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon USA. "Canon continues to strengthen its commitment to these and other installation projectors, by providing these latest Canon REALiS projectors."
Canon REALiS SX6000 & WX6000 projectors
Responding to the most important needs of their users, the new Canon REALiS SX6000 and WX6000 projectors deliver a combination of excellent image quality together with high brightness. In addition Canon's AISYS-enhanced LCOS projection system, another reason for the improved image quality of the new models is their exceptional aperture ratio. The higher the aperture ratio, the less visible space there is between pixels in the projected image, leading to higher image quality at comparable resolutions. With an aperture ratio of 96% and brightness levels of 6000 lumens and 5700 lumens respectively, the Canon REALiS SX6000 and WX6000 projectors offer the highest specifications for these features within the Canon REALiS projectors.
LCOS display panels
The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 projectors also include greater burn-in resistance which is ideal for applications that require long periods of continuous projection. While providing high luminance, the new Canon LCOS display panels also deliver higher energy efficiency, as compared with other manufacturers' display technologies with similar luminance ratings. The new Canon REALiS models are capable of displaying high-resolution video and computer signals with exceptional rendition of movement, crisp contrast, and sharper blacks. A dynamic gamma feature optimizes gradation reproduction and contrast, which can be beneficial when displaying movies in moderate ambient light. A Memory Color Correction feature enhances colors like skin tones and nature colors to provide vivid, pleasing detail. User-determined display settings for the projectors include Standard, Presentation, VividPhoto, Photo/sRGB, Video, and Cinema. Users can also register up to five display combinations each for computer and video inputs.
X-rays & MRI medical images projector
As with other Canon REALiS Pro AV Series installation LCOS projectors - the Canon REALiS WUX5000 and REALiS WUX4000 - the REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 are also available in "D" versions featuring a DICOM Simulation mode designed to reproduce medical images such as X-ray and MRI images with superb 21-step grayscale gradation. The "D" versions are not cleared or approved for medical diagnosis and should not be used for these purposes.
Canon REALiS projector connections
Adding to the versatility of the projectors is a wide array of new and established industry-standard digital and analog inputs - including DVI-I, HDMI 1.3, and analog RGB - that ensure compatibility with the latest video and computer display devices. Separate audio connections include two inputs, and one output for external amplification and speakers. A network-ready RJ-45 port allows for authorized users to manage and control multiple projectors from any PC on the network. An RS-232C serial connection allows for monitoring the projector locally through a third-party control system. A separate stereo mini-jack input enables the hand-held remote-control unit for the projectors to be directly connected when used with third party control software.
Canon REALiS SX6000 & REALiS WX6000 projectors
The Canon REALiS projectors are complemented by a choice of three high-resolution interchangeable Genuine Canon projection lenses. Incorporating advanced low-distortion/high-resolution optical technologies developed for Canon's widely used EF Series photographic lenses, the three lenses for the Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 projectors, which are also compatible with the REALiS WUX5000 and WUX4000 models, include a 1.5x standard zoom, a 0.8x ultra wide-angle fixed lens, and a 1.7x long-focus zoom. Engineered to minimize brightness loss, each lens fits within the body of the projector, due to the use of advanced Canon aspherical elements. This reduced length eliminates lens-overhang issues when mounted inside projector-lift systems.
Canon REALiS projectors price & availability
The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS projectors have suggested list prices of $6,799 and $4,999, respectively. Both the Canon REALiS projectors are expected to be available through authorized Canon dealers by October for the REALiS SX6000 and September for the REALiS WX6000. The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS projectors are backed by Canon USA's Three-Year Limited Warranty and exclusive Projector Protection Program ("Triple P"). Triple P is a Free service program that provides a loaner projector of equal or greater value in the event that a qualifying unit is in need of repair. Triple P is available on all Canon projector models during the Three-Year Canon USA Limited Warranty period.