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Canon Debuts Flexible, High-Brightness Projector

Canon U.S.A. announced its new XGA-resolution LV-7590 multimedia projector, which delivers 7000 lumens of brightness and a contrast ratio of 1,800:1.

Canon U.S.A. announced its new XGA-resolution LV-7590 multimedia projector, which delivers 7000 lumens of brightness and a contrast ratio of 1,800:1. It's available with five optional lenses for a variety of front- or rear-projection applications, making it suited to large venues such as houses of worship, school auditoriums, showrooms, large conference rooms, art galleries, museums, and small theaters, company officials said.



"The installation market is a large and growing segment for multimedia projectors," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager for Canon's Consumer Imaging Group, in a statement. "Canon's new LV-7590 Multimedia Projector provides this market with the performance and features that are most in demand such as high brightness for clear, high-quality image display even in well-lit environments."

The LV-7590 also employs a color control device, which Canon says is an advanced technology that helps to deliver exceptional image clarity and precise color. It adds yellow to the traditional red, green, and blue color panels of LCD projectors and independently controls yellow components, adjusting the quantity of yellow light and automatically selecting for brightness of color reproduction, according to the company. An associated color management feature provides manual control for fine-tuning specific hues in the projected image. Up to eight different alterations can be stored at once.

The new model also includes automatic gamma adjustment, a picture-control function that monitors average brightness on a frame-by-frame basis and adjusts gamma levels accordingly for greater emphasis of black tones, added clarity, and sharper text, according to Canon. Images can be further enhanced by the unit's 10-bit digital video processing, 3D digital noise reduction, and intelligent sharpness control for smoother gradations. Users can display content in either 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios.

The five optional lenses include an ultrawide-angle (LV-IL01); wide-angle zoom (LV-IL02); long-focus zoom (LV-IL03); ultralong-zoom focus (LV-IL04); and a 1.3x zoom (LV-IL05). The projector has a powered lens-shift function, which can be operated in both the vertical and horizontal directions by up to 40 percent and 20 percent, respectively (lens zoom and focus are also motorized). User-adjustable vertical and horizontal digital keystone correction is also included.

The Canon LV-7590 comes with 5BNC terminal and a high-speed DVI-D interface for an all-digital connection between the projector and input source. Video signals include 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480i, and more; digital computer signals include (but are not limited to) SXGA, WXGA and XGA; analog computer signals include WUXGA, UXGA and more. The projector is HDCP-compliant and supports external speakers through the audio output. It can be integrated into a local control system via the RS-232 port or into an existing network via the optional LV-NI03 Network Imager, which is PJLink compatible, company officials said.

The LV-7590 multimedia projector has a suggested list price of $8,999 and is scheduled to be available at the end of this month.


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