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Canon Rolls Out New Realis Projector

Canon U.S.A. introduced the Realis SX7 Mark II Multimedia LCOS projector . The new model combines features of the company's Realis projectors with 4,000 lumens of brightness and a Photo Image mode.

Canon U.S.A. introduced the Realis SX7 Mark II Multimedia LCOS projector this week. The new model combines features of the company's Realis projectors with 4,000 lumens of brightness and a Photo Image mode designed to assist users with advanced color management and adjustments for ambient lighting conditions, according to the company.

Canon officials said Photo Image mode allows users to make changes to improve the look and feel of the content being projected. Within this mode, the color level and color temperature functions allow users to fine-tune both the intensity of colors and the color temperature by selecting from simple presets, says the company. Additionally, the Photo Image mode includes an ambient light function that can be used to compensate for lighting conditions based on the type of lighting (Tungsten, fluorescent, and fluorescent H) and intensity (low, medium, or high).

The ambient light function is aimed at users who need to display content but cannot control the lighting conditions, such as educators speaking in classrooms or photographers showing their work in an art museum or at a seminar. The functions available in the Photo Image mode allow users greater control of color reproduction and image quality, says the company.

"Whether presenting photographs, videos, presentations, or any other content, the color accuracy and amount of ambient light will play a major role in the perceived quality of work," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager for Canon's Consumer Imaging Group, in a statement. "The high-brightness and Photo Image mode included on the Realis SX7 Mark II allows users to display their images with outstanding detail and superb quality."

The Realis SX7 Mark II uses LCOS technology and Canon's AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical engine. The technologies combined with the projectors' SXGA+ native resolution and 4,000 lumens of brightness deliver detailed, lattice-free motion and still images, says the company.

The new projector supports Adobe RGB and sRBG color spaces, which proves to be a high priority for professionals who require precise color-matching, such as in photography, graphics, printing, computer-aided design, and medical imaging. Additional features include 1.7x zoom/focus lens, support for WXGA resolution computers, DVI-I terminal for digital connections, and an Off and Go system that allows the projector to be unplugged as soon as its is turned off.

The Canon Realis SX7 Mark II Multimedia projector has a suggested list price of $6,999 and is scheduled to be available by early April 2010.



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