Recently, Canon USA introduced five new portable projectors utilizing DLP® BrilliantColor™ display technology. The new line offers 3000 lumens of brightness, a 2300:1 contrast ratio, filter-free operation, and up to 6,000 hours of lamp life when in Economy mode. These projectors were designed for the education and corporate/small office markets.
The new models are the LV-WX300 (WXGA), the LV-X300 (XGA), the LV-S300 (SVGA), the LV-WX300ST (WXGA) and the LV-X300ST (XGA). Additionally, the new Canon LV-WX300ST and LV-X300ST models are short-throw projectors with throw ratios of 0.49:1 and 0.61:1 respectively.
All five of Canon’s new portable projectors include advanced Color Adjustment features, including Screen Color adjustment with five pre-set colors are included: light yellow, pink, light green, blue, and blackboard. There are also five Image Modes to suit varied presentation modes including presentation, standard, sRGB, movie, and two user-determined custom settings.
In addition HDMI, these new Canon projectors also include an RS-232 input, a USB Type B service port, support for PJLink™ network control and monitoring, and Crestron connectivity2 . There are also built in speakers as well as audio in/out connections.
These new projectors carry MSTP’s ranging from $399 to $799 and the first models will begin shipping this month, with the full line rolling out by January 2015.
Recent findings from PMA Research show that short-throw projectors are gaining in popularity with the education and SMB segments, and that price is a driving factor when making projector purchases.