Canon Europe Debuts LX-MU500Z 5000 Lumen Laser Phosphor Projector


Canon Europe today launched the LX-MU500Z  a single-chip DLP-based installation projector spec’d at 5,000 lumens, a 50,000:1 contrast ratio that’s native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution. The laser-based system uses a blue laser and yellow phosphor wheel. 

The LX-MU500Z runs at 35 dB and, because it’s laser-based, it can be mounted in any configuration; including in a 360-degree orientation. Because the LX-MU500Z has a lens shift of +/-50 percent, portrait projection and four-corner keystone correction, it can be installed off-axis and still be corrected. Inputs include VGA, HDMI, DVI and HDBaseT.

With five image storage modes and two user models, the LX-MU500Z leverages a blue laser diode and yellow phosphor wheel, which can last up to 20,000 hours, for projection and has no parts to replace.

Here are the detailed specs.