Canon just launched what they are calling their flagship interchangeable lens LCOS projector, the REALiS WUX6500 ProAV LCOS. In addition, Canon also launched two new DLP projectors, the LV-HD420 Full HD DLP projector and LV-X420 DLP projector as well as a new optional lens, the wide zoom lens LX-IL08WZ. These are all aimed at higher education, museums and large venue applications.
The new Canon REALiS WUX6500 is spec’d at 6500 lumen, uses a native WUXGA resolution (1920×1200) LCoS chip and is integrated with their AISYS-enhancement (scaling). The REALiS WUX6500 can be outfitted with any one of five optional Canon projection lenses ranging from ultra wide angle to ultra long focus zoom (complete chart below). Inputs include HDMI, DVI-I and HDBaseT. Other features include six-axis color adjustment, dynamic gamma, memory color correction and motion blur reduction. Also, there is a special version called the REALiS WUX6500 D Pro AV LCOS projector, which also includes a special DICOM Simulation Mode for displaying monochrome digital X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs.
The other two launches are the compact LV-HD420 and LV-X420 projectors that are (1920×1080) and XGA (1024×768) resolutions respectively, as well as 4200 Lumens and a high-contrast ratio (8,000:1 for the LV-HD420 and 10,000:1 for the LV-X420), both in a 7-pound package. Both models include the DLP BrilliantColor system and have dual HDMI inputs.
The REALiS WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS projector and the REALiS WUX6500 D Pro AV LCOS projector list for $6,249 and $6,879, respectively, and both are currently scheduled to ship in March 2017. The LV-HD420 and LV-X420 DLP projectors have list prices of $1,699 and $1,099, respectively, and both are scheduled to be available in May 2017. The wide zoom lens LX-IL08WZ has a list price of $4,499 and is currently scheduled to be available in March 2017.