If you or your company are thinking about buying an LCD projector this season, Canon, Inc. has a special promotion that might make you consider their
projector offerings a little more carefully. Through August 31, 2002, if you purchase select Canon projectors you can get a free Canon Powershot A10 digital camera, a US$195 value.
Through the end of August, buyers who purchase either the Canon LV-X1 “microportable” projector or the Canon LV-7345 “Turbo Bright” projector are eligible to get the popular digital camera for free.
The A10 is strictly a low-end consumer digital camera model, but it’s still useful for casual photography, like family gatherings, outings, company picnics, and other events. The A10 sports a 1.3 megapixel CCD, 3X optical zoom, variable shutter speed, 6-mode white balance, auto flash with red-eye reduction, and other features. You can even hook up the camera to the projector you buy.
The LV-X1 projector sports 1100 ANSI Lumens of brightness and native XGA resolution. It works with everything from camcorders to DVD players, HDTV receivers and computers.
The LV-7345 sports 2100 ANSI Lumens of brightness, XGA resolution, SXGA image compression, power zoom and focus, digital keystone correction, and other features. The LV-7345’s Turbo Bright technology is touted as enabling the projector to provide good image quality regardless of room settings and lighting environments.