has unveiled two new Mac compatible, micro-portable LCD projectors, the LV-X2 and LV-S2, which incorporate Canon’s new high precision ultra wide-angle lens, exclusive optical box and 1.4X optical zoom. In fact, the company says the projectors can display a 100-inch diagonal image from as close as 9.2 feet.
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The US$2,999 Canon LV-X2 features XGA resolution (SXGA with advanced compression) and 1100 ANSI lumens. The $1,999 LV-S2 features SVGA resolution (XGA with compression) and 1000 ANSI lumens. You can connect a Canon camcorder or digital camera to both for presentations and “theater-like” displays.
The LV-X2 and LV-S2 can be connected to desktop and laptop computers (using standard VGA input), document cameras, DVD players or VCRs, using Component, S-Video and RCA terminals. They come with a wireless remote control, on-screen display menu and available USB mouse control. Both boast new picture control features such as Auto Grayscale (which optimizes the contrast and black level of the image) and Auto Fleshtone (which produces natural looking skin tones with reduced color noise).
Digital Keystone Correction eliminates trapezoidal distortion (up to + 20 degrees) and a 16X Digital Zoom lets users enlarge a section of an image, according to Yukiaki Hashimoto, vice president and general manager, Photographic Products Group, Canon USA. Both projectors are due for release next month.