Canon on Wednesday announced the LV-7215, LV-7210 and LV-5210, new microportable LCD projectors. Due by mid-September, all have a 1.6x ultra-wide zoom lens and support Canon’s new optional networking accessories that include a multi-card imager, wired LAN card, wireless LAN card and Compact Flash card.
The units’ short “throw distance” (the distance between the lens and the screen) permits images up to 100 inches to be projected from only 8.2 feet away. The Canon LV-7215 projector offers 2500 ANSI lumens, native XGA resolution and 35dB noise level. It also features progressive scan circuitry for converting a 480i/575i signal to progressive for an even cleaner picture when projecting a TV signal. The LV-7215 projector includes a DVI-I terminal for linking to a computer and accepts a variety of inputs for use with such peripherals as DVD players, HDTV receivers, VCRs, digital camcorders and digital cameras.
Both the LV-7210 and LV-5210 boast native XGA resolution, 2000 ANSI lumens and 35dB operation. Like the LV-7215, the LV7210-projector features progressive scan circuitry. The LV-5210 features the DVI-I total connectivity terminal.
The LV-7215, LV-7210 and LV-5210 microportable LCD projectors will make their debut in mid-September for suggested list prices of US$3,499, $2,499 and $1,999, respectively.