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Canon Debuts High Rez LCoS Projectors

Canon has introduced two new models in its REALiS line of LCoS multimedia projectors--the REALiS WUX10 Mark II D and REALiS SX80 Mark II D. Both are high-resolution models that offer DICOM Simulation mode for medical educators.

Both of the new models fall into Canon's REALiS projector line and use Canon-developed LCoS panels to eliminate the "screen door" effect experienced with standard LCD projectors. They also feature Canon's Aspectual Illumination System optical system, a 1.5x powered zoom/focus lens, and new lens coatings to reduce glare and ghosting. They also offer ±20 degree automatic and manual vertical keystone correction.

The WUX10 Mark II D provides a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 using three 0.7-inch LCoS reflective LCD panels, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, and a 10-bit pixel depth. It's also a portable model, weighing in at 10.8 lbs.

The SX80 Mark II D offers a resolution of 1,400 x 1,050 using 0.55-inch LCoS reflective LCD panels, a contrast ratio of 900:1, and a brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens. The SX80D also provides USB/PictBridge connectivity for delivering presentations from USB flash drives or PictBridge-enabled cameras. It weighs in at 11.5 lbs.

The DICOM Simulation mode offers, according to Canon, "21 different levels of grayscale gradation for greater flexibility when calibrating in a classroom, conference room or any other venue where a large display is required and the ambient light can vary." They also allow users to calibrate on the projectors themselves rather than through additional equipment.

The REALiS WUX10 Mark II D and REALiS SX80 Mark II D are scheduled to be released in October. Further information can be found here.

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