SINGAPORE, 16 November 2018 - Canon today announced the launch of two new Canon Native 4K laser LCOS projectors - the 4K6020Z and 4K5020Z. Both new projectors measure 477.5mm (W) x 180.3mm (H) x 543.6mm (D) and weigh a mere 19 kg, less than half the weight of competing Native 4k laser projectors1 and thus distinguishing both units as the world’s smallest and lightest projectors in their class. Complementing the Canon line up of RS projector lenses, Canon is also launching the RS-SL07RST 4K standard zoom lens. The RS-SL07RST projector lens is the seventh in the lineup and features Canon’s trademark red line around the barrel of the lens, signifying the highest level of Canon optical engineering and quality.
“As the demand for 4K projection continues to grow, Canon understands that we need to offer customers a variety of options best suited for each individual installation,” said Eiji Hirano, Senior Director of Regional ICP Sales and Marketing Center, Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. “Not all 4K is created equal, which is why Canon is excited that both new models feature true Native 4K resolution producing outstanding image quality with robust colors and high contrast.”
True Native 4K Resolution for Outstanding Image Projections
Both the new 4K6020Z and 4K5020Z Native 4K laser LCOS projectors feature an LCOS panel and Canon’s proprietary AISYS optical system that helps to deliver 6,000 and 5,000 lumens respectively. This technology, when combined with true Native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution, helps both projectors to produce a cleaner and more robust image with virtually no grid lines. These projectors are ideal for a variety of applications, including art galleries, museums, schools and medical institutions. They are also suitable for product design and simulation use where both high quality imaging and accurate color reproduction are a must.
The laser-light source allows the projectors to start up in as little as two seconds while in Fast Boot mode2, as compared to conventional lamp projectors that require additional time to light up and stabilize brightness. The laser-light source for both projectors can be used for up to 20,000 hours of operation. When the Long Duration Mode 23 is activated, up to 40,000 hours of operation can be expected. In addition, users are able to customize and preset their settings according to their specific preferences and needs.
The High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology of both projectors increases the dynamic range ability, expanding not only the color-gamut range but also the overall brightness. Hence, achieving more realistic and lifelike image projections. Additionally, the projectors support HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), which produce broadcast-quality HDR images. HLG is becoming widely popular in broadcast industry use.
Additional Features of the 4K6020Z and 4K5020Z Projectors:
Canon RS-SL07RST 4K Projector Lens
The new RS-SL07RST 4K standard zoom lens features the distinguished red line around the barrel, indicating the highest level of Canon design and superb image quality. The lens can project images up to 600 inches and can even project onto curved surfaces; maintaining focus in the center of the image when peripheral focus has been adjusted.
Additional Features of the RS-SL07RST Projector Lens:
The 4K6020Z, 4K5020Z Native 4K laser projectors and RS-SL07RST standard zoom lens will be available from late December 2018.
1 As of 16 November 2018, for native 4K laser models from 5,000 and 6,000 lumens class of projectors.
2 Fast Boot function must be set to ON. Fast Boot function remains active up to 90 minutes from projector OFF.
3 The lifetime is only an approximation of time until the brightness decreases to half. May differ depending on the usage environment and other conditions. 4 These projectors include a DICOM Simulation Mode. It has not been cleared or approved for medical diagnosis and should not be used for these purposes.
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
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