Canon's Realis SX50 Projector is World's Most Compact and Lightweight LCOS Projector, Featuring SXGA+ Resolution and Best-in-Class Brightness, Contrast, and Price
The Realis SX50 model is a multimedia projector using LCOS (Liquid Crystal On Silicon) technology, the next-generation projection-display technology that delivers amazing color, detail, brightness, and contrast. The projector offers high (SXGA+) resolution imagery, excellent performance on motion video, and crisp, sharp display of text.
The Realis SX50 projector is completely designed and manufactured by Canon. The Realis SX50 projector's SXGA+ resolution images are made possible by Canon's patented proprietary AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) technology, which achieves both the high brightness of 2,500 ANSI Lumens and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 while also reducing projector size. At only 8.6 lbs., the Realis SX50 model is the smallest, lightest SXGA+ LCOS projector in the world.
"The new Realis SX50 multimedia projector has taken its place as Canon's premiere multimedia product equipped to satisfy a wide variety of user needs and environments," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE CAJ). "Canon has advanced LCOS technology while optimizing other critical projection demands. The Realis SX50 projector delivers both high brightness and high contrast in a small size. Canon's extensive expertise in the field of optics paired with our proprietary AISYS technology has enabled us to unlock the true potential of LCOS technology."
The Realis SX50 model is designed for classrooms, boardrooms, and other mission-critical professional environments where crisp, sharp projection of text and beautiful full-motion display of 720p high-definition video is essential. Architects and engineers can now view intricate and detailed spreadsheets and CAD diagrams, professional photographers scrutinizing digital photos, or teachers and business professionals presenting visual materials and high-definition video in vibrant color with the Realis SX50 projector's 1400 x 1050 SXGA+ performance.
The projector features a genuine Canon high-performance 1.7x optical zoom lens that can project a 100-inch image on a screen from 9.8 feet away. The Realis SX50 model also displays true 16:9 720p HD broadcast images and features special 2:3 pull-down circuitry that converts interlaced 480 (NTSC) and 575 (PAL) video to progressive-scan imagery.
The Realis SX50 projector also features Multiple Image Modes that provide a wide range of options depending on user needs. These Image Modes include four Color-Preset Modes, which are designated as Standard, Presentation, sRGB, and Cinema.
- The Standard mode produces images closely resembling the original input source, with an emphasis on white areas.
- The Presentation mode increases contrast between bright and dark areas to make it easier to see detailed diagrams and text often used in presentations.
- The sRGB mode is the color space used in most digital cameras, which is an international standard to unify color reproduction and color spaces as defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
- The Cinema mode is the most suitable mode for projection of moving images; it emphasizes gradations to produce Realistic depth and dimension.
Additional Image Modes of the Realis SX50 projector include: Dynamic Gamma Correction for optimum contrast balance; Six-Axis Color Adjustment to fine-tune tone and contrast adjustments on both RGB and CMY color axes; a Greenboard Mode to adjust colors for optimal display on green chalkboards; and Memory Color Correction for photo display of colors based on subjective human recollection.
The Realis SX50 projector includes multiple input jacks and connectors, and can accept a wide variety of digital and analog computer-display formats. Other inputs include DVI video and all major component, composite, and S-video inputs. All connectors attach from the side of the projector housing, making for a more attractive presentation environment.
Suitable for front or rear projection, the Realis SX50 projector measures (W x D x H) 11.26" x 11.18" x 3.78" (286 x 284 x 96 mm) and comes complete with a wireless remote control, connector cables, and a soft carrying case. In addition to such standard features as digital keystone adjustment, PIN Code Lock and Key Lock, a user-friendly menu system (in 13 selectable languages), ceiling-mount compatibility, and RS-232 control/USB mouse control, the projector also offers optional accessories such as a ceiling mount, plate, and extensions.
The Realis SX50 multimedia projector is currently available from authorized Canon dealers for a manufacturer's suggested list price of $4,999*. Click here for more information on the Realis SX50 multimedia projector.