Canon launches the LV-series projectors but it is not what you think

When I first look at the title of the Press Release, I was thinking. Since when did Canon collaborate with LV to come out with projectors? I was thinking too much. It is not the LV that I know. Instead, it is the LV-series of projectors. And they are LV-WX300, LV-X300, LV-S300 and short throw models LV-WX300ST and LV-X300ST. Based on the weight, they are very portable. More information in the Press Release. No release date or pricing though.


Canon launches the new LV-series projectors promising portability and versatility

These new projector models feature a high luminosity of 3000 lumens in a lightweight compact body

SINGAPORE, 21 August 2014 – Canon today launched five new portable projectors in its LV series – LV-WX300, LV-X300, LV-S300 and short throw models LV-WX300ST and LV-X300ST to fulfil the diverse needs of users. With DLP’s (Digital Light Processing) BrilliantColor technology, the projectors project images of precise colors even for extended hours. Where projection space is limited, the new short throw projectors will come in useful given their short projection distance. Versatile in meeting users’ needs in various situations, the new projectors also offer low operational costs with minimum maintenance required.

“The latest range of Canon projectors feature enhanced vibrant color reproduction and lower operating costs due to their air filter-free feature, which enables both businesses and end-users to deliver optimum results at a minimum cost.” said Edwin Teoh, Assistant Director, Consumer Business Marketing, Canon Singapore.

Versatile Performance to Suit Various Needs

To cater to the various needs of users, Canon’s new range of LV projectors are capable of projecting crisp text and high quality images, even in the most constrained spaces. Two of the latest short-throw projectors, the LV-WX300ST and the LV-X300ST, will be able to project at minimum distance of just 0.74m.

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The LV-WX300ST is a short throw WXGA widescreen projector with a resolution of 1280×800, and can project a 120-inch image at 1.26m from the screen, or a 70-inch image when at just 0.74m from the screen. The LV-X300ST comes close, projecting at 1024×768 pixels, and achieving a 120-inch image at 1.48m from the screen, or a 60-inch image at 0.74m.

For users who desire higher quality images, the LV-WX300 and LV-X300 provide for optimum performance. The LV-WX300 is a WXGA widescreen model, with an effective resolution of 1280×800. When placed 4.85m from the screen, the projection measures up to 150-inches, and down to 60-inches at 1.94m from the screen. Similarly, the LV-X300 is an XGA model with a standard resolution of 1024×768, projecting a 150-inch image at 5.67m, and a 60-inch image at 2.27m from the screen. To suit entry-level users, the LV-S300 has an SVGA resolution of 800×600, and projects a 150-inch image at 5.67m, or a 60-inch image at 2.27m from the screen.

Bright and Lightweight with Vibrant Colors

Designed to be highly versatile, the LV series projectors can be used under numerous circumstances. With a maximum brightness of 3000 lumens, the new projectors are able to project clearly even in brighter environments.

Lightweight and compact, the LV-WX300, LV-X300 and LV-S300 weigh 2.5kg and measure 282 x 114.5 x 232mm, making them easy for transportation and the setting up process. Equally lightweight are the short throw models, LV-WX300ST and LV-X300ST, weighing  in at only 2.8kg.

To suit different uses, all of five models have four pre-set and two customisable image modes for optimal quality in every situation. Presentation mode is ideal for presentations that contain mostly text, while Standard mode is well-suited for projecting colorful images, videos or for direct projection from computer screens. The sRGB mode is for displaying photographs taken with the sRGB color space, and Movie mode is optimized for viewing videos. Two additional image modes may also be customized by more advanced users.

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For premium image quality, the new projectors are equipped with BrilliantColor technology, which uses a new color-processing algorithm to ensure more realistic and precise colors. Instead of a conventional 4-color wheel, the new LV projectors incorporate a 6-color wheel for richer and brighter color reproduction. In cases where users have to project against colored walls instead of a white surface, the Screen Color feature helps to color-correct the images to match the color of the projected surface.

Minimum Maintenance for Maximum Durability

Equipped with a new lamp system which does not require air filters, maintenance and operating costs have been significantly reduced. The lamp is also durable and long-lasting, and when used in eco-mode, has a long life-span of about 6000 hours.

3D Projection to Bring Images to Life

Users can now enjoy 3D content on the new LV projectors via the DLP-Link system, which converts incoming signals to a frame sequential pattern. Coupled with a 3D content-capable system such as a 3D Blu-ray player, and a pair of DLP link 3D glasses, users will be able to view realistic 3D images and video projected onto a screen.

Price and Availability

Pricing and availability of the five new LV-series projectors will be advised at a later date.

Summary of Specifications


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 leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide.  It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits about 10% 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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