Canon Adds Interchangeable-Lens LCOS & Fixed Lens DLP Projectors

Canon Adds Interchangeable-Lens LCOS & Fixed Lens DLP Projectors

Canon LX-MU500

Melville, NY—Canon’s REALiS WUX6010 Pro AV LCOS projector combines WUXGA resolution (1,920×1,200), 6000 Lumens and compatibility with five optional projection lenses. It also employs Canon’s LCOS technology with AISYS-enhancement to help reproduce images with detail and color accuracy.

In addition, Canon expanded its LX series of high-brightness DLP projectors with two 5000 Lumen models. The LX-MU500 provides WUXGA resolution (1,920×1,200). And the LX-MW500 offers WXGA resolution (1,280×800).

Canon REALiS WUX6010 Pro AV LCOS

“Canon’s new projectors showcase the company’s commitment to meet the needs of an expanding range of professional customers and applications,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and chief operating officer, Canon USA, Inc. “The advanced technology and impressive features found in our REALiS LCOS projector models and our LX series of high-brightness DLP projectors address the requirements of many markets by providing superb user benefits, convenience and affordability.”


It’s built with Canon’s LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology with AISYS-enhancement, an advanced technology found within all other REALiS models to deliver “virtually seamless images with outstanding color reproduction and also low-latency playback for ‘life-like’ display of video content.” The WUX6010 offers 6000 lumens of brightness, WUXGA resolution and a range of optional Canon projection lenses to match a variety of environments as well as applications.

The optional lenses include an ultrawide-angle, a short-focus zoom, standard zoom, long-focus zoom and also an ultra-long-focus zoom.

The projector also features a built-in HDBaseT receiver. This helps reduce complex wiring by allowing uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted over a single Ethernet cable. Signals can be transmitted a distance of 326 feet. Furthermore, for installation flexibility, it has a motorized vertical/horizontal lens shift (and zoom and focus) function to enable easy positioning.

Advanced professional settings include four-point keystone correction and edge blending. To help optimize image reproduction based on the environment/application and type of content, advanced image adjustments include six-axis color adjustment, dynamic gamma, memory color correction and motion blur reduction.

Connectivity for the WUX6010 is provided via HDMI, DVI-I and other leading network interfaces. And, a picture-by-picture feature enables two high-quality images from two digital inputs (via DVI and HDMI) to be projected side by side in one letterboxed image.

The REALiS WUX6010 Pro AV LCOS projector reaches retail in January with a MSRP of $5,499.

LX-MU500 and LX-MW500

Balancing image quality as well as versatility, these compact projectors can be ideal for a range of markets. They provide 5000 Lumens and a high-contrast ratio to help ensure images will display deep blacks with depth. Furthermore, advanced optical functions are: wide throw ratios (1.12–1.8:1 for the LX-MW500, 1.07–1.71:1 for the LX-MU500); manual vertical lens shift; and corner adjustment. Image quality adjustments—including the BrilliantColor system that uses advanced color-processing algorithms as well as six-axis color adjust—help produce realistic, rich colors with enhanced brightness.

Canon LX-MU500 top

The LX-MU500 and LX-MW500 also feature a built-in HDBaseT receiver and two HDMI inputs. One input is equipped with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)—an industry standard for mobile audio and video interfaces. This allows users to connect a portable device, such as a phone, to the projector without needing a computer. Both models are also capable of displaying 3D content via a DLP-Link system and include a built-in 10W speaker.

The LX-MU500 and LX-MW500 projectors will ship in March 2016 for $2,499 and $2,129, respectively.