Canon expands LX projector range and unveils its first dual lamp interchangeable lens projector

Canon expands LX projector range and unveils its
first dual lamp interchangeable lens projector
Brighter images and enhanced colour representation with Canon’s three new LX-series projectors – the LX-MU700, LX-MW500, and LX-MU500


SINGAPORE, 29 April 2016 – Canon today launched three new additions to the LX projector range – their first dual lamp projector in the LX-Series, LX-MU700, as well as LX-MW500 and LX-MU500 for high brightness performance.

"The LX projectors are designed to address the growing demand for versatile projectors capable of producing brighter, vivid images consistently and reliably," said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. "With features such as its interchangeable Colour Wheels and lens options for the LX-MU700, users are assured greater flexibility and imaging performance from installation to deployment."

Enhanced imaging performance with richer colours
With its dual lamp system, the LX-MU700 is capable of delivering high brightness of up to 7,500 lumens[1] while ensuring reduced projector maintenance for installations in challenging areas. Combined with its contrast ratio of 2100:1[2], interchangeable lens options with motorised lens shift for installation flexibility, and its ability to produce images in high resolution[3], the LX-MU700 is uniquely suited for use in exhibition, digital signage, and large auditoriums.

The LX-MU700 offers two interchangeable Colour Wheels, 6 Segment-BRT and 6 Segment-COL, that optimises image quality in terms of brightness and colour. The 6 Segment-BRT colour wheel emphasises on brightness and improves readability of computer graphics such as charts, graphs, and text. On the other hand, the 6 Segment-COL colour wheel ensures that colours are portrayed accurately, delivering richer colours with greater mid-tone balance. The projector would perform well with the display of video content or pictorial diagrams in colour.

Advanced features for installation flexibility
With seven interchangeable lens, remote installation of the LX-MU700 is made simple, as the lenses can be quickly connected or removed by pushing the release button (refer to Appendix for more details).The motorised lens shift  [4]function also enhances installation versatility. Users can adjust the vertical and horizontal positioning of the projected image, and motorised zoom and focus, with the use of the included remote. The projector’s lens memory function can be used to store up to 10 different custom lens positions, each including lens shift, zoom, and focal length.

Brighter images with the LX-MW500 and LX-MU500
Designed to produce brighter, sharper images, the two semi-installed LX-MW500 and LX-MU500 projectors can achieve high brightness levels of 5,000 lumens and stunning image resolution[5].

Employing the BrilliantColour™ technology, the three projector models incorporates a new colour processing algorithm and system level improvements to boost the secondary colour and deliver reliable and precise colour for extended hours. The projectors’ enhanced brightness levels and features allow for a wider range of settings, and can be used in exhibitions, lecture halls and classrooms.

For added convenience, they are also 3D-Ready for projecting 3D content via the DLP-Link System.

Versatile connectivity and network management
The new LX projectors are equipped with a built-in HDBaseT receiver that enables uncompressed HD video, audio, and control signals to be transmitted over a single LAN cable of up to 100 metres. All three projectors are compatible with Crestron, AMX and Extron devices, enabling control of multiple projectors on a network. The projectors also supports PJLink which allows users to control and monitor the projector over a network, a feature that is ideal for observing lamp hours, usage, and more.

The LX-MU700 is also capable of supporting HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, 5BNC, and VGA, while the LX-MW500 and LX-MU500 will provide MHL® standard support, a first amongst Canon’s LX range of projectors. This enables screen mirroring from Android devices, eliminating the need for a computer and thereby greatly enhancing user convenience.

Pricing and availability
The new projectors are now available at all Canon authorised dealers at the following recommended retail prices:
Projector Model
Recommended Retail Price
$16,000 (excludes lens)

Lens Name
Throw Ratio[6]
Ultra Wide Zoom LX-IL01UW
0.75 – 0.93:1
Wide Zoom LX-IL02WZ
1.25 – 1.79:1
Standard Zoom LX-IL03ST
1.73 – 2.27:1
Middle Zoom LX-IL04MZ
2.22 – 3.67:1
Long Zoom LX-IL05LZ
3.58 – 5.38:1
Ultra Long Zoom LX-IL06UL
5.31 – 8.26:1
Short Fixed LX-IL07WF

[1] When using Dual Lamps, Standard Zoom Lens LX-IL03ST, 6 Segment-BRT colour wheel and Lamp Mode is Normal.
[2] The larger the contrast ratio the greater the ability of a projector to show subtle colour details and tolerate ambient room light.
[3] WUXGA resolution of 1920 X 1200 pixels
[4] Motorised lens shift is not available for Lens Short Fixed LX-IL07WF
[5] Resolution of 1280 X 800 pixels on the LX-MW500 projector, and resolution of 1920 X 1200 pixels on the LX-MU500 projector.
[6] Calculated value for 80” diagonal image.

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