Canon breaks into 4K projection market with the XEED 4K500ST, world’s smallest and lightest projector model

Canon breaks into 4K projection market with the XEED 4K500ST, world’s smallest and lightest projector model[1]
Equipped for a variety of applications, this compact projector ensures high resolution and excellent 4K quality imaging performance.


SINGAPORE, 17 June 2016 – Canon today introduced its first 4K installation projector, the XEED 4K500ST. Designed for a wide range of applications including simulation, medical imaging, and engineering, the XEED 4K500ST delivers excellent 4K resolution whilst being the most compact & lightweight in the market today.

"Users today demand increasingly better imaging performance and resolution. In response to this growing audience, we are excited to introduce the new XEED 4K500ST projector, our first foray into the 4K installation market," said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. "Coupled with its compact and lightweight design, this projector brings 4K imaging experience beyond the traditional theatres by enabling easy installation for a wide variety of scenarios."

Brilliant optical performance with constant brightness
Employing Canon’s expertise in optical design and advanced imaging technologies, the XEED 4K500ST delivers outstanding resolution and image quality. Featuring a high-definition 4,096 x 2,400 LCOS panel, users can expect projections exceeding the resolution of 4K digital cinema[2]. With Canon’s proprietary Aspectual Illumination System (AISYS) optical system, the projector is equipped with an increased contrast ratio, delivering vivid colours and true reproduction of black areas to further enhance the viewing experience. The XEED 4K500ST is able to project fine and detailed images with striking definition, thereby it is ideal for engineering applications where Computer-Aided Design (CAD) work and 3D modelling require high levels of detail.

Featuring 5,000 lumens for constant brightness across the zoom range, the projector is suitable for outdoor display applications with high levels of ambient light. With the new 4K wide zoom lens, the XEED 4K500ST is able to project a large image of up to 600 inches from a minimum distance of 13.6m x 17.7m. It is also equipped with a peripheral focusing function that enables imaging projection onto curved screens.

One of its kind, the XEED 4K500ST features a lens with a constant aperture of F2.6 across the zoom range regardless of its zoom position. As such, this allows for easy installation and repositioning without having to adjust the ambient light[3].

Improved design with extended lamp life
Weighing just 17.6kg, the XEED 4K500ST is the world’s lightest 4K projector in its class. With its compact design, the XEED 4K500ST is able to fit unobtrusively into a variety of installed environments, making 4K projection a reality beyond the cinema theatre.

The XEED 4K500ST has the lowest latency time (16.6ms) for any 4K projector, offering the quickest response time which is perfect for simulation environments. It also incorporates a new ultra-modular design with the lamp and filter easily accessible for servicing, even whilst the projector is installed.

Beyond offering superior output and an impeccable design, the XEED 4K500ST maintains Canon’s reputation for efficient power consumption. In Eco mode, the lamp uses just 470W and lasts up to 4,000 hours before a replacement is required. This substantially lowers the running cost of the XEED 4K500ST, making it an attractive choice for a wide range of installations.

Achieve beautifully blended images with multiple projectors 
With Canon’s high definition edge blending technology, multiple XEED 4K500ST projectors can be combined to provide large, seamlessly blended images with minimal distortion. Four-corner keystone correction for edge blending makes the set-up process simple and achievable, especially for large-scale short throw art installations that involves projections.

Product specifications
Dimensions: 470mm (W) x 175mm (H) x 533.5mm (D)
Weight: 17.6 kg
Brightness[4]: 5000/3750 lm
Resolution: 4096 x 2400 (4K), 9830400 pixels
Contrast ratio: 2500:1 (Native)
Speaker: 5W RMS Monaural

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 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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[1] The world’s smallest and lightest 4K installation projector, based on Canon market research, as of 1 September 2015.
[2] 4K digital cinema has a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160.
[3] Maximum drop in brightness is 5%.
[4] Lamp mode is Full power/Power saver. Brightness in Power saver mode is only a calculated value, and is not guaranteed as specification.

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