Future projections? Try Canon's new XEED SX7 and XEED X700 for size

Full details of compact portable projectors

Continuing our rolling out of product specifications for Canon's 30-strong Autumn 2007 product line comes this latest pair of XEED multimedia projectors, sure to, um, succeed when both budget and space is an issue.

From the press release:

Canon today enhances its XEED multimedia projector range with the launch of two new models. The XEED SX7 and XEED X700 produce an incredible 4000 lumens brightness, setting a new benchmark in ultra-portable LCOS projection. The XEED SX7 projects at SXGA+ resolution, making it the perfect ultra-portable projector for AV installation and high-end environments. The XGA resolution XEED X700 is a unique addition to the XGA high-brightness projector market, providing seamless LCOS projection at an entry level price-point.

The XEED SX7 sits at the top of the range above the XEED SX6 and XEED SX60. The XEED X700 replaces the XEED X600 at the lower end of the range. Both models feature enhanced audio connectivity, making them ideal for use in boardrooms, conference centres and other corporate environments, as the audio source and volume level can be controlled via the projector. Fully automatic set-up makes both models exceptionally easy to use, while exceptional image quality is guaranteed through the inclusion of an original Canon 1.7x zoom projection lens and the unique AISYS¹ Optical System.

Pricing and availability
The XEED SX7 and XEED X700 will be available from October 2007, pricing TBC.

“With the XEED SX7 and XEED X700, Canon are taking the XEED range to the next level,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. “Unique Canon technologies make them the most powerful ultra-portable LCOS projectors on the market. The high-end XEED SX7 is ideal for AV professionals, while the XEED X700 delivers seamless LCOS quality at an incredible price.”

The XEED SX7 and XEED X700 feature:
•    Ultra-high brightness 4000 lumens projection
•    LCOS panels and AISYS Optical System
•    Native SXGA+ resolution (XEED SX7)
•    Native XGA resolution (XEED X700)
•    1000:1 contrast ratio for deep blacks and vivid colours
•    HDCP-compliant DVI input (both models), HD Ready (SX7 only)
•    Enhanced audio connectivity for smooth integration into AV installations
•    Canon powered wide-angle 1.7x zoom lens
•    Fully automatic setup with Auto Vertical Keystone Correction, Auto Focus, Auto Screen Colour Correction and Auto Input Selection

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