Canon Adds New Tech to XEED Series

Canon’s newest XEED-brand LCoS projector is a short-throw model for professional users, called the 4K501ST. Designed as an update to the 4K500ST (Canon Claims World’s Lightest DCI Projector), the new projector features HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.

The unit is described as ‘lightweight’ (18kg) and ‘compact’ (470 x 533.5 x 175mm). It is intended for simulation and presentation applications. Canon has used its own AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical system, which, it says, delivers pure colours, ‘true’ black areas and an increased contrast ratio (3,000:1).

To support flexible installation, the 4K501ST can project onto curved surfaces. It has a 1.3x optical zoom, with motorised vertical (+/-60%) and horizontal (+/-10%) lens shift, as well as four-corner keystone correction (+/-20% v/h) and edge-blending.

Resolution, like that of the 4K500ST, is higher than DCI-4k, at 4096 x 2400 (17:10). The 400W lamp will last between 3,000 and 4,000 hours and produces up to 5,000 lumens, with 88% uniformity. The projector can throw a 40″ – 600″ image from 0.9m – 17.7m (1.0-1.3:1 throw ratio).

HDMI (x2) and DVI-D (x4) are featured, as well as USB-A, mini-VGA, RS232 and RJ45 for control and servicing.

Canon expects to begin selling the 4K501ST in October.