A workshop presenter often must cope with the performance limitations of a digital projector, especially a portable that appears to have been chosen for its light weight, rather than for its brightness. You can't project a clear image in a lighted room using a digital projector rated at 600, 900 or 1,200 lumens. For optimum results, you need at least 2,000 lumens.
Canon has introduced a new digital projector, the LV-7525, that is no lightweight (15.4 pounds), but it outshines other portables. The projector has two brightness modes: “standard” at 2,200 ANSI lumens and “brighter” at 2,750 ANSI lumens. The latter mode shifts the color of the image slightly toward red. The projector has most of the features of other high-end units, but has a particular strength that any projector used in many rooms should have: keystone control, which corrects for a broad range of angles. A screen can be as much as 40 degrees above or below, or to the right or the left, of the projector without distorting the image.
Although marketed as a portable, it has an optional ceiling mount for a fixed installation.
The list price of $11,995 is comparable with high-end fixed-installation digital projectors, but that is reasonable since the performance meets or exceeds any fixed-installation projectors priced at under $15,000.
[Contact: Canon USA; telephone; 516-328-5960; Web: www.usa.canon.com]