Canon Unveiled HD-Ready XEED SX80 Portable Projector

sx80 left Canon Unveiled HD Ready XEED SX80 Portable Projector

Canon ushers in a new era in portable projection with the introduction of the HD-ready XEED SX80. The XEED SX80 combines SXGA+ resolution with exceptional connectivity to be the first Pictbridge compatible projector with USB/Pictbridge Connectivity for “PC-Free” Presentations. The XEED SX80 features a Canon 1.5x powered zoom lens and operates at a whisper-quiet 31dBA. It is available at all authorised Canon dealers at the recommended retail price of S$6,999.

sx80 left Canon Unveiled HD Ready XEED SX80 Portable Projector

Singapore, 7 November 2008 – Canon ushers in a new era in portable projection with the introduction of the HD-ready XEED SX80. The XEED SX80 combines SXGA+ resolution with exceptional connectivity to be the first Pictbridge compatible projector with USB/Pictbridge Connectivity for “PC-Free” Presentations.

“The XEED SX80 is not only more compact and affordable, it also represents a new chapter for the Canon XEED range and the projection industry, with the best projector technologies built into one model,” says Andrew Koh, Director and General Manager of the Consumer Imaging and Information Division at Canon Singapore. “Designed to display high-resolution digital imagery, the XEED SX80 retains the XEED hallmark of exceptional visual quality and pushes the boundaries of portable projection.”

Bright and seamless imaging
The XEED SX80 employs Canon’s proprietary LCOS panel technology. Designed for optimum performance with other projector components, the LCOS panel facilitates the reproduction of high resolution images that are free of “rainbow” effects (a visual distraction typically found in LCD projectors.).

LCOS performance is further optimised by Canon’s AISYS (Aspectual Illumination) System. This unique optical array maximises light path efficiency, delivering two key advantages: outstanding brightness levels of 3,000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 900:1. This ensures projection images that cut through high levels of ambient light, while reproducing subtle gradations in the source images, with deep blacks and vivid colours.

Performance and value: The XEED SX80 Multimedia Projector
Impress your audience with the XEED SX80’s crisp details and outstanding colour reproduction.  Featuring SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution and 3, 000 lumens brightness, it is the first of the XEED series to feature Canon’s third generation AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical system.

Capable of projecting large vibrant images even in small areas, the XEED SX80 maximises its potential even in roomy, lit, indoor environments. Fitted with a Genuine Canon Optics 1.5x zoom lens, vibrant pictures can be produced even at distances of less than two metres.

For convenience, the XEED SX80 also can perform four vital set-up configurations in as little as four seconds, all at the touch of a button:

  • Auto Focusing – a ranging sensor measures the screen distance and automatically adjusts the focus in one second
  • Auto Input –  detects and displays image signal from any input terminal
  • Auto Keystone – Calculates the angle of the projector and corrects itself for image distortion
  • Auto Screen Correction – Self adjusts colour balance to produce natural tones and hues

The XEED SX80 is suitable for corporate boardrooms, school auditoriums, lecture theatres, large outdoor displays, galleries and hotel ballrooms.

Superior lens
For flexible placement, the XEED SX80 features a Canon 1.5x powered zoom lens. Drawing on over 70 years of Canon optical expertise, this lens has been specially designed to eliminate distortion and offer perfect geometry across the entire image. The 10:0 lens offset enables easy setup, by aligning the lower edge of the projected image with the optical axis (lens centre) – reducing the need for keystone correction.
Quiet, convenient and versatile

Designed to integrate seamlessly into the workflow of busy professionals, the XEED SX80 combines compact, lightweight construction with near-silent operation. In Quiet Mode, it operates at a whisper-quiet 31dBA, ensuring that audiences won’t be distracted by fan noise. Quiet Mode also extends lamp lifetime up to a maximum of 3000 hours.

For added convenience, both projectors offer automatic set-up of all key settings for perfect image projection. When mounted with the optional Canon ceiling bracket, basic maintenance – such as lamp changes – can be performed easily without the need to remove the projector.

Flexible connectivity
To maximise options for creative presentations, the XEED SX80 features a full range of digital and analogue connections. DVI and HDMI™ terminals enable direct connection to high-definition digital sources such as personal computers and Blu-ray™ Disc players; for playback of commercial video material  (HDCP encryption is also supported). For use in professional AV systems, the XEED SX80 includes an onboard RJ-45 terminal, which allows direct connection to an Ethernet network.

In addition, the XEED SX80 offers USB connectivity to flash drives and PictBridge-compatible digital cameras. This ‘PC-Free Presentation’ option is perfect for spontaneous presentations or situations where carrying a computer is impractical.

Pricing and availability
The Canon XEED SX80 is available at all authorised Canon dealers at the recommended retail price of $6,999.