Canon Intros 4K Projector with 5000 Lumens and Compact Size

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MELVILLE, N.J.– Canon U.S.A. has introduced the REALiS 4K500ST Pro AV LCOS projector, a model that delivers 4K resolution of 4096 x 2400 up to 5000 lumens. The projector incorporates Canon LCOS technology with AISYS enhancement for high brightness and detailed image reproduction.

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The REALiS 4K500ST weighs about 39 pounds, includes a Canon 4K lens and offers advanced professional setting features, including marginal focus, which helps ensure content projected on the peripheral portions of domed surfaces remains in focus. At the core of projector’s 4K resolution display capabilities is the integration of Canon optical, LCOS and image processing technologies.

The 4K500ST projector comes equipped with a specially designed Canon 4K short-focus wide-zoom lens, which has a throw ratio of 1.0 – 1.3:1, allowing the model to project a 10-foot-wide image from an approximate distance of only 10 feet. This projection lens is the first to possess advanced spherical focus capabilities derived from Canon’s L-Series EF camera lenses. Lens features include ultra-low dispersion glass, aspherical lens elements and super spectra multi-lens coatings.

Advanced optical technology is also present in the next-generation AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) Optical Engine, which helps ensure the projector delivers an ideal combination of both brightness (up to 5000 lumens) and contrast ratio (up to 2500:1), while also helping the projector maintain a small form factor. 

“Demand for 4K projection display continues to rapidly expand in many existing and new markets, and Canon has responded by developing a unique model that combines 4K resolution and high brightness in a compact form factor,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and chief operating officer for Canon U.S.A.

The projector is scheduled to be available beginning April 2016. More information can be found at