The projector, the XEED 4K501ST, is extremely portable and has a number of connectivity options. This includes HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 support. These connections allow the projector to produce 4K video content at 60 frames per second (FPS). It also comes with 4K video playback capability through a single cable, which allows the projector to be used for home entertainment purposes.
In terms of brightness, the projector offers up to 5,000 lumens of brightness. And as it is 4K, the projector can deliver a native resolution of either 3840 by 2160 pixels or the standard 4096 by 2160 pixels. This means that the projector will deliver the full 4K resolution rather than an upscaled version. In addition, the XEED 4K501ST comes with the Canon Aspectual Illumination System (AISYS) technology, which allows for enhanced viewing and better contrast ratios.
Andreas Herrnbock, the European business development manager for visual communications at Canon Europe, said of the new projector: “The launch of the XEED 4K500ST last year marked a significant step in our journey to becoming the leading company in the 5,000-10,000 lumen 4K installation market. With today’s launch of the XEED 4K501ST, we are opening up further installation opportunities to cater for a wider range of applications to help us achieve this aim.”
As noted above, the release date for the projector is October with a price to be announced.