updated 10:35 am EDT, Wed July 15, 2009
Canon LV-7275 Projector
Canon on Wednesday added a projector intended for computer use while cracking below the $1,000 mark. The LV-7275 produces a 1024x768 image but is unusually bright for the category at 2,600 lumens, or enough to work properly in a room with existing light. Unlike many other non-movie projectors, it has both DVI and VGA input to directly attach both modern and legacy computers.
The tabletop unit also has RCA input, VGA output and an Ethernet jack for remote control. Its main concession to cost is a 1.2X zoom lens that gives it relatively little room to move outside of typical situations, although it does offer a whiteboard mode and automatic color adjustment to match the wall surface. Canon ships the LV-7275 in August for $999.