Announced in November and available this spring, the Canon XEED 4K600STZ receives its first major public outing at ISE 2017. Weighing 26kg, it is the latest addition to Canon’s 4K installation projector range.
An upgrade to the XEED 4K501ST model, the 6,000-lumen, 4,000:1 native contrast ratio (10,000:1 dynamic contrast) XEED 4K600STZ can project onto curved or domed surfaces – in portrait mode or using multiple blended images, making it appropriate for applications including advanced training simulators, design, museums and digital signage. It features solid-state light source technology, lasting up to 40,000 hours of use (ultra-long life mode), and also includes Canon’s unique AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical system.
The XEED 4K600STZ also benefits from four DVI-D and two HDMI 2.0 inputs. This supports the projection of high-quality content from a variety of 4K sources at 60Hz with a single HDMI cable, as well as a 16.6ms response time. With Creston compatibility, WiFi, USB and Ethernet, networking and remote operation options are also available.
Offering a 1.3x zoom 4K lens, Canon says that the constant f/2.6 aperture of the XEED 4K600STZ also means the lens delivers consistent brightness throughout its zoom range. A 120in screen image can be projected from a distance of 2.7m thanks to the throw ratio of 1.0-1.3.