Canon U.S.A. Introduces Ultra-Portable Three LED Projector for Business and Home Entertainment Use

  Canon U.S.A. Introduces Ultra-Portable Three LED Projector for Business and
  Home Entertainment Use

  Ideal for Small Business and Home Use, Canon’s LE-5W Multimedia Projector
    Delivers Vibrant Images, Accurate Colors and Easy Integration with AV
     Equipment, Tablet PC’s, Smartphones, and Home Entertainment Devices

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- May 29, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced its
first ultra-portable projector ideal for both business and home entertainment
use – the Canon LE-5W Multimedia  Projector. Featuring high image quality and
bright, vibrant color projection, the affordable and lightweight LE-5W  can
clearly display everything from spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations to
video games and movies through its wide range of interconnectivity and
multiple connection ports.

With HDMI input and five different projection modes, the Canon LE-5W 
projector can easily be used to project high-quality movies, video games, and
still-or-streamed images from PC’s, Blu-ray players, game consoles, HD
streaming players, and digital cameras onto nearly any surface. The perfect
projector to bring along for off-site presentations and client visits,
professional and home use, or even camping trips, the LE-5W  also enables
“PC-less” smart presentations directly from a USB thumb drive, SD card, or its
own built-in 1.5GB memory. Featuring an energy-saving, long-life 3LED
technology, the unit’s three LED’s (RGB) have a remarkable 20,000 hour
lifespan with an ECO mode that consumes 30 percent less energy than while
running in Normal Mode.

“The enormous growth in the use of tablet PC’s and mobile devices has created
demand for a new kind of high-quality, affordable projector that easily
integrates with tablet PC’s and AV equipment while also being ultra-portable
and easy-to-use,” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general
manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The new
Canon LE-5W  Multimedia Projector is the perfect traveling companion for small
business users who need to quickly and vividly share presentations or other
visual information with clients.”

Multiple Projection Scenarios

The LE-5W  Multimedia Projector employs 3LED technology to project vibrant and
accurate colors. Because the LED light source for each primary color (red,
green, and blue) is used without splitting light through a color wheel, images
and video with pure, highly vibrant colors can be projected. Five different
projection modes suit a diverse array of user needs:

  *Presentation mode – this default mode matches the colors generally
    displayed by the screens of PCs and notebook computers.
  *Standard mode – designed for optimal projection in rooms with minimal
    ambient light.
  *Movie mode – delivers saturated colors, and is perfect for presentation in
    darkened rooms.
  *sRGB mode – optimized for the colors as seen in a calibrated sRGB color
    space. This mode is best used for displaying graphics, AutoCAD diagrams,
    and other computer-calibrated presentations involving critical colors.
  *User mode – enables customized settings of brightness, contrast, color,
    tint, temperature, and even sharpness.

Weighing just 3.5 lbs. and delivering 500 lumens of brightness with WXGA (1280
x 800) native resolution, a contrast ratio of 3000:1 and superb color
fidelity, the LE-5W  features a throw ratio (1.2:1) that achieves large-screen
projections even in tight spaces. The Canon LE-5W  is equipped with two
built-in 2.5-watt stereo speakers, and a five-color wall-projection mode that
makes practically any flat surface a suitable display screen. Also excellent
for point-of-purchase digital signage applications, the LE-5W  features a ¼ 20
Tripod Mounting Socket on its base, helping to make projection in tight
locations without a tabletop possible.

The Canon LE-5W  Multimedia Projector’s built-in USB thumb drive and SD card
slots, and its own built-in 1.5GB memory, enable it to play multimedia files
without peripheral components. Supported formats include: MJPEG, MPEG1/2/4,
H.264, WMV, and RMVB video; JPEG and BMP photos; MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, and WAV
music; and Adobe PDF 1.2-1.7 and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
documents.

The Canon LE-5W  powers-up in four seconds and shuts down in less than one
second, and measuring just 9.76” (w) x 7.60” (d) x 2.16” (h), the
ultra-portable projector can easily fit in a carrying bag for on-the-go
scenarios. The projector features an integrated lens cover and built-in power
adaptor, and sports a clean design with a scratch-resistant finish. The LE-5W 
is available in black or white to match the décor of any location.

The Canon LE-5W  Multimedia Projector will be available in the Summer of 2013,
for an estimated retail price of $799.00. For more information about the Canon
LE-5W  Multimedia Projector, including a full list of product specifications,
visit www.usa.canon.com/projectors.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com
Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and
printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the
past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer
satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service
and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated
to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep
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Office.

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Contact:

Editorial:
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Ashley Dickerson, 631-330-4286
adickerson@cusa.canon.com
or
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or
Canon U.S.A. Web site:
www.usa.canon.com
or
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