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CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES SIX NEW FEATURE-PACKED AND AFFORDABLE LCD PROJECTORS IDEAL FOR EDUCATIONAL AND BUSINESS USERS

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March, 17, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has advanced and expanded its line of affordable LCD Multimedia Projectors with two new WXGA resolution (1280 x 800) widescreen and four new XGA resolution (1024 x 768) models. Compact and lightweight with more convenient user features than ever before, Canon’s new LV-8310, LV-8215, LV-7385, LV-7380, LV-7285 and LV-7280 LCD Multimedia Projectors are ideal for educational and business presenters seeking to display bright, crisp images and videos.

“Canon strives to develop projectors offering superior quality and flexibility to the end-user,? stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A. “The addition of these new LCD Multimedia Projectors will provide customers with many different options to choose from when deciding what their projection needs entail.?

New Features
All six new models share several new and innovative features, such as:
• Improved Lamp Lighting System to help reduce power consumption and CO2 emissions by operating the lamp at a lower wattage (without reducing lamp intensity) and also extend the lamp life up to 4,000 hours in Normal Mode and 5,000 hours in Quiet Mode.
• Carbon Reduction Meter to calculate and display the amount of CO2 emissions reduced from operating in Quiet Mode.
• Auto Energy Saver which automatically switches the projector to Quiet Mode when no input signal is received for one minute. This helps to both save energy and prolong the life of the lamp.
• Power-Saving Stand-By Mode to aid in reducing overall power consumption to less than 1W by setting the stand-by mode to “Power Saving?.

Responding to the growing popularity of widescreen notebook and desktop computers, Canon’s new LV-8310 and LV-8215 LCD Multimedia Projectors provide native WXGA widescreen resolution (1280 x 800) and an aspect ratio of 16:10. This enables these two new projectors to support WXGA resolution computers without the need for compression and/or unsightly distortion.

Key Features of new Canon LCD Projectors
In addition to the new features cited above, Canon’s new LCD Multimedia Projectors share a wide variety of key features providing optimum performance and convenient operation. One such attribute is high brightness for use in areas, such as classrooms or meeting rooms, where ambient light exists and cannot be controlled, and turning the lights off is not preferred. The new projectors are rated as follows:
o LV-7385: 3500 lumens
o LV-8310 and LV-7380: 3000 lumens
o LV-8215 and LV-7285: 2600 lumens
o LV-7280: 2200 lumens

Each projector also has multiple inputs for a wide variety of computer, video and control sources and functions. The DVI-I interface ensures a digital connection supports the HDCP and high-definition contents available today (HD signals supported include 1080i and 720p). Also included is an RS-232 port and a built-in RJ-45 network port which is most often used by colleges/universities and those managing larger AV systems to connect projectors to an existing network to conveniently control them from a remote location.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty Information
The new Canon LV-8310 and LV-8215 LCD Multimedia Projectors will have a suggested list price of $1,199 and $1,099, respectively. The suggested list price of the new LV-7385, LV-7380, LV-7285 and LV-7280 LCD Multimedia Projectors will be $1,699, $999, $899, and $799, respectively. All of the new models are scheduled to ship in early April and will be backed by Canon U.S.A.’s Three-Year Limited Warranty and exclusive Projector Protection Program (“Triple P?). Triple P is a FREE service program that provides a loaner projector of equal or greater value in the event that a qualifying unit is in need of repair. Triple P is available on all Canon projector models during the Canon U.S.A. Three-Year Limited Warranty period.*

For more information, 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. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009†, with global revenues of US $35 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of “100 Best Global Brands.” Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future” – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Specifications, availability and prices subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

* Loaner units based on availability. Program subject to change at any time without given notice. Contact the Canon Customer Support Center at 1.800.828.4040 for complete details.

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