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Canon Introduces Affordable New Projectors

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 23, 2011 – Presentation professionals encompass a broad range of occupations, but common to all is a need for affordable, high-performance portable projectors offering such essential user benefits as high brightness, long lamp and filter life, and the convenience of auto set-up functions. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, responds to this need with five new affordable multimedia LCD projectors. These new products include the LV-8225, Canon’s latest WXGA-resolution widescreen 16:10 LCD model. Together with the new LV-7490, LV-7390, LV-7295 and LV-7290, all are targeted at value-conscious users, including educators, traveling salespeople and small-business entrepreneurs.

“Important to the presentation market are innovative features providing real end-user benefits in addition to competitive pricing,? commented Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technology and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “For educators and economy-minded users, the introduction of these new portable multimedia LCD projectors offers greater value than ever before with no compromise in picture quality.?

Advanced Features
Shared by all five of Canon’s affordable new multimedia LCD projectors are innovations and improvements designed to maximize convenience and economy for end-users. These advanced features include:
• Auto Set-Up Functions – for signal input, PC signal type, and vertical-keystone correction. One push of a button automatically identifies the type of input signal (video or computer), and – if a computer input – automatically synchronizes the projector’s display with the computer screen’s pixel configuration. Auto vertical-keystone “squares? images when the projector is facing the screen at an angle.
• Extended Projection-Lamp Life – up to 6,000 hours in Quiet Mode (projection-lamp life of the model LV-7490 is 5,000 hours in Quiet Mode).
• Extended Air Filter Life – up to 5,500 hours in ECO Mode (the filter, made of a new three-layer, highly efficient, hybrid material, cleans the air drawn in by the internal fan that cools the projection lamp).
• Wide-Angle 1.2x Zoom Projection Lens – for bright, clear picture quality.
• Manual Zoom and Focus – for exact user-determined settings of projection optics.
• Quiet Operation – at only 29 dB (in Quiet Mode), these new projectors are equipped with a cooling system that produces very little noise.
• Easy-Install Lamp and Direct Power-On – convenient features for users wanting to ceiling-mount their Canon multimedia LCD projector.
• Multiple Inputs – ample computer, video, and audio connections ensure compatibility with a wide variety of display sources.
• RJ-45 Network Connection and RS-232C Serial Connection – for full LAN control and remote PC control.

Widescreen Display and High Brightness
In addition to the features cited above, Canon’s new multimedia LCD projectors provide special added capabilities. The new Canon LV-8225 LCD Projector, responding to the growing popularity of widescreen notebook and desktop computers, delivers native WXGA-resolution (1280 x 800) for widescreen 16:10 images. Rated at 2500 lumens, this projector is designed for full-screen display of diagrams, spreadsheets and video, so often included in educational presentations, and it avoids the need for image compression or other picture-distorting measures.

With 4000 lumens of brightness, the new Canon LV-7490 LCD Projector has XGA-resolution (1024 x 768), making it a great choice for larger environments and those with higher levels of ambient light. This portable model would be ideal for many educational institutions where students would be able to take notes without having to darken the entire classroom.

The new Canon LV-7390, LV-7295, and LV-7290 LCD projectors are versatile XGA-resolution models with all of the advanced features referenced above and provide excellent brightness levels of 3000, 2600, and 2200 lumens, respectively.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty Information
The new Canon LV-8225, LV-7490, LV-7390, LV-7295, and LV-7290 have suggested list prices of $799, $1099, $799, $699, and $599, respectively1. All models are expected to ship in early April and each is backed by Canon U.S.A.’s exclusive Triple P (Projector Protection Program), a FREE service program that provides a loaner projector of equal or greater value to the end user in the event their projector needs to be repaired.

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 2010†, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2010 list. 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.

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

1 Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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