All I can say is Wow. This projector is setting new benchmarks for projected imagery. I would say that the color and contrast equals or exceeds the laptop screen on my Mac pro.
The price tag is fairly high at $11,000 US dollars. However this will change the way you think of image projecting.
Photo realistic reproduction
LEICA PRADOVIT D-1200 offers optimally adapted colour management for photo realistic image reproduction with an image format of 16:10 due to the D(igital)L(ight)P(rocessing) display technology from Texas Instruments. This reflecting chip technology provides an actual resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Even with a photo realistic setting, the contrast range is more than 2500:1 with a brightness of 1400 ANSI Lumen - with the ability to go to 2000 Lumen.
Optimum image range
The LEICA VARIO-ELMARIT-P 1:2,8-3,1/33-42 mm/59 mm-74 mm (equiv.)/t.r. 1,6-2,0:1 objective provides very good brightness and an image rich in contrasts. The optics can be used for a projection range of 1 to 15 metres with a screen width of 0.5 to 9 metres. The image diagonals range from 0.6 to 11 metres. This allows pin sharp projections in a wide range of rooms.
Digital all-round package
Leica has succeeded in completing its digital performance chain with this new entry into digital projection. Now with products which are perfectly compatible with each other, Leica photographers are guaranteed excellent results - starting with photography and continuing through to reproduction. Leica products are renowned for their outstanding quality. This is why Leica offers its registered customers an extensive service package - including a 36 months guarantee on the projector from purchase date. The bulb itself is covered by a guarantee of 36 months or 3000 operating hours, whichever comes first.
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Around the world, Canon products are synonymous with optical excellence, advanced image processing, and superb performance. And Canon projectors are no exception.
The stylish Canon LV ultra-portable projectors feature Genuine Canon optics and a 1.6x wide-angle zoom lens for outstanding image quality and brightness. Compact and lightweight for easy portability, the sleek body design also enhances usability with value-added features to expand your projection capabilities, including enhanced Wall Color Correction, ultra-fast startup, and low fan noise.
One of the latest additions to the LV projector line-up is the LV-7260, which features a powerful 2000 ANSI lumens lamp and a short throw distance for projecting in a wide range of environments. The 1.6x wide-angle zoom lens, impressive 600:1 Contrast Ratio, 29dB Quiet Mode, Quick Start, Keystone Correction and intuitive on-screen menus make the LV-7260 a delight to both operate and own.
The Brightness You Need With its 2000 ANSI lumens lamp, the LV-7260 is among the brightest of Canon's portable XGA resolution projectors. Even in a classroom or office with high levels of ambient light, your audience will be sure to see every brilliant detail of your presentation. You can even use your LV-7260 to present in front of large audiences in conference and boardroom environments. And you'll be able to use that brightness longer, thanks to a Long Life Lamp which delivers up to 3000 hours of use in Quiet Mode.
The Sharpness You Expect The LV-7260 offers native XGA (1024x768) resolution for your images, making it a perfect match for your laptop computer. In addition, the LV-7260 supports both UXGA and SXGA resolution through high-quality compression. Canon Optical Performance Superior clarity and color are the hallmarks of Genuine Canon projection lenses. And now with a 1.6x Zoom, the new LV-7260 is perfect for small rooms, allowing you to project bigger images from shorter distances. The LV-7260's short throw distance means you can project that crisp image on a 100" screen that's as close as 9'6" away from the projector. The LV-7260 also features five automatic image modes:
• Presentation — Ideal for presentations using PowerPoint
• Video — For projecting standard video, such as TV broadcasts
• Cinema — For projecting film-based video, such as movies (DVD or HDTV)
• Standard — When maximum color accuracy is desired for viewing graphics
• sRGB — For reproducing color adapted to the sRGB color space; suitable for sRGB content
The LV-7260 features enhanced Wall Color Correction, allowing you to project onto non-white surfaces such as a chalkboard or wall. Select from several wall color options including greenboard, greenboard gray, light yellow, light green, light blue, sky blue, light rose and pink for quick adaptive color correction. The image you project will be closer in appearance to how it would look when projected on a white background
Easy To Use Flexibility Weighing in at only 6.6 lbs. (3 kg) and measuring only 12.2"w x 10.4"d x 4.3"h (310mm x 265mm x 109mm), the LV-7260 is both lightweight and versatile, making it a preferred choice for those on the go. Once at your destination, the LV-7260 gives you further flexibility by adapting to the environment. Adjust and correct for keystone distortion -- up to +/- 30 degrees vertically with simple controls. The LV-7260 can operate as a front- or rear-screen projector and can be mounted on the ceiling. For enhanced Wall Color Correction, the greenboard mode lets you project onto non-white surfaces, such as a chalkboard. Select from eight different wall color options for quick adaptive color correction, making the projected images closer in appearance to how they would look when projected on a white background. Naturally, your LV-7260 does all this while still running at a low 34dB in Normal Mode and 29dB in Quiet Mode. It also boasts Quick Start and Quick Cooling, starting up in about eight seconds and cooling down within 30 seconds. The Automatic Power Off Timer gives you eight selectable presets with timing between 30 minutes and 16 hours. During your presentation, you'll also be able to stay focused thanks to the LV-7260's Wireless IR Remote Control, intuitive on-screen menus and user-friendly control panel. The newly-designed wireless remote gives you control over a range of functions, including:
• Auto PC Adjustment for optimizing the image quality of an RGB source
• Source Select for choosing between 4 different input sources
• Mouse Control for full control of a connected computer (with the addition of a remote mouse receiver in your PC's USB port)
Buttons are grouped and arranged in a smooth flow from top to bottom in order of each main function, making projector and presentation control more simple than ever. On LV-7260 projectors, the remote control can also be paired with the supplied remote mouse receiver, allowing you to wirelessly control your computer from across a room. Mouse control is enabled by connecting the projector's remote mouse receiver to your PC's USB port and a drag-and-drop feature makes it easier than ever to use. The user-friendly control panel, meanwhile, lets you control volume, make menu selections and easily switch between four different input sources with the touch of a button and displays settings on-screen with clearly labeled adjustments. Lastly, your LV-7260 makes your life even easier with:
• A built-in audio speaker
• Three-year parts and labor limited warranty
• 120-day Lamp Life warranty
• Password protection and control panel key lock
• Attachable carrying handle
Versatile Connectivity Always ready for diverse input sources, the new LV projectors offer you effortless connection to laptops and desktop computers, DVD players, digital cameras and camcorders, VCRs, and other devices. In particular, thanks to the high-quality component video connection, the new LV projectors are ideal for DVD and HDTV (1080i, 720p, 575p, 575i, 480p, and 480i). For projecting video, the LV-7260 eliminates distracting, noise-like interference (caused, for example, by pinstriped clothing or intricate line patterns). Subtle flickering of subtitles is also prevented. The projector's Analog VGA Out terminal further allows users to connect the projector to an external monitor — a practical feature in settings where the projector is hooked up to a desktop PC, not a laptop.