Canon's budget LCD projectors

Home cinema

Canon is maintaining a very hectic launch schedule at the moment with the latest products off its production line being a pair of LCD-based multimedia projectors. The LV-S4 costs a comparatively frugal £799, weighs a mere 2.3 kg and has a footprint smaller than that of an A4 pad. It comes with a 1.2x zoom lens, runs at a highly respectable 800 by 600 pixels, has progressive scan, and the image brightness clocks in at 1500 lumens.

It has the usual selection of socketry including (Analogue RGB Input/Output, Component Video Input, S-Video Input and Composite Video Input) as well as an RGB output port to synch the pics on screen. The second is theLV-7230, which costs a slightly more hefty £1,399.

It has superior resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, a 2,000 lumen-bright picture, progressive scan and a cool feature that enables you to hook the projector up to a prompter. The package is rounded off by a 1.8x zoom lens, which gives you more flexibility when it comes to focusing the projector. Also included to help with this is keystone correction, to help even out some of the skewing you might get when projecting.

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