Canon Announces XEED 4K0521Z Native 4K Laser Projector

Canon has announced the successor to its popular XEED 4K6020Z projector, having first teased that it was working on the follow-up earlier this year at ISE 2019. The newly-announced XEED 4K6021Z is a high brightness, native 4K laser projector, which features dual Display Port connectivity that supports a range of installation scenarios.

The XEED 4K6021Z boasts a LCOS laser that delivers 6,000 lumens of brightness, while projecting an image with a full 4K resolution. Despite the high brightness, Canon says its projector has been packed into a lightweight body, meaning it’s suitable for flexible installations. Using Canon’s LCOS reflective panel technology, this device supposedly achieves a very high aperture ratio with virtually no gaps between pixels to create fine, detailed images free from the ‘lattice effect’, particularly useful for museums, design and creative installations.

While a few years ago most 4K projectors used pixel shifting, it’s now becoming more commonplace to see native 4K models. It’s also becoming more common to see projectors boasting HDR, with the XEED 4K6021Z producing 10-bit 4:4:4 colours thanks to the dual Display Port covering the entire sRGB colour space. Both of these technologies are crucial when it comes to installing the projector in high-end residential, as well as design and medical institutions.

Furthering the flexibility promised by Canon, the XEED 4K6021Z’s simple spigot lens fitting is compatible with seven interchangeable lenses, including the recently launched RS-SL07RST 4K standard zoom lens which uses Canon’s precision-built glass for minimal distortion. This new lens offers 1.76x motorised zoom and +/- 73% vertical lens shift. 

The laser light source offers even greater versatility, making it possible to use the 4K6021Z in any 360-degree of orientation to simplify creative installations in confined or challenging environments. 

Canon says it has produced the 4K6021Z in response to the growing demand for affordable 4K projection. The XEED 4K6021Z comes with a 5-year warranty and free next day loan service should a fault occur, while users should expect to get 40,000 hours out of the projector without any maintenance. It will be available from this month for £31,000 in the UK and €35,000 in Europe.

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