Canon announces pocket-sized Mini Projector C-5 (in Japan)

canon Mini Projector c-5

Canon Japan announced the Canon Mini Projector C-5 in Japan, a pocket-sized mobile projector . No idea so far if we will see it in Europe and USA. Shipment is expected early August 2015. No price indication. Silver and deep blue color options are available. A tripod is included.

The Canon C-5 is a small and lightweight projector, it measures 124×71×20mm and weights 169g. The C-5 features a miniHDM terminal, MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard is supported. MHL allows you to feed the projector with data from your PC, smartphone, or tablet. The LED light sources are stated to last 10,000 hours. The C-5 has a resolution of 640×480 pixels, a brightness of 50 Lumen, and a contrast rate of 800:1.

You can read the machine translated press release here.

Specifications (machine translated):

Product name C-5 (Deep Blue / Silver of 2 models)
Image element (number) One DLP ×
Number of pixels 640 × 480 (VGA)
Real input resolution / aspect VGA / 4: 3
Zoom Fixation
Focus Manual
Light source LED light source (life guideline 10,000 hours)
Brightness 50lm
Contrast ratio 800: 1
Keystone correction function None
Video input Mini HDMI × 1 (MHL compatible)
Audio output Stereo mini Jack × 1
Built-in speaker 1W (monaural)
Battery drive Up to three hours
Dimensions (including protrusions) 124 (width) × 71 (depth) × 20 (height) mm
Mass 169g
[via Akihabara News via DC Watch]

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  2. DxOMark doesn’t factor in the negative effects of an anti-aliasing filter

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  • The [EOS 5Ds] overall image quality is noticeably better than the D810 or a7R.
  • All [EOS 5Ds] images show more detail, whether using sharp, expensive lenses and less expensive zooms.
  • [the EOS 5Ds] is overall a far more usable camera than the a7R, with a vastly superior focusing system.
  • It gets the most out of our Canon lenses, including the Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS II, which Nikon doesn’t have a decent alternative for.

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