Casio today announced [JP] a total of twelve new DLP projectors for the Japanese market, all of which can produce 3D images and feature a hybrid laser/LED light source. The company will start rolling out eight “standard” models starting in Japan in May, before offering two short-focus and two high-end devices in July.
The most interesting model is the flagship projector, the XJ-H1650, which features
- 3,500 lumens brightness (lamp life: 20,000 hours)
- 1,400:1 contrast ratio
- 1,024×768 resolution
- Wifi IEEE 802.11b/g, Ethernet
- one HDMI interface, one USB 2.0 port
For viewing images in 3D, Casio recommends using the so-called “3D Glasses for CASIO Projector”.
Casio plans to price the cheapest model, the “standard” XJ-M140 (2,500 lumens brightness, 1,024×768 resolution) at $1,200, with prices going up from there (the flagship XJ-H1650 will cost $2,800).