Versatile and Convenient: Canon U.S.A. Further Broadens Its Laser Projector Lineup With the New LX-MU500Z

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 5, 2018 – Educators and businesses continue to seek out convenient and lower TCO (total cost of ownership) projection solutions that support their visual needs and keep their audiences engaged. Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, aims to meet these needs with the new LX-MU500Z Laser DLP Projector1. Going beyond the functions and features of conventional projectors, the LX-MU500Z offers a laser phosphor light source which offers up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation, high brightness of up to 5000 lumens, and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) high resolution in a versatile, compact design. Additionally, this new projector is equipped with advanced optical technologies such as Lens Shift and 4-Point Keystone, versatile connectivity including dual HDMI inputs with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)2 support and HDBaseT, and added peace of mind with a Five-Year (or 12,000 Hours) Limited Warranty4.

“Canon’s commitment to evolving its laser projection lineup proves our dedication to implementing customer feedback,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The goal for the LX-MU500Z projector is to provide educators, businesses and many others with a product that balances image quality and versatility for their projection space, and we are confident that Canon has delivered on this goal.”

In addition to the laser light source offering the convenience of up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation, up to 5000 lumens of high brightness and WUXGA high resolution, the LX-MU500Z also features the following key benefits:

  • Single-chip DLP Technology – Audiences will be visually engaged as text, pictures, video and diagrams will be shown with color and clarity.
  • 1.36-2.18:1Throw Ratio with Flexible Lens Shift – Wide throw ratio and lens shift range of +/- 50 percent vertical and +/- 23 percent horizontal helps provide installation flexibility. The laser light source adds additional flexibility as the projector can be mounted in virtually any position, including portrait projection position.
  • Versatile Connectivity - Two HDMI inputs, one of which is Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)2 compatible, allows users to connect a portable device, such as a compatible phone or tablet, to the projector without the need of a computer. HDBaseT allows uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals through one single LAN cable (max distance of 328 feet).

Price and Availability

The Canon LX-MU500Z is currently listed at the suggested price of $3,5993 and is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in May 2018¹.

This new laser projector is backed by Canon’s Laser Projector Limited Warranty4, which guarantees that the projector will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for five years or 12,000 hours. In addition, all projector models are also backed by the Company’s award-winning Professional Service & Support, which includes, free of charge, both a Three-Year advanced Warranty Exchange Service Program and a Service Loaner Program. 

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About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

1This device has not been authorized by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained. This product has not been tested for compliance with the performance standards for laser products under 21 CFR Part 1040. The product is not, and may not be, offered for sale or sold or leased in the United States until performance standard certifications have been completed.

2 Additional MHL/HDMI adapters are required from connecting devices.

3 Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

4 View the full warranty terms and conditions by visiting

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