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  • Canon REALiS 4K501ST

Canon REALiS 4K501ST

  • Brand: Canon
  • Product Code: REALiS 4K501ST
  • $46,990.00

 Imaging Device  0.76", LCOS Panel x3
 Native Aspect Ratio  17:10 Approx. (128:75)
 Native Resolution  4096 x 2400
 Brightness  5000/3750 Lumens *1 *2 *3
 Uniformity  88%
 Contrast Ratio  3000:1 (Native) *3
 Digital Keystone  V:±20°, H:±20°
 Image Size  40 - 600"
 Image Adjustments  
 Image Mode  Standard / Presentation / Dynamic / Photo/sRGB / Video / DICOM SIM / User 1 / User 2 / User 3
 Color Adjustment  Color Level, Color Balance, Color Temperature, Gain (R,G,B), Offset (R,G,B)
 Screen Color Correction  Normal / Greenboard / Adjust (custom)
 Mounting  Front, Rear, Ceiling, Upward, Downward
 Adjustable Feet  Four locations at bottom. Extension length = 0.47"
 Image Signals  
 Scanning Frequency  H: 18.000kHz - 149.096kHz, V: 23.956Hz - 60.000
 HzHDMI (Single)  640 x 480, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 800 x 600, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 768, 1366 x 768, 1440 x 900, 1280 x 1024, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1080, 2560 x 1080, 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1200, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1600, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160
 HDMI (1 x 2)  1280 x 480, 1440 x 480, 1440 x 576, 2560 x 720, 3840 x 1080, 2560 x1600, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 3200 x 2400 *6, 3840 x 2400 *5 *6
 DVI-D (Single)  640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 768, 1366 x 768, 1440 x 900, 1280 x 1024, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1080, 2560 x 1080, 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1200, 2560 x1440, 3840 x 2160 *7, 4096 x 2160 *5 *7
 DVI-D (1 x 2)  2560 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1600, 3840 x 2160 *7, 4096 x 2160 *7
 DVI-D (2 x 2)  3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 4096 x 2304 *6, 3200 x 2400 *6, 3840 x 2400 *6, 4096 x 2400 *6
 DVI-D (1 x 4)  3840 x 2160, 3840 x 2400*6, 4096 x 2160, 4096 x 2304 *6, 4096 x 2400 *6
 Dot Clock  594.00 MHz (Maximum) *8
 DVI-D  Digital PC Input (x4)
 HDMI  Digital PC /Digital Video Input (x2)
 Mini Jack  Audio Input (x1), Audio Output (x1) Wired Remote Control Connection
 Dsub9  RS-232C
 USB Type A  USB Connection
 RJ-45  Network Connection (1000BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T)
 Remote Control  
 Wireless Remote  Yes
 Built-In Sound  
 Internal Speaker  5W, Monaural
 Type  Super High Pressure Lamp
 Life  3000/4000 Hours *2
 Power  400/300W *2
 Fan Noise  39/34dB *2
 Power Consumption  600/475W *2
 Standby Power Consumption  0.8/0.4W *9
 Power Voltage  AC100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz
 Operating Temperature  32°F - 104°F, 20%RH - 85%RH
 Storage Temperature  -4°F - 140°F
 Weight  39.6 lbs.
 Dimensions  W:18.5" x H:6.9" x D:21"
 Optics (Projector Lens)  
 F Number, Focal Length  F2.6, f=17.2 - 22.3mm
 Zoom  1.3x
 Focus  Powered
 Throw Ratio  1.0:1 - 1.3:1 *4


1* When in Presentation Mode.
2* Lamp mode is Full Power/Power Saver. Brightness in Power Saver Mode is only a calculated value, and is not guaranteed as specification.
3* Compliance with ISO21118-2012.
4* Calculated value for 70" image.
5* EDID is not supported.
6* Supported when "Panel drive mode" is set to "4096 x 2400."
7* Only low frequencies (24 – 30 Hz) are supported.
8* 594.00MHz dot clock is only supported via single HDMI terminal.
9* Network “On” (Low Power)/“Off.”

Replacement Lamp

Replacement Lamp & Air Filter RS-LP10F

ITEM CODE: 1286C001

Replacement Air Filter

Replacement Air Filter RS-FL03

ITEM CODE: 0963C001

Mounts & Adapters

Ceiling Attachment RS-CL15

ITEM CODE: 0964C001

The RS-CL15 Ceiling-Mounting Hanger is a sturdy mount used to suspend the projector from the ceiling. 

Ceiling Pipe 400–600mm RS-CL08

ITEM CODE: 3096B001

The RS-CL08 ceiling extension measures between 16 and 24 inches. It is compatible with a variety of ceiling mounts. 

Ceiling Pipe 600–1000mm RS-CL09

ITEM CODE: 3097B001

The RS-CL09 ceiling extension measures between 24 and 39 inches. It is compatible with a variety of ceiling mounts. 

Remote Controllers

Remote Controller RS-RC04

ITEM CODE: 4970B001

Wirelessly control projector within approximately 8 meters of receiver. Requires two AA batteries. 

Remote Controller RS-RC05

ITEM CODE: 5750B001

Wirelessly control projector within approximately 8 meters of receiver. Optional wired connection. Requires two AA batteries. 

Native 4K Resolution (4096 x 2400) Provides Immersive, Highly Detailed Images

Eye-opening 4K resolution produces incredibly detailed, high-impact images that are significantly sharper and more true to life than lower resolutions. 

At 4096 x 2400, Canon’s 4K resolution generates a bigger, richer picture made up of more than 9.8 million pixels – higher than the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) standard for 4K cinema (4096 x 2160) and more than QFHD (3840 x 2160), the resolution standard for 4K TV. When compared to popular Full HD (1920 x 1080), the 4K501ST's native resolution produces more than four times the resolution. 

This high resolution can help in a variety of applications ranging from viewing highly detailed works of art in a museum or gallery, to producing highly accurate video and images with a wide depth-of-field to get as close as possible to a real life experience via a simulation system.

Up to 5000 Lumens*1 and 3000:1 Contrast Ratio Delivers Bright, Engaging Images

The REALiS 4K501ST projects bright 5000 lumen*1 images with up to a 3000:1 contrast ratio that helps ensure deep blacks, bright whites and outstanding color. The results are images with crisp depth and dimension, and amazing color accuracy, which is critical to those with discerning needs.

Compact and Lightweight Design with 1.0–1.3:1 Shorter Throw Ratio for Application Flexibility

Canon’s cutting-edge optical design achieves 4K resolution and 5000 lumen brightness within an incredibly compact projector size. The innovative AISYS Optical Engine makes this possible by independently controlling light in both vertical and horizontal directions to achieve both high brightness and contrast. Combined with the small size of the LCOS panels (just 0.76 inches), the projector is incredibly compact while delivering outstanding performance. At a height of 6.9 inches, width of 18.5 inches and weight of 39.6 pounds, it’s smaller and lighter than many others. In addition, its shorter throw ratio of 1.0–1.3:1 means a 10-foot wide image can be projected from an approximate distance of only 10 feet away, allowing for large images in tight spaces.

LCOS Technology with AISYS-enhancement Offers Seamless Images with Exceptional Color Reproduction

The exceptional imaging performance of the REALiS 4K501ST starts with Canon's proprietary AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) Optical Engine, which utilizes advanced light management technology to maximize the contrast and brightness benefits of the projector's LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) display panels, which deliver superior reflectivity and durability while accomplishing high luminance. With Canon LCOS, the pixels are close together producing images that are virtually seamless, where with other technologies there may be grid lines visible from their larger spaces between pixels. The result with the 4K501ST is an immersive 4K resolution picture with crisp detail and true-to-life color.

Specialized Genuine Canon Optics Provide Exceptional Image Quality with Minimal Image Distortion and Consistent Brightness Throughout the 1.3x Zoom Range

Drawing on Canon’s advanced optical expertise, the specialized 4K short focus wide zoom lens projects virtually distortion-free 4096 x 2400 resolution images. 

The design includes the same bold red ring around the lens barrel as Canon’s renowned L-series EF camera lenses, which are highly regarded among professional photographers as many of the industry’s finest. The lens itself features a multitude of sophisticated Canon technologies, such as dual-sided aspherical lens elements as well as Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) lens elements. These elements significantly reduce chromatic aberration, curvilinear distortion, ghosting and flare to create sharp and clear images in a compact size. 

A deep depth of focus at F2.6 as well as a new Marginal Focus feature allow images to be rendered highly accurately onto a variety of curved surfaces. Where other projectors may distort or bow at the edges, Canon’s optical technology keeps the image periphery extremely straight with a significantly low TV distortion. This results in beautiful images with smooth edges. 

Brightness remains virtually consistent at 5000 lumens*1 throughout the 1.3x zoom range, resulting in images that remain clear, strong and color-true whatever the projection distance.

Dual Image Engines Execute Highly Complex Image Processing for Uncompressed 4K 60p Playback and Upscaling of Non-4K Content

Canon’s advanced, powerful dual image processing engines produce exceptional reproduction of virtually all content. The engines also allow the projector to offer a variety of features that help enhance the quality of still and motion images, making them more realistic and impactful. 

4K Video Playback at Up to 60p: Smoothly reproduces uncompressed 4K video at up to 60 frames per second for a natural, fluid feel and highly detailed, true-to-life content.

Multiple Image Modes including DICOM Simulation Mode*2, and Advanced Adjustment Options for Optimal Image Quality Reproduction

The REALiS 4K501ST offers extensive image quality adjustments to suit a wide range of user preferences. This includes six different pre-set Image Modes (and three additional customizable Image Modes), and many advanced adjustments that allow users to customize image and color characteristics to fulfill their specific imaging needs. 

Multiple Image Modes

Image Modes provide different variations of color reproduction characteristics suitable for the image type and projection environment. They include: 

Standard: Ideal for bright rooms, and when using content from computer screens or motion picture content.

Presentation: Ideal for somewhat bright rooms when text needs to be clear, such as when part of a video presentation. 

Dynamic: Ideal for rooms that are somewhat bright, and when showing motion picture content. 

Photo/sRGB: Ideal for projecting images from sRGB-supported digital cameras. 

Video: Ideal for rooms that are somewhat dark, and for video content.

DICOM Simulation Mode*2: Ideal for displaying medical images in non-diagnostic settings. Both Blue Base and Clear Base settings are supported.

Motion Blur Reduction*3

The REALiS 4K501ST includes Canon’s latest Motion Blur Reduction feature*3 for improved visibility when movement is fast. By inserting extra frames to video content, motion blur is reduced and the clarity of graphics and text on fast-moving objects is preserved. Three different modes (Strong, Low and Off) are included for flexibility, with each depending on the level of movement and type of video content.

Installation Versatility with Motorized Lens Shift, 360-degree Vertical Installation*4, 4-Point Keystone Correction and More Install-Friendly Functions

Motorized Lens Shift: Motorized vertical (±60%) and horizontal (±10%) lens shift allows for adjustment of the image with virtually no distortion. This model is also equipped with motorized zoom and focus for further convenience and ease.

Advanced Professional Installation Settings including Marginal Focus, Built-in Edge Blending and Advanced Registration

A variety of advanced installation settings provide added customization options for challenging installation areas.

Marginal Focus: The Marginal Focus feature helps to ensure that images projected onto a spherically domed surface are kept in focus right up to the very edges. With the REALiS 4K501ST, the built-in marginal focus allows for adjustment of focus on domed screens.

Versatile Connectivity – HDMI 2.0 x2, DVI-D x4

Generous industry-standard connectivity on the REALiS 4K501ST includes two HDMI 2.0 inputs and four DVI inputs that permit various input options such as supporting single, stripe and cross configurations. The two HDMI 2.0 inputs support HDCP 2.2 encryption to ensure the latest compatibility, and help transmit 4K content such as Blu-ray at 60Hz over a single cable, offering practicality and convenience for film and TV usage, corporate and education, government and more.

Network Management Including Crestron Connectivity and AMX Device Discovery

Compatibility with Crestron, AMX Device Discovery and Extron helps ensure seamless integration into most systems or infrastructures and smooth network management. Support for PJLink also makes it possible to control and monitor the projector over a network – this feature is ideal for observing lamp hours, usage and much more.

Low Power Consumption and Simplified Maintenance

The power consumption of the REALiS 4K501ST is 0.12 w/lm (600W/5000lm)*1. The REALiS 4K501ST offers multiple power-management settings that allow the user to preset stand-by durations, execute power operations and auto-assign functions to the power button. 

The design of the REALiS 4K501ST also allows for simplified maintenance – air filters and the projection lamp can be replaced while the projector remains ceiling mounted without having to uninstall.

*1 When in Presentation Mode and lamp is set to Full Power Mode.
*2 The REALiS 4K501ST includes DICOM Simulation Mode. It has not been cleared or approved for medical diagnosis and should not be used for these purposes.
*3 When motion blur reduction is activated, brightness will be affected.
*4 When standing the projector straight up or down, lamp life may be shortened.
*5 Y (6G): Signal processed with HDMI 2.0. Requires an IC that supports HDMI 2.0 6G. 
*6 Not all supported resolutions are shown. Please refer to the manual for a complete list of supported resolutions.

The REALiS 4K501ST LCOS Projector combines 4K resolution, high brightness, and a robust collection of advanced features – all in a compact size, making it ideal for a wide variety of industries and applications including simulation and training, museums and galleries, higher education, corporate, houses of worship and more. 

Outstanding High Resolution
Precise detail and accurate color reproduction are vital to many applications. Canon's native 4K resolution (4096 x 2400) produces an image made up of more than 9.8 million pixels. This resolution exceeds both the DCI 4K cinema standard (4096 x 2160) and 4K TV's QFHD (3840 x 2160). At more than four times the detail of Full HD (1920 x 1080), the 4K501ST's resolution delivers extremely sharp images with faithful color reproduction – creating a highly realistic visual experience. 

Advanced Canon Lens
The REALiS 4K501ST comes equipped with a specially designed Genuine Canon 4K short focus wide zoom lens with a consistent F2.6 aperture and throw ratio of 1.0–1.3:1. The lens barrel has a bold red ring which indicates that this lens shares technology with Canon's renowned L-series EF mount professional camera lenses such as an advanced spherical focus feature. The lens itself features a multitude of sophisticated Canon technologies that significantly reduce chromatic aberration, curvilinear distortion, ghosting and flare to create sharp and clear images in a relatively compact projector size. This results in beautiful images with smooth edges. 

LCOS Technology with AISYS-enhancement
The 4K501ST is the newest member of the REALiS Projector series which all feature Canon's proprietary LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) Technology with AISYS-enhancement. With LCOS technology, images are virtually seamless with outstanding color reproduction, and low-latency. The AISYS engine helps ensure the projector delivers an ideal combination of both brightness (up to 5000 Lumens*) and contrast (with a ratio of up to 3000:1). Upgrading existing spaces to 4K is made easier as this projector is a similar size to lower resolution projectors and can be retrofitted into existing spaces where a lower resolution projector might have been. 

High Performance Dual Image Processing Engines
The REALiS 4K501ST uses Canon's high-speed dual image processing engines to reproduce uncompressed 4K video at up to 60 frames per second (fps), and two upscaling technologies (BiCubic and Canon's proprietary Sharp Trace) that work together to maximize the quality of 2K video and other non-native 4K resolution content. 

Other advanced image adjustment features include Dynamic Gamma and Memory Color Correction, and a special Motion Blur Reduction feature is available for improved visibility when movement is fast**. 

Flexible Installation
Built with an innovative design, the REALiS 4K501ST is compact with a weight of less than 40 lbs. Convenient 360-degree vertical positioning*** and generous Motorized Lens Shift (±60% vertical and ±10% horizontal) provide a high level of installation flexibility. A variety of professional settings and calibration adjustments make it possible to achieve an ideal picture, even in challenging environments. Built-in Edge Blending enables a larger image to be created by joining multiple projectors seamlessly, and a Marginal Focus feature allows for this projector to maintain focus right up to the edges on spherically domed surface. 

Versatile Connectivity
Connections are comprehensive with multiple industry standard interfaces including two HDMI 2.0 inputs and four DVI inputs. Various input scenarios are accepted such as single, stripe and cross configurations. For extra control and seamless integration into existing systems, the REALiS 4K501ST is compatible with Crestron Room View and AMX Device Discovery. 

Peace of Mind
Backed by Canon's award-winning Professional Service & Support, the REALiS 4K501ST includes the Canon 3-Year Projector and Lamp Limited Warranty (120 day lamp coverage), as well as an Advanced Warranty Exchange Service Program and a Service Loaner Program for further peace of mind. 

* When in Presentation Mode and lamp is set to Full Power Mode.
** When motion blur reduction is activated, brightness will be affected.
*** When standing the projector straight up or down, lamp life may be shortened.

What's in the Box

• 4K501ST Pro AV Projector

• Lens Cap

• Power Cord

• Projector Remote Control RS-RC05 (includes two AA batteries)

• Important Information Guide (book)

• User's Manual (CD-ROM)

• Warranty Card