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Canon's New Mini Projector, The Mini Projector M-i1
« on: September 17, 2017, 08:47:27 AM »
Canon has a new mini projector that doesn’t require a PC on the way. While it doesn’t look like it’ll have a lot of applications for the photographer, it looks to be a neat little gadget for a niche market.

From Nikkei Technology:

Canon Marketing Japan Inc will release the “Mini Projector M-i1,” which can project video without using a personal computer, Sept 7, 2017.

The company expects that the projector will be used for making a presentation outside, having a conference in open space, projecting images at a construction site, etc.

The projector can project video by reading out data stored in the embedded memory or a USB memory stick by operating the touch pad. With a built-in battery, it can be used for up to two hours, and it can be used as a mobile battery for charging a smartphone, etc. Read the full article

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Canon's New Mini Projector, The Mini Projector M-i1
« on: September 17, 2017, 08:47:27 AM »

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Re: Canon's New Mini Projector, The Mini Projector M-i1
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 08:56:21 AM »
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... With a built-in battery, ... it can be used as a mobile battery for charging a smartphone, etc...

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.. There is no manufacturer's suggested retail price, but it will be sold at ¥29,800 (approx US$273, excluding tax) at Canon Online Shop...

That's ok then, not too expensive for a "Canon made" battery charger!, Much better than $45 for the Canon Protecting cloth wrap PC-E1:

https://www.camerapro.com.au/canon-protecting-cloth-wrap-pc-e1.html/

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Re: Canon's New Mini Projector, The Mini Projector M-i1
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2017, 08:59:37 AM »
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... With a built-in battery, ... it can be used as a mobile battery for charging a smartphone, etc...

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.. There is no manufacturer's suggested retail price, but it will be sold at ¥29,800 (approx US$273, excluding tax) at Canon Online Shop...

That's ok then, not too expensive for a "Canon made" battery charger!, Much better than $45 for the Canon Protecting cloth wrap PC-E1:

https://www.camerapro.com.au/canon-protecting-cloth-wrap-pc-e1.html/

Now they seem to start competing with LG in the mini and micro projectors world :)

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Re: Canon's New Mini Projector, The Mini Projector M-i1
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 12:47:27 AM »
Sounds like a fun gadget.

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Re: Canon's New Mini Projector, The Mini Projector M-i1
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 09:59:19 AM »
The hardware resolution is only 854 x 480 pixels and the brightness is only 70 lm (not 701). I do not see any use for photographers. For showing photos, any smartphone has a better resolution and brighter display these days. For creative lighting, better get a Light Blaster or something...

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Re: Canon's New Mini Projector, The Mini Projector M-i1
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 09:59:19 AM »