Canon India, a leader in imaging solutions, starts distributing Rayo Mini projectors in India. Targeted at both B2B and B2C segments, the two flagship models of Canon Rayo, Rayo i5 and Rayo R4 are compact, lightweight, and portable and bet big on both style and imaging impressions. The organization will be responsible for distribution of the two products in the country.
The compact and lightweight design makes the Rayo mini projectors a highly portable and handy travel accessory. For the business professional on the go, the mini projectors are the perfect complement to a broad range of mobile devices, enabling impactful presentation of ideas whenever and wherever.
The compact size makes it extremely convenient to carry around in carry-on bags or even in a shirt pocket, making it well-suited for corporate, retail and educational purposes.
The Rayo R4 weighs a meagre 169 grams and the Rayo i5 weighs 260 grams.
The wireless feature on the RAYO i5 circumvents the hassle of cables. The convenience of the wireless functionality means users can play movies or share content from their latest Android/iOS devices easily through Mirroring/DLNA technology. Offering stable and continuous brightness at 100 Ansi lm; this high level of brightness facilitates clarity in imaging output with WVGA resolution for home entertainment such as movies or karaoke parties as well as business presentations on the go.
The Rayo R4 projects directly from mobile phones/tablets through connectivity with MHL cable and offers a brightness of 50 Ansi lm. It can be easily connected to a laptop with the Mini HDMI cable to deliver a power packed demo.
Both the projectors also come with a mini tripod which is not only easy to install but is also height adjustable to provide you just the right angle for viewing.
Rayo i5 has a 1,900 mAH battery which has a play time of upto 120 minutes at the standard brightness. Whereas the R4 has a 1,700 mAH battery that can play for upto 150 minutes in standard brightness. Which means, power is the least of your concerns with the mini projectors in case you want to catch up the latest movie, project an important presentation or show off your pictures.
The LED light source lasts upto 20,000 hours in the Rayo i5 and 10,000 hours in the Rayo R4. A long lasting light source lets you project as frequently as you want without having to worry about replacing it.
The applications of the Rayo i5 and R4 could be as limitless as your imagination. Be it projecting a recipe video on your kitchen wall while cooking, watching that important football match on the roof of the car, making your balcony your cinema hall or transforming the airport lounge into your demo zone.
Both R4 & i5 come with built in speakers making it a mobile companion for all projection needs as it saves the hassle of carrying additional speakers. User’s can also connect their headphones if required.
|RAYO R4||RAYO i5|
|Size (mm)||71 x 124 x 20||111 x 111 x 17.2|
|Resolution||640 x 480||854 x 480|
|Brightness||50 Ansi lm||100 Ansi lm|
|Light Source||(R/G/B) LED||(R/G/B) LED|
|Lamp Life (Hours)||10,000||20,000|
|Screen Size||Maximum 236.22cm
(From 3 Meters)
|Maximum 401.32 cm (From 5 meters)|
|Input||Mini HDMI / MHL||HDMI / MHL|
|Output||Audio out (3.5 mm Jack)||Audio out (3.5mm Jack)|
|Built-in Speaker||1W||0.7W x2|
|Built-in Battery (hours)||Up to 150 minutes at standard brightness||Up to 120 minutes at standard brightness|
|Basic Package||AC Adapter, HDMI Cable, MHL Cable, 5 to 11 Pin Gender Tripod, Manual||AC Adapter, HDMI Cable, Manual, Tripod, OTG Cable|
|Warranty||1 Year||1 Year|
Pricing & Availability:
The Rayo R4 and i5 will be available for sale in India effective 1st June 2018. The R4 is priced at Rs.30,000 and the i5 is priced at Rs.50,000
Sharing his thoughts on the launch, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India, said,
“Customer delight is of prime importance to us at Canon India. We are dedicated to promoting the culture of imaging, and our constant innovation plays an integral role in this endeavor. The new mini projector is another such innovation from our Business Imaging Solutions portfolio. Compact and convenient with easy connectivity, this launch reinforces our commitment to elevate our customer’s professional and personal experiences. We have witnessed a shift in the usage pattern of projectors among Indian consumers which has led us to diversify in this space, launching a product that lets users screen where they want. With this defined and unique expansion of our portfolio, we foresee the further development of our customer base in the country.”
Mr. K Bhaskhar, Vice-President, Business Imaging Solutions, Canon India, said
“The Rayo Mini Projector is an innovation that complements the Smart Phone Proliferation trend perfectly. The easy setup and versatility of the mini projectors make them a must-have travel accessory particularly for the mobile business professionals and for families on vacation or those using them for leisure. The Rayo projectors truly boost the power of information on-the-go by enhancing the way photographs, presentations and videos are shared.”