New projector with "template function" to be released

Today Hitachi announced they will start selling a new LCD projector on the Japanese market on June 10th. The CP-X450J will be available for $3,800 (MSRP) and is Japan-only.

It comes with XGA real resolution and a brightness level of 3,500 ANSI lumens. There are 2 component outputs and one SVHS output (no HDMI).

The CP-X450J features a so-called “template function”, with which it becomes possible to project lines or grids on the surface of a white or black board. Hitachi says this feature helps users to draw graphs, straight lines or diagrams more easily.

The company hopes to sell 1,000 units of the projector (mainly to business customers) in the first 4 weeks.