Exhibition Report of CP+ 2013


CP+ 2013 was held at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan, from January 31 to February 3. Epson exhibited high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT color LCD panels for electronic viewfinders which are marketed under the name ULTIMICRON.

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The ULTIMICRON brand of Microdisplays meets expectations for a deeper and more vivid rendition of the emotional moments in one's life. Epson introduced the advantages of ULTIMICRON, the joy of using ULTIMICRON to take pictures as well as the benefits of using a high-quality electronic viewfinder in digital cameras.

0.48 inch XGA resolution ULTIMICRON panel

Epson introduced the brand-new ULTIMICRON Microdisplay, which was disclosed by press release on 22th January. The new panel was exhibited in Japan for the first time.

The new panel offers XGA (1024 x RGB x 768) resolution, measuring 0.48 inch diagonally. Thanks to the high resolution it allows photographers to accurately focus on the intended subject easily.

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To see a slide-show on the display, visitors could look into the around 12 times magnifier, being fixed on a chassis.

Most visitors have been looking forward for cameras equipped with a ULTIMICRON Microdisplay to enter the market.

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Experience of ULTIMICRON with Olympus OM-D E-M5

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is equipped with a ULTIMICRON Microdisplay with an diagonal size of 0.47 inch and an SVGA (800 x RGB x 600) resolution.

ULTIMICRON achieves superb full color images with outstanding levels of detail and sharpness. Using ULTIMICRON, the OM-D's EVF provides perfect focus and outstanding visibility in any environment.

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On the ULTIMICRON booth, the OM-D camera attracted many visitors with superb functionality and natural image of its EVF.

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0.74 inch 1080p resolution HTPS panel for projector

The ULTIMICRON series of Microdisplays is based on the HTPS technology for 3LCD projectors which Epson has developed and optimized over the years.

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HTPS-Panels are the heart of all Epson projectors. Epson has for a long time developed HTPS panels to meet high-definition and high-resolution to realize "natural and beautiful" appearance.

We exhibited a monochrome HTPS panel with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution, measuring 0.74 inch diagonally. Despite looking at the Microdisplay through some maglification glass, the display produced images without visible pixelation and with smooth gradation due to the use of an analog drive. Many visitors furthermore showed interest in a model of an optical engine for an projector, demonstrating how the projector can reproduce full-colored images.

Thank you for visiting the Epson ULTIMICRON booth!

Going forward, ULTIMICRON will continue to evolve to realize an EVF that displays "natural and beautiful" images.