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Canon SX7 Mark II

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July 30, 2010
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Color Temperature

In Movie mode, the Canon SX7 Mark II’s color temperature meanders a bit towards the dark end of the spectrum. Although you might notice a slight change from warm to cool, the shift is fairly minor.

Color Temperature (Movie Mode)
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In Photo mode, the Canon SX7 Mark II had a very even color temperature. There were only a few points towards the dark end of the spectrum where things looked very slightly red, but it wasn’t an issue.

Color Temperature
Color Temperature Graph

RGB Curves

The SX7 Mark II performed well overall on our color representation test, but it wasn't perfect. Below we've graphed all 255 points in the red, green, and blue spectra in two display modes, Movie and Presentation mode.

 

The Movie mode's blue curve was a bit choppy, which translates into some fine details being lost. We saw the same sort of stair-stepping in the red channel, only not as extreme. The green channel was a bit more smooth. All three channels peaked, meaning their brightest color was a bit dimmer than it should have been. This being said, the curves generally followed the curve they should have and there weren't any obnoxiously obvious spikes or divots in the lines.

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Below are the results from the same test being conducted on Presentation mode. All the same issues are present, and the RGB representation in Movie mode looks to be roughly the same as Presentation mode.

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Color Gamut

The SX7 Mark II didn't have the most spot-on color gamut. When we compared it to the rec. 709 standard, the red, green, and blue points were all pretty far off. The green and red point were both undersaturated and shifted towards yellow, and the blue point was oversaturated and shifted towards purple.

Color Gamut
Color Gamut Graph

Below are our measurements of the projector's red, green, and blue points.

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Sections

  1. introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Remote Control
  10. Connectivity & Media
  11. Power, Noise & Heat
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  13. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  14. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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