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Canon SX7 Mark II

The REALiS is about as bright and powerful as compact projectors get.

July 30, 2010
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Motion Smoothness

The Canon SX7 Mark II didn't handle motion particularly well. Moving images suffered from a lot of motion blur. Photos lost a lot of detail, and moving text was very hard to read.

Motion Artifacting

Moving images didn't have obnoxious artifacting issues, but we still saw some problems. Solid blocks of color were outlined with false coloration, and fine patterns appeared to shudder.

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3:2 Pulldown & 24fps

The projector doesn't have any video processing features to help it with 3:2 pulldown. As a result, motion will look very jittery, and fine patterns will continuously strobe. Fortunately, real footage won't blink as obnoxiously as an artificial pattern: footage of a pan over an empty stadium only suffered from a slight crawling effect.

Resolution Scaling

Since you won't always be outputting images in your projector's native resolution, we test each unit's performance with nonnative display formats.

The SX7 Mark II generally didn't perform well outside of its native resolution. It only had minor issues with 480p content, but any higher resolutions will have significant issues with moire interference: fine patterns will strobe to the point of flashing. The projector had the most trouble with 1080i content, which isn't surprising: interlacing requires a lot of processing, and processing often creates artifacting.

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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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  14. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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