projectors

Canon SX7 Mark II

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

July 30, 2010
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Value

If a price tag has a comma on it, the item definitely isn't for budget users. Those looking to save some money on their projector should steer clear of the SX7 Mark II.

Blacks & Whites

Both projectors output a lot of light. We measured the Viewsonic's output at over 3100 and the Canon's at over 2500. Note, however, that Viewsonic needs to have its BrilliantColor mode on in order to attain that brightness: this ruins the display's color accuracy. Additionally, neither projector was capable of maintaining its black level on a bright screen.

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Color

Neither projector had issues with their color performance. Both had very even color temperatures and decent RGB representation. The Canon had slightly more accurate RGB curves than the ViewSonic, however.

Motion

The ViewSonic uses a DLP projection system, which means fast-moving objects will occasionally be fringed with with a rainbow effect. The Canon doesn't have this issue, but it did have a lot of motion blur.

Viewing Effects

Both projectors are flexible in where they can be placed, and both are very bright. The Canon is significantly brighter, though, and will even perform well in a bright room with a large screen.

Connectivity

Both projectors have a good set of inputs.

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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
  12. ViewSonic PJD6531w Comparison
  13. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  14. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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