Canon SX7 Mark II
The REALiS is about as bright and powerful as compact projectors get.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both projectors have a good set of inputs.
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