Canon REALiS WUX10 High Resolution
Multi-purpose Projector Review
Bright picture. One of the Canon WUX10's key advantages is its high lumen output. Our test unit reached a maximum lumen output of 2860 ANSI lumens in "Presentation" mode, out of a specified 3200 lumens. This makes the WUX10 well-suited for use in for rooms with quite a bit of ambient light. And in a light-controlled room, the WUX10 is powerful enough to light almost any screen size you can imagine.
Very high resolution. Currently, WUXGA is one of the highest resolutions available in consumer projectors, with a native pixel matrix of 1920 horizontal and 1200 vertical pixels. There are higher resolution projectors available, called 4K, but they are in a different league price-wise, and they are not portable. WUXGA 1920x1200 resolution is commonly found on high-resolution monitors and graphics cards. Several laptops also support this resolution, so don't think that you need a top-of-the-line system to make full use of the WUX10. If you own a laptop made in the last two years, chances are good it will output a WUXGA signal.
The resolution of the WUX10 makes it ideal for the display of technical documents, complex graphics or detailed photographs. Photos from a digital SLR camera use the 2:3 aspect ratio, which means you can use almost all of the WUX10's impressive resolution - 1800x1200 pixels, to be exact. This is a nice increase over the 1620x1080 pixel matrix you'd be able to use on a 1080p projector, so photographers and museums that want to display visual arts in maximum detail and resolution will find this model appealing.
Sharp, clear image. The WUX10 maintains excellent sharpness of detail and overall image clarity. While LCOS projectors do not have the sharply-defined pixel structure of LCD projectors, this has the effect of making the picture appear smoother and more natural due to the smaller inter-pixel gap. The end result is a smooth, natural image that nonetheless retains every iota of detail present in the source material.
Good connectivity. The WUX10 has an HDMI port, a DVI port, and a VGA port - all three of which can handle a WUXGA signal. It also includes no fewer than three audio inputs, and it can of course receive audio over HDMI as well. While we were not impressed with the WUX10's onboard speaker, having separate audio inputs for each video input is a nice feature. It's just a shame that the speaker is so tinny.
Portable. In practical terms, the WUX10 is larger and heavier than most portable projectors. However, when you compare it to other WUXGA projectors, it is the third lightest - Digital Projection's iVision 30-WUXGA and projectiondesign's F10 are both lighter, but they are much pricier. This makes the WUX10 the smallest, lightest WUXGA projector which can be purchased for under $10,000. And just think - ten years, ago, a twenty-pound SVGA projector was considered "portable." If you need the outstanding high-resolution performance of the WUX10, eleven pounds is not unmanageable. The projector comes with its own carrying case and shoulder strap, so it is ready made for the road.
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