Canon REALiS WUX10 Projector Review – Overview

A detailed review of this Canon WUX10 ultra high resolution LCoS projector. Images and related commentary, added by Art.

Overview

The Canon REALiS WUX10 is a high brightness (3200 lumen rating), high resolution WUXGA (1920 X 1200) LCoS projector. One of only a handful of WUXGA projectors available, it’s also the first non-DLP projector to offer WUXGA resolution. The WUX10 is quite portable as it weighs in at less than 11 pounds.

In addition to being the first LCoS WUXGA projector, the WUX10 also features Canon’s proprietary AISYS optical engine, which increases light efficiency, uniformity and added depth to colors. The WUX10 has an HDMI 1.3 deep color input and the ability for multiple projectors to be monitored and controlled from a single PC via a network connection.

An auto setup feature allows for easy, one-button adjustment of input and picture display, thus enhancing its ability to be used efficiently in multiple locations.

For applications requiring high resolution projection of graphics, video or photos, the WUX10 provides an extremely sharp and colorful image. Also, it’s priced below most of its competitors, with the Dell 7609WU currently being the price leader.

For those who don’t need the WUXGA resolution of the WUX10, but prefer the other benefits of an LCoS-based projector, Canon offers a number of SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution projectors in its SX series.

Projector Reviews is pleased to award the Canon WUX10 projector our Special Interest Award. Because we don’t give out many of those, here’s what they are all about:

 

Editor’s Note: Our Special Interest Award goes to projectors exhibiting overall extremely impressive performance. It is similar to our Hot Product award, but differs in that we are reluctant to give a Hot Product Award to products where we have not had an opportunity (yet) to test several of its competitors (as in this case – it’s our first WUXGA projector we’ve reviewed). Special Interest Awards may also go out to a projector that (again, has impressive performance) but is specialized enough that it isn’t a mainstay projector with wide commercial appeal.

At this point in time, in the case of this Canon projector, WUXGA projectors tend to be fairly rare, and expensive. This is due to their small market segment, as they are primarily used for specialty applications, including scientific rendering, architecture, command and control, and other applications that require the highest possible resolution.

Highlights

  • Very good brightness – 3200 lumen rating
  • High native resolution (WUXGA – 1920 x 1200)
  • Power zoom and focus from remote
  • Network control and monitoring capability
  • Advanced color management system
  • Auto Set-up allows for single button setup of four functions (keystone, focus, input and screen color)
  • Internal charging system allows for projector to be unplugged immediately after shut off (while keeping fan running) for quick transport

Specifications

MSRP: $12,999 Street price: around $9000
Technology: LCoS
Native Resolution: WUXGA (1920×1200)
Brightness: 3200 lumens
Contrast: 1000:1
Zoom Lens ratio: 1.5:1
Lens shift: None
Lamp life: 2000 hours (high brightness), 3000 hours (low brightness)

Dimensions: 11.2″ x 4.5″ x 13.2″

Weight: 10.8 lbs.
Warranty: 3 years Parts and Labor on projector, 120 days on lamp

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