Canon REALiS WUX10 Projector - Image Quality
5-20-09 -Mike Rollett
Canon WUX10 Overall Color & Picture Quality
The Canon WUX10 produced an exemplary image on my 100” diagonal 16:9 screen, with excellent sharpness at any input resolution and bright, well saturated colors. One feature of LCoS displays is that they have a high fill ratio on each pixel, so there is virtually no screen door effect (black lines of separation between pixels) with the WUX10. Combined with the well known quality of Canon optics, the image is as clean and sharp as any user of this projector would likely require. Using the WUX10 for display of CAD drawings in an engineering or medical arena would really demonstrate its capability to produce a finely detailed image on a fairly large screen.
Color reproduction was equally satisfying. Reds were not oversaturated or orangey and blues and greens were very close to the standard as well. The only blemish on the WUX10’s color accuracy was that magenta was a little too blue, but this was not something that would be noticeable in most instances. In any event, a little tweaking with the six-axis color management system could address any issues in that regard.
The image below gives you a good look at the primary colors (in Presentation mode). As you can see Red, Green, and Blue all are rather good.
Viewing high definition photos was also quite enjoyable. Again, the sharp image and strong colors contributed in adding real depth to the images. While using the digital inputs (HDMI or DVI) of the WUX10 would be preferred for high definition sources, the picture quality was not adversely affected when using the typical analog PC input.
Moving on to some HD video sources, I found the WUX10 was able to acquit itself quite well. While it’s limited in its ability to display blacks (as its low 1000:1 contrast ratio would attest), its dynamic gamma feature did keep scenes from containing crushed whites or blacks. However, this is not a projector that one would use for movie viewing, nor was it designed for that purpose.Regardless of the source, the WUX10 displayed a sharp, colorful image that its single chip DLP competition would find tough to match. Also, with LCoS, like LCD, there is none of the rainbow effect that can often be distracting with DLP projectors.