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Canon REALiS WX6000 LCOS Projector - Review Summary

Posted on July 4, 2013 by 

Canon WX6000 Projector: Bottom Line

The Canon WX6000 is an excellent performer that produces a sharp, bright image with superior color fidelity.  With easy setup via its power zoom, focus and lens shift, as well as its variety of available lenses, it is easily integrated into any installation.  The Cinema and Photo/sRGB picture modes are well suited to presentations that require accurate color and the DICOM simulation picture mode will be a big plus in medical school auditoriums.  For the advanced user, its extensive grayscale and color management adjustment capabilities will allow it to further photo and video presentations that will display highly accurate color.  Its black levels will not remind anyone of a home theater projector, but then no home theater projector could handle the amount of ambient light the WX6000 can, while still providing a pleasing image.

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While there is no wireless network capability, that’s probably less of a concern for a projector that’s not intended for portability.  Similarly, the lack of network presentation capability is a negative, but a minor one at that.  We’d also like to see a better warranty and greater projected lamp life (especially when you consider the relatively high replacement lamp cost).

Good as it is, the WX6000 suffers in comparison with the recently reviewed Mitsubishi WL7200U.  The Mitsubishi is brighter than the WX6000 (in our measurements), while offering a longer lamp warranty, similar color and sharpness at a lower price.  While the Mitsubishi is only WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, in practice, there is little difference in sharpness between the two.

That being said, you could spend a lot more and do a lot worse than the WX6000.  It has a very good set of features and solid performance, all at a price that won’t break the bank.  If you’re in the market for a large venue projector that can handle a fair amount of ambient light while still providing a clear presentation, the Canon WX6000 certainly deserves your consideration.

Canon WX6000 Projector: Pros, Cons

Canon WX6000 Projector: Pros

  • High brightness
  • Extremely sharp image with any resolution
  • Very good color balance, even with the brightest picture mode
  • DICOM picture mode for medical educational purposes
  • If mounted, both lamp and filter can be changed without unmounting the projector

Canon WX6000 Projector: Cons

  • Lens removal and installation is overly complicated and time consuming
  • Has dust filter that must be maintained
  • No network display capability
  • Expensive lamp replacement costs

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