About the Photos in the Head to Head 1080p Projector Comparisons
A half dozen of the top rated projectors have multiple head to head comparison articles.
Please remember that we really can't deliver to you a picture that truly shows how these projectors look. There are limits to the photography. First, the image projected by a projector always looks better than the photos here. The reasons are numerous, but include:
- Shifts in color (slight) due to the Canon 60D dSLR camera not having perfect color accuracy
- Shifts in color due to the less than perfect color on your display
- Compression of the image in terms of dynamic range, even with what makes it through the photo process, just resizing the images and converting to jpg files tosses out plenty of dynamic range, and also causes minor shifts in color
- Sharpness differences are definitely affected by the resizing and compression
- Black level and shadow detail are also lost because the monitor you are viewing has significantly inferior black levels compared to the projector (for this reason we seriously overexpose most images used for revealing those differences)
- Saturation of the final image on your screen is also affected by camera, software, resizing/converting to jpg, and your monitor
Most projectors "photograph" rather well, but on occasion we will report when a projector for reasons unknown has more than a subtle shift between what is projected on the screen, and what appears on my reference display, which is my MacBook Pro, (it's color is pretty good). Within the individual reviews, on the image quality page I report if the images are noticeably inaccurate in terms of color.