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Canon Xeed SX 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Canon Xeed SX 50. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size and noise.

image quality, usability, design

price, noise, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Canon Xeed SX 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Richard Jantz (

Canon USA Canon Realis SX50 Projector


The 8.6-pound Canon Realis SX50 ($4999 as of January 11, 2006) is the only projector of the 16 we tested for our April 2006 issue's roundup that uses liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technology--a hybrid of DLP and LCD systems. As such, the SX50...

Displayed accurate colors and details ; Good for fixed-installation environments

Resolution not supported by all laptops

The full-size remote works well. It provides remote mouse control, a pointer, and dedicated buttons for changing the picture mode and using the pointer function. Cables bundled with this unit include USB, computer (DVI-VGA), and component video...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (

Canon Realis SX50 LCOS Projector (1400x1050, 2500 Lumens, 1000:1, HDTV Compatible)


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Displayed accurate colors and details ; Good for fixed-installation environments

Resolution not supported by all laptops

This pricey LCoS projector excels at bright, colorful graphics, but sharp text requires a SXGA+ resolution source.

Feb, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

Canon Realis SX50


A big part of what makes the Realis SX50 ($5,000 street) worth noticing is that it's built around LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) technology. If you haven't heard of LCoS, it's because there haven't been many LCoS projectors to hear about. With the...

LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) technology sidesteps common problems of both DLP and LCD projectors. Bright image. Excellent color and overall image quality. High resolution

The native resolution is SXGA+ (1,400-by-1,050), which your current system may not support. Volume from the built-in speakers is barely loud enough to fill a small closet

A lot has been written about LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) and how it promises to be a much better projector technology than DLP and LCD technology. The Canon Realis SX50, which is currently the lightest LCoS projector on the planet, goes a long way...


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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

Canon Realis SX50


Before I go further, here's a link to a overview of SXGA+ LCD and LCOS projectors, who purchases them, and why, and where that market is going. However, in summary, many laptops today are now higher resolution than XGA (1024x768), and, also, there are...

Razor sharp image ; Invisible pixels ; Bright ; Accurate colors ; Zoom lens has wide range (1.7x) ; Excellent compression technology had no problems with other 4:3 resolutions, and did equally well with widescreen sources ; Very, very good color...

Remote lacks disk pad, limiting cursor control to up/down/left/right for computer presentation/cursor control ; Slightly noisy (not a serious problem, even in a small room) definitely noisy though for home theater

By far, the least expensive (Suggested retail: $4999) by at least $2000

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Pete Putman (

Canon Realis SX50 LCOS Projector


Canon's Realis SX50 is the least-expensive LCOS front projectoravailable today—it's yours for a measly four grand. LCOS is a greatchoice if you routinely give presentations that include video and text.The Realis uses SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) imaging panels,...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: (

Review: Canon Realis SX50


Until now, projectors featuring very high resolution, say in the class of 1400x 1050 or more, have been large, bulky, and expensive. So it is understandable that one of the most anticipated releases of the last few months has been the Canon Realis SX50.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Superzooms are all the rage at the moment, so when Canon lifted the lid on the world's first 50x optical zoom all-in-one bridge camera, we have to admit

Sep, 2012

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: TIPA (

Best D-Photo Projector: Canon XEED SX50


The new Canon XEED SX50 is an affordable and portable projector equipped with the latest LCOS projection-panels.

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

Be prepared to be dazzled by the world's brightest, most portable, most affordable SXGA+ projector. Canon has built its exclusive AISYS optical engine into the heart of the Realis SX50 projector. With this patented technology, the SX50 delivers sharp, bright, brilliant images. With a long list of features and accessories, the SX50 delivers those images with flexibility, versatility and effortless operation.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SXGA+
Image Brightness:2500ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1400 x 1050
Max Screen Distance:30ft
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
Min Screen Distance:4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCOS projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon REALiS

Projector Lamp

Lamp Type:NSH

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video