Projector Expert Questions & AnswersQ:
I run my own photography business and I want to use a projector to assist with client meetings. What do I need to consider when shopping for a projector to use with large size images from a professional digital camera?
~ Stu DioA:
There are a number of considerations that should factor into your final decision. However, for obvious reasons, your most important consideration should be the color reproduction and overall image quality. After you find a few projectors that will reproduce accurate color, then you can look for features that will help complete the package.
Specs To Watch For:
- sRGB color matching compatibility
- Image Uniformity of 90% or greater
- LCD technology typically produces more accurate color than DLP, however both are very good.
- Advanced color menu adjustments
If you have more questions about which projectors provide the most accurate and best looking images, call a Projector Expert.
For better looking images overall:
- Higher-resolution projectors like HD (1920 x 1080) will show fewer visible pixels and provide a clearer image.
- Match your computer's resolution to the projector's native resolution when possible.
- Brighter images look better. At least 3,500 lumens is best in a setting that has persistent ambient light from windows or indoor office lighting.
- Choose a projector with higher contrast ratios for a punchier image.
Other features like noise, keystone correction and short throw lenses are worth considering if you use your projector frequently to show your work to clients.
- Lower fan noise is desirable in smaller meeting areas.
- A short throw lens will create larger images in smaller spaces.
- Keystone correction will help you keep a square image when the projector is placed at a slight angle.