I asked my old company Syndiant if I could take some high-resolution photos of their new SYL2271 720P LCOS panel and they agreed. Below are pictures I took with an 18 megapixel DSLR. With some cropping due to the camera being 3:2 versus HD 16:9), there are about 13 camera pixels per for each pixel in the projected image).
To be fair, the optics Syndiant was using were clearly “prototype” and not specifically designed for Syndiant’s 720p panel. In fact, the optics were designed for a larger 720p panel and thus using the smaller Syndiant SYL2271 was pushing the optics as evident from some of the chroma aberrations and the overall ability to sharply focus the image. So these images should be worse that what will be seen in the final products. Also the illumination of the panel in the prototype projector was not uniform which causes some color variation across the white test pattern.
Click on the images below to see the full images. Note if you view it at less than 100% you may see aliasing due to scaling of the 1 pixel wide horizontal and vertical lines. So make sure you are looking at it at 100% (you may have to click on the + magnifying cursor on your browser to do so).
If you are not used to seeing such large pictures of projected images you will see things that are not visible to the naked eye when viewing them “live.” Effectively, it is like looking at the projected images with a magnifying glass.
Below is a picture I like because it has a lot of color, detail, and skin tones.
The picture below is one I took in York England. If you look at the image at 100% in the left hand tower you can guy-wires holding up the flag pole and the spokes in Ferris Wheel behind the tower. The clouds demonstrate the ability to do smooth shading