Humminbird Helix Pixel Comparison 

In this Blog I’ll let you take a look at the difference between the Helix 5, the Helix 7 and the 899 units and the difference in how screen size and colors make a difference in the units. Ill start off with the Helix 5 unit. What I’ll be doing is taking Humminbird’s simulation mode and stopping the simulation in the Side Image display and zoom in a far as possible with the units.

Helix5_1

This first shot is of the Helix 5 in normal view zoomed in on a tree in the simulation mode. The Helix 5 has 256 TFT colors and the pixel count is 800H x 480V.

Helix5_2

How I’ll hit the + button and and zoom in at Zoom level one. Notice that you can still see pretty good details of the tree and the branches and I’m able to see a few fish in the middle of the tree limbs.

Helix5_3

This image is of Zoom level 2 after I hit the + bottom once again. Now you will start to see that the clarity is starting to run together as the pixels blending together and you start to loose the branches and the fish in the tree.

Helix5_4

Here is the lats Zoom level offered in the Helix 5 and now every thing has started to blend together and almost all the detail is gone. Now you can no longer see the fish at all in the branches and the branches themselves are now almost gone.

Helix7_1

This first shot is of the Helix 7 in normal view zoomed in on a tree in the simulation mode. The Helix 7 also has 256 TFT colors and the pixel count is 800H x 480V.

Helix7_2

How I’ll hit the + button and and zoom in at Zoom level one. Notice that you can still see pretty good details of the tree and the branches and I’m able to see a few fish in the middle of the tree limbs. Not bad as the pixel count is still the same as the Helix 5.

Helix7_3

This image is of Zoom level 2 after I hit the + bottom once again. Now you will start to see that the clarity is starting to run together as the pixels blending together and you start to loose the branches and the fish in the tree.

Helix7_4

Here is the lats Zoom level offered in the Helix 7 and now every thing has started to blend together and almost all the detail is gone. Now you can no longer see the fish at all in the branches and the branches themselves are now gone.

899_1

This first shot is of the 899 unit in normal view zoomed in on a tree in the simulation mode. The Helix 5 has 65,000 TFT colors and the pixel count is 800H x 480V.

899_2

How I’ll hit the + button and and zoom in at Zoom level one. Notice that you can still see pretty good details of the tree and the branches and I’m able to see lots of fish in the middle of the tree limbs. This is a much better image since now we’re using 65,000 colors instead of the 256 color count.

899_3

This image is of Zoom level 2 after I hit the + bottom once again. Now you will start to see that the clarity is pretty good and the branches and the fish in the tree are still visible.

899_4
Here is the last Zoom level offered in the 899 unit and still see the fish at all in the branches and the branches. So  in conclusion the higher the color level and the more pixels you have on the display the more detail you will have in the unit you decide to purchase. Hope this helps you understand the display and pixel count in helping you make the right decision.