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Canon LE-5W Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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16 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The LE-5W is in the cheapest 2% of all 92 projectors of this age and type that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the LE-5W will cost only £46 over 1 year to run.

Robust

One person wrote that this projector was well made. It Reviews.com wrote “Well built very portable, small enough to fit into moderate size brief case”.

Easy to Use

One Canon LE-5W owner who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago It Reviews.com said “Good menu system” in their Canon LE-5W review however they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

One Canon LE-5W reviewer who bought the product thought it had good sound quality. Three years ago It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “Decent audio” in their Canon LE-5W review nonetheless they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that it was thick. Expert review site Itreviews.com mentioned “It has a broad range of connectivity choices for an ultra-light projector”.

Canon Has Good Projector Reviews

On average data projectors made by Canon are rated 79 out of 100, which is in the top 48% of all multimedia projector brands that we have assessed.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Canon LE-5W supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the LE-5W which do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors which support Full HD projection and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq SH960, the Epson 475Wi, and the Hitachi CP-WX8255A is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Canon LE-5W has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Benq SH960, the NEC V281W, and the Epson EB-430 LW which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 20,000 hours, the Canon LE-5W's service life of lamp in economic mode is one of the longest amongst multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the LE-5W. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 5,800h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 230h to 20,000h.

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Supports Thirteen Video Formats

The Canon LE-5W has a greater number of supported video formats than most similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it. This data projector supports an MP4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the LE-5W. The video formats "AVI", "DAT", "H.264", "MKV", "MOV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "TS", "VC-1", "VOB" and "XVID" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Canon LE-5W has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it. This Canon projector supports a BMP image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by projectors that have been around for more than two years. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this Canon multimedia projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Light

The weights of data projectors of this spec and age range from 230g to 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the Canon LE-5W is very light compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the LE-5W.

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Narrow

The Canon LE-5W is one of the narrowest data projectors of this age and spec (only 248 millimeters) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The widths of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 120mm to 510mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The average power consumption in economy mode of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the LE-5W is 200W. With a power consumption in economy mode of only 70 Watts, the Canon LE-5W has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site IT Reviews.com scored this projector 60 out of 100. If all the projectors of this age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this data projector is in the bottom 16%.

Inferior Picture Quality

One Canon LE-5W owner said in their reviews that this projector did not have good picture quality. It Reviews.com said on IT Reviews.com three years ago “Unimpressive data and video image quality” in their Canon LE-5W review and gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Canon LE-5W does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Infocus IN3124, or the Epson V11H475020.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon LE-5W does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the LE-5W also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider including the EB-430 LW, or the EB-1400 (£1,522.80) both from Epson or the NEC NP-UM330 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 500 ANSI lumens, the Canon LE-5W's projector brightness is one of the dimmest amongst projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the LE-5W. Multimedia projectors of this spec and age have projector brightness of between 100 ANSI lumens and 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the VPL-DX122 (£319.77) (2,600 ANSI lumens), the VPL-DW127 (£435.88) (2,600 ANSI lumens), or the VPL-DW122 (£385.00) (2,600 ANSI lumens) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of only 1.5 gigabytes, the Canon LE-5W has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average internal storage capacity of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the LE-5W is 5.7GB, and the internal storage capacity range from 1GB to 55GB.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The Canon LE-5W has a quite low number of colours (only 1.07 million) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the LE-5W. Projectors of a comparable spec and age to the LE-5W have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 260M.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2.5 Watts, the Canon LE-5W has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average RMS rated power of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the LE-5W is 11W, and the RMS rated power range from 0.5W to 20W.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 38 decibels, the Canon LE-5W has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 26dB, the loudest is 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 38dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the VPL-DX147 (£452.85), the VPL-DX127 (£379.97), or the VPL-DW122 (£385.00) all from Sony.

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Only One Component Video in Port

Most multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the LE-5W have between one and two component video in ports, including the Canon LE-5W which has one component video in port.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The quietest noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 26dB, the loudest is 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. At 32 decibels, the Canon LE-5W has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon LE-5W

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Canon released the LE-5W.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Preset Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Supported Audio Format
Image Format
Video Format
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Document Format
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)

IT Reviews.com

2 October 2013

The Canon LE-5W BK is a low-brightness multimedia projector with a wide range of connection choices...

Good range of connection choices
Good menu system
Long lamp life
Decent audio
Well built very portable, small enough to fit into moderate size brief case
Low brightness for its size
Unimpressive data and video image quality
Lack of zoom lens makes projector placement less convenient
Picture adjustments (brightness, contrast, color, etc
) are only available in User' image mode meaning the other factory preset image modes cannot be adjusted by the user for improved color acc

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Total running cost over 5 years £45.35
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 8483b002, 8483b002a, 8483b002aa
Barcodes 08714574611105

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