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Canon LE-5W Projector

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

Running Costs Are Very Low

The LE-5W is in the cheapest 2% of all 89 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the LE-5W is only £46.

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 Data Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average multimedia projectors produced by Canon have good reviews from owners and experts.

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Supports Full HD

The Canon LE-5W supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the LE-5W do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq SH960, the Hitachi CP-WX8255A, and the Vivitek D8300 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon LE-5W has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the V11H475020, or the EB-1400WI both from Epson or the Benq SH960 which has better reviews.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 20,000 hours, the Canon LE-5W has a very long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the LE-5W. Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the LE-5W have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 230h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,700h.

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Supports Thirteen Video Formats Supporteds

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

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Canon LE-5W has a greater number of supported image formats than most multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon data projector supports a BMP image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by projectors of a comparable type and age to the LE-5W. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this multimedia projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Light

3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the LE-5W have weights of between 230g and 30kg. The Canon LE-5W is very light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the LE-5W.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The Canon LE-5W has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) (only 70 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the LE-5W. Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the LE-5W the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 70W to 250W.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This multimedia projector received a rating of 60% from projector expert review site IT Reviews.com. It seems that experts really don't rate this data projector very highly.

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

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the LE-5W do not support 3D. The Canon LE-5W is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D and we think the NP-M311W, or the NP-V311X both from NEC or the Optoma EX685 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon LE-5W does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the EB-430 LW, the EB-1400WI, or the BrightLink 436Wi all from Epson which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

When compared to other projectors of this age and spec, the projector brightness of the Canon LE-5W of only 500 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest. The projector brightnesss of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the LE-5W range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens.

If this 3000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the VPL-DX122 (£319.77) (2,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the VPL-DW127 (£435.88) (2,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the VPL-DW122 (£385.00) (2,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on projectors that have been available for around the same time as 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 are a similar age to the LE-5W. The smallest internal storage capacity of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the largest is 55GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 5.8GB.

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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 powers amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this age and type the RMS rated powers range from 0.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 38 decibels, the Canon LE-5W has one of the louder noise levels amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the noise levels range from 26dB to 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

There are a number of alternative 38dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the VPL-DX147 (£452.85), the VPL-DX127 (£380.33), or the VPL-DW122 (£385.00) all from Sony.

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Only One Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the LE-5W have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins, including the Canon LE-5W which has one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon LE-5W

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released over two years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £41.66
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £45.35
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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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