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Canon MW500 Projector

£1,386.99
3750:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £182.35 Electricity cost over 5 years
Canon has good reviews for its projectors
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Projectors built by Canon generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Canon multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

This projector has been on the market since December 2015.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon MW500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that were launched more than a year ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Canon MW500 has a fairly bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector is 37 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 7,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,100 ANSI lumens.

We compared this projector to all the other 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think the Epson V11H815041 (£1,269.98) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Canon MW500 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Canon MW500 does not support full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector which support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this data projector and we think the Benq 4000 Lumens Meeting Room Projector (£1,580.09) is also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The Canon MW500 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors that were released more than a year ago.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Canon MW500 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Canon MW500 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Canon MW500 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Big Bulb Power

When compared to other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to this multimedia projector that we have checked the bulb power of, the Canon MW500's bulb power of 370 Watts is one of the biggest. The average bulb power of projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 140W to 470W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 9,500h. At only 2,000 hours, the Canon MW500 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

The Canon MW500 has a quite loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector. The noise levels of similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector range from 21dB to 41dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Epson V11H815041 (£1,269.98) (39dB) which is also cheaper.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the MW500 is £183, which is typical compared to the other projectors of this spec and age.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04058154059784, 04549292059687, 08714574633930

Canon MW500 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon MW500 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Other Projectors to Consider

Optoma EH320UST vs Canon MW500

Optoma EH320UST vs Canon MW500
Optoma EH320UST Canon MW500
£ 1,529.99 £1,386.99
Higher Resolution
Higher Resolution
£79.32 Cheaper to Run
Vastly Lower Power Consumption in Economy Mode
£143 More Expensive
Smaller Lamp Power

Epson EH-TW5350 vs Canon MW500

Epson EH-TW5350 vs Canon MW500
Epson EH-TW5350 Canon MW500
£ 598.06 £1,386.99
£789 Cheaper
97% Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
£87.03 Cheaper to Run
176W Lower Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Only One Built-In Speaker
2,800 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

Epson EB-530S vs Canon MW500

Epson EB-530S vs Canon MW500
Epson EB-530S Canon MW500
£ 626.69 £1,386.99
£760 Cheaper
£84.79 Cheaper to Run
81% Lower Power Consumption During PowerSave
75% Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
2x Dimmer Brightness in Economy Mode
73% Smaller Lamp Power
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