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Canon MW500

£1,415.98
A 2 year old 3750:1 280 x 800 projector with passable features but high running costs
3750:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 38dB Dec 2015
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Canon MW500 Review

Released 2 years ago, we have ranked the Canon MW500 number 769 across all projectors.
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Average
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Average Features
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20 Months Old
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£183 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
51
Average

Why Has it Scored 51?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £183 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 11% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in display
Fairly big bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode
Very short service life of lamp

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £1,386.99 at PC World Business 87 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 41% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Canon MW500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Projectors produced by Canon have very good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Canon data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has mediocre features and at £1,415.98 it is more expensive than 75% of projectors.

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Features

Has a Built-In Display

The Canon MW500 has a built-in display. 96% of projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Canon MW500's bulb power of 370W is fairly big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 9% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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HD-Ready

The Canon MW500 is HD-Ready. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Canon MW500 of only 2,000h is in the shortest 8% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Canon MW500 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Canon MW500 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Canon MW500 of 38dB is in the loudest 14% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Canon MW500 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Canon MW500 of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 17% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

Canon released the MW500 in December 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the MW500 is £183 over 1 year based on alright energy prices, which is in the most expensive 11% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0967c005aa, canon p232697p, canon p248895p
Barcodes 04058154059784, 04549292059687, 08714574633930

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