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Canon WX-520

67

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Canon WX-520

£2,877.23
Canon WX-520
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A good spec but 4 year old moderate noise level WXGA+ multimedia projector, with OK running costs but representing only moderate value for money
38dB 1440 X 900 (WXGA+) 2000:1 No Aug 2013
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Canon WX-520 Review

With very good features but low running costs, we have scored the Canon WX-520 as follows:
52
Value for Money
Average
75
Features
Good Features
63
Age
4 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £86 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1440 x 900 (WXGA+) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Compact, bright, energy efficient WXGA+ installation projector with lens shift. canon's most compact WXGA+ installation projector. the brilliant 5200 lumens stays constant* across the zoom range. - native WXGA+ resolution
5200 lumens
2000:1 contrast
1.8x zoom lens with vertical and horizontal shift
Picture-by-picture and edge blending
HDMI and DVI inputs
PC-less presentation
Easy lamp and filter access
Class-leading energy efficiency
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Canon WX-520 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Canon Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Canon is one of the superior multimedia projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners. 100% of those that bought a Canon multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £2,877.23 it is more expensive than 88% of projectors.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The WX-520 has an average 5 year running cost of £86 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the WX-520 in August 2013.

Features

1440 X 900 (WXGA+) Resolution

The Canon WX-520 has a 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The Canon WX-520's noise level of 38dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 13% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Canon WX-520 of only 2,000 is in the lowest 10% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Canon WX-520's projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 15% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Canon WX-520 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The Canon WX-520's bulb power of 250W is in the biggest 35% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The bulb powers of data projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Canon WX-520 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Canon WX-520 has a DVI port. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

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04960999974064, 08714574608730, 08714574609065

Canon WX-520

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