Canon WX-520
Canon WX-520
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Canon WX-520

A 4 year old 2000:1 WXGA+ (1440x900) projector with poor features and a price that represents inferior value for money
2000:1 WXGA+ (1440x900) No 38dB Aug 2013
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Canon WX-520 Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have scored the Canon WX-520 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£119 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 35?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £119 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite loud noise level

Canon WX-520 In-Depth Analysis


Canon Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Projectors manufactured by Canon have very good ratings 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


Has a Built-In Speaker

The Canon WX-520 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Canon WX-520 does not support full HD. 64% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a DVI Port

The Canon WX-520 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.

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WXGA+ (1440x900) Resolution

The Canon WX-520 has a WXGA+ (1440x900) projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most data projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the Canon WX-520 of 38dB is in the loudest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Canon WX-520's projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens is fairly bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 16% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the WX-520 in August 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The WX-520 is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on alright energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the WX-520 is £119.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 8265b002, canon 8265b010


00013803215366, 00660685117839, 04960999974064

Canon WX-520


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