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Canon WX-520

Canon WX-520 Projector

2000:1 WXGA+ (1440x900) 38dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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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.... More
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8 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

On average Canon 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews as do all projectors produced by Canon.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WX-520, the Canon WX-520 has a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of data projectors of this type and age range from 110 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the Canon WX-520 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the WX-520.

There are a number of other 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony VPLFH36/W[plb_1477017_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the PT-EX510[pl_2584403_price] (5,300 ANSI lumens), or the PT-DZ680[pl_2830957_price] (6,000 ANSI lumens) both from Panasonic.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Canon WX-520 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors of this type and age. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Canon data projector. In addition, this data projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the WX-520 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1.3x, the biggest is 12x, and the average digital zoom is 5.2x. At 12 times zoom factor, the Canon WX-520 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Uniformity

The Canon WX-520 has a quite big uniformity (90 percent) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The average uniformity of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 86%.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Canon WX-520 is a two audio (L,R) in projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the WX-520 have between one and two audio (L,R) ins.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type, the Canon WX-520 does not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also support full HD including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Canon WX-520 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the WX-520 also do not support 3D.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D which you might also want to look at including the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon WX-520 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price].

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Canon WX-520 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors of a similar age and type to the WX-520 is 28dB, the loudest is 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. The Canon WX-520 has a quite loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the WX-520.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Canon WX-520 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Canon WX-520 has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) (32 decibels) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the WX-520 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 37dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Canon WX-520

Running Costs Are Average

The WX-520 has an average running cost of £119 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 87 data projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Magnification
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
Electricity cost when on standby £4.42
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Total running cost over 5 years £118.19
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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