Canon WUX500 vs Hitachi CP-EX401
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Canon WUX500vsHitachi CP-EX401

Canon WUX500

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Canon WUX500

£5,092.03
£1,287.73
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured moderate noise level WUXGA multimedia projector, with moderate running costs but representing only average value for money
82
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
51
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£85 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Apr 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
3D No
Release Date Apr 2015
Hitachi CP-EX401

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Hitachi CP-EX401

£704.47
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and cheap moderate noise level XGA multimedia projector, with good features
83
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£55 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 2000:1 No Jan 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2016
Canon WUX500

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Canon WUX500

£5,092.03
£1,287.73
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured moderate noise level WUXGA multimedia projector, with moderate running costs but representing only average value for money
82
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
51
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£85 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Apr 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
3D No
Release Date Apr 2015
Hitachi CP-EX401

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Hitachi CP-EX401

£704.47
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and cheap moderate noise level XGA multimedia projector, with good features
83
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£55 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 2000:1 No Jan 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2016

Top Prices

Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
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£5,092.03
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£5,171.51
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Reasons For

Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
4 Reasons For
16% Brighter Projector Brightness
The Canon WUX500 has a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, however the Hitachi CP-EX401 is only a 4,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (800 ANSI lumens dimmer).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Full HD
The Canon WUX500 supports full HD, whereas the Hitachi CP-EX401 does not support full HD.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

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Ethernet LAN
The Canon WUX500 has an Ethernet LAN, whereas the Hitachi CP-EX401 does not.

This denotes whether the projector has the native capability to connect to the local network, in order to receive movie files and the like from your computer.

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Better Brand
Canon projectors have an average rating of 78.4%, whereas Hitachi has an average rating of 74.3%.
3 Reasons For
Built-In Speaker
The Hitachi CP-EX401 has a built-in speaker, however the Canon WUX500 does not.

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

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Cheaper by £4,388
The Hitachi CP-EX401 costs £704.47, whereas the Canon WUX500 is £5,092.03.
£30 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Hitachi CP-EX401 only costs £55 to run whereas the Canon WUX500 costs £85 to run (54% more).
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Reasons Against

Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
1 Award
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No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Hitachi. The average brand rating for Canon is 78.4% based on 75 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Hitachi is 74.33% based on 7 reviews.
Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Canon

78

78

Based on 75 reviews
Hitachi

74

74

Based on 7 reviews

Date Released

Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
34 months old 25 months old Best

Key Features

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Full HD

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Best
Yes
No

Built-in Speaker

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Best
No
Yes

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Canon WUX500
Canon
WUX500
11 trees 0.42 tonnes CO2
Hitachi CP-EX401
Hitachi
CP-EX401
7 trees 0.27 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Noise Level 37dB 37dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 30dB
BEST
32dB
 
 
 
Projector Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio
2000:1
 2000:1
2000:1
 2000:1
Projector Brightness 5,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
4,200 ANSI Lumens
Matrix Size 0.71" Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Light Output Unknown - Click to provide data 4,200 ANSI Lumens
White Light Output Unknown - Click to provide data 4,200 ANSI Lumens
Projector Brightness (economic Mode) 3,800 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours Unknown - Click to provide data 16.7M
Zoom Ratio
1.8:1
 1.8:1
1.8:1
 1.8:1
Projection Distance (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) Unknown - Click to provide data 10,000h
Bulb Power Unknown - Click to provide data 225W
Service Life of Lamp 5,000h 5,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Lens Shift Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Lens Shift Range -10° Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Supported Video Modes
525i
 525i
525i
 525i
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
RS-232 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 3
BEST
 
 
 
Multimedia Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 1W
Built-In Speaker Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Power Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Power Consumption (standby) 0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 365W 225W
BEST
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Weight 5.9kg 2.9kg
BEST
Height 136mm 85mm
Depth 370mm 245mm
Width 337mm 320mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon WUX500 Hitachi CP-EX401
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC

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