Optoma ZX212ST
Optoma ZX212ST
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Optoma ZX212ST

A cheap to run 100000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with good features
100000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 34dB Dec 2012
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Optoma ZX212ST Review

With low running costs but good features, we have ranked the Optoma ZX212ST number 979 across all projectors.
1 Review
Good Features
4 Years Old
£75 Over 1 Year
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Why Has it Scored 41?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of only £75 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 11% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Optoma projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite long service life of lamp
Supports 3GP, AVI and 6 more video formats supported
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite dim projector brightness

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Optoma ZX212ST In-Depth Analysis


Poor Expert Reviews

This Optoma projector received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from PC Mag. The expert review sites don't rate this Optoma multimedia projector very highly.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 2,447 owner and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has very good ratings specifically for its data projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Average Priced

The cheapeast data projectors that we found costs £106 and the most expensive costs £17,495. We think that this Optoma projector has an average price.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The ZX212ST has one of the longer service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age. Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h.

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Supports 3GP, AVI and 6 More Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the ZX212ST is more than most data projectors. This projector supports an MPEG video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by projectors. The video formats supported "MP4", "AVI", "3GP", "MOV", "MPEG4", "H.264" and "XVID" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The ZX212ST has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most common resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all data projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ZX212ST has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the ZX212ST has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The ZX212ST has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other data projectors which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The ZX212ST has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,300 ANSI lumens, the ZX212ST has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors. The average projector brightness of data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors, the ZX212ST does not support full HD.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when Optoma released the ZX212ST.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the ZX212ST is only £75 based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 11% of all 1,758 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma zx212st
Barcodes 00796435418533, 05053959398655, 05060059047949, 07964354185338

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