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Optoma ZX212ST
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Optoma ZX212ST Projector

XGA (1024x768) 34dB 2,300 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
Optoma's laser/LED projectors bring together innovative technologies that make them light, bright and easy to use and maintain. These lamp-free projectors help businesses and educators deliver... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Optoma multimedia projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Optoma is one of the better rated brands.

Reasonably Priced

One Optoma ZX212ST owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Optoma ZX212ST three years ago “The hybrid laser-LED light source saves on the total cost of ownership”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the H7531D[pl_1418806_price], or the P1515[pl_2417211_price] both from Acer or the Epson Home Cinema 3020+[plb_1922603_price].

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age, the ZX212ST supports 3D.

Other projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Optoma X315[plb_2326573_price], or the Epson PowerLite Pro G6050W[plb_1919037_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the ZX212ST is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Optoma data projector). This projector also 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) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma ZX212ST has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. This Optoma data projector is a two number of built-in speakers projector compared to most of the projectors of this age and type which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors that came out more than two years ago is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h. The ZX212ST has one of the longer service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

The Optoma ZX212ST has a greater number of supported video formats than most data projectors that are a similar age to it. This data projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors of this type and age. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "H.264", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPEG4" and "XVID" are also supported by this projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the ZX212ST is more than most multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to it. This data projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the ZX212ST. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This data projector received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from PC Mag. The multimedia projector expert review sites aren't convinced by this Optoma multimedia projector.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that this projector did not have a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “3D support limited to PC connection (VGA or HDMI) only” in their Optoma ZX212ST review.

Does Not Support Full HD

The ZX212ST does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the ZX212ST also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support full HD including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Epson 5020UB[plb_1992731_price], or the Panasonic PT-AE8000U[plb_1897386_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The ZX212ST does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the Epson EB-Z9900W[plb_2549632_price], the Elmo BOXi MP-350[plb_2578320_price], or the LG PW700[plb_2778836_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma ZX212ST has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors of this type and age the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the data projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise level (economic mode)s range from 20dB to 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. At 32 decibels, the ZX212ST has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the ZX212ST.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the ZX212ST has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the ZX212ST. The smallest matrix size of multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the ZX212ST is 0.45" and the biggest is 0.75".

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma ZX212ST

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the ZX212ST is £92, which is typical compared to the other 118 multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Optoma released the ZX212ST.

Average Noise Level

The ZX212ST has a relatively average noise level (34 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this data projector to all the other 34dB noise level projectors and we think the Optoma ZW212ST[plb_1719622_price], the Viewsonic PJD8333[plb_1479838_price], and the Benq W770ST[plb_1561748_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,300 ANSI lumens, the Optoma ZX212ST has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2,300 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W700+[plb_1561678_price].

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[pl_2301495_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the EH-TW9200[pl_2826896_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Epson or the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
AV Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Auto Power Off
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
F-Number (relative Aperture)
Connectivity Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
31 May 2013

The Optoma ZX212ST business projector offers a lower brightness rating than is typical for its price and size, but the hybrid laser-LED light source saves on the total cost of ownership...

High-quality data image
Short throw
Mercury-free, laser-LED light source designed to last the life of the projector
Low brightness by today's standards
3D support limited to PC connection (VGA or HDMI) only

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma ZX212STuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.46T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418533, 05053959398655, 05060059047949, 07964354185338

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