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Optoma ZX212ST

Optoma ZX212ST
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A very economical to run and good spec moderate noise level XGA projector
34dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 100000:1 Yes Dec 2012
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Optoma ZX212ST Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have ranked the Optoma ZX212ST number 822 in 3D projectors.
74
Reviews
1 Review
76
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£54 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £54 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
This Optoma projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Longer than average service life of lamp
The most intuitive way to teach instantly present from your phone or tablet
Longer life and less maintenance lamp free LED+ technology
Cost savings with efficient eco+ features
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Optoma ZX212ST In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from PC Mag. It seems that experts really don't rate this projector very highly.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 3,311 owner and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The ZX212ST is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the ZX212ST will cost £54 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since December 2012.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The ZX212ST has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This Optoma data projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma ZX212ST's noise level of 34dB is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 57% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the ZX212ST of 100,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 5% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The ZX212ST's projector brightness of only 2,300 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 14% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma ZX212ST of 20,000h is in the longest 14% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The ZX212ST supports 3D, unlike 60% of data projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma ZX212ST has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma ZX212ST has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ZX212ST has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. 96% of projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Optoma ZX212ST has a zoom capability, unlike 91% of projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma ZX212ST does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma zx212st

Barcodes:

00796435418533, 05053959398655, 05060059047949, 07964354185338

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