Sony VPL-SW526C
Sony VPL-SW526C
14 Images
Share on

Loading image...


Overall Score

Sony VPL-SW526C

A 3 year old and expensive to run 280 x 800 35dB projector
WXGA (1280x800) No 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Out of stock
Sony VPL-SW526C
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
1 Price from 1 Store
 Show All Prices - Show Fewer Prices Get Price Alerts
Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Sony VPL-SW526C Review

Released 3 years ago and with mediocre features, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW526C as follows for Summary.
Average Features
3 Years Old
Running Costs
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 31?

Sony multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Fairly long service life of lamp
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite dim projector brightness

Sony VPL-SW526C In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

Based on 962 expert and owner reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its multimedia projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Sony VPL-SW526C has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

The best resolution across similar types of projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

What does "projector native resolution" mean? Less Edit

Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-SW526C of 35dB is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 53% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

What does "noise level" mean? Less Edit

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of multimedia projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-SW526C's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 19% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

What does "projector brightness" mean? Less Edit

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW526C has a built-in speaker. 75% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

What is a built-in speaker? Less Edit

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-SW526C of 6,000h is quite long compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 21% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

What does "service life of lamp" mean? Less Edit

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SW526C has a handheld remote control. 79% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

What is a handheld remote control? Less Edit

Average Bulb Power

The Sony VPL-SW526C's bulb power of 210W is fairly typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 30% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

What does "bulb power" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SW526C does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

What is full HD? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit


Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony data projector was released in March 2014.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsw526cb


00027242866676, 04053162938885

Sony VPL-SW526C