Optoma X305 vs Panasonic PT-CW330

Optoma X305
Panasonic PT-CW330

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A lot longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma X305 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 6,000hh, whereas the Panasonic PT-CW330 is only a 4,000hh service life of lamp in economic mode projector (2h shorter).
28% quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 29dBdB noise level projector. That's 8dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-CW330 (37dBdB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Lighter Edit
Optoma X305 is 2.6kgg heavy, but the Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 7.7kgg heavy projector (5.1g heavier).
69mm narrower Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 288mmmm wide projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 357mmmm wide projector (69mm wider).
Cheaper by $520
The Optoma X305 costs $679.99, whereas the Panasonic PT-CW330 is $1,199.95.
3 Reasons For
0.1" bigger matrix size Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 has a matrix size of 0.65"", whereas the Optoma X305 is only a 0.55"" matrix size projector (0.1" smaller).
94% higher number of colours Edit
Panasonic PT-CW330 is 16.7MM colour. That's 15.63M higher than the Optoma X305 (16.7MM).
90W bigger lamp power Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 has a lamp power of 280WW, but the Optoma X305 is only a 190WW lamp power projector (90W smaller).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
19% smaller matrix size Edit
The Optoma X305 has a matrix size of 0.55"", however the Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 0.65"" matrix size projector (0.1" bigger).
Significantly lower number of colours Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 1.07MM colour projector. That's 15.63M lower than the Panasonic PT-CW330 (16.7MM).
A lot smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma X305 has a lamp power of 190WW, whereas the Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 280WW lamp power projector (90W bigger).
Older by four months
The Optoma X305 is four months older than the Panasonic PT-CW330.
5 Reasons Against
2h shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 4,000hh, but the Optoma X305 is a 6,000hh service life of lamp in economic mode projector (2h longer).
22% louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 37dBdB noise level projector. That's 8dB louder than the Optoma X305 (37dBdB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 has a weight of 7.7kgg, however the Optoma X305 is a 2.6kgg heavy projector (5.1g lighter).
Wider Edit
Panasonic PT-CW330 is 357mmmm wide, but the Optoma X305 is a 288mmmm wide projector (69mm narrower).
More expensive by $520
The Panasonic PT-CW330 is $519.96 more expensive than the Optoma X305.

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Projector

Contrast Ratio
 18000:1
BEST
 18000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,100 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 1600 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 -15 - 15
Matrix Size
0.55" 0.65"
BEST
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1.07M 16.7M
BEST
Zoom Ratio
 Fixed
 Fixed
Projection Distance
0.5 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
39.4 - 196.71 70 - 100
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
6,000h
BEST
4,000h
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Lamp Power
190W 280W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
4,500h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Offset
115% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
7.017 - 7.017 2.6
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 2.8 5.27
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual
Objective Focal Length
7.02mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1366 х 768
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 832 x 624
 704 x 576
 720 x 480
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1366 х 768
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 832 x 624
 704 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
S-Video Input
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3 3

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included

Performance

Noise Level
29dB
BEST
37dB
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 33dB
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 162MHz
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 91 15 - 100
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85 24 - 120
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
2D/3D Image Frequency
120 Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
2W
BEST
10W
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W
BEST
6W
Typical Power Consumption
235W
BEST
340W
Power Consumption During PowerSave
205W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 0 - 3000
Relative Humidity Operational Range
0 - 85 20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 5 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.6kg
BEST
7.7kg
Height
86mm 250mm
BEST
Depth
220mm
BEST
367mm
Width
288mm
BEST
357mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

F-Number / Relative Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
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