Canon WX-520 vs Panasonic PT-EW540

Canon WX-520
Panasonic PT-EW540

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
67% lighter Edit
The Canon WX-520 is a 5.9kgg heavy projector. That's 3.9g lighter than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (9.8kgg).
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
5 Reasons For
0.06" bigger matrix size Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 has a matrix size of 0.76"", but the Canon WX-520 is only a 0.7"" matrix size projector (0.06" smaller).
85W bigger lamp power Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 has a lamp power of 335WW, however the Canon WX-520 is only a 250WW lamp power projector (85W smaller).
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports on the Panasonic PT-EW540 is two, but the Canon WX-520 only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is a 35dBdB noise level projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Canon WX-520 (35dBdB). 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.

Quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
Panasonic PT-EW540 is 29dBdB noise level (in economic mode), but the Canon WX-520 is a 32dBdB noise level (in economic mode) projector (3dB louder).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller matrix size Edit
The Canon WX-520 is a 0.7"" matrix size projector. That's 0.06" smaller than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (0.76"").
Smaller lamp power Edit
The Canon WX-520 is a 250WW lamp power projector. That's 85W smaller than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (335WW).
One less VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports on the Canon WX-520 is one, but the Panasonic PT-EW540 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Slightly louder noise level Edit
The Canon WX-520 has a noise level of 38dBdB, whereas the Panasonic PT-EW540 is a 35dBdB noise level projector (3dB quieter). 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.

Louder noise level in economy mode Edit
Canon WX-520 is 32dBdB noise level (in economic mode). That's 3dB louder than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (29dBdB).
Nine months older
The Canon WX-520 is older than the Panasonic PT-EW540 by nine months.
2 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is a 9.8kgg heavy projector, whereas the Canon WX-520 is a 5.9kgg heavy projector (3.9g lighter).
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Canon WX-520 is stocked by 2 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

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Projector

Contrast Ratio
 2000:1
 2000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WXGA+ (1440x900)
BEST
 WXGA+ (1440x900)
Projector Brightness
5,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
5,000 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-20 - 20 -30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-20 - 20 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
0.7" 0.76"
BEST
Uniformity
90% 90%
Projection Distance
1.2 - 16.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 300 40 - 400
Projection Technology
 LCOS
 LCOS

Lamps

Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 4,500h
Lamp Type
 NSH
 NSH
Lamp Power
250W 335W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 4,000h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.43 - 2.57:1
 1.43 - 2.57:1
Digital Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Lens Shift Range
0 - 62 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7 - 2.3
Focal Length Range
21.7 - 39 26.9 - 45.4
Magnification
1.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -60 - 60
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 10

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
2 2
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 1000
 100
 10
BEST
 1000
 100
 10

Performance

Noise Level
38dB 35dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
32dB 29dB
BEST
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 162MHz
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 15 - 100
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 120

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
5W
BEST
10W
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.6W 0.3W
BEST
Typical Power Consumption
355W
BEST
485W
Power Consumption During PowerSave
285W 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

Relative Humidity Operational Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.9kg
BEST
9.8kg
Height
134mm 177mm
Depth
370mm 385mm
Width
337mm 530mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 AC
BEST
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