Canon WX-520 vs Sony VPLFH31

Canon WX-520
Sony VPLFH31

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
Canon WX-520 is 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Sony VPLFH31 is only a 4,300 ANSI lumens brightness projector (900 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Canon WX-520 has a built-in speaker(s), however the Sony VPLFH31 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

A lot lighter Edit
Canon WX-520 is 5.9kg heavy, but the Sony VPLFH31 is an 8.3kg heavy projector (2.4kg heavier).
$9.07 cheaper to run
Over five years the Canon WX-520 is $9.07 cheaper to run than the Sony VPLFH31. Read more
5 Reasons For
0.06" bigger matrix size Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 has a matrix size of 0.76", however the Canon WX-520 is only a 0.7" matrix size projector (0.06" smaller).
25W bigger bulb power Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 is a 275W lamp power projector, whereas the Canon WX-520 is only a 250W lamp power projector (25W smaller).
Quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Canon WX-520 (37dB). 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.

2dB quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 has a noise level (economic mode) of 30dB, however the Canon WX-520 is a 32dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB louder).
3 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.06" smaller matrix size Edit
The Canon WX-520 has a matrix size of 0.7", however the Sony VPLFH31 is a 0.76" matrix size projector (0.06" bigger).
25W smaller bulb power Edit
The Canon WX-520 is a 250W lamp power projector, whereas the Sony VPLFH31 is a 275W lamp power projector (25W bigger).
Louder noise level Edit
The Canon WX-520 is a 38dB noise level projector. That's 1dB louder than the Sony VPLFH31 (37dB). 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.

2dB louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Canon WX-520 has a noise level (economic mode) of 32dB, however the Sony VPLFH31 is a 30dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB quieter).
Not as many stockists
The Canon WX-520 is only stocked by 1 store, however the Sony VPLFH31 is stocked by 4 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
5 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPLFH31 is only 4,300 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Canon WX-520 is a 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (900 ANSI lumens brighter).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 does not have a built-in speaker(s), but the Canon WX-520 has a built-in speaker(s). Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

A lot heavier Edit
Sony VPLFH31 is 8.3kg heavy, but the Canon WX-520 is a 5.9kg heavy projector (2.4kg lighter).
Older by ten months
The Sony VPLFH31 is ten months older than the Canon WX-520.
Higher running costs over five years by $9.07
The running costs over five years of the Sony VPLFH31 are $96.91 which is $9.07 more than the Canon WX-520. Show assumptions.

Date Released

42 months Ago 52 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 84.55
Electricity cost - standby $ 3.29
Total running cost $ 87.84
Electricity cost - switched on $ 95.27
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.64
Total running cost $ 96.91
Purchase price $ 3,029.95
Total cost of ownership $ 3,126.86
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.59T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.65T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 2000:1
 2000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
Projector Brightness
5,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
4,300 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-20 - 20 -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-20 - 20 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
0.7" 0.76"
BEST
Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,400 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1.2 - 16.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 300 40 - 600
Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
Projection Technology
 LCOS
 LCOS

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4,000h
Lamp Type
 NSH
 NSH
Bulb Power
250W 275W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000h

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6x
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 0 - 60
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -32 - 32
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.7 - 39 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
Magnification
1.8x Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 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
Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
BNC Input Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 1
Audio (L,R) in
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 1000
 100
 10
BEST
 1000
 100
 10
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
38dB 37dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
32dB 30dB
BEST
Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,365BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 47 - 93
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DUT
 ARA
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 TV tuner integrated
RMS Rated Power
5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 Black
 Silver
 White
 Black
 Silver
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.6W 0.3W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical)
355W
BEST
400W
Power Consumption (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

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 60 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.9kg
BEST
8.3kg
Height
134mm 134mm
Depth
370mm 463mm
Width
337mm 390mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Brackets Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting brackets included
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