Canon WX-520 vs Panasonic PT-EW540

Canon WX-520
Panasonic PT-EW540

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Canon WX-520 is a 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (5,000 ANSI lumens).
67% lighter Edit
The Canon WX-520 is a 5.9kg heavy projector. That's 3.9kg lighter than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (9.8kg).
Cheaper to run by $29.31
The Canon WX-520 only costs $87.84 to run over five years however the Panasonic PT-EW540 costs $117.15 to run (33% more). Read more
6 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 bulb power Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 has a bulb power of 335W, however the Canon WX-520 is only a 250W lamp power projector (85W smaller).
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys on the Panasonic PT-EW540 is two, but the Canon WX-520 only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is a 35dB noise level projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Canon WX-520 (35dB). 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 (economic mode) Edit
Panasonic PT-EW540 is 29dB noise level (in economic mode), but the Canon WX-520 is a 32dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (3dB louder).
5W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 has an RMS rated power of 10W, but the Canon WX-520 is only a 5W RMS rated power projector (5W lower).

Reasons Against

7 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 bulb power Edit
The Canon WX-520 has a bulb power of 250W. That's 85W smaller than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (335W).
One less VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys on the Canon WX-520 is one, but the Panasonic PT-EW540 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Slightly louder noise level Edit
The Canon WX-520 has a noise level of 38dB, whereas the Panasonic PT-EW540 is a 35dB 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 (economic mode) Edit
Canon WX-520 is 32dB noise level (in economic mode). That's 3dB louder than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (29dB).
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Canon WX-520 is a 5W RMS rated power projector. That's 5W lower than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (10W).
Over one year older
The Canon WX-520 is older than the Panasonic PT-EW540 by 15 months.
3 Reasons Against
200 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Canon WX-520 is a 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter).
A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is a 9.8kg heavy projector, whereas the Canon WX-520 is a 5.9kg heavy projector (3.9kg lighter).
Higher running costs over five years by $29.31
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic PT-EW540 are $117.15 which is $29.31 more than the Canon WX-520. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

42 months Ago 26 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 $ 115.51
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.64
Total running cost $ 117.15

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.
0.78T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
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
 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)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-20 - 20 -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-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 Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 300 40 - 400
Projection Technology
 LCOS
 LCOS

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4,500h
Lamp Type
 NSH
 NSH
Bulb Power
250W 335W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
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
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.7 - 39 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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 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
DisplayPorts Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
2 2
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 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
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 35dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
32dB 29dB
BEST
Air Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Air filter
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
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
5W 10W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 Black
 Silver
 White
 Black
 Silver
 White
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
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
485W
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
BEST
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