Canon WX-520 vs Sony VPL-FH500L

Canon WX-520
Sony VPL-FH500L

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Canon WX-520 has an ethernet LAN, whereas the Sony VPL-FH500L does not have an ethernet LAN.
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Canon WX-520 has a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Sony VPL-FH500L 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
The Canon WX-520 has a weight of 5.9kg, however the Sony VPL-FH500L is an 8kg heavy projector (2.1kg heavier).
9% cheaper to run
Over five years the Canon WX-520 is $9.07 cheaper to run than the Sony VPL-FH500L. Read more
5 Reasons For
1,800 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L has a projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens, however the Canon WX-520 is only a 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,800 ANSI lumens dimmer).
25W bigger bulb power Edit
Sony VPL-FH500L is 275W lamp power, but the Canon WX-520 is only a 250W lamp power projector (25W smaller).
Built-in display Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L has a built-in display, but the Canon WX-520 does not have a built-in display.
Cheaper by $3,249
The Sony VPL-FH500L costs $3,249 less than the Canon WX-520.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
1,800 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Canon WX-520 has a projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-FH500L is a 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,800 ANSI lumens brighter).
25W smaller bulb power Edit
Canon WX-520 is only 250W lamp power, but the Sony VPL-FH500L is a 275W lamp power projector (25W bigger).
Does not have a built-in display Edit
The Canon WX-520 does not have a built-in display, whereas the Sony VPL-FH500L does.
More expensive by $3,249
The Canon WX-520 is $3,249 more expensive than the Sony VPL-FH500L.
Less retailers
The Canon WX-520 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Sony VPL-FH500L is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Older by seven months
The Canon WX-520 is seven months older than the Sony VPL-FH500L.
4 Reasons Against
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L does not have an ethernet LAN, however the Canon WX-520 has an ethernet LAN.
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L does not have a built-in speaker(s), however 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
The Sony VPL-FH500L has a weight of 8kg, however the Canon WX-520 is a 5.9kg heavy projector (2.1kg lighter).
Higher running costs over five years by $9.07
The Sony VPL-FH500L costs $96.91 to run which is $9.07 more to run than the Canon WX-520 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

42 months Ago 35 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 84.55
Electricity cost - standby $ 3.29
Total running cost $ 87.84
Purchase price $ 4,349.00
Total cost of ownership $ 4,436.84
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 95.27
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.64
Total running cost $ 96.91
Purchase price $ 1,100.00
Total cost of ownership $ 1,196.91
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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 7,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-20 - 20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-20 - 20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.7" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
1.2 - 16.6 1.02 - 15.24
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Technology
 LCOS
 LCOS

Lamps

Lamp Type
 NSH
 NSH
Bulb Power
250W 275W
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
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)
BEST
 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)
Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 PAL
 SECAM

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 1

Networking

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

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
38dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level (economic Mode)
32dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 47 - 93
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
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
BEST

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 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

Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 60 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.9kg
BEST
8kg
Height
134mm 148mm
Depth
370mm 477mm
Width
337mm 390mm

Packaging Content

Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
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