Optoma ZW212ST vs Panasonic PT-RZ470

Optoma ZW212ST
Panasonic PT-RZ470

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
One more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-RZ470 only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
Card reader integrated Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST has a card reader integrated, but the Panasonic PT-RZ470 does not have a card reader integrated.
Marginally quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST has a noise level of 34dB, however the Panasonic PT-RZ470 is a 35dB noise level projector (1dB louder). 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.

Two times lighter Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST has a weight of 4.3kg. That's 6.7kg lighter than the Panasonic PT-RZ470 (11kg).
51% cheaper to run
The Optoma ZW212ST only costs $55.14 to run over five years but the Panasonic PT-RZ470 costs $112.30 to run (104% more). Read more
4 Reasons For
A lot brighter projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 has a projector brightness of 3,500 ANSI lumens, however the Optoma ZW212ST is only a 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Full HD Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 supports full HD, whereas the Optoma ZW212ST does not support full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

DVI port Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 has a DVI port, however the Optoma ZW212ST does not have a DVI port.
Vastly better expert reviews
Based on 1 expert review, the average review score of the Panasonic PT-RZ470 is 90%, however the average rating of the Optoma ZW212ST is 65% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST has a projector brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens. That's 1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PT-RZ470 (3,500 ANSI lumens).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST does not support full HD, however the Panasonic PT-RZ470 supports full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST does not have a DVI port, but the Panasonic PT-RZ470 does.
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Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Optoma ZW212ST's average expert rating is only 65%, however the Panasonic PT-RZ470's is 90% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons Against
Only one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector, whereas the Optoma ZW212ST only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Does not have a card reader integrated Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 does not have a card reader integrated, whereas the Optoma ZW212ST has a card reader integrated.
3% louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 is a 35dB noise level projector. That's 1dB louder than the Optoma ZW212ST (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.

6.7kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 has a weight of 11kg, however the Optoma ZW212ST is a 4.3kg heavy projector (6.7kg lighter).
$57.16 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Panasonic PT-RZ470 costs $112.30 to run which is $57.16 more to run than the Optoma ZW212ST. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 52.40
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 55.14
Electricity cost - switched on $ 109.56
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 112.30
Purchase price $ 3,899.00
Total cost of ownership $ 4,011.30
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.75T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
2,500 ANSI lumens 3,500 ANSI lumens
BEST
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 1600 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 2.0:1
 2.0:1
BEST
Projection Distance
0.4 - 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
44.6 - 300 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
20,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 LED
 LED
Service Life of Lamp
20,000h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Offset
112% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.8 2 - 3.4
Focal Length Range (f-F)
7.34 21.5 - 43

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
3D-Ready
 3D-ready
 3D-ready
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
BEST
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
34dB
BEST
35dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
32dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
2D/3D Frequency Image
120 Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 BMP
BEST
 JPG
 BMP
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 XVID
BEST
 MP4
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 XVID
RMS Rated Power
4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Built-In Speakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 White
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
220W
BEST
460W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
176W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 20 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 0 - 45

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
4.3kg
BEST
11kg
Height
100mm 137mm
Depth
231mm 415mm
Width
321mm 455mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 Composite
 AC
 Composite
 AC
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