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Canon LE-5W Projector

$329.99
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date $35.53 Electricity cost over 5 years
Very low running costs
Expert reviews are poor
Unimpressive data and video image quality
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Reviews

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector manufacturer. On average projectors from Canon have good reviews from users and experts. 100% of those that bought a Canon data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This multimedia projector received a score of 60 out of 100 from expert review website IT Reviews.com. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this 3000:1 contrast ratio data projector.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner reckoned that this projector was thick. Itreviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “It has a broad range of connectivity choices for an ultra-light projector” in their Canon LE-5W review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.


Design

Well Built Very Portable, Small Enough to Fit Into Moderate Size Brief Case

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. It Reviews.com mentioned in their review of this projector on IT Reviews.com four years ago “Well built very portable, small enough to fit into moderate size brief case” but even so they gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

Good Menu System

One owner who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus. It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “Good menu system” in their Canon LE-5W review.

Unimpressive Data and Video Image Quality

One owner concluded that it was not good quality. Four years ago It Reviews.com wrote in their Canon LE-5W review on IT Reviews.com “Unimpressive data and video image quality”.


Decent Audio

One customer who bought it concluded that it had good sound quality. It Reviews.com mentioned four years ago “Decent audio”.

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who bought the Canon LE-5W thought it did not have good picture quality.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Canon LE-5W supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector which do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Benq SH960 ($3,239), the Epson 475Wi ($2,102.34), or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A.

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HD-Ready

The Canon LE-5W is HD-Ready, as are most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon LE-5W has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq SH960 ($3,239), the Epson V11H475020, or the Hitachi CPX2515WN.

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Supports Thirteen Video Formats Supported

The Canon LE-5W has a greater number of supported video formats than most comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it. This Canon projector supports a H.264 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The video formats supported "AVI", "DAT", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "TS", "VC-1", "VOB" and "XVID" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Canon LE-5W has one of the dimmest projector brightnesses (only 500 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

If this Canon projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the EB-421i (2,500 ANSI lumens), or the VS210 (2,600 ANSI lumens) both from Epson or the Sony VPL-SW620C (2,600 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Canon LE-5W has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Canon LE-5W does not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have noise levels of between 25dB and 45dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the Canon LE-5W has one of the louder noise levels amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 38dB noise level projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the VPL-EW276 ($799), and the VPL-EX226 both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Canon multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08714574611105

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