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Canon LE-5W Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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14 Reasons For

Robust

One person wrote that this projector was well made. It Reviews.com wrote “Well built very portable, small enough to fit into moderate size brief case”.

Easy to Use

One Canon LE-5W owner who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago It Reviews.com said “Good menu system” in their Canon LE-5W review however they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

One Canon LE-5W reviewer who bought the product thought it had good sound quality. Three years ago It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “Decent audio” in their Canon LE-5W review nonetheless they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that it was thick. Expert review site Itreviews.com mentioned “It has a broad range of connectivity choices for an ultra-light projector”.

Canon Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Multimedia projectors produced by Canon generally have good reviews.

Supports Full HD

The Canon LE-5W supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors of this spec and age which do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq SH960[plb_1385329_price], the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], and the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the LE-5W, the Canon LE-5W has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq SH960[plb_1385329_price], the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price], or the Hitachi CP-WU8450[plb_1857318_price] which has better reviews.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the LE-5W is 5,700h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 230h to 20,000h. The Canon LE-5W has one of the longest service life of lamp (economic mode)s (20,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Supports Thirteen Video Formats Supporteds

The Canon LE-5W has a greater number of supported video formats than most multimedia projectors of this spec and age. This multimedia projector supports an MP4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the LE-5W. The video formats supporteds "AVI", "DAT", "H.264", "MKV", "MOV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "TS", "VC-1", "VOB" and "XVID" are also supported by this data projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Canon LE-5W is more than most similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon multimedia projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Light

The average weight of projectors of a similar age and spec to the LE-5W is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 230g to 30kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the Canon LE-5W is one of the lightest projectors of a similar spec and age to the LE-5W amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The power consumption (economy mode)s of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the LE-5W range from 70W to 250W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 70 Watts, the Canon LE-5W has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the LE-5W.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This 3000:1 contrast ratio projector received a score of 60% from data projector expert review website IT Reviews.com. This means that data projector experts really don't rate this data projector very highly.

Inferior Picture Quality

One Canon LE-5W owner said in their reviews that this projector did not have good picture quality. It Reviews.com said on IT Reviews.com three years ago “Unimpressive data and video image quality” in their Canon LE-5W review and gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Canon LE-5W does not support 3D.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the NP-M311W[pl_1525270_price], or the NP-V311X[pl_1617184_price] both from NEC or the Infocus IN3124[plb_1475112_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon LE-5W does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the LE-5W also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the EB-430 LW[pl_1837070_price], the EB-425W[pl_1844228_price], or the BrightLink 436Wi[pl_1875520_price] all from Epson which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

When compared to other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed, the projector brightness of the Canon LE-5W of only 500 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest. The dimmest projector brightness of similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the LE-5W is 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 8,000 ANSI lumens.

If this 3000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the VPL-DX122[pl_2507198_price] (2,600 ANSI lumens), the VPL-DW127[pl_2512334_price] (2,600 ANSI lumens), or the VPL-DW122[pl_2514842_price] (2,600 ANSI lumens) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 1.5 gigabytes, the Canon LE-5W has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average internal storage capacity of projectors that are a similar age to the LE-5W is 6GB, and the internal storage capacitys range from 1GB to 55GB.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors of this type and age is 0.5W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W. At only 2.5 Watts, the Canon LE-5W has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the LE-5W.

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Only AAC++ Audio Formats Supported

This multimedia projector audio formats supported, which is typical of many data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The Canon LE-5W has one of the louder noise levels (38 decibels) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average noise level of projectors of this type and age is 35dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 45dB.

There are a number of other 38dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the VPL-DX147[pl_2516968_price], the VPL-DX127[pl_2514843_price], or the VPL-DW122[pl_2514842_price] all from Sony.

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Only One Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in

Most multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the LE-5W have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins, including the Canon LE-5W which has one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon LE-5W

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
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Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

2 October 2013

The Canon LE-5W BK is a low-brightness multimedia projector with a wide range of connection choices...

Good range of connection choices
Good menu system
Long lamp life
Decent audio
Well built very portable, small enough to fit into moderate size brief case
Low brightness for its size
Unimpressive data and video image quality
Lack of zoom lens makes projector placement less convenient
Picture adjustments (brightness, contrast, color, etc
) are only available in User' image mode meaning the other factory preset image modes cannot be adjusted by the user for improved color acc

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Electricity cost when switched on $31.87
Electricity cost when on standby $2.82
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Total running cost over 5 years $34.69
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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