Canon LE-5W
Canon LE-5W
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Canon LE-5W

A cheap to run and good value for money 3000:1 280 x 800 projector
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 38dB Mar 2014
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Canon LE-5W Review

With very low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Canon LE-5W number 128 across all projectors.
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Good Features
$36 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of only $36 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 6% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Canon projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a card reader integrated
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Fairly loud noise level

Canon LE-5W In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website IT scored this data projector 60 out of 100. That puts this multimedia projector in the bottom 10% of all the projectors.

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Very Good Brand

Canon has very good average reviews for its projectors as well as across its entire data projector range compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Canon data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money


We checked 618 multimedia projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector represents good value compared to other multimedia projectors.


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Canon LE-5W has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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The Canon LE-5W is HD-Ready. Most of the other data projectors also are HD-Ready.

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Supports AVI, DAT and 12 More Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the Canon LE-5W is more than most projectors. This Canon data projector supports an MPEG video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by projectors. The video formats supported "MP4", "AVI", "MOV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "H.264", "MKV", "VOB", "DAT", "VC-1", "TS" and "XVID" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB. The Canon LE-5W has a quite loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

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

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon LE-5W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 500 ANSI lumens, the Canon LE-5W has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the LE-5W in March 2014.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The LE-5W is in the cheapest 6% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the LE-5W is only $36.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08714574611105

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