Canon WX-520
Canon WX-520
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Canon WX-520

A fully featured 2000:1 WXGA+ (1440x900) multimedia projector
2000:1 WXGA+ (1440x900) No 38dB Aug 2013
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Canon WX-520
Canon REALiS WX520 D WXGA+ Multimedia Projector with DICOM Simulation Mode, 5200 Lumens, 2000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1.43 - 2.57:1 Throw Ratio
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Canon WX-520 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Canon WX-520 as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$94 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $94 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
WXGA+ (1440x900) resolution
Fairly loud noise level
Does not support full HD

Canon WX-520 In-Depth Analysis


Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon projectors and also specifically for Canon projectors and found that in both cases Canon had very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Canon data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a DVI Port

The Canon WX-520 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The Canon WX-520 has one of the louder noise levels (38 decibels) amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Canon WX-520 does not support full HD.

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WXGA+ (1440x900) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Canon WX-520 is WXGA+ (1440x900). That's over five times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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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 WX-520 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the Canon WX-520 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the WX-520 in August 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The WX-520 is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the WX-520 will cost $94 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 8265b010, canon 8265b002


00013803215366, 00660685117839, 04960999974064

Canon WX-520