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Optoma ZX212ST
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Optoma ZX212ST Projector

XGA (1024x768) 34dB 2,300 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
Optoma's laser/LED projectors bring together innovative technologies that make them light, bright and easy to use and maintain. These lamp-free projectors help businesses and educators deliver... More
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9 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Optoma projectors and also specifically for Optoma data projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good reviews compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ZX212ST has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the ZX212ST also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Optoma X315, or the Epson PowerLite 4855WU ($2,202.27) which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Optoma ZX212ST supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors which support 3D currently available including the Benq W7000+ ($1,995.00), the Optoma X315, or the Epson PowerLite Pro G6900WU ($4,999.95) which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the ZX212ST is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the ZX212ST. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Optoma projector. This data projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The resolution of all data projectors that are a similar age to the ZX212ST ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the ZX212ST only have one number of built-in speakers, however the ZX212ST has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the ZX212ST have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h. The ZX212ST has one of the longer service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

The number of supported video formats on the ZX212ST is more than most comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it. This projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by data projectors of a similar age and type to the ZX212ST. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "H.264", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPEG4" and "XVID" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the ZX212ST is more than most data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it. This Optoma projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the ZX212ST. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this Optoma multimedia projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 60% from PC Mag. This means that data projector experts really don't rate this multimedia projector very highly.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that this projector did not have a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “3D support limited to PC connection (VGA or HDMI) only” in their Optoma ZX212ST review.

Does Not Support Full HD

The ZX212ST does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the ZX212ST also do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a full HD and we think the W7000+ ($1,995.00), or the W7500 ($2,375.00) both from Benq or the Panasonic PT-LZ370U ($2,279.95) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma ZX212ST does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the ZX212ST also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support wi-Fi to this multimedia projector and we think the Epson EB-Z9900W, the Elmo BOXi MP-350, or the Benq GP20 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The ZX212ST has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s (32 decibels) amongst data projectors of this age. Data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have noise level (economic mode)s of between 20dB and 40dB.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

Data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZX212ST have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.75". The ZX212ST has one of the smaller matrix sizes (only 0.55 inches) amongst data projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma ZX212ST

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the ZX212ST over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the Optoma ZX212ST has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the ZX212ST.

We compared all the other 34dB noise level data projectors to this data projector and we think the Optoma ZW212ST, the Viewsonic PJD8333 ($1,048.31), and the Benq W770ST which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the ZX212ST is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,300 ANSI lumens, the ZX212ST has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the ZX212ST.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2,300 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the Benq W700+ which has better reviews.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the 5020UB (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the EH-TW9200 (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Epson or the Panasonic PT-AT6000E (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
AV Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Auto Power Off
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
F-Number (relative Aperture)
Connectivity Technology

Expert Reviews

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31 May 2013

The Optoma ZX212ST business projector offers a lower brightness rating than is typical for its price and size, but the hybrid laser-LED light source saves on the total cost of ownership...

High-quality data image
Short throw
Mercury-free, laser-LED light source designed to last the life of the projector
Low brightness by today's standards
3D support limited to PC connection (VGA or HDMI) only

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.41
Electricity cost when on standby $2.82
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.23
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00796435418533, 05053959398655, 05060059047949, 07964354185338
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