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Should You Buy a Canon Projector?

Updated 03 January 2020 by Matthew
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should you buy a Canon Projector?

Canon is well known for its digital cameras, inkjet printers, photo printers and camcorders.

If you are thinking about buying a Canon projector then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of projector brands is compiled by analysing over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 670+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular projectors and start at $164 for the S1 which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has a very low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) and go up to $1,814 for the WUX-450 which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wuxga (1920x1200). The average price of a new Canon projector is $766.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular projectors.

Is Canon the Best Projector Brand?

So are Canon projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Canon is ranked the No. 16 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the 16th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,587 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,820 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
4,610 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
742 reviews
#6
Taiwan
87%
87%
957 reviews
#7
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
688 reviews
#8
82%
82%
163 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
79 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
258 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
77%
77%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
338 reviews
#15
Netherlands
70%
70%
111 reviews
#16
Japan
70%
70%
40 reviews
#17
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#18
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#19
AAXA Technologies
67%
67%
0 reviews
#20
Anker
67%
67%
53 reviews
#21
UO
65%
65%
21 reviews
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#23
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#24
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Aiptek
63%
63%
79 reviews
#27
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#29
Pyle
62%
62%
1 review
#30
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#31
Nebula
60%
60%
8 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
Kodak
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Canon projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Canon Projectors

At an average purchase price of $766, Canon projectors tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands. Canon also have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Canon projector being 65%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Canon projector is $18 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other projector brands.

There's a smaller selection of Canon projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 3 Canon projectors currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,080
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$766
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
Price Distribution of Canon Projectors

What Do the Canon Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Canon projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Canon and then compared this to the other projector brands.

Canon logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
5
4 stars
7
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
12
4 stars
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other projector brands.

Over 86% of expert reviews and 100% of user reviews for Canon projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Canon projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Canon
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
68%
6 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
88%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
56%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
83%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
87%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
84%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
75%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
181 reviews
71%
86 reviews
69%
95 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
55%
4 reviews
Average
79%
421 reviews
78%
268 reviews
81%
222 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews
78%
14 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 6 industry awards for Canon projectors. The table below compares the number of awards given to Canon to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Canon has won 6 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Canon
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
3
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
14
6
6
2
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
2
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
01net.com logo
5
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
34
10
34
11
10
1
Total
125
79
109
43
102
6

What is the Best High End Canon Projector?

Canon XEED WUX450ST

$1,829.00
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Canon XEED WUX450ST
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Canon XEED WUX450ST
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
4,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
0.56:1
THROW RATIO
260W
LAMP POWER
$64
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Canon projector then the Canon XEED WUX450ST takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at $1,829.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Bright projector brightness (4,500 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

Multiple reviews mentioned that this multimedia projector has good picture quality. It's a very economical to run and award winning WUXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has a handheld remote control and a built-in speaker and supports full HD and Wi-Fi.

97
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
71
Value for Money
Good
89
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Canon XEED WUX450ST has brilliant expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 96%.

projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award
Canon Xeed Wux450 Projector Complete Review
Canon Xeed Wux450 Projector Complete Review

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Canon Projector?
Is Canon the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Canon Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Projectors Received?
What is the Best High End Canon Projector?

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