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Should You Buy a Canon Projector?

Matthew
Updated 08 March 2021
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should you buy a Canon Projector?

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

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 19,000 user and expert reviews and 570+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Canon are recognised for their good selection of premium and popular projectors and start at $320 for the LE-5W which has a noise level of 38dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wxga (1280x800) and go up to $4,300 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 $2,190.

Canon are recognised for their good selection of premium 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. 15 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the 15th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,587 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,845 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,651 reviews
#5
Taiwan
88%
88%
818 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
80 reviews
#7
Taiwan
83%
83%
988 reviews
#8
82%
82%
179 reviews
#9
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
79%
79%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
77%
77%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
75%
75%
46 reviews
#13
Nebula
71%
71%
21 reviews
#14
71%
71%
39 reviews
#15
Japan
70%
70%
52 reviews
#16
Netherlands
70%
70%
115 reviews
#17
Kodak
69%
69%
21 reviews
#18
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#19
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#20
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#21
Japan
65%
65%
1 review
#22
UO
63%
63%
21 reviews
#23
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#24
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
63%
63%
0 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#28
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#29
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#30
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
57%
57%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
55%
55%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
53%
53%
1 review

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 $2,190, Canon projectors tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands. Canon also have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Canon projector being 63%.

There's a smaller selection of Canon projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 4 Canon projectors currently on the market in the US. 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 less efficient than most other projector brands.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$2,190
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
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
8
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 brands.

Over 87% 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.

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
69%
7 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
88%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
85%
2 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
14 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
75%
15 reviews
77%
4 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
84%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
3 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
96%
13 reviews
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
180 reviews
72%
85 reviews
69%
90 reviews
71%
107 reviews
74%
73 reviews
55%
4 reviews
Average
79%
425 reviews
77%
264 reviews
79%
217 reviews
73%
216 reviews
87%
195 reviews
78%
15 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 received by 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
6
5
25
2
14
3
projectorcentral.com logo
10
12
14
6
6
2
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
2
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
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
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
6
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
Other Expert Sites
35
10
36
13
10
1
Total
129
78
112
44
102
6

What is the Best High End Canon Projector?

Canon LXMU500Z

$2,999.00
Adorama
Canon LXMU500Z
Buy Now
Canon LXMU500Z
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
38dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1.07 - 1.71
THROW RATIO
370W
LAMP POWER
$104
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Canon projector then the Canon LXMU500Z takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 71, but is a bit more expensive at $2,999.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports Wi-Fi

A good spec and economical to run WUXGA average noise level multimedia projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports full HD and Wi-Fi.

79
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
72
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the LXMU500Z in the US is $2,999.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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