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Should You Buy a Canon Projector?

Matthew
Updated 27 August 2021
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should you buy a Canon Projector?

Canon is well known for its inkjet printers, digital cameras, 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 31,000 user and expert reviews and 720+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Canon are recognised for their wide 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 $5,719 for the WUX-400 which has a noise level of 38dB, 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 $3,420.

Canon are recognised for their wide 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. 13 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the 13th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
4,579 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
4,018 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
7,082 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
631 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
2,330 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
2,152 reviews
#7
85%
85%
410 reviews
#8
LG
South Korea
84%
84%
1,671 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
83%
83%
113 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
81%
81%
320 reviews
#11
United States
79%
79%
212 reviews
#12
Netherlands
75%
75%
169 reviews
#13
Japan
74%
74%
52 reviews
#14
Kodak
74%
74%
362 reviews
#15
73%
73%
42 reviews
#16
Taiwan
71%
71%
224 reviews
#17
Anker
70%
70%
217 reviews
#18
Pyle
68%
68%
9 reviews
#19
Pyle Pro
68%
68%
24 reviews
#20
3M
67%
67%
221 reviews
#21
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
21 reviews
#23
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#26
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#27
XGIMI
62%
62%
56 reviews
#28
UO
62%
62%
4 reviews
#29
Xiaomi
62%
62%
6 reviews
#30
Nebula
61%
61%
10 reviews
#31
Christie
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Maxell
54%
54%
0 reviews
#36
Smart
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 $3,420, Canon projectors tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands.

There's a smaller selection of Canon projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 6 Canon projectors currently on the market in the US. Canon also have worse reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Canon projector being 63%.

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 $24,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$3,420
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,499
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 85% and 86% 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
70%
31 reviews
72%
23 reviews
78%
40 reviews
68%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
69%
7 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
95%
11 reviews
94%
21 reviews
95%
15 reviews
87%
11 reviews
96%
8 reviews
88%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
82%
16 reviews
67%
9 reviews
77%
8 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
26 reviews
hifitest.de logo
80%
19 reviews
82%
19 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
12 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
12 reviews
78%
17 reviews
80%
4 reviews
77%
9 reviews
82%
11 reviews
avforums.com logo
77%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
10 reviews
138%
17 reviews
90%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
85%
6 reviews
80%
8 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
94%
8 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
6 reviews
82%
9 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
71%
7 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
59%
4 reviews
77%
4 reviews
69%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
9 reviews
74%
6 reviews
72%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
6 reviews
74%
7 reviews
95%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
65%
4 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
90%
4 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
67%
4 reviews
78%
3 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
84%
10 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
85%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
90%
4 reviews
64%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
68%
5 reviews
78%
5 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
16 reviews
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
165 reviews
72%
100 reviews
72%
96 reviews
69%
109 reviews
78%
73 reviews
55%
4 reviews
Average
80%
366 reviews
80%
303 reviews
81%
231 reviews
73%
213 reviews
87%
192 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
5
5
26
2
14
3
projectorcentral.com logo
7
13
13
5
7
2
avforums.com logo
11
6
2
9
Trusted Reviews logo
4
11
3
2
8
audiovision.de logo
7
5
6
4
homecinemachoice.com logo
4
6
3
2
6
Lydogbilde.no logo
10
2
7
altomdata.dk logo
4
2
4
6
2
PC Mag logo
3
15
soundandvision.com logo
2
2
3
1
8
benchmark.pl logo
1
10
1
2
Techradar logo
2
6
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
9
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
3
2
2
01net.com logo
3
1
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
2
1
4
whathifi.com logo
1
2
1
5
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
8
audiovideohd.fr logo
3
1
1
1
Other Expert Sites
51
11
28
18
11
1
Total
138
94
108
49
103
6
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