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Should You Buy a Canon Projector?

Matthew
Updated 07 January 2021
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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 640+ 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 $4,400 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 $2,215.

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. 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%
3,604 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,835 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,614 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
801 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
978 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#10
United States
80%
80%
191 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
79%
79%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
73%
73%
46 reviews
#13
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#14
70%
70%
39 reviews
#15
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#16
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#17
Taiwan
69%
69%
155 reviews
#18
Netherlands
68%
68%
113 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#21
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#22
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#23
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
63%
63%
0 reviews
#26
Nebula
62%
62%
21 reviews
#27
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#28
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
Gigabyte
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#33
Smart
54%
54%
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 $2,215, 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 4 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 $19,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$2,215
$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 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
56%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
19 reviews
82%
17 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
84%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
9 reviews
77%
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
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
90%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
76%
5 reviews
100%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
183 reviews
71%
86 reviews
70%
91 reviews
71%
107 reviews
74%
73 reviews
55%
4 reviews
Average
79%
422 reviews
77%
264 reviews
76%
217 reviews
73%
215 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
5
5
25
2
14
3
projectorcentral.com logo
10
12
14
6
6
2
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
1
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
3
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
2
5
1
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
3
2
1
4
01net.com logo
5
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Digital Versus logo
3
1
1
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
35
10
32
12
10
1
Total
126
77
109
44
102
6
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