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Should You Buy a Panasonic Projector?

Updated 09 January 2020 by Matthew
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Panasonic is well known for its digital cameras, bread makers, TVs and microwaves. The company behind Panasonic also manufacturers Sanyo Projectors.

If you are thinking about buying a Panasonic 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.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular projectors and start at $1,130 for the PT-VW540U which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wxga (1280x800) and go up to $7,695 for the PT-EX16KU which has a noise level of 51dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). The average price of a new Panasonic projector is $2,946.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular projectors.

Is Panasonic the Best Projector Brand?

So are Panasonic 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.

Panasonic is ranked the No. 18 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 18th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,592 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,816 reviews
#3
Japan
92%
92%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
4,599 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
742 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
957 reviews
#7
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
688 reviews
#8
82%
82%
163 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
78 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
81%
81%
258 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
77%
77%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
76%
76%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
306 reviews
#15
Japan
70%
70%
49 reviews
#16
Netherlands
70%
70%
111 reviews
#17
Anker
69%
69%
45 reviews
#18
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
AAXA Technologies
66%
66%
0 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
Pyle
63%
63%
1 review
#28
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#30
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Nebula
60%
60%
16 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
Kodak
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Panasonic 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
Panasonic Projectors

At an average purchase price of $2,946, Panasonic projectors tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Panasonic projector is $25 (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 Panasonic projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 14 Panasonic 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
$2,946
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
Price Distribution of Panasonic Projectors

How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Panasonic projectors. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
14
6
6
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
Total
125
79
109
43
102

What is the Best High End Panasonic Projector?

Panasonic PTRZ660BU

$7,098.99
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Panasonic PTRZ660BU
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WUXGA
RESOLUTION
35dB
6,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$162
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Panasonic projector then the Panasonic PTRZ660BU takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 60, but is a bit more expensive at $7,098.99.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Bright projector brightness (6,200 ANSI lumens)
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

A good spec but only ok value for money WUXGA average noise level projector, with ok running costs. It has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN, supports full HD and is ceiling mountable.

76
Features
Good Features
55
Value for Money
Average
62
Running Costs
$160 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the PTRZ660BU in the US is $7,098.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Ultimate Panasonic Projector?

Panasonic PTRZ770BU

$8,441.49
Adorama
Panasonic PTRZ770BU
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Panasonic PTRZ770BU
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
7,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$188
OVER 5 YEARS

For those with an unlimited budget then the Panasonic PTRZ770BU is the best Panasonic projector out there. At $8,441.49 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 60.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Bright projector brightness (7,200 ANSI lumens)
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

A good spec but only average value for money WUXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with ok running costs. It has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN, supports full HD and is ceiling mountable.

76
Features
Good Features
55
Value for Money
Average
61
Running Costs
$190 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the PTRZ770BU in the US is $8,441.49 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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

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