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Should You Buy a Panasonic Projector?

Matthew
Updated 09 September 2021
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should you buy a Panasonic Projector?

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

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular projectors and start at $1,130 for the PT-VW540 which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1280 x 800 and go up to $5,495 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 $2,351.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of premium and 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. 21 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 21st 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 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 $2,351, 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 12 Panasonic projectors currently on the market in the US.

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
$2,351
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,499
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 received by 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
26
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
7
13
13
5
7
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
Total
138
94
108
49
103

What is the Best Mid-Range Panasonic Projector?

Panasonic PTVZ580U

$1,199.00
Adorama
Panasonic PTVZ580U
Buy Now
Panasonic PTVZ580U
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
280W
LAMP POWER
1.09 - 1.77:1
THROW RATIO
$139
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $1,199 is the Panasonic PTVZ580U, which has a Kagoo Score of 61.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
High contrast ratio (16000:1)
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

A good spec but only ok value for money WUXGA average noise level data projector, with reasonable running costs. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and an Ethernet LAN and supports full HD.

76
Features
Good Features
58
Value for Money
Average
64
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
61
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the PTVZ580U in the US is $1,199.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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