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Street Price: n/a
Contrast:2,000:1
Lumens:2600
Weight: 5.1 lbs
Resolution:1280x800
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Technology:3 LCD
Lens:1.2x manual
Lens Shift:No
Lamp Life:4,000 Hrs
5,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:n/a
Warranty:1 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite, VGA In, HDMI, USB (x2),
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

Epson EX7200
Widescreen Portable Projector

Jeff Janas, October 14, 2010

The Epson EX7200 is a 5.1 lb. portable, 1280x800 resolution, 3-chip LCD projector that nicely balances ease-of-use functionality with an advanced feature set. The EX7200 is great for the mobile presenter who wants to run computer free slideshow presentations. It can also project images from a computer over USB providing a true plug and play setup process. With over 2,400 ANSI-lumens of real world brightness, the EX7200 can support large screen sizes in ambient light and provide a very dynamic image. While it has a few limitations, they do not amount to significant performance issues under normal use scenarios

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Brightness/Resolution: Our review sample measured 2,415 ANSI-lumens or 93% of the 2,600-lumen specification. Maximum brightness was found with the lamp on Normal and using the Dynamic image preset. Switching to the ECO lamp mode dropped brightness by 22% to 1,883 ANSI-lumens.

The EX7200 is a 16:10 WXGA (1200x800) resolution projector. WXGA provides 17% additional pixels over a standard XGA projector. The additional resolution allows for larger widescreen images while reducing the screen door effect. The EX7200 features a 1.2x zoom lens with a throw ratio of 1.1 to 1.3. This equates to a throw distance for a 100" diagonal image between 9.25 feet and 11 feet.

Picture Quality: The EX7200 throws a bright and dynamic image and produces its most pleasing picture when there is ambient light in the room. The combination of strong base colors and high lumen output allow the EX7200 to maintain a vibrant image in a normally lit room. While primary colors appear a bit oversaturated compared to video standards, they are not elevated to a distracting neon-level. Flesh tones on digital photographs were acceptable in Dynamic mode, but I would recommend using the more color balanced sRGB mode for critical evaluations.

Picture depth from the EX7200 improves in a dark room, but comes with a tradeoff as other image imperfections become more obvious. The high color saturation is more noticeable with light control, but can be improved by using the sRGB or Theater image presets. Black level performance is acceptable but is not an image strength.

Lens performance on the EX7200 is solid. The focus is consistent across the image and no lens related image defects were identified. Individual pixels were clearly resolved across the entire zoom range.

The ability of the EX7200 to overcome ambient light make it a great fit for a mobile presenter who constantly deals with a different setup location and cannot count on having control over room lighting. Additionally, any well-lit location such as a classroom or corner conference room would benefit from this projector's image strengths.

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Reader Comments(3 comments)

Posted Oct 19, 2011 5:19 AM

By bora

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I wonder how it acts of 16:9 sources like ps3s... will there be an stretch on the vertical and do pixels align correctly as good as an 16:9 PJ.

Posted Jun 28, 2011 6:56 AM

By logidice

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positivebronefan where did you buy it. I live in canada and bought it in tigerdirect for almost 700 $

Posted Nov 30, 2010 8:29 AM

By positivebrontefan

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I just bought the EX7200 at BestBuy for $549.00 in Canada and am using it for DIY home theater in my basement. Wow, I'm impressed. Keep in mind that it is my first projector but it's great with High Def Hockey. Cliche' I know, but black levels are not an issue when dealing with the bright picture of an ice shot. I am very happy with the projector.

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