Celebrating 20 Years
Top 10 Find a Projector Reviews Throw CalculatorCalc Buyer's Guide Expert Blogs Projector Forums
Review Contents
Ease of Use
Intended Use:
Mobile Presentation
Casio XJ-A147 Projector Casio XJ-A147
(add to Compare List)
Go to My Compare List

Street Price: $1,110
Weight: 5.0 lbs
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Lens:2x powered
Lens Shift:No
Lamp Life:20,000 Hrs
20,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:n/a
Warranty:3 year
Connectors:  Composite, VGA In, HDMI, Audio Out, Audio In, Wireless Networking, USB, RS232
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p

Casio XJ-A147
XGA Hybrid Presentation Projector

Marc Davidson, November 25, 2014

Test Results

Acceptably bright image with wide brightness range. With five Eco levels and five predefined modes for each, the XJ-A147 offers 25 choices of Eco settings that can affect brightness, plus two non-Eco settings, giving you a wide range of brightness levels. With the brightest Eco setting, for example, the least bright predefined mode was only 65% as bright as the brightest mode. In my tests, the non-Eco settings came in at 2305 and 1727 lumens, and the five Eco settings at a range of 1025 to 1549 lumens with the brightest predefined mode.

As with most DLP projectors, color brightness was lower on my tests than white brightness. The difference is most significant with Eco off, and explains why blue and red looked a little dark with the brightest setting. With Eco on, however, I measured the color brightness at roughly 90% of the white brightness with the Standard preset. That's not enough to notice a brightness difference between full color images and screens with a white background.

In any case, the XJ-A147 was easily bright enough in my tests for a 98" diagonal image to stand up to a moderate level of ambient light, and the range of settings offers lots of flexibility for adjusting the brightness for lower light levels and smaller screen sizes.

Note too that the fan noise drops noticeably with each step down the brightness ladder. The two non-Eco modes are loud enough so they could easily be distracting if you're near the projector. The Eco levels vary from whisper quiet at the lowest brightness level to potentially distracting at the highest, if you're sensitive to fan noise.

Good brightness uniformity. Brightness uniformity, at a measured 82%, varies just enough to see a touch of difference between the center and sides with a solid white screen. Break up the image with text or graphics, however, and the difference simply isn't visible.

Previous Page
Key Features
Next Page
Review Contents: Viewing Experience Setup Key Features Performance

You support ProjectorCentral when you buy
the Casio XJ-A147 from these
authorized resellers.
Thank you!

OR get competitive price quotes
by email direct from Casio dealers

Get an E-Z Quote

Post a comment

Commenting on this article is easy and does not require any registration. Your email address is necessary for you to activate your comment once it has been submitted. It will not be shown to other site viewers. ProjectorCentral reserves the right to remove any comment at any time for any reason. Foul language is not permitted, nor are personal attacks. No HTML allowed. All comments should remain on topic.


Email Address:(used only to confirm your comment)

Your Comment:

(Enter the numbers as they appear to the left)