BenQ MS524AE vs Epson EX7220 review

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Rating 5 5
BenQ MS524AE
vs
Epson EX7220

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – BenQ MS524AE vs Epson EX7220. Based on our rating, MS524AE has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.3 for EX7220.

Advantages BenQ MS524AE over Epson EX7220

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 3000 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 33 dB vs 37 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 283 W
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Advantages Epson EX7220 over BenQ MS524AE

  • Bigger projection screen size: 33-318 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Wireless connection enabled
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4500 hours

Common features and specifications

  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MS524AE
6
Epson EX7220
6.3
4
6
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Common

Product

BenQ MS524AE
Epson EX7220

Model

MS524AE
EX7220

Brand

BenQ
Epson

Reviews

56
116

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1280 x 800

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1400 x 1050

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
WXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
33-318

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 14.1/3.2 - 45.9
0.9 - 9/2.9 - 29.5

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:10

Brightness, lumens

3300
3000

Contrast ratio

15000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.94:1 - 2.32:1
1.3:1 - 1.56:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

33
37

Power consumption, W

260
283

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

200
200

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
6000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
1

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
0

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
2

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
1.58 - 1.72

Focal length, mm

21.8 - 25.6
16.9 - 20.28

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 30, horizontal +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

35/95
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

28.3 x 9.4 x 22.1/11.1 x 3.7 x 8.7
29.4 x7.8 x 22.8/11.6 x 3.1 x 9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.2
2.4/5.2
BenQ MS524AE
Epson EX7220
BenQ MS524AE
Epson EX7220

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6.3
  • 6BenQ MS524AE
  • 6.3Epson EX7220

The Epson EX7220 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson EX7220 price