BenQ MS524AE vs Epson EX3260 review

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Rating 5 5
BenQ MS524AE
vs
Epson EX3260

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – BenQ MS524AE vs Epson EX3260. Based on our rating, MS524AE has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 5.3 for EX3260.

Advantages BenQ MS524AE over Epson EX3260

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 50-150 inch
  • Lower noise level, 33 dB vs 37 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 296 W
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Advantages Epson EX3260 over BenQ MS524AE

  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 6000 vs 4500 hours

Common features and specifications

  • Equal brightness: 3300 lumens
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MS524AE
6
Epson EX3260
5.3
4
4
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Common

Product

BenQ MS524AE
Epson EX3260

Model

MS524AE
EX3260

Brand

BenQ
Epson

Reviews

56
256

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
800 x 600

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1400 x 1050

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
SVGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
50-150

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 14.1/3.2 - 45.9
1.4 - 6/3.2 - 19.6

Aspect ratio

4:3
4:3

Brightness, lumens

3300
3300

Contrast ratio

15000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.94:1 - 2.32:1
1.48:1 - 1.77:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

33
37

Power consumption, W

260
296

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
210

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
6000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
10000

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
1

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
1.50 - 1.71

Focal length, mm

21.8 - 25.6
20.42 - 24.5

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 30, horizontal +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41

Max, C/F

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
27.9 x 7.6 x 22.8/11.9 x 3.6 x 9.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.2
2.2/5.5
BenQ MS524AE
Epson EX3260
BenQ MS524AE
Epson EX3260

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 5.3
  • 6BenQ MS524AE
  • 5.3Epson EX3260

The BenQ MS524AE is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check BenQ MS524AE price